Snow crunches underfoot as John Davidson goes to work in the cold north of Regina, Saskatchewan.
While restoring his vintage muscle car is a personal hobby, today’s adventure involves hunting in the Canadian province.
For a phone.
Davidson, a seasoned technical assistant for the region’s leading telecommunications provider, SaskTel, has been charged with tracking down an elusive, non-native species of technology, the European-spec DECT phone.
This Digital Enhanced Cordless Technology (DECT) became a standard for cordless home telephones used globally. But a slight variance in frequency range for European-spec DECT phones makes them a menace to Canada’s domestic cellular spectrum.