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Vtech SN6197 Telephone System

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and value for money. The size and sound are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the reliability and features.

usability, sound, size, value for money, portability

features, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Vtech SN6197 Telephone System is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Vtech SN6197 Telephone System from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

usability, size, sound, portability, value for money

features, reliability

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: VTech SN6197 CareLine DECT_6.0 2-Handset Landline Telephone

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Good phone for elderly


Good phone for my elderly mother but I wish there were more programmable buttons for speed dialing. She cannot use the built in phone-book as it's too confusing for her. If there were more than 4 speed dial buttons this phone would be perfect.

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great for grandpa!


I shopped and shopped for a phone set with these features!

Good price for the features! Always love Vtech phones


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It's a lifesaver, literally.


This is a great alternative to Lifeline or similar services that have a monthly fee. We bought this for my mother a month ago. A few days ago she fell and couldn't get up. She can't see numbers on a phone but was able to call us on the pendant and we...

For someone who can't see numbers on a phone, the pendant is great to call for help

Pendant could be easier to use. Sound could be improved

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A wonderful product


This phone frees you up to be mobile and moving while staying connected to friends or family members.About me... Budget Conscious

The convenience


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93 year old mother-in-law loves it....


Bought this as a gift for 93 year old mother-in-law who does not like change. It was easy setup, we installed photos for speed dial, taught her how to use it including the speakerphone. She practiced a couple of times and she feels very confident using...

wonderful for seniors

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easy use for older people


Gives security to to my mom knowing she can call for help if she falls.About me... Budget Conscious, Require accessibility features

Big numbers


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The BEST ever!!


We seem to always try other brands of phones and they do not last at all, or the sound quality is awful. This phone system is the Ultimate of phones!! I love having a corded phone next to my bed. I love that you can add more handsets. The sound quality...


absolutely nothing