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2 Telephone lines and one phone jack

I live in Japan. This means that I have two phones. One is my vonage phone that goes thru the internet and into a regular phone. The other is a DSN style landline for the military base. I currently just have two regular corded phones hooked up to the individule lines. I want to upgrade to a cordless phone, but I only want to have to buy one for both lines. I thought of getting a two line phone, but it seems that even two line phones only have one entrace jack. How would I hook both phone lines up to the one phone?

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Most of the Cordless 2 line phone BASE UNITS have the connections on the back for line1/line2 or seperate line 1 and line 2 connection. If you have the type of phone with the line1/line2 jack you have to be sure that both lines are on the same wall jack, otherwise make sure the phone you purchase has seperate line jacks and you will have two phone cords going to the base unit.

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