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1. Panasonic KX-TG2730S 2.4 GHz DSS
$79.88 $74.85 list($199.99)
2. Motorola MD681 5.8GHz Cordless
Too low to display list($119.99)
3. VTech ip5850 5.8 GHz DSS Cordless
Too low to display $131.74 list($179.99)
4. AT&T E5965C 5.8 GHz DSS Expandable
Too low to display $148.88 list($199.99)
5. AT&T E2562 2.4 GHz DSS 2-Line
$75.95 list($79.95)
6. Panasonic GigaRange KX-TG2432B
Too low to display $37.37 list($49.99)
7. AT&T 1465 2.4 GHz Analog Cordless
Too low to display $99.49 list($159.99)
8. AT&T E5865 5.8 GHz DSS Expandable
$47.45 list($49.95)
9. Panasonic KX-TG2322B 2.4 GHz DSS
$34.99 list($59.99)
10. Panasonic KX-TM150B Digital Answering
$50.29 $46.00 list($99.95)
11. Plantronics HL10 Automatic Handset
$48.94 list($49.95)
12. Panasonic GigaRange KX-TG2431W
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13. Uniden CXAI5198 5.8 GHz Analog
$69.99 list($79.99)
14. Panasonic KX-TG2344B 2.4 GHz DSS
$82.99 list($189.99)
15. AT&T 2462 2.4 GHz DSS 2-Line
Too low to display $59.44 list($99.99)
16. Panasonic KX-TG2356S 2.4 GHz Cordless
$14.88 list($44.95)
17. AT&T 1719 Digital Answering
$87.04 $63.99 list($179.99)
18. AT&T 5840 5.8 GHz DSS Expandable
19. Panasonic KXTM100B 15 Minute All
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20. Panasonic KX-FPG376 Fax Machine

1. Panasonic KX-TG2730S 2.4 GHz DSS Expandable Cordless Phone with Answering System
by Panasonic
list price: $169.99
our price: $74.99
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Asin: B000068CNH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Sales Rank: 8
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Upgrade your home or office phone with this Panasonic 2.4 GHz expandable cordless phone and all-digital answering system. Featuring Caller ID*/Call Waiting ID* with a backlit 4-line LCD display, the handset has a built-in speakerphone, selectable ringtones and direct dialing from the Caller ID memory or the 50-station directory. The answering system includes 3 individual voicemail boxes, Flash Memory message backup, a voice menu, time/day stamp, memo recording and Slow Talk playback for easier listening of recorded messages. The base unit supports up to 7 additional handsets (each sold separately) without additional phone jacks. Includes headset jack and belt clip for hands-free use, AC power adapter and 1 NiCD rechargeable battery. *Requires phone company service. No. TGA2730. Imported. ... Read more


  • 4-line LCD with easy menus; handset speakerphone
  • 2.4 GHz signal, frequency-hopping digital spread spectrum technology
  • Expandable to 8 handsets, 1 included
  • Built-in digital answering system
  • Caller ID with call waiting; 50-number directory

Reviews (81)

2-0 out of 5 stars Battery is just awful; everything else is great
I chose to ignore all the reviews about the lousy battery life.I wish I hadn't.I've had the phone a couple months and the battery is so run down, I can't have a single 3-minute conversation.It's just awful.I'm today shopping for a new phone and will never buy Panasonic again.

3-0 out of 5 stars No Autodial in Handset
This phone is missing Auto dialing facility from Handset. You've to use base unit for speed dialing. All other features are cool.

4-0 out of 5 stars Packs a Punch
It doesn't take long to figure out that the new Panasonic Cordless packs a punch.In the words of Molvania's own techno-pop duo, Zlad!, this phone is "Electronik - Supersonik"Here, check it out for yourself!

Pros:Clean, attractive design; lightweight.BoOO - YA!

Cons:Answering Machine features may be unnecessary for folks with voice mail through their telephone service providers - very common.Still, even if you don't use answering system features, the cost easily justifies the purchase.

Hey baby, wake up from your asleep.We have arrived into the future.

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5-0 out of 5 stars great phone!
i ordered this phone just a few days ago and received it immediately.i'm not sure what the gripe is all about because my phone works just fine.i made a few calls on it and the reception is crystal clear.the only thing that may be a problem in the future is that the battery is a NiCD battery.this means that, if you recharge it before it fully decharges, the battery won't keep the same capacity as it did when it was new.i'm actually assuming this will happen, so i bought a NiMH battery for this phone off of ebay so when the old battery fails, the new battery will be around to replace it.

5-0 out of 5 stars instructions for maximizing battery life
So many people have complained about short battery life, I felt it was necessary to post some basic information about the Ni-Cad batteries used by this phone:

"Ni-Cad has a chemistry-related problem known as "Memory Effect", which limits the discharge capacity of the cell if it is not completely discharged during each use."

This means that in order to maximize the battery life, you need to:

1) fully charge the battery for at least 15 hours before using handset for the first time (you only have to do this once)
2) do NOT put the handset back in the cradle unless the battery is almost dead.This means putting the handset in the cradle ONLY WHEN NECESSARY for charging.The longer you can wait before recharging the batteries, the longer they will last.

It really is a shame that panasonic didn't use another (better) battery type, but that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy acceptable battery life... it just means you have to follow the two steps above.Once I got used to leaving the handset off the cradle, I realized it was much handier not feeling that I had to put the phone in the cradle all the time to "top off" the battery.

For $30 (shipped, after $40 panasonic rebate), if you need a new cordless phone/answering system/caller ID box, this is a great deal and can't be beat!

Edit: I've had the phone for 2 months now, and I still go over a week between charging the battery...(and that's using the phone daily!) ... Read more

2. Motorola MD681 5.8GHz Cordless Speakerphone w/Answering System/Caller ID
by Motorola
list price: $199.99
our price: $79.88
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Asin: B0000CDELD
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 39
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The Motorola MD681 combines powerful 5.8 GHz digital technology with strong call features, an integrated answering system, and expandability to six compatible handsets, each offering caller ID and visual call waiting. Plus, the phone includes a digital answering system with three individual mailboxes.

Both the handset and base unit offer full functionality, with full keypad, speakerphone, and backlit LCD on each. The base unit is desk or wall mountable and offers face-up handset charging, while the handset also offers convenient intercom features, three-way conferencing, VibraCall alert, and a low battery indicator. Additional call features include redial, flash, mute, and hold. The MD681 comes with everything you need to get started, and is backed by a one-year warranty.


  • 5.8 GHz Digital with Multi-Handset Capability
  • Caller ID with Visual Call Waiting on Base Station
  • Expandable up to 6 total handsets
  • 3-mail box digital answering machine on base
  • Selectable Ringtones
  • Redial, Flash, Hold and Mute Functionality
  • VibraCall alert

What's in the Box
MMD681 base, one handset, NiMH rechargeable battery pack, charging transformer, telephone line cord, wall bracket, user manual, warranty information.

See a detailed view of the phone's feature.
... Read more


  • Selective ring tones and VibraCall alert
  • 5.8 GHz digital signal; expandable to 6 handsets
  • Digital answering system with 3 individual mailboxes
  • Caller ID with visual call waiting
  • Speakerphone capability from handset and base unit

Reviews (96)

5-0 out of 5 stars The best cordless phone that I have used
- sounds nice and clear for both handset and speaker phone.
- speaker phone on both base and handset.effectively makes it two phones, which means if you suddenly find your handset out of juice, you can still use the speaker phone on the base, instead of having to get up and run to the corded phone in the other room.
- NiMH batteries are better than NiCad in general.
- small and feels to the panasonic kx-tg2227 I had both the base and handset are smaller.

