A cordless phone is a good alternative to a mobile phone for use around the home and office. While it will never match the convenience of a mobile phone, it is more economical in the long term, and it can even be used as a substitute for an intercom system. Anyone looking to install a new phone or upgrade an existing one should consider buying a Panasonic cordless phone. Finding the right phone should be no problem as there are many models to choose from. All Panasonic models now use digital technology that reduces interference and provides added security, and most can be expanded at any time by purchasing additional handsets.
There are many good reasons to buy a new Panasonic cordless phone. Installing wiring for a conventional phone extension is often a difficult job and can be very expensive if it needs to be done by a professional. A cordless phone does not need wiring between the base station and handsets, but each charging unit needs a power outlet nearby. A cordless phone can be used anywhere inside the home or office. It can even be taken out into the garden or a short distance down the road. Local calls are normally cheaper than mobile phone calls so using a cordless phone saves money too.
A new Panasonic cordless phone makes a great replacement for an older phone. Before digital models appeared on the market, eavesdropping on conversations was a popular hobby. Anyone could buy an inexpensive radio scanner and listen in on calls made by their neighbors, and there were even reports that baby monitors picked up the signals of cordless phones. Digital technology helps prevent eavesdropping by scrambling the conversations before they are sent out over the air. Modern cordless phones are also smaller and lighter than older models and are often mistaken for mobile phones.
Very few manufacturers make the old style of cordless phone anymore. Almost all of the models currently on the market used digital technology. One of the most important features to look for when choosing a cordless phone is DECT. Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) is a standard for cordless phones that send and receive digital radio signals. The latest version of this standard is DECT 6.0, which uses a different frequency to previous versions. The frequency change means that DECT 6.0 models are less likely to experience interference from microwave ovens, fluorescent lights, and other wireless devices. Every Panasonic cordless phone currently on the market uses the latest DECT 6.0 version.
Along with DECT, there are several other features that should be considered when choosing a Panasonic cordless phone. Some features are included on all models but others are only included on the more expensive models. An illuminated keypad allows the phone to be used without having to turn the lights on, which is great to have in the middle of the night. Modern handsets are very small so a handset locater is an essential feature. When a button on the charging station is pressed, the handset emits a loud tone which allows it to be found quickly. Silent mode is a great feature that allows the ringer in a handset to be turned off without affecting the other handsets. The intercom feature makes it easy to communicate with other people in the home or office.
There are many Panasonic cordless phone models in the current range to choose from. The most affordable model is the KX-TG6411T which has a retail price of $40. Only one handset is included with this phone but up to five more can be added at any time. Additional handsets can be purchased for between $30 and $50 each. One of the more expensive models is the KX-TG9382T which has a retail price of $230. It supports two phones lines, comes with two handsets, and can also be expanded by adding more handsets later on. The digital answering machine stores up to forty minutes of messages, and the phone can also be used with a Bluetooth headset.