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Cordless Phone Reviews

Updated: Jan 26, 2015 23:53
alaScore 95

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 | 593 user reviews

alaScore 95

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 | 104 user reviews

alaScore 93

Gigaset C620 A DUO

Astonishingly good value for money I think. My only 2 little gripes are 1. the ring tone selection is appaling - there are only 2 that don't make my ears bleed! and 2. it's the only handset that I have ever know that I can't fit under my cheek/chin and...

1 expert reviews | 331 user reviews

alaScore 93

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...

7 expert reviews | 87 user reviews

alaScore 93

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

It's not just a joke. The Binatone Brick may look like a retro gag, something you'd buy on ThinkGeek to make your techie friends laugh. But stick with me here: this $69 unlocked handset would make a fine home or car phone. The Brick works as a...

8 expert reviews | 373 user reviews

alaScore 92

Sonos Play:3

At 300 bucks, the Play:3 is the most affordable path into Sonos’ multi-room systems. If AirPlay isn’t quite enough, Sonos’ pricey entry-level wireless speaker might be music to your ears.

24 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

alaScore 91

Panasonic KX-TG 6811

This product doesn't have an answering machine. Who designs a phone without an answering machine? You can only record messages if you pay for the service with your telephone provider. This was not clear and I am incredibly disappointed. Don't waste...

1 expert reviews | 207 user reviews

alaScore 90

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...

1 expert reviews | 369 user reviews

alaScore 90

Panasonic KX-TG6821

This is an excellent product which has all the features we required especially the caller identification. This product would also be good for the partially sighted as it has good size numbers on the display.

1 expert reviews | 295 user reviews

alaScore 89

ATC 3x 2.4V 800mAH 2*AAA Battery Fits Uniden DCX200, DECT 2060 Replaces BT-1008

It's just a battery, but when you need one, you need one. This one fit the phone properly and the connection was correct. Nothing exciting, but I'd get another one if needed.

12 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 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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Uniden BT909 Replacement Cordless Battery

Came quickly and didn't take long to fully charge. Still holding well. I will order more for the other phones as they die.

46 user reviews

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.

46 user reviews

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Without heading aids I enter the world or silence. The only way I could hear the alarm was wear hearing aids 24/7, that keeps you from sleeping. With the clock I bought, with the bed shaker, I don't have to wear hearing aids 24/7, so now I get good...

26 user reviews

alaScore 89

700mA, 6V NIMH Battery - Midland NAUTICO NT1VP - Empire Scientific #FRS-005-NH

What can I say. These are by far the cheapest option I could find when I went looking for Ooma Telo batteries. And Its been over a month now and they have been as good as the ones that came with the handsets. While I can not attest to its long term...

17 user reviews

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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

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CPR All-in-One Call Blocker

WOW, no more unwanted calls except those from my daughter wanting to borrow money, if any calls do get though theres the "block now" button that cuts them off and adds the number to the blocked list.Maybe I should try that when my daughter rings!

470 user reviews

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Uniden D1685 DECT 6.0 Cordless Digital Answering System w/ Caller ID &

I had the previous version of this phone for many years. I replaced the previous one because the numbers on the buttons could no longer be read. I use this phone for my business where it is convenient, and often times required, that my hands are free...

11 user reviews

alaScore 89

AT&T DECT 6.0 Digital Three-Handset Answering System

Phoebe may be great, but I couldn't pair to my old phone sets so be careful what model you have. I tried to find a compatibility chart or something like it and never found one. My old phones look "almost" the same, but for some reason they would not pair.

127 user reviews

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Panasonic KX-TGC222EB

Good value, feel good quality. Good range of volume levels and ringtones. 50 number storage is fine for me as I don't make many calls - mainly for receiving.

14 user reviews

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Panasonic KX TG6642B DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone with Anwering System, Black, 2...

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

12 user reviews

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Love, love, love this phone. It looks great & works great too. It was really easy to set up. Would definitely recommend it.

12 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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