I would like to know if my cell phone battery situation is of general nature, or perhaps I had very unusual bad luck.
We have a Uniden cordless phone system that works very well, except that original batteries (BT-0003) have gone bad over the years.
Attempts to replace them with "Non-OEM", "Equivalent" bateries did not work well, basically those are junk that is falsely advertised. The sellers simply know that the batteries are uneconomical to return, so they sell junk that will not hold charge.
This particular battery BT-0003 seems to be no longer available from Uniden. When it was available years ago, it cost as must as a new handset.
That price relationship leads me to believe that cordless phone manufacturers purposely equip their phones with substandard batteries or charging circuits, in order to sell more cordless phones.
I would like to know whether there is some "honest" cordless phone systems that, say, use rechargeable AA batteries or something like that that has easy, economical replacement, or where good replacement batteries are available from known honest sellers.