My old cordless is kaput. It was 2.4 GHz and got static near the\nmicrowave, so I won't really miss it. We are thinking about a wireless\ncomputer network in near future, and should buy the new phone (with\nanswering machine) with that in mind too.\n\nI had assumed that 5.8 GHz would be the natural/only choice. However,\nsome research showed up a new technology called DECT that operates at\n1.9 GHz.\n\nI would greatly appreciate hearing your opinion on which one, 5.8 GHz\nor 1.9 GHz, is more likely to coexist peacefully with the wireless and\nthe microwave?\n\nNon-computer question: I was thinking of a Panasonic, just habit and\npositive experience but not necessary. However, Panasonic's answering\nmachine doesn't *seem to* tell you how many messages you have in the\ninbox. At least the pictures I looked at didn't show any obvious LCD\nfor that purpose. Can anybody recommend a good phone, any brand, which\nwill show how many messages there are in the box? Thanks.