The wall mounting is a dingbat operation.

Normally on most anything out there, you screw on a wall mount plate and hang the phone.

On Friday I had to wall mount an X-16 in place of an old single line phone where there was wood molding on both sides of the plate.

I put an A&TT extra depth plate over the regular plate. This unit gives you an extra RJ14 jack on the bottom for answering machine etc. The mounting holes lined up, the jack lined up and everything was fine until I tried to put the phone on the extended depth wall mount.

The top hole fit but the bottom hole was way off. I took the AT&T mount off and the mounting pins on the standard plate were the same as the AT&T plate.

Tech support was very nice and explained that the X-16 wall mount is meant to have screw in pins where you would normally secure the wall plate to the wall and not use the top and bottom pins that are riveted.

I've never been to Taiwan to wall mount a phone so it came as a surprise I would have to search out a wall mount bracket that had screw buttons you could place in the wrong place to make it the right place for an X-16.

I understand that people are making phones for a world market and America is only part of the world but then they could make the base bracket fit both the American standard and the standard of the manufacturing company.

The X-16 base could easily be manufactured to fit both some asian standard we have not heard of and also the American standard. They put in a short wall cord and expect you to go find a specific type of wall mount.

The system is affordable and works but this wall mount lack of forethought in manufacturing is just plain dingbat.

THE Bracha, old blond specialist in Rube Goldberg solutions.