- 8 uninspiring, ring tones.and except for a couple, too high-pitched.
- there are 3 voice mailboxes, and there is no way to disable just one or two.

1-0 out of 5 stars Phone broke 2 weeks after the warranty ended
So, I liked this phone just fine while it worked.

But it broke 2 weeks after the end of the 1 year warranty. Now the handset can't find the base, and it beeps approximately 5 times/minute while looking for its electronic mate (which it finds about 1/2 the time). When it can find the base, one can speak on the phone.

Obviously I have only 1 data point to offer, and so can't make meaningful generalizations about product durability. But our Panasonic cordless system (bought june 2002) still works fine. And for an original $110 cost, I did think the Motorola would work for longer than 54 weeks w/out breaking. (Works out to $2/week in cost).

2-0 out of 5 stars Worked for 366 days after purchase, then broke
I was very pleased with this phone ... as long as it worked. It stopped working just after 1 year from the date of purchase (really 11 months from the date of receipt, given left it on back order for 1 month. Which I learned now counts against my warranty time. Who knew?) For $105 I would have liked it work work beyond a few days past the warranty. But that is just me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Crystal Clear Quality of Motorola 5.8GHz Cordless Phone
Motorola 5.8GHz Cordless Speakerphone w/Answering System/Caller Id is a great buy for many a reason.
a)Crystal Clear Quality -- I am speechless by the clarity of voice...have not experienced this kind of quality before.
b) Speaker-phone on the handset and on the Base equipment is a cool feature.
c) Three mail-boxes -- Wow...I've one for me, one for my wife and one for my children.
d)Voice-mail beeper -- this draws your attention to a new voice-mail...beeps softly without annoying you until you listen to your voice-mail.
e) Great Price -- of course, via AMAZING
g) Handset expandability -- can expand upto 6 handsets (thoughI find this redundant for me)but quiteconvenient for a large family or a small business.

Definitely, you'd not 'hang up' on it since it's quite 'engaging' and winsome besides its crystal-clear quality.

Thank you.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best phone on the market.
We've gone through 4 cordless phones in less than one year's time.It's not the batteries, etc.This phone is clearer, crisper and you don't get the static one would get with any other cordless phones.Plus the features are endless. ... Read more

3. VTech ip5850 5.8 GHz DSS Cordless Phone with Dual Handsets and Digital Answering System
by VTech
list price: $119.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0001LQG9C
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: VTech
Sales Rank: 543
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The 5.8 GHz VTech ip5850 dual handset system offers a wealth of telephony features: three-mailbox answering system, caller ID, speakerphone, intercom, 50-location phonebook, mute, volume control, page feature, and much more. With 5.8 GHz phone technology, you get ideal performance when it comes to clarity, range, and security. You're also on a much less trafficked area of the bandwidth than either the 2.4 GHz or 900 MHz frequencies.

The 5.8 GHz VTech ip5850 dual handset system offers a wealth of telephony features: three-mailbox answering system, caller ID, speakerphone, intercom, 50-location phonebook, mute, volume control, page feature, and much more. With 5.8 GHz phone technology, you get ideal performance when it comes to clarity, range, and security. You're also on a much less trafficked area of the bandwidth than either the 2.4 GHz or 900 MHz frequencies.

You can store up to 50 numbers with names in memory, and the handsets share a common phonebook, which is stored in the base unit. The ip5850 handset is equipped with a 2.5 mm headset jack for use with an optional accessory headset for hands-free operation. The handy handset speakerphone feature allows you to have hands-free conversations, without a headset, while the intercom feature enables two household members to speak when in different rooms of your home. Have a private side conversation while on a call with someone else using the mute feature.

What's in the Box
Two handsets, base unit, handset charger with AC adapter, AC adapter for base unit, base unit wall mounting bracket, charger wall mounting bracket, two belt clips, telephone cord, six NiMH rechargeable AA batteries, printed user manual

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  • Caller ID with call waiting capability, 50-call history
  • 50-name-and-number phone book; handset-to-handset transfer
  • 5.8 GHz digital spread spectrum signal
  • Second handset with remote charger stand; base speakerphone
  • Integrated digital answering system with 3 mailboxes

Reviews (18)

2-0 out of 5 stars Below Par: Makes Background Noise
Every feature said to be available exists, but, over several months, the quality has dropped to worthlessness.

The secondary handset recharger stopped recharging.

Both handsets crackle and fade. Others hear me fine, but I am unable to hear them. New batteries did not help.

The phonebook is rudimentary. The Nokia cell phone I received free has a better phonebook. Each name only gets one number.

The handset is heavy. For the price, some of the weight should be engineered out.

When things were working, the volume was easy to change.

Standard rechargeable batteries.

Unsure: I never used the answering machine feature. I have voice mail, and did not find it necessary. My opinion of the phone does not include this unused feature.

Overall, I am disappointed. Hopefully, their customer service people will provide a solution.

I realize many people have found the VTech 5850 a fine phone, but I do not. Maybe I bought a lemon. VTech's reputation is strong, and better luck might be found with this popular phone. I am bound in this review to provide my experience, and that experience was that of a sub-par cordless telephone.

Anthony Trendl

4-0 out of 5 stars powerful phones
I am looking for a cordless phone with the longest range or close to 1/2 mile. The most powerful I see are the 5.8 Ghz.
Joseph DeFranco

5-0 out of 5 stars I love it !!!!
This is the best phone i've ever used.It is so clear that my friends could hear the clock on the wall ticking!Easy to follow directions, great features and the answering machine is wonderful.I highly recommend this phone.And, the second phone doesn't require a phone jack.How sweet is that???!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars Watch out
This is a wonderful phone system and I was going to give it
five stars until one of the most important features I got it
for, broke.

I've had Vtech phones for a long time and found them superior. This time, they've changed the belt clip to not only have very sharp tines that dig into and tear clothing, but after only four months of use, the vicious clip has snapped and according to the 'customer service' line, can't be replaced as they are available only with the system at purchase. After a strong complaint to customer service, they offered to send me one when they might get one in their stock. These clips are apparently unavailable in the stores, although during my first questions to the service rep, I was told to go to the store to buy another. The belt clips of the older Vtech were a well designed, didn't tear clothing and were very sturdy, after years of use, still intact. This new one, after only four months is useless. If this feature is important to you, you might want to look elsewhere.

3-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
This phone has some good options, just not ones that I use. For instance, it does not have a speed dial option. It has what's called a phone book. You have to scroll through a menu to pick what number you want to dial. I use my speed dial to put in my calling card 800 number and then another speed dial to put in the pin. Now I have to scroll through to get the pin number in time to enter it when it's asked for. What a pain.

I put this phone where my old cordless was and there's nothing but static and this tin can sound. I have changed the location of this phone to 7 different spots, no luck. It still sounds terrible.

It is very uncomfortable to hold up to your ear. The ringer choices are so obnoxious that I have the ringer off and use the old phone just so something rings when a call is coming in.

I don't have caller ID in my area so I cannot comment on how well that works.

The answering machine is nice but you have to be very careful as to when you hit the delete button to delete a message. If you hit it at the end of a message it will delete the NEXT message not the one you were just listening to.

