We’re rapidly approaching the point where landline phones seem to be a relic of the past to the younger generations, but in truth, they’re still incredibly common and useful. They are helpful in homes with younger children that aren’t old enough for their own cell phone, or in homes with seniors that find handheld phones easier to use than a smartphone. Of course, there is always room for a landline phone in an office, including home offices. Here are several of the best cordless phones for your needs.
This cordless phone system lets you store up to 50 phone numbers and tag your most important ones as VIPs. You can switch on the do not disturb mode which only allows those calling from a VIP number to get through. You can also place up to 20 numbers on the block list. The screen of the BT cordless phone is easy to read and will alert you when another call is coming in or if you have messages saved. The base doubles as the phone charger and the handheld phone can be used up to 300 meters outdoors before losing contact.
Easy to set up
The Gigaset C630A cordless phone is simple, unobtrusive, and easy to use with a simple plug-and-play design. It comes with three handsets, so you can easily have a phone in multiple rooms in your house. The phone base is designed to allow hands-free calling. It has an integrated recorder and messaging system, plus it will hold 200 contacts in its phonebook. It has both a day and night setting and an anonymous call silencing to keep unknown callers from interrupting you. When fully charged, this cordless phone system uses an energy-saving power feature that allows for 14 hours of call time before needing to be recharged.
Connect to mobile phones
The Panasonic KX-TGH264EB cordless phone system has important features: answering machine, phonebook directory, handset intercom, and call log. It also has premium functions like talking caller ID, headset jacks, excellent battery life, and call block up to 250 numbers. What sets this phone apart from other cordless phones is that it lets you connect it to your mobile phones. This means if you are away from the office, you won’t miss an important call because your mobile phone will ring at the same time as the cordless phones in your office. Using Bluetooth technology, you can also use your mobile phone to check voice messages on your handsets.
Help for visual and hearing impaired
The Doro PhoneEasy cordless phone has a larger display screen and buttons that are perfect for users that are visually impaired. The screen is backlit that is easy to read and the buttons are spaced further apart compared to traditional phones. This phone also has a visual ring indicator and an audio boost feature for users that are hearing impaired. This phone has speakerphone and caller ID capabilities. You can save 20 contacts to the phone and walk up to 50 meters away before losing contact with the base. It does have an out-of-range indicator that will alert you when you get too far away.
Know before you buy
While they might not have the true mobility of a smartphone, cordless phones are actually far more reliable as they never struggle to find a signal, which means they will work during storms and cell signal blackouts.
Truthfully though, they’re not a replacement for cell phones - landline and cordless phones are their own thing altogether. The best cordless phones serve as a reliable and cheap way to stay connected to your friends and loved ones as they only lose connection when the telephone line itself is down, which rarely happens (unless you live in Tornado Alley or you’ve angered Thor, the god of thunder).
Because of their reliability and ease of use, cordless phones are also an excellent choice for seniors, giving older citizens a reliable way to keep in touch with the rest of the family. The best cordless phones for seniors can have accessibility features including larger buttons and backlit screens for ease of use. They also have a long battery life so you don’t need to worry about it running out of charge mid-call. And for those times when you’re not in or can’t make it to the phone, we’d recommend getting a cordless phone with an answering machine.