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AT&T EL42408

AT&T EL42408
alaScore 64

14 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of AT&T EL42408. The average rating for this product is 1.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cordless Phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cordless Phones the AT&T EL42408 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 64/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 14 reviews)

User Reviews  

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of AT&T EL42408 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cordless Phones on

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Willie B. Hardigan (

Stay away from this piece of GARBAGE!


Worse cordless phone I ever had! The answering machine is useless! All messages received are so garbled that you cannot understand them. Tried 3 different sets with same results! FYI, programmed numbers in one phone cannot be accessed on the other...

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Lori (

Do Not Purchase

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: L. Watson "bookwormâ™" (

Very happy!


I spent lots of time researching this phone (although the package I bought came with 4 phones total, as opposed to 3), and I had very high hopes. I needed a good, loud cordless phone because my husband is in Iraq and his calls are sometimes very hard...

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Heather (

Don't Buy


DO NOT buy this phone. This is one of the worst phones I have ever bought. The caller id failed after about 3 weeks. The answering machine does not work. You can not call long distance using a calling card with these phones due to the numbers do not...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Gabrielle (

Dont' purchase, horrible recorder!


We bought these phone's for the sale. AT&T is usually a good name, however I have to agree with the other comments listed. These phone's have a horrible recorder. You can't understand the person leaving you a message or your out going message because...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Michelle, Plantation FL (

Not worth even the sales price

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Mom of 4 boys (

Horrible, put pretty


These phones get HORRIBLE reception, and they do not always recognize the numbers you are dialing. They are not worth the trouble. AT&T has better products than most, but these don't represent their quality.

May, 2008

Product Specifications

The EL42408 is a 5.8GHz four-handset cordless telephone with answering system and Caller ID.

Answering Machine

Answering System Type:Digital
Recording Capacity:11min


Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:AT&T


Placing / Mounting:Table-top / Wall-mountable


Dialer Type:Keypad
Header Features:W/ call waiting caller ID & answering system
Transmission Band:5.8 GHz
Type:Cordless phone

Telephone Features

Caller ID: Yes
Handset Locator: Yes
Voice Mail Capability: Yes

Telephone Memory

Speed Dial Capacity:9