For the money this phone is a real disappointment. It's such a hassle to return it that I guess I'm stuck with it until some friend needs a phone and I'll give it to them or put it in a rummage sale. ... Read more

4. AT&T E5965C 5.8 GHz DSS Expandable Cordless Phone with Answering System
by AT&T
list price: $179.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0001MR13G
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: AT&T
Sales Rank: 1044
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The AT&T Elite 5.8GHz Expandable Answering System with Talking CID and Dual Keypads and Color Display in Handset is expandable to 6 handsets and covers all the bases for your home or office communication needs. The handset and base have large graphical displays and hands-free speakerphone, and you can access the answering system directly from the cordless handset. Features canned graphics; 6 polyphonic ringer tones; vibrating ringer; lighted handset keypad; directory for 100 names and numbers; 50-name and -number Caller ID log; multilingual display menus; intercom between handsets and base; integrated digital answering system with 15 minute record time; talking Caller ID/Call Waiting capability; and power failure operation (batteries required). Requires phone company service. ... Read more


  • Expandable up to 8 handsets, 1 color-LCD model included
  • All-digital answering machine, 25 minutes of recording time
  • Handset and base speakerphones; caller ID/call waiting, 50-call log
  • 50-number phone directory; selectable ring tones
  • 5.8 GHz digital frequency-hopping spread spectrum signal

Reviews (18)

2-0 out of 5 stars Features missing
For prospective buyers:This phone has no ability to transfer the phone book between handsets and/or base unit (you have to enter the number manually into each one) and has really irritating ring choices.

2-0 out of 5 stars wireless LAN users please read this
I do not own this wireless phone
but I was checking the replacement of Vtech, which has a lot of static, and the voicemail records without any reason
when I check this model, I found this phone is running on both 2.4 and 5.8GHz (same as Vtech)
wireless owners, pls think twice before buying this unit

2-0 out of 5 stars Not good with wireless communication
This is the second 5.8 we purchased and returned.It disconnects our wireless internet when the phone is in use.We have to turn the computer off and reboot to get it back once the call has ended.Funny, the label states this was developed just for wireless connections.We tried the Panasonic KX-TG5240M first which I commented on too.

The sound quality seemed to be good and battery life okay, just kills the internet... Really liked some of the features, but was a little complicated to program.You only have to do that once, though.So, if you are not worried about the wireles internet and can work your way through the first programing, this might be a good choice.

We are on our third brand, Radio Shack's 5.8.Funny, it costa LOT less and so far no problems.

4-0 out of 5 stars main pros and cons
This phone is top of the line AT&T has to offer.It includes all the features we often use as consumers.However, remember that this technology is rather new to the cordless phones market.If people learn about them and find out how they are best used, it will minimize the complaining factor.The only negitive thing i see about these new phones is their warrenty.When you pay that high the warrenty should be at least 3 years.

5-0 out of 5 stars AT&T E5965C 5.8 GHz
Great Phone. Straight forward, useful features, easy to use and to figure out, nice clear display. ... Read more

5. AT&T E2562 2.4 GHz DSS 2-Line Expandable Cordless Phone with Answering System and Corded Base
by AT&T
list price: $199.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B00023CJK4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: AT&T
Sales Rank: 4987
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

It's always a good idea to have at least one corded phone in the house, and the AT&T 2.4GHz Two-Line Corded and Cordless Phone Set provides just that. The corded base unit is expandable up to eight handsets and has duplex speakerphone. There's no need for an additional phone jack for handset, just plug it into an electrical outlet and you're ready to talk. System features 2.4 GHz DSS frequency-hopping for privacy; digital answering system with 25-minute recording time; 30 name and number directory; two-line operation; up to seven-party conferencing; announced call transfer; two-way page intercom; data port in base; lighted keypad and displays; selectable ringer tones and volume; last four number redial; headset compatible; Caller ID/Call Waiting; 50 name and number Caller ID history; remote access; time stamp; battery backup and more. Caller ID/Call Waiting requires phone company service. Includes base unit with handset and additional handset with charger. Made in USA. ... Read more


  • Caller ID/call waiting, 50-call history
  • 50-number phone directory; handset and base speakerphones
  • 2.4 GHz digital frequency-hopping spread spectrum signal
  • Expandable up to 8 handsets, 1 included; 7-way conferencing
  • All digital answering system, 25 minutes of recording time

Reviews (13)

1-0 out of 5 stars Extremely annoying, do not buy, especially for a business.
Bought it for my new retail store and hate it almost as much as my customers who try to leave messages and just get cut off. It may have cost me sales, who knows.

One of the cordless handsets has a battery that is defective.

It is also common to think you have keyed in a whole telephone number only to find after a while of waiting to hear a ringtone that the key pad didn't register one of the buttons you pressed. We now spend time very deliberatley pressing the numbers to avoid wasting even more time.

The only reason I haven't changed it yet is that I work so many hours I have had no time. When I do buy a new one I intend to destroy this model with a mallet, or by rolling over it with my truck. I feel I need revenge and satisfaction. Terrible product.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great phone
I've had the E2562 for about 3 months now and I've had no problems whatsoever. Ok, so I also have to mention that I'm not using the 2nd line, which I saw was causing some of the problems with the phone.
I'm using the base in my home office and the cordless is always somewhere in the apartment. :)
The answering machine works like it's supposed to.
If anything, I wished that both the base and the cordless were sharing the phone book because it's really annoying having to save phone numbers on both everytime.

1-0 out of 5 stars Needs further development
I purchased this phone with high hopes of it being able to handle both personal and business lines well, and in a discreet way. The fact is, the electronic features of this product are brilliantly thought out and the phone system functions with a high degree of intuition. It also has a quality "feel". The problem is, the voice quality (ultimately the bottom line) is poor (people complained) and the sound reproduction of the answering machine is simply dreadful - for me it was unacceptable.

Another problem, is that the two base units for the cordless handsets (not the handsets, themselves) that I got with this phone (I purchased an additional one) interfered with the VHF reception on my TV to the point of rendering it non watchable. As long as one of the base units was plugged into a wall receptacle somewhere in the house, it produced tremendous visual and auditory interference on the TV across the VHF spectrum (I use an antenna for off-air viewing) that made it impossible to view ANY programming. Unplug the base units from the wall (again, I'm not speaking about handset use) and the problem stopped immediately! Go figure!

This promising product needs further refinement to be viable. I returned mine for a refund.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Phone System without the answering machine
Like other reviewers, I had the same problem with about 25% of line one calls cut off and the answering machine asking the caller for a security code. I tried 3 different E2562 phones including one replaced by AT&T. All the replacements had the same disconnect problem on line one. Line two was perfect on all phones.

The reason I'm giving this phone 4 stars is that I overcame the answering machine problem by using my phone providers voice mail for line one. The E2562 is far superior to other 2 line systems I've tried including Uniden and VTech. The E2562's sound quality, speakerphone quality and ease of use are the best I've found in any phone. The handsets have a good feel and battery life is excellent.

If you can live with the answering machine snafu, this is the best 2-line expandable phone system at an affordable price.

