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Cordless Phone Reviews

Updated: Oct 2, 2015 10:12
alaScore 97

Gigaset C430

I really like this phone; it has a good range, is clear both ends, good display, easy menu and user-friendly, reasonable ringtones and choice, ticks all my boxes.

1 expert reviews | 266 user reviews

alaScore 96

Gigaset C430A

Great phone - well built and good sound quality. Ringtones a bit space age for my taste, hence only 4 stars.

2 expert reviews | 428 user reviews

alaScore 95

BT BT8500

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

2 expert reviews | 716 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 | 593 user reviews

alaScore 93

Siemens Gigaset SL400 / SL400A / SL400H

Very nice quality phone which has been paired with our existing Gigasets - very clear.

7 expert reviews | 924 user reviews

alaScore 91

Binatone THE Brick

and it does little to stand out, but it doesn't creak like a cellar door when flexed and doesn't offend the eye with its poor design choices. So far, so good.

5 expert reviews | 242 user reviews

alaScore 89

AT&T - DECT 6.0 Cordless Expansion Handset for Select AT&T Expandable Phone...

Great phone for the money, it has all the necessary features-good sound.

12 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TGEA20 Additional Digital Cordless Handset

had bought a set of 4 earlier and needed 2 more. replaced a set of Panasonics that were about 9 years old. We really like this phone set

25 user reviews

alaScore 89

Additional Cordless Handset in Silver

We had the 5 unites and wanted another for the new bedroom. We weren't sure if adding another would weaken the quality of a call but it didn't. We are very pleased.

52 user reviews

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

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Panasonic - DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone System with Digital Answering...

Good sound quality with corded, on speaker phone and and with cordless sets. Good range and no static interference. The link to cell feature works well except when you try to use the speaker phone feature on the home set ... works fine with the...

31 user reviews

alaScore 89

AT&T - CL82315 DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone with Digital Answering...

When I bought this system for my mom we were concerned that it wouldn't have significant range to use out by the pool but were pleasantly surprise not only by the range but also by the clarity.

54 user reviews

alaScore 89

AT&T - CL80113 DECT 6.0 Cordless Expansion Handset - Multi CL80113

It works well, fits my hand well. Like the quality of the sound and all the features are easy to understand / operate.

21 user reviews

alaScore 89

AT&T - CL82415 DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone with Digital Answering...

Purchased phones with answering system. Easy to set up and use. I like the large buttons.

75 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic - KX-TGF375S Link2Cell DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone System...

great sound and clarity have not used all features yet but seems very good and reliable

34 user reviews

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Gigaset C430H

Like a number of other reviewers here, I bought this to use with a Gigaset SL400 set, as the 400 additional handset is quite expensive. This one works really well with them (The Gigaset website gives a list of compatible handsets) and has all the...

15 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG1711

excelente vendedor excelente producto

13 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TGC212S 2 Handset Cordless Phone

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

261 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TG2723

good value for money

175 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic - KX-TGC212W DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone System - White KX...

Considering that is a simple product it works as expected

15 user reviews

alaScore 89

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

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TGA470B

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

211 user reviews

alaScore 89

AT&T - CLP99483 Connect to Cell DECT 6.0 Expandable Phone System with Digital...

I don't use my land line much but this phone is great as an intercom system when trying to talk to my teenagers upstairs.

200 user reviews

alaScore 89

Panasonic KX-TGA806

good phone , integrated with well with existing phones . many thanks

156 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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