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Cordless Phone Reviews

Updated: Nov 28, 2015 00:56
alaScore 96

BT BT8500

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

2 expert reviews | 887 user reviews

alaScore 93

Gigaset C620 / C620A

Recently I took a look at BT’s solution for dealing with these Cold Calls and now it is the turn of Gigaset, a German manufacturer of telephones, tablets and baby monitors, with the company’s C620A Duo product. As the “Duo” part of the product’s title...

4 expert reviews | 579 user reviews

alaScore 93

Binatone THE Brick

This reader might be tempting to those on a tight budget, but its cheap feel and basic features mean it's best avoided unless you must have the cheapest possible colour reader. If you’re not worried about colour, there are far better eReaders out...

7 expert reviews | 375 user reviews

alaScore 90

Panasonic KX-TG6811

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

1 expert reviews | 724 user reviews

alaScore 90

Siemens Gigaset SL910 / SL910A / SL910H

The Gigaset SL910 is a fancy piece of home kit, but it might just end up being more of a showpiece than a practical phone. While it has some very pleasing design aesthetics and notable features, it just felt too much like a smartphone wannabe to really...

12 expert reviews | 1491 user reviews

alaScore 89

AT&T EL50003

This is my second time buying an AT&T expandable phone system because the first unit hub set stopped working after 5 years..... The new system is much like the old system and was easy to setup and use. Overall, this brand works well and we are...

13 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TGEA20

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

58 user reviews

alaScore 89

AT&T CL80113

This system works well and is very simple to setup.

22 user reviews

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AT&T CL82415

My previous wireless phone/answering machine combo did not have a beeper that identified messages had been left. I simply could not remember to look for the little blinking light. My primary objective was to find a "beeping" answering machine. This one...

102 user reviews

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Panasonic KX-TGF375S

Purchased for in-laws who are not that mobile and now have enough units to use the inter one system rather than yell up three flights of steps at each other. Sound quality is great.

49 user reviews

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Panasonic KX-TGF382M

Very easy to set up; great reception; have this unit at home and purchased this second system for my mom. Definitely recommend.

42 user reviews

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Panasonic KX-TG1711

excelente vendedor excelente producto

13 user reviews

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Panasonic KX-TGC212

Works as it should. Love having 5 phones in the house. Great value.

281 user reviews

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Panasonic KX-TG2723

good value for money

175 user reviews

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AT&T CL82315

So far so good. It is sturdy and has good reception inside and out. Not a low end system.

82 user reviews

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Panasonic KX-TGC220EB

This is an excellent quality phone but is difficult to use. Everything you expect to be at the touch of a button actually needs 4 or 5. The choice of ringtones is limited and rubbish.

20 user reviews

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Panasonic KX-TG6642B-R Cordless Phone

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

13 user reviews

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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.

92 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG6592

Very well packed, the telephones work great, fast delivery, very pleased with this purchase.

29 user reviews

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Panasonic KX-TGA470

Easy to use and announces who is calling which is a nice feature.

364 user reviews

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AT&T CLP99483

We needed to replace our house phones because of interference of 2.4 MHz home phones with router signal. This did the job and with all the base units and ability to tie in to smart phones it is great value. We have had the phones about a month and they...

213 user reviews

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Panasonic KX-TG6723

The speakerphone on this model is excellent. I have had no complaints from people I am calling when I use it. It was fairly straight forward to get started but I need to study the booklet a little more in order to use all the other features.

122 user reviews

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Panasonic KX-TG6841

great sound which is why I bought it. I use a headphone and I can hear clearly.

495 user reviews

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Panasonic KX-TG6843

This phone set has all the features I wanted, including handset speakers and belt clips. The calling features are wonderful, especially the call blocking. My last set would only block 30 calls...this one will block 250, including calls without names or...

444 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.

    Popular Cordless Phone products

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