1-0 out of 5 stars 2nd phone in 2 months - answering machine won't work
I have now had 2 of these phones in two months and each time the answering machine stops working and won't record a message.With this most recent one the person will start talking and the recording to ask for the security code starts and cuts off the message.Not worth the money at all. I hear Panasonic has come out with a good 2-line phone.This is a waste of time and money. ... Read more

6. Panasonic GigaRange KX-TG2432B 2.4 GHz DSS Cordless Phone with Dual Handsets and Answering System (Black)
by Panasonic
list price: $79.95
our price: $75.95
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Asin: B0007Q3QOO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Sales Rank: 2514
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

2.4 GHz digital spread spectrum operation * dual handsets * built-in digital answering machine with up to 15 minutes total record time * 3-line backlit LCD display * handset-to-handset intercom * 3-way conferencing (between handsets and outside line) * jacks for optional headsets * ... Read more


  • Last 5 number redial; Voice Enhancer technology
  • Illuminated ringer and keypad; downloadable ring tones
  • 2.4 GHz FHSS signal; additional handset and remote charging cradle
  • Caller ID/call waiting, 50-station memory
  • 50-station speed dial phonebook; digital answering system

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Last reviewer wrong... this phone is great.
To the last reviewer:
You complained about incorrect information from Amazon regarding this phone. Never in Amazon's description do they mention that THIS phone has "talking caller ID". The phone with talking caller ID is the:

Panasonic KX-TG2357B 2.4 GHz DSS Cordless Phone with Dual Handsets, Answering System, and Talking Caller ID (Black). It sells for $110.19 (at the time of this review).

Please do your research and not give a GOOD phone a bad review when your reviewing the WRONG item.

THIS phone is great... and I really have enjoyed using it. It's not as fancy as some others out there, but it does the job!!

1-0 out of 5 stars NO TALKING CALLERID
I purchased this phone for the sole purpose of the "Talking" Caller ID that Amazon advertises in the description. After receiving the phone, I see NOTHING on the box or in the book that says ANYTHING about having "Talking" caller ID. I contacted the seller, and he too said he saw nothing about it. I contacted Amazon...but they don't seem to get it....that they are advertising something thats not there.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great!
This phone if GrEaT!!! it comes with plenty of features such as transfering the call to another handset. However, you can hear some staticky noise in the background while your on the phone with someone else. The range isn't that great either. If i go in my backyard, the tone starts to skip. Overall, this phone is full of features that are very useful. ... Read more

7. AT&T 1465 2.4 GHz Analog Cordless Phone with Answering System (Black/Silver)
by AT&T
list price: $49.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0001W9HM4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: AT&T
Sales Rank: 601
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

This sleek-looking AT&T 2.4GHz cordless phone with answering system is a stylish and full-function phone that is call waiting and caller ID compatible. Features: analog clock in base; integrated digital answering machine; 50 name/number directory; one-touch dialing; page/handset locator; 99 name/number caller ID log; display dial; English, French and Spanish display prompts; and a 12 minute digital record time. ... Read more


  • Caller ID/call waiting, 90-call history
  • 50-number phone directory, 9 speed-dial locations
  • Headset compatibility; illuminated keypad
  • 2.4 GHz analog signal; analog clock display
  • Integrated answering machine, 15 minutes of record time

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Surprised!
I was looking for a phone that would give me an answering machine, caller id, phone book and cordless. I received all of that. The only thing I am missing is the speakerphone. It does not have one. When I was searching, I forgot about that small detail. I can hear the messages very clear. The instructions were very clear on how to hook up the phone. This was the only phone that I found that would give me what I need. Thank you AT&T. ... Read more

8. AT&T E5865 5.8 GHz DSS Expandable Cordless Phone with Answering System and Dual Keypads
by AT&T
list price: $159.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B00023CJKE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: AT&T
Sales Rank: 3244
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

5.8 GHz digital spread spectrum operation * multi-handset operation (add up to 7 optional cordless handsets for a total of 8) * digital answering machine with 25 minutes of recording time * 2-way intercom and paging * large lighted graphic display with graphics and icon-driven menu * ... Read more


  • Expandable to 8 handsets, 1 included
  • All-digital answering machine, 25 minutes of recording time
  • Caller ID/call waiting, 50-call history
  • 50-number phone directory; handset and base speakerphones
  • 5.8 GHz digital frequency-hopping spread spectrum signal

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great phone
I have had this phone now about 3 months and I am VERY HAPPY with it. IT has all the things and want and many more, The hand sets are very clear and I love the fact I can check voice mail on any hand set that goes with it I do not have to run to the main answering machine to check the voice mail. The range of the hand sets is great had no problem at all with this.So far I love everything with this phone, It is much better than either of the last two phone I have had.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good phone, with some funky features...
I bought this phone (plus an additional handset) to replace my old Sony 2.4GHz phone. The old phone interfered with my home WiFi network. This new phone, although it is a dual-mode phone, claims not to interfere and so far that has been the case for me.

There are a number of nice features on this phone. Both the handsets and the base station have built-in speaker phones. The answering machine is easy to program. The handsets are easy to set up with the base station (a near impossibility with my old Sonys). The phones are reasonably stylish in a utilitarian sort of way and have enough heft that you won't mind using them.

The phones and base station have LCD displays for programming. The phone has a color display and you can choose "wallpaper" for it (right...). The spare handset I bought was only black and white (I could have chosen another color handset). By default it shows a smiley face. The ringers are a bit cloying (you can set them to play music or choose from several obnoxious ring styles). Here's the digital revolution turning something simple into a needlessly complex toy.

If you ignore all the stupid bells and whistles, though, the phone does everything I ask of it. It was very easy to setup and it works well. Other brands aren't that much better in terms of "silly quotient" and don't offer the range of useful features. I would give this phone 3 1/2 stars if I could, but it's pretty good.

1-0 out of 5 stars Beware... it's another dual-band device
This one looked so good, so I went to Circuit City yesterday to take a look.Right on the box, it brags about using 5.8 GHz AND 2.4 GHz to provide the best performance.Seems that all the so-called 5.8 GHz devices built by V-tech, including those V-tech builds for other companies like AT&T, are dual band.Beware, if you are worried about interference to your computer wireless network. ... Read more

9. Panasonic KX-TG2322B 2.4 GHz DSS Cordless Phone (Black)
by Panasonic
list price: $49.95
our price: $47.45
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Asin: B0001P547I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Sales Rank: 1756
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

2.4 GHz operation * illuminated keypad with extra-large keys *built-in digital answering machine with up to 15 minutes total record time * Voice Enhancer Technology (adds lost frequencies back to voices) ... Read more


  • Visual Ringer
  • Lighted Keypad
  • 2.4GHz FHSS Cordless Phone
  • Digital Answering System
  • Headset Speaker Phone

Reviews (2)

I've only had this phone a few days, but I'm very happpy
with it! My main concern was the speakerphone. I'm happy
to say it works perfectly. It's very loud, and very clear!
The extra large buttons are a plus for me, because my fingers
are very weak. The only feature this phone doesn't have is,
caller I.D., I don't use this feature anyway, so no big deal.
If you're looking for a great speakerphone, with a great
answering machine, for under $50.00, you'll love this phone!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good phone for a good price
Since I knew Panasonic was known for their phones, I purchased this answering machine/phone for a good price here at Amazon.

What I like about this phone.
- It has an All-Digital Answering System. A microship records your greeting message. But what if you don't want to record a mesage? Well, it comes with a pre-recorded message from the factory. So you don't need to record a greeting message if you think you don't have a good voice or something like that. This answering machine lets you record 15 minutes of messages. It may not be enough for some people, but it's enough for me.
- When you play the messages, the phone tells you the day and the time each of the messages was recorded.
- You can listen to your messages from another phone. For example, if you're on vacation, you can call your house from the hotel and listen to your messages and delete them if you want.
- It has Voice Enhacer Technology. It helps clarify and improve sound reception.
- It has 7 selectable ringtones. For people who don't want just a plain ring.
- Handset Speakerphone. This feature is important when you're calling a company and you have to go through their menu. With other cordless phones you have to listen to the menu, take the phone away from your ear, look down at the keypad, and dial. With this phone you don't have to do that. Just press the Hands-Free button and you can listen to the menu without having the phone close to your ear. You can adjut the volume if you want.
- It comes with a Shoulder Rest Attachment and a Belt Clip.
- It's wall mountable.
- If you don't have it on the wall, you can have it on your desk or table. It has a special back so that it doesn't sit flat on the surface.
- You can place the phone on the base in two ways. The picture shows one way to place it (showing the keypad). You can also place so that it shows the back instead.
- Lighted Keypad.
- Big Buttons.

