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Motorola Digital Cordless Phone MD491

Motorola Digital Cordless Phone MD491
alaScore 68

63 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Motorola Digital Cordless Phone MD491. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cordless Phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cordless Phones the Motorola Digital Cordless Phone MD491 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Motorola Digital Cordless Phone MD491 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cordless Phones on

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This summary is based on the products: Motorola MD491 2.4 GHz Digital Cordless Phone with Corded Base, 2 Handsets, and Answering System (Silver)MOTOROLA MD491 2.4GHz Cordless Phone Answering System

May, 2016

Consumer review by: anika777 (

I would not recommend purchasing this phone


I bought this phone system for about $200 in December of 2003 after doing a lot of research. I went on websites like this to see how Motorola home phones rated and I looked at several brands for the features I wanted: * a corded base unit in case of ...

Nicest design, multiple ring tone options, decent sound quality

Handset buttons will break, poor battery life, static on handsets

May, 2005

Product Specifications

Digital cordless technology. Less interference. Exceptionally clear sound. Plus now you can easily put additional handsets in any room of the house, even the garage... they simply plug into existing AC outlets! And with the built-in intercom functionality, everyone is connected. Build up to a 4-phone system with 1 phone jack! MD491 System includes 2 MD41 expansion handsets.

Answering Machine

Answering System Type:Digital

Dimensions & Weight (Handset)



Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola Digital Cordless Phone


Placing / Mounting:Table-top / Wall-mountable

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Conference Call Capability:3-way
Dialer Type:Dual keypad
Header Features:W/ corded handset & call waiting caller ID/W/ corded handset, answering system & caller ID
Transmission Band:2.4 GHz
Type:Cordless phone/Cordless phone base station

Telephone Features

Caller ID: Yes
Handset Locator: Yes
Intercom: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Voice Mail Capability: Yes