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The Panasonic KX-TG7874S has the ability to be used entirely without a standard landline plan. You can pair your cellphone to the base using Panasonic's Link2Cell feature, which connects via Bluetooth. This is one of the best home phones because of its easy-to-read, bright display and adjustable features that offer a totally customizable experience.
This cordless phone has a talk time of 10 hours, which is about average among home phones. It takes seven hours to get a full charge, which is faster than most. If you don't use the phone that often, the battery will last around eight days on standby before requiring another charge.
This phone set includes three handsets you can spread throughout your home. If you have a large house or are in an office setting, you can add an additional three handsets if you want.
These cordless home phones have a sleek and modern design. Like most cordless phones, the handsets are made of plastic. They are not only easy to use, but they are easy to grip and hold in your hand. However, the handset is smaller than other Panasonic phones, making it more difficult (and less comfortable) to grip between your ear and shoulder when you need your hands free. The handset isn't shaped to follow any facial contours, so it is likely to shift around when you aren't holding still and are multitasking. This is definitely annoying, but it isn't a deal breaker. The phone features large buttons, which are clear, illuminated and labeled with big, bold numbers. The phone is a great choice for people who are losing their vision or are nearsighted.
This cordless phone has all the typical features you'd expect, like caller ID and conferencing capabilities. With the Panasonic KX-TG7874S, you can reach your family members or colleagues by using the intercom through the base speakerphone or handset. You can also set an alarm on the phone.
A fantastic feature the phone offers is its Link2Cell. You can pair up to two cellphones to this home phone to make and receive calls through the handsets. This is done via Bluetooth, so you will have a better connection and clearer audio if your cellphone is close to the receiver. The base even has a built in USB jack so you can plug in your phone to keep it charged, which is the perfect reason for keeping your cellphone close to the base.
Receiving a cellphone call works seamlessly with the cordless phone set, and you can answer the call with any of the handsets. Even if you don't have a landline plan, you can still use the KX-TG7874S for phone calls, with your cellphone. You can also get alerted when a text message comes in. However, you won't be able to read or respond to it.
With this phone, you can add 3,000 entries to the built-in phonebook. The phone has enough memory to store the names and numbers of the last 50 callers. When it comes to adjusting the volume, you have six levels to choose from, and you can have different volume settings on each handset. One of the best adjustable features is the cordless phone's silent setting. You can use it when you or watching your favorite show, sleeping or just don't feel like being bothered.
Panasonic offers a one-year warranty with this cordless telephone set. It is also easy to get support when you need it. You can reach Panasonic in a number of ways. You can call, email or
chat instantly online. There is also an extensive FAQs section on the Panasonic website, and you can download a PDF of the user manual online, as well.
Overall, the Panasonic KX-TG7874S is a solid choice for a cordless phone. It is simple to use and has plenty of adjustable features for the detail-oriented. It has more than enough storage for your contacts and you can easily pair your cellphone or smartphone with Panasonic's Link2Cell feature. You even can charge your phone while you're at it with the phone's built-in USB jack. All in all, this is one of the best cordless phones on the market.