What I don't like about this phone:
- I haven't found anyhing wrong with this phone yet. It's only a month old, though. If I find something, I'll let you know. ... Read more

10. Panasonic KX-TM150B Digital Answering System with Caller ID
by Panasonic
list price: $59.99
our price: $34.99
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Asin: B00000K1RF
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Sales Rank: 1357
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Panasonic Digital Answering System KXTM150B ... Read more


  • All-digital tapeless answering and message system
  • Caller ID compatible
  • 50-station caller memory and callback
  • 2-way conversation recording
  • Voice menu prompts and voice date/time stamp

Reviews (13)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great quality, please disregard incorrect information...
For the reviewer who commented that the display was soft plastic and scratched easily, it should have been completely obvious that this was only a tear-off protective covering for the real hard plastic display.The display is excellent, very sturdy, and I have yet to scratch it.

My only criticism is that all of the digital machines these days have poor high frequency response (due to low bit-rate recording and poor antialiasing) which makes softer voices or those who mumble a little bit hard to understand.This machine is no different, I also own a GE digital and find some people are completely unintelligible.

However this machine offers FAR superior features to any other digital machine I've used, is more intuitive (like a cassette machine), and does sound quite good for most voices.I actually find it's sound to be better than my GE even though I've read otherwise by some people.I think some people think louder is better (which can be I suppose), but I prefer intelligibility.Actually I like both, but that is hard to find with digital machines under $100.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not up to usual Panasonic quality
I've had a couple of Panasonic answering machines over the last 25 years, and they all seemed to be built of high-quality materials.But as soon as I unpacked this one I saw what appeared to be a big scratch mark across the LCD display panel cover.When I rubbed it with a soft cloth to see if it might be a grease mark instead, it only caused another mark along side it.

My previous two Panasonic answering machines had a hard plastic cover over their displays - I don't know why they changed to soft plastic on this one.

So I returned it for a refund.

4-0 out of 5 stars It does the job
This machine was fairly easy to set up.I like it when the instructions are clear, and these are.When I read the other reviews, I noticed that some people pointed out that it's necessary to not speak too close to the microphone when recording the greeting -- I heeded that warning, and everything has worked just fine.I really like the feature of the machine holding the last 50phone numbers of callers -- my old answering machine only held one.My only quibble is that the LED display is just a bit small, and I have to hold it just so in order to read it.That problem may be solved by getting a new pair of glasses. :)

4-0 out of 5 stars Not Bad for $ 35.00 USD
Hey, I did order this one and it was the last one left on Amazon for $34.99 with free shipping TO BOOT. It got here in less than 48 Hrs. As for the sound quality, not much different from the Panasonic "tape" machine that crapped out on me after 14 years. While recording your greeting, don't get too close to the mic, which is hidden under where it says mic on the bottom of this unit, over-modulation ( distortion ) generally, a bad sounding greeting will be the result. It works fine and the poor sound others have mentioned is false. Works just fine, if you need a$1000.00 machine, go buy one !!!! GREAT DEAL FOR THE MONEY SPENT !! Voice prompts built into this device are an easy setup and playback from remote calls. The only drawback is Only 15 Min. of rec. time. Thats good for me, maybe not you. On the road the "voice prompts" prompt you for anything you want to do from listening to messages, to totally wiping them all out. No real need to carry a remote command card in your wallet/purse, it asks you what you want to do.You can skip old calls and get to "only" the new ones as well. BEST BUY FOR THE BUCKS !! VERY EASY TO USE !!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Satisfied. But there is room for improvement...
I had this machine for about a month now.
Just two things that I don't like:

The sound could be improved. I can certanly understand the messages but my former 10 year old tape based answering machine sounded better.

It would be nice if they added a built in light in the Caller ID screen (like in cell phones)

Other than that not bad for what it costs. ... Read more

11. Plantronics HL10 Automatic Handset Lifter
by Plantronics
list price: $99.95
our price: $50.29
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Asin: B00006B7TL
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Plantronics
Sales Rank: 1269
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Product Description

The HL10 handset lifter fits on your telephone, letting you answer calls with the touch of a button by automatically taking your handset off hook. ... Read more


  • Easy to install, simple to use
  • Designed for Plantronics S20, A20, CS10 and CA10 telephone headsets
  • Compatible with most standard desktop phones
  • Zero desktop footprint
  • Answer calls at the touch of a button

12. Panasonic GigaRange KX-TG2431W 2.4 GHz DSS Cordless Phone with Caller ID and Answering System (White)
by Panasonic
list price: $49.95
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Asin: B0007Q3QNK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Sales Rank: 9537
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Product Description

2.4 GHz digital spread spectrum operation * built-in digital answering machine with up to 15 minutes total record time * 3-line backlit LCD display on handset * 50 Caller ID memory * wall-mountable * ... Read more


  • Last 5 number redial; Voice Enhancer technology
  • Illuminated ringer and keypad; 1-year warranty
  • 2.4 GHz frequency-hopping spread spectrum signal
  • Caller ID/call waiting, 50-station memory
  • 50-station speed dial phonebook; digital answering system

13. Uniden CXAI5198 5.8 GHz Analog Cordless Phone with Corded Base and Answering System (Silver and Black)
by Uniden
list price: $119.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B00067OEVS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Uniden
Sales Rank: 4103
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Save space with this wall-mountable corded/cordless digital phone, which also has a built-in answering machine. The dual combo alleviates the concern if, say, a power outage occurs--simply use the corded phone to make and receive calls! Don't be afraid to walk far from the base--you can tend the garden while chatting with the 5.8GHz extended range. Access messages from a remote location. One-year warranty. Model CXAI 5198. ... Read more


  • Digital answering system with 13-minute recording time
  • Speakerphone on base, intercom, 3-way conferencing
  • Headset compatible, belt clip; 1-year warranty
  • 5.8 GHz analog signal, extended range technology
  • Corded base unit plus 1 cordless handset and remote charger stand

Reviews (1)

2-0 out of 5 stars Bad cordless phone
We bought this phone with the hopes of having one corded phone (in case of power outages) and one cordless phone.The cordless phone works intermittently.It does not matter how close or far you are from the base, sometimes the volume just cuts out.It does not hang up on the person you are talking to, just the volume acts as if it drops down to "1" and you can't hear what they are saying.We now can only use the corded phone.

In the past I have been very happy with Uniden, I will be returningthis phone perhaps for a Motorolla. ... Read more

14. Panasonic KX-TG2344B 2.4 GHz DSS Cordless Phone with Dual Handsets and Answering System
by Panasonic
list price: $79.99
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Asin: B0001W9HOM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Sales Rank: 11200
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Ever feel like you need a second phone? The KX-TG2344B from Panasonic may be the solution, since it's packaged with a second handset and charging cradle. It also comes with a built-in answering system, helping you to consolidate all your communications needs in one easy-to-use machine.

The all-digital answering machine has a 15-minute maximum recording time and can be operated remotely, allowing you to stay on top of your incoming messages even while you are away from home. You can set the outgoing message length to one, two, or three minutes, while voice prompts guide you through operation of the answering system. An LCD call counter lets you know how many messages you have waiting, and a time/date stamp lets you know when each message was received. Additionally, all messages are stored in Flash memory, so if you ever experience a power outage, your messages will be there when you get back up and running.

