Of all the pieces of technology in a given household, perhaps the home telephone is the most endangered of all. Folks have been switching to a number of different communication options over the course of the last few years with cell phones leading the way. Still, the home phone is largely embraced as the go to device for staying in personal contact with friends and family, and with free or unlimited long distance plans creeping up in on every carrier, the home phone is still one of the best bargains around. These days cordless phones are pretty much standard equipment. Here is a look at a few of the best cordless phone options around:
Panasonic DECT 6.0 Plus Expandable Digital Cordless Phone with 3 Handsets
While the champagne gold color scheme of this phone system will certainly get it to stand out from the norm, the overall effectiveness of the DECT technology allows for crystal clear calls a long way from the base unit. This unit comes equipped with caller ID and can act as an alarm clock as well. It even has a handy handset pager to prevent lost or misplaced handsets. This is an expandable unit, which means additional handsets can be added in the future, plus only the base unit and primary handset need to be located near a telephone jack. The Panasonic DECT 6.0 Plus Expandable Digital Cordless Phone with 3 Handsets is available at Target or target.com for $69.95.
Vtech DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone With Caller ID and 4 Handsets
The Vtech DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone With Caller ID and 4 Handsets is available at Wal-Mart or walmart.com for $67.54. Up to twelve handsets can be connected to the base unit provided with this cordless phone system. Along with great DECT 6.0 clarity, purchasers get a digital answering system as well. All the handsets have great LCD displays for caller ID and locating numbers through the library, but the ability to use the phones as an intercom to call room to room is an especially enticing feature.
Vtech DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone System With Digital Answering System and Blue Tooth Capability
Phone shoppers looking to really integrate their lives with one communication system should consider the Vtech DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone System With Digital Answering System and Blue Tooth Capability from Best Buy or bestbuy.com for $99.99, which allows owners to connect up to four mobile phones via Bluetooth. In addition, up to twelve Vtech handsets can be connected to the base unit (two are included for a total of three phones), which serves double duty as a digital answering system. The fifty name and number phone book makes sure that contacts are kept organized and easy to find at a moments notice. The advantage of only having to place the base unit near a phone jack means that everyone in the house can have their very own handset close by.
Panasonic DECT 6.0 Digital Expandable Cordless Phone System with Digital Answering System
Available from Best Buy for $84.99 the Panasonic DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone System with Digital Answering System brings the pinnacle of caller ID to any home with Talking Caller ID. The system announces the caller in a clear, albeit computerized, voice, which is extremely handy to find out who is calling without having to be near the phone. The unit includes the base unit with phone and a separate handset and is expandable to six handsets. With a great LCD screen that is clear and easy to read, users have a simple time navigating their phone book and other options, but the talking caller ID is really the icing on the cake.
As with any phone device, using any caller ID or call waiting features requires a subscription for service with the phone company as well has having a capable phone. Potential buyers should take those additional costs into consideration before committing to any purchase. However, all the expandable phones offer great convenience and remove the need for additional wiring for extra phones in separate rooms. Plus, many of the phones available today are Energy Star qualified, which is a great bonus when it comes time to pay the electric bill.