6 August 2013 by Shantha Kumari
Looking for a landline phone which suits your needs can be a daunting task with all the features and options available to them. To make it easier for you we have listed out some of the things to note when buying the best priced phone depending on the features present in them.
Most of the phones under $100 are the basic corded or cordless phones with all the regular features found such as call waiting, call transfer, caller ID etc. With the Dect6.0 technology and 2.4GHz or 5.8GHz frequencies, you can be assured of clearer voice quality, no fear of hacking of your conversations, less interferences from physical or wireless barriers. Typically for home use, they can also be used for business where you require intercom, speakers or call transfer for efficient and smooth operation.
Having the option of integrated answering machines makes your life easier when you are not able to respond to a call. Having a recording capability in the range of 15- 20 minutes, with correct timestamp and date along with information about the caller with clearer playback, some phones even offer slow, fast playback options in their answering machines. For economical reasons you can opt for phones in this price range which offer the reliable and most effective way of communication with an average battery life of around 10 hrs and standby time of 7- 12 days. Panasonic, VTech and Uniden are the major players in this price range.
The best landline phones in the range of $100 - $200 is for office use which offers multi lines with expansion capabilities up to 8-10 cordless phones handsets depending on the model. With the auto attendant or auto assist feature that allows you to connect to an extension handset without the help of an operator, it's a useful feature when the person is not available. 3-way teleconferencing with clients using speakerphones is an added feature available at this price range.
The top end phone models include features such as Bluetooth connectivity, larger caller ID/name storing capability, redial and speed dial options. With stylish designs, they offer comfort, ease of use, with better talk time and battery life. Some of the phones have modifications in their design to amplify the sound to help the elderly or hard of hearing people. These types of phones are generally higher priced with larger LCD display, softer keypad with lighted back light.
The best price you are willing to pay depends on your call needs. Whether it is for home or office use, with additional features is the deciding factor when opting to buy the most competitively priced landline phones present in the market.