Caller ID and call waiting compatible, the KX-TG2344B stores up to 30 incoming names and numbers. The log is easily accessible via the handset LCD, while a 32-number phone directory helps you to keep track of all your most frequently used phone numbers. A new message indicator lets you know when you have messages waiting, while a low-battery indicator lets you know when to return the phone to its cradle for recharging.

If you are running short on countertop space, fret not, the KX-TG2344B is wall-mountable. Handset and ringer controls allow you to adjust volume levels to your liking, while an illuminated keypad makes dialing a snap, even in the dark. Headset compatible for hands-free communication, this phone also comes with a belt clip. A page/handset locator lets you easily find a lost handset, and voice paging from the base allows you to communicate with both handsets at the same time. An intercom function lets you talk between handsets or between a handset and the base, while three-way conferencing allows you to communicate with multiple parties at once.

By transmitting on the 2.4 GHz band and utilizing a digital spread spectrum signal and Panasonic's voice enhancer technology, this phone is able to offer clearer reception and greater range than many older cordless phones. Easy-to-use and packed with useful features, the KX-TG2344B also comes backed with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Base, two handsets, two AC adapters/chargers, two rechargeable battery packs, two belt clips, two handset battery covers, one telephone line cord, instructions ... Read more


  • 30-number phone directory; wall-mountable
  • 2.4 GHz frequency hopping digital spread spectrum signal
  • Extra handset and remote charger
  • Answering system with 15 minutes of recording time
  • Caller ID with call waiting, 30-name-and-number log

Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars Good quality/reasonable price
We bought this phone about 6 months ago and it's met all my expectations since then.Sound come through clearly and I enjoy the features it has - answering machine, caller ID, speakerphone, dual handsets.It was easy to set up and it's easy to program.From what we found, it was very reasonably priced considering all the features, and dual handsets makes it like 2 phones for the price of one!I'm very happy with my purchase.

1-0 out of 5 stars Dead after 3 months
I was actually quite happy with the phone regarding features and reception, until this week! Realizing that I have not heard the phone ring for a couple(?) of days, I glanced at the base unit to see if everything was alright. There I spied no lights at all glowing. I checked the outlet for power, and then the power transformer from the phone- both were working fine. Re-read the instruction manual for any reset tips, but the base unit was dead. I have 3 other Panasonic phones in the house, but this model is the first dud I have ever had from this company.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great deal on great phone.
We've had this set for a few months now, and it works great. Always clear, never drops, works all around the house and out to the street. Handset-to-handset conference function is definitely a plus. I'd recommend to anyone!

5-0 out of 5 stars So Far I Love It
This phone is everything my Uniden wasn't. Easy to set up, easy to use, good sound on the handset speakerphone. I can use it out in the yard. Plus it's a little longer, so that when I hold it to my ear, the mouthpiece is near my mouth, instead of the middle of my cheek. What a concept! Also, coolness: there is a red ring-shaped LED on the top of the antenna, which lights up when you have a message on the answering machine (or when you push the "find handset" button on the base unit.) Anyway, I think it's a very good unit, I hope it lasts. My old, tank-tough Uniden lasted many years, the new Uniden replacement only lasted a few months, died twice, and the second time, Uniden wanted 48 bucks to fix it, even though it was still under warranty. To heck with that.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible reception
We bought this phone system knowing that Panasonic is a decent brand, but were completely disappointed. The phones have a terrible static noise and calls fade in/out. I looked in the manual for troubleshooting tips and it suggested moving the phones away from other electric devices, which I did, but it didn't help at all.

What good are all the other great features if the basic reception is not there?
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15. AT&T 2462 2.4 GHz DSS 2-Line Cordless Phone with Answering System, Speakerphone, and Corded Base (Metallic Black)
by AT&T
list price: $189.99
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Asin: B000069K25
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: AT&T
Sales Rank: 3522
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Note: The AT&T 2462 is no longer being manufactured. You may want to consider purchasing the newer AT&T E2562 instead.

The two-line AT&T 2462 gives you enhanced 2.4 GHz digital spread spectrumtechnology in a cordless/corded combination pack, including a digital answering system and a full duplex speakerphone handset as well as base-unit speakerphone. The answering machine offers two individual mailboxes and 25 minutes of digital recording time. Headset compatibility frees your hands during conversations.

The LCDs on the base station and the handset provide caller ID with call waiting information (provided you have a subscription to caller ID services through your local phone company). The handset and base each store 50 names and numbers, and you can expand the system to include as many as eight handsets (AT&T model 2402).

Other features include a visual message-waiting indicator, an intercom, call transfer, and four-party call conferencing. The package contains the base unit, mounting adapter, corded handset, cordless handset, charging cradle, handset cord, two telephone line cords, AC adapter, and user's manuals. ... Read more


  • Caller ID/call waiting capability
  • 2.4 GHz digital spread spectrum; expandable to 8 handsets
  • Speakerphone in base unit; supports 2 lines
  • Digital answering system with 2 mailboxes, 25 minutes of storage
  • Dual keypads and LCD screens

Reviews (23)

5-0 out of 5 stars Does everything its supposed to
I bought this as a reconditioned phone via an amazon re-seller.

If you have two lines at home, this is the phone for you. (Assuming you can find one).

It's sound quality is fine and given its relative complexity, it is easy to use.If it has the features you are looking for, go for it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Avoid this phone
This phone will cut off your callers when they are leaving a voice-mail (see other reviews to see that this is common).It appears that it is dectecting tones in the callers voice which triggers the phone to think you are trying to access your voice mail.

Avoid this phone.

1-0 out of 5 stars Bad phone, poor customer service
The answering machine cuts off messages.After three months use static came on the line with each use.House telephone lines checked out; we were told phone was defective.Customer service of no use.Avoid this phone and avoid AT&T "service".

5-0 out of 5 stars AT&T 2462 Saves drowning poodle!!
Actually - No.But this phone system has been with us for over a year now, and the quality and features still impress us.Many of our clients don't recognize when they are speakerphone, and the feature-set - for a two-line phone - is impressive.The menu system for speed-dial can be a bit bothersome - but works fine, once you are used to it.One feature we would have liked to see, is a way to add 'hold music'...but this is a minor peeve.

2-0 out of 5 stars AT & T Model 2462
The voice quality is GREAT.The answering system, cuts off messages.AT&T support is terrible.Sent failed also...sent upgrade model E2562,(with wrong remote units - which had be returned for the correct ones) line one is disconnected when put on hold to answer line two.It has been 10 months of dealing with a very poorly run customer service department. ... Read more

16. Panasonic KX-TG2356S 2.4 GHz Cordless Phone with Answering Device and Talking Caller ID (Silver)
by Panasonic
list price: $99.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0001W9HOW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Sales Rank: 7841
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

You won't miss important business and personal calls with this 2.4GHz Panasonic cordless phone. With a speakerphone built into the handset and a talking caller ID*, you can hear the name of the caller in between rings. The handset's 3-line LCD lights up to show the name and number of the caller for call-waiting caller ID* (as well as for caller ID*), and stores up to 30 incoming calls. It features an all-digital answering system that stores 15 minutes of messages, making call retrieval easy, tape free and virtually silent. Enhanced digital speakerphones in the base and handset offer hands-free, echo-free conversation. Voice enhancer technology transmits the whole spectrum of the human voice to make the sounds more defined and easy to hear. The handset's antenna tip flashes during an incoming call and flashes slowly when you have a message waiting. Big function buttons make it easy to scroll the 30-number directory memory or recent incoming calls and quickly dial. Caller ID compatible*. Features lighted handset keypad, headset jack and belt clip, and a wall mounting kit. Silver. *Requires phone company service. ... Read more


  • All Digital Answering System
  • Light Up Antenna w/ Message Alert
  • 2.4 GHz FHSS Technology
  • Talking Caller ID
  • Voice Enhancer Technology

Reviews (11)

1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible Phone
I have this phone and all of it's features are good, but the phone itself is TERRIBLE!There is so much static on the line I find myself walking upstairs to switch phones in the middle of a conversation.The instructions suggest you change channels if you incur static - have yet to find a channel that does not have static!

