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Cordless Phone Reviews

Updated: May 27, 2015 23:52
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#1
alaScore 99

BT BT8500

The BT8500 is simply a must-have, it's the best home phone we've ever used

2 expert reviews | 524 user reviews

#2
alaScore 94

Panasonic KX TGA641

Panasonic's KX-TG6400 cordless phone series isn't the slickest-looking DECT 6.0 system available, but the phones are solid performers with attractive feature sets--particularly the higher-end models.

1 expert reviews | 455 user reviews

#3
alaScore 93

Panasonic KX TGA740

Panasonic's excellent KX-TG7400 series of DECT 6.0 cordless phones one-ups the company's highly rated 6400 series with the notable addition of a larger 2.1-inch screen and "Choice Mail" (a form of visual voice mail) to its impressive feature set.

1 expert reviews | 72 user reviews

#4
alaScore 92

Gigaset C620 A DUO

very pleased, working well after 3 months and hands free nice quality

1 expert reviews | 598 user reviews

#5
alaScore 91

Panasonic KX-TG 6811

Exceptionally pleased with this product - very loud with speaker on, which is good for me being slightly hard of hearing.

1 expert reviews | 237 user reviews

#6
alaScore 91

Gigaset SL930A

Short review from my side after having bought this last week. First of all, it all depends on your expectations from this phone. If you expect Samsung S-series smartphone-level performance, you will be disappointed. This is a DECT phone very similar to...

7 expert reviews | 116 user reviews

#7
alaScore 90

Panasonic KX-TG8051

it did not say in the details that it did not have a english plug so i cant use it !!

2 expert reviews | 37 user reviews

#8
alaScore 90

Panasonic KX-TG6821

Brilliant. Was so impressed bought my sister one as well.

1 expert reviews | 376 user reviews

#9
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

#10
alaScore 89

Panasonic KXTGEA20S Dect_6.0 1-Handset Landline Telephone

Works great! Very clear. I no longer have an excuse when my wife is yelling at me.

29 user reviews

#11
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

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#12
alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TGA410M

Like this very much can move around with this don't have to stay in one place and can be given ti another peson if need too.

49 user reviews

#13
alaScore 89

iDECT Boomerang Plus Twin DECT Telephone

We found it easy to handle and operate

14 user reviews

#15
alaScore 89

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

We replaced an aging 900Mhz phone set with this set. We had tried DECT in the past and had very poor reception (something about the brick in our house, I think). This one works great. The range extender does, in fact, extend the range quite nicely.

97 user reviews

#16
alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG2723

good value for money

170 user reviews

#17
alaScore 89

BT Freestyle 4500 Trio

Item was exactly what was needed. Works well

81 user reviews

#18
alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG6642B-R Cordless Phone

It's good as sets go, I just can't hear real well on it.

13 user reviews

#19
alaScore 89

Gigaset C530

Shocking ! Arrived without a UK plug so couldn't plug it in and when I finally managed to find a EU adapter it was all in spanish !! Beware ! I wasn't expecting to have to buy another item to make this work and sit trying to change the language to...

99 user reviews

#20
alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TGA659

This is what should have come with my newer Panasonic base. This has FULLY lit underneath the keys, a control for volume on the side, and a better speaker phone.

82 user reviews

#21
alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG6824

The phones look good and have lots of functions. They are also easy to use. So why only one star? These are without doubt the worst phones we have ever used for clarity of speech, which is, after all, the most important requirement for a phone. The...

497 user reviews

#22
alaScore 89

Philips M5551

Lovely smart phone everyone has remarked what a nice unusual phone it is well pleased with it

1 expert reviews | 255 user reviews

#23
alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG2721

Not the same model i was expecting, but i couldnt be botherd sebding it back.

168 user reviews

#24
alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG2722 TWIN

Quick delivery. All very good. I hought numbers in phone book would appear when they call but otherwise very happy.

156 user reviews

#25
alaScore 89

Call Saint Nuisance Call Blocker

Works great, very easy to setup and comes with clear instructions. WARNING: You will need to have a caller ID service from your landline provider, this usually costs extra with most providers.

68 user reviews

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    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.



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    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.

    Popular Cordless Phone products

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