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Cordless Phone Reviews

Updated: Apr 19, 2014 02:36
alaScore 95

Gigaset SL930A

I should have read the reviews before purchasing this phone together with Gigaset SL930H. I spent quite a bit having to pay for the delivery charges as well as import and customs duties. While it is a great phone in the sense that it is as good as an...

5 expert reviews | 74 user reviews

alaScore 91

Binatone Motorola L803 Cordless Phone - 1.90 GHz - DECT 6.0 - Black

Incredibly cheap for a colour eBook reader, but it feels it. Serious readers should spend more for something with an E Ink screen

8 expert reviews | 231 user reviews

alaScore 89

Nortel T 7000

a great piece of kit for my hearing condition. It was recommended to me by the Which magazine by telephone.

10 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG8065 Quint

I had been considering buying this set of five phones for some while and then decided to buy only to find the price had gone up! I still bought them and am delighted. The facilities are superb and the quality of sound / reception is excellent. The...

21 user reviews

alaScore 89

Uniden BT909 Replacement Cordless Battery

The replacement battery is the same size as the original. Plugged it in and the phone works again. It arrived on time.

36 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TGA671EXB Mobilteil

There was a problem with the first unit I received but after sending it back free of charge a new one arrived quickly and has been OK It's necessary to find out on line how to register the handset with the existing phone as no instructions are included...

25 user reviews

alaScore 89

Dect 6.0 Cordless Phone/answering System W/ 3 Handsets Kxtg4753b Black

The sound is good, but I sometimes get a clicking sound (and it's not call waiting). If I get that, I hang up and dial again and that solves the problem. The display is nice and large, as are the buttons.

92 user reviews

alaScore 89


I was very pleased with this phone. It has many features. I have my phone through att uverse and it works fine. My only complaints are that you cannot ignore a call, it doesn't redial with the area code so you have to type in the number every time. You...

10 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG8563

Very good quality, excellent sound, crystal clear. A very good feature is you only have to set one hand set up and all other are automatically set including contact list.

12 user reviews

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Gigaset C430A DUO

These Gigaset 430A cordless phones are excellent. Good features, clear reception, good clear answer phone and easy menu to negotiate. The only poorer aspect was the phone directory which I felt wasn't as intuitive as it could be. However good quality...

208 user reviews

alaScore 89

Call Saint Nuisance Call Blocker

This gadget blocks calls from ringing on your phone when you have blocked them on it. It only works if you subscribe to caller display but will prevent you having to buy call blocking services from your telecommunications provider - if you are...

20 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG8063 TRIO

I have left the review so that I can comment on the phones after some time in use. They are working fine and are very easy to use. Any information stored in one handset such as names and numbers is automatically transferred to the other which is very...

967 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG8061

I have left the review so that I can comment on the phones after some time in use. They are working fine and are very easy to use. Any information stored in one handset such as names and numbers is automatically transferred to the other which is very...

884 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG8062 DUO

Would highly recommend any Panasonic product, we've been using their product for years, just fantastic! Might have chosen the black version, if given choice again.

515 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG6724GB

Although this product has a brilliant specification, only the silver version is available with UK fittings and cables. Panasonic have confirmed that the black version is only availabe in Germany and therefore has continental fittings which will not be...

75 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG6592

Very Good Value for Money

21 user reviews

alaScore 89

Gigaset A415

I emailed the seller (A German company called Soteluk) to ask whether this German spec phone would work in the UK. They replied immediately to say that it would, so I went ahead and purchased. The phone works well, the menu system is logical, the...

283 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG2722EB Twin DECT Cordless Telephone Set with Answer Machine

this is a great phone for the money. extremely clear compared to the older handsets we had and very easy to set up. the only reason i have not given it 5 stars is the lack of variety in ring tones, but other than that it's great! plus voicemail has...

90 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG2721

The item is what we wanted works well for us. It is easy to enter and amend names and numbers. Phones we have had had before have been difficult to amend names and numbers once inputted.

87 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG2723

The item is what we wanted works well for us. It is easy to enter and amend names and numbers. Phones we have had had before have been difficult to amend names and numbers once inputted.

87 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG6723

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

78 user reviews

alaScore 89

Binatone System 1000

Bough these for skiing in the Alps. The first year I brought them, they were ace. However brought them this year (after my warranty had just expired) and one of them does not charge, rendering the pair useless.

65 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG4744B

We are very pleased with this new phone system. It announces callers in a clear tone. The answering system works well and one can hear a message if we choose to hear who is calling rather than pick up the phone. Our other Panasonic phone died after...

1272 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG6824

These are really good, replaced my old BT multiple handsets I had for 15+ years, and really pleased with the range too.

233 user reviews

alaScore 89

Philips M5551

The phone itself is lovely and I'd give it 5 stars, but I'd suggest buying elsewhere like Argos (same price at present) as this seller is selling European versions and like the other reviewer it came with a two pin plug and the language on my phone was...

209 user reviews

Buying Guide

Buying Guide - Cordless Phones

Cell phones have become indispensable for many of us, but most consumers still prefer to have a land line at home and for the office. The decision to go cordless is an easy one: cordless phones offer the greatest convenience in mobility, and voice quality is equal to that of corded models in almost all cases. The low cost of cordless phones is an additional incentive.

The first choice you should consider is whether you want a cordless phone that uses digital or analog technology. Digital is the more common type: digital models are more secure and perform better in cluttered electronic environments, where interference is a concern. Analog phones offer clearer voice quality and are generally less expensive, but are less secure: they may broadcast over nearby RF devices (scanners, baby monitors, etc.), or interfere with other wireless devices.

For everyone, it is recommended that you keep one corded phone available in case of emergency or an extended power outage.


What to Look for in a Cordless Phone

There are a number of different considerations to take into account. Make sure you have a clear idea of what your needs are before making a decision.

Multiple Handsets – In recent years, many consumers have begun to opt for cordless systems that offer multiple extensions. Most of these systems use a single phone line and let you space handsets throughout your home or office for easier access. It is very convenient, particularly for large buildings. This type of setup can also do double duty as an intercom/paging system.

Multiple Lines – More advanced machines will support two or more different phone numbers. This is very convenient if you have a home office; most will allow you to program in a different ring tone based upon the number being called.

Answering Machine – Purchasing a cordless system with a built-in digital answering machine has a lot of advantages. Many models can record memos, others can store more than one custom greeting and maintain multiple mailboxes. The added price is generally negligible, so in many cases this is an easy decision.

Battery Life – As a cordless handset, power is always important. Li-ion batteries provide the best performance because they drain at a slow rate, and then power suddenly drops off near the end. This method ensures that you get full performance until you no longer have a charge. Most cordless phones can be operated for between 4 and 8 hours on a single battery charge, in standby mode, for anything up to 48, or 72, hours away from a base station. If you think you will require more than this, find a model that features extended battery life, or one that provides an additional battery pack.

Additional Features – There are a number of added features to consider. A built in speakerphone allows hands-free operation. A large LCD display, on the handset and/or the base, allows you to receive more information about each call. An additional keypad on the base is a necessary convenience for some.

Popular Cordless Phone Brands

AT&T/VTech has become a market leader by offering a very wide range of cordless phones: they have models at all performance levels and price points, for home or office, with and without answering machines, and many more options. Panasonic has established itself as the go-to brand for mid-market and high-end models, and most of its models have numerous extra features and add-ons. Uniden has focused its efforts on entry-level and mid-market phones that are affordable and offer solid performance. GE also has a wide number of workmanlike models, but has also created a number of cordless phones for users with special needs, including large keypads for the elderly and special models for the hearing impaired.

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