3-0 out of 5 stars Works great except poor display
For me this phone performs flawlessly as advertised. My problem is the displays on the handsets are tiny and poorly designed and difficult to read. The actual text display is buried so far behind the plastic lens that the lighting has to be just so to read it without glare.Theere is a helpful backlight on these displays but the light goes off after a few seconds. My vision is not what it was and I cannot use this phone without eye glasses. By the time I focus on the display the light goes off and I'm dancing around the room looking for a lamp. I know it's impossible to please everyone with these gizmos but if I was shopping for another phone I'd buy the one with the biggest display. If you can easily read newsprint in a dark room you're going to love this phone.

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice features, Poor sound quality
I'm on a quest to find a cordless phone with decent features and excellent sound quality.I was hoping my search would end with the Panasonic KX-TG2356S, but unfortunately I'll have to keep looking. The phone is attractive and has a lot of nice features, but I'll be returning it due to the following shortcomings:
1) I hear my voice echoing when I speak.
2) The handset volume is too low. Even on the loudest setting, it is difficult to hear the other person.
3) Low level of static at all times.I run a test where I get a dial tone, then press the 1 key and listen for static.
4) All audio from the phone has a very high pitched, trebly, shrill sound quality.This includes the answering machine, dial tone, and the voice of people you speak to.

There are a few other things I don't like about the phone. There are pretty minor, but worth mentioning:
5) Handset doesn't always recognize it has been placed on the base.Sometimes have to jiggle the handset to get it to charge.
6) The answering machine doesn't light up the # of messages it has, which makes it difficult to read. The number is usually a red LED on other answering machines. (If there are new messages, the Play button flashes, which is nice).
7) Handset is not very comfortable after holding it against your ear for 15 or so minutes.This is noticeable because you have to push it so tight against your ear to hear anything since the volume is so low.

I can forgive most shortcomings of the phone, but not poor sound quality. The phone is pretty expensive; I expected more.

1-0 out of 5 stars Awful battery - Handset dies within 10 minutes
I am a great fan of Panasonic phones but this is a very bad buy. Battery dies within 10 minutes you initiate the conversation.

1-0 out of 5 stars NOT A QUALITY PHONE
I purchased this phone last year and so did an aunt of mine.I really like the fact that the phone announces the caller, and that is the ONLY reason I have not tossed the phone.People complain they can't always hear me...even worse when i use voice enhance button...I have a very old sony that has 10 times the clarity of this phone and I use that as my main phone. Forget talking if the microwave is on! I also have trouble with clarity if I use it near the computer. My aunt has all the same gripes about her phone and when we call each other the quality is super bad...I didn't even know she had the same phone until some time later! I'll let you know the next phone I get, probably a sony...p.s. I paid 128.00 at Costco. ... Read more

17. AT&T 1719 Digital Answering Machine with Audible Caller ID
by AT&T
list price: $44.95
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Asin: B0000AHO9M
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: AT&T
Sales Rank: 3553
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Advanced American Telephones designs and produces the AT&T telephone products - the products that millions of people enjoy every day. The voice quality, product selection, and reliability make AT&T telephone products your best choice.AT&T telephone products reflect a long and distinguished history of product excellence dating back over 100 years. Today, this product line is one of the most extensive in the industry, including corded and cordless phones, answering systems, and phone-related accessories.PRODUCT FEATURES:19 Minutes Digital Record Time;Call Screening/Intercept;Memo;Message Guard Memory;Remote Access;Stand-Alone answering system;Voice Prompts. ... Read more


  • Multi-speed playback, including 0.5x, 1x, and 2x speeds
  • Number announce, message alerts, call screening, non-volatile memory
  • Stand-alone digital answering machine with 19-minute storage time
  • Records up to 100 messages
  • Offers full remote access, including 2 toll-saver dialing options

Reviews (17)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good machine for its cheap price, could be better
Not a sexy machine but it does the job nicely.

I don't need anything fancy schmancy. After trying out a panasonic combo cordless phone and answering machine, which I found out has a critical design flaw, I decided to keep my old telephone and just get an answering machine.

This answering machine was easy to set up. The messages are retained if the power goes out, but the greeting and time are erased. Not a big deal and I have it in my UPS anyway so that won't matter. The blinking message indicator is obvious from far away. That's good when you get home and glance over; you don't have to work to know if someone's called you.

One annoyance is the date & time storage. The machine stores the day, time and year. NOT the month. The date saved will be something like "Saturday 5:32 PM, 2005". (me scratching head...uh duh did I set that up right?)

Why would I care to know the year BEFORE the month? Obviously the order of precedence should be time, day, month, year. They should have just left out the year.

Anyway, that's not a big deal. Just strange.

My only complaint is that the remote access code is only 3 digits, which is barely enough to guard against someone trying to steal your messages. However, some units have a pathetic 2 digit access code (like the panasonic cordless combo unit), so this is 5X better than them (they disallow a range of codes). Remote access codes should be at LEAST 4 digits long to prevent abuse. 3 is cutting it too close. It's barely adequate.

5-0 out of 5 stars Works very well
I have had this machine for well over a year now.It works great.I have bought two more for other members of my family.Can't beat the price either.

1-0 out of 5 stars Total Junk
Can not even understand my own outgoing message - sounds like talking through a blanket.Tried rerecording 25 times to no avail.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Phone,Voice Somewhat Hard To Understand-1830-1980's
I am reviewing a 1980's At&t 1830 Answering Machine/1-Line Telephone.
The Machine is excellent.
The reason for no Five Stars?
The English Man's Voice is a little bit hard to understand.
For example, when he says "Five" it sounds like he's saying "Fa".
The Ringers *could* be inproved a little bit, but it's O.K.
At&t should have NOT discontinued the 1830!

1-0 out of 5 stars It's Awful doesn't have a battery backup
Second, if you pick up while it's answering, it doesn't disconnect and you can't turn it off until the greeting is complete. That's enough for me. It's 3 weeks old and headed for the trash after I get a new one. ... Read more

18. AT&T 5840 5.8 GHz DSS Expandable Cordless Speakerphone with Digital Answering System
by AT&T
list price: $179.99
our price: $87.04
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Asin: B00006LLHW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: AT&T
Sales Rank: 7465
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

5.8 GHz Digital Cordless Answering System with Caller ID/Call Waiting

Feature List:

  • 15 minute Digital Record Time
  • 3 Voice Mailboxes
  • Call Screening/Intercept
  • Remote Access
  • 50 Name/Number Directory
  • Caller ID / call waiting capability
  • Compatible with the 5840
  • 5.8 GHz
  • Digital Spread Spectrum Technology
  • Analog and Digital Clock Displays
  • Any Key Answer
  • Backlit Keypad
  • Call Screening / Intercept
  • Call Transfer
  • Call Waiting
  • Conferencing
  • Last 10 Number Redial
  • Lighted Caller ID Displays in Handset and Base
  • Lighted Keypad
  • Line In Use Indication
  • Mute
  • Power Failure Operation (with spare battery installed)
  • Remote Access
  • Sound Select
  • Spare Battery Charger
  • Speakerphone with Hold/Mute
  • Any Key Answer
  • Call transfer
  • Handset speakerphone
  • Handset Vibrating Ringer
  • Handset volume control
  • Headset compatible
  • Lighted display - 3 lines
  • Programmable ringer - 4 melodies
  • Remote Access
  • Expandable System-add up to 5 additional handsets, for a total of 6
  • Speakerphone in Handset and Base
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  • Caller ID/call waiting; Sound Select for customized audio
  • 5.8 GHz digital spread spectrum frequency-hopping technology
  • Expandable to 6 handsets
  • Digital answering system with 3 mailboxes
  • Speakerphones in both handset and base

Reviews (53)

1-0 out of 5 stars False advertising
I've used this phone for about a week before returning it. It is the worst phone I've ever bought...

This phone is advertised as a 5.8GHz phone. The only reason to operate a phone at 5.8GHz is to avoid interference from microwaves and 802.11b/g. This phone operates at both 2.4GHz AND 5.8GHz, allowing you to transmit and receive interference on two bands instead of the usual one. The phone boasts 5.8GHz operation but indicates 2.4GHz in the fine print, despite the superior range of 2.4GHz.

Buttons are terrible: Seperate buttons for On and Off, and you must press two buttons to access CID. These buttons are tiny and have a fair amount of play. Answering machine "joystick" pad feels cheap and is hard to control.

Other features:CID lacks name support (you gotta memorize everyone's phone numbers). Insufficient voice feedback; (makes phone seem dead, and makes you talk too loud... maybe that's on purpose, because callers complain they can't hear me anyway due to noisy connection). Handset is uncomfortabely narrow. Uses proprietery, low-capacity (600mAh) dual-AA battery pack (quality phones let you pop in three standard 2500mAh NiMH AAs). Overpriced.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed in this phone
I bought this phone after quite a bit of research. I was very dissatisfied with both the audio quality of the phone itself and the performance of the answering machine. The phone had lots of background noise ( no matter where the base was located) and was much worse than my 5 year old Panasonic. The answering machine wouldn't disconnect if the caller hung up during the message playback, and would then record the 'off hook' message. Ridiculous design flaw, and no help from ATT's online customer service either. Shopping for another brand!

5-0 out of 5 stars One year review
I love this phone. I originally thought it was too expensive, but now see it is worth it. The 3 additional handsets we purchased are very durable. They have been flushed in the toilet (2 year old son), left outside in the garden (me) and "dropped" on the floor of the garage (husband), and we have not one single complaint. I love that you can buy additional handsets for various locations, my son thinks it's a fun game to hide the phone from mommy.
the battery life is excellent, better than previous panasonic, seimens, and uniden phones. we leave handsets off the hook for up to days at a time, and they will still have a charge.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great performer with one minor quirk!
I got a great deal on this phone and two extra handsets and have been enormously pleased with with its performance and versatility. I don't believe there is a more rounded phone package available at a better price, and believe me, I've looked.

Since it's a 5.8GHz DSS system, I have had absolutely no interference with anything else in my home. And because each handset can be programmed independently of the others, my entire call list is installed on my handset, while my kids have their friends programmed into each of their phones. None of us has to look through long lists of people we don't know to find the people we want to call. When looking for a new phone system, I wanted to get one that had both a built-in speaker phone and an answering machine with separate mail boxes. This not only delivered, but I got a very useful bonus as well: each handset can be used as a speaker phone. Now I'm not tied to the base unit when I need to use the speaker phone.

The only gripe I have is with the answering machine. It works fine and has three mailboxes, which I wanted. However, it records a "message" every time it answers, even on hang-ups or when the caller does not actually leave a message. It's a pain to have to wade through six or seven blank messages on mail box 1 just to hear the two or three real ones. That's the reason I am giving this four stars instead of five. Other than that one quirk, it is a great phone system, and I highly recommend it for its versatility and performance.

2-0 out of 5 stars Do not like this system after one year.
Well, we've had this phone - plus 3 additional add on phones - for about one year now. Unfortunately, we're in need ofa new cordless phone set since the last AT&T phone has finally given out. BIG PROBLEM ** that is not mentioned anywhere ** is that the cap at the top of the antenna frequently pops out. We've re-glued the caps back in several times. We have small children and this is a choking hazard that we reported to AT&T.The design hasn't changed since our purchase.

These phones run out of power quickly - don't leave your phone off the charger overnight, or you'll have to wait for it to re-charge again.

Our first phones gave out after being dropped a few times - not hard or anything, just onto the floor.The design of this model is difficult to hold with your shoulder against your ear - you must use your hand -- so forget holding the baby while you're talking!After a few slips, the phones stopped working.

We killed the final extension tonight after it fell in the dish water.We actually didn't care since we hated the phone so much.

The answering machine system works, but we think the set up is complicated.Recording the outgoing message is easy enough - but there are just too many buttons for us.Also we wished there was a key pad on the base set.

We used to like AT&T products a great deal.Now, we don'tthink we got our money's worth from this system.

We would add, however, that AT&T customer service is very good and they replaced 2 phones early on due to the popping antenna caps.That service didn't really matter, since the caps popped off the new phones as well.Anyway, we give 2 stars for the good service and nothing for the lousy phones.

Good luck -- and try Panasonic! ... Read more

19. Panasonic KXTM100B 15 Minute All Digital Answering Machine
by Moore Company

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Asin: B00000J53X
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Moore Company
Sales Rank: 7187
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Kiss the poor recording quality and constant forwarding and rewinding of tape-based answering machines goodbye. The Panasonic KX-TM100B digital answering system records all messages digitally and provides quiet, effortless operation. LCD readout shows the number of messages received and each gets labeled with a time/day stamp. Tone remote control lets you change your greeting from another phone. And with the toll saver feature, it picks up on the first ring only if there are new messages waiting for you. ... Read more


  • LCD readout shows the number of messages received
  • All-digital-recording answering machine with 15 minutes of recording time
  • Time/day stamp
  • Remote access lets you check messages while away from home
  • Skip and repeat functions

Reviews (6)

4-0 out of 5 stars Solid, reliable, easy to use
We have owned this machine for a couple of years now.It has proven to be superior to every answering machine we have previously owned in a very important respect: it still works as well as it did when we first installed it.It is adequate in every respect but one, which is only of interest to rural users: it does not have a battery backup for the time and date settings.

We live in rural Virginia, and the power fails fairly frequently at some times of the year due to ice storms, wind-blown tree limbs, etc.When this happens, the KXTM100B preserves our greeting and our messages, but we have to reset the time and day of the week.Until we do that (it is very easy to do), the unit does not record these with new incoming messages.

That said, the unit is, in every other respect, at the very least adequate, and in most ways excellent and easy to use.We have not had any of the negative experiences reported by others here.

Bottom line: knowing what we know, we'd buy it again.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Machine
I recently recieved and installed this answering machine for home business use.The sound quality appears quite good, but not perfect.My outgoing message is very clear, but has a bit of the "digital" feel to it.Incoming messages are as good as the incoming call.Calls from a cell phone with a poor connection, obviously, are not very good.

The connection and use of the machine is intuitive, and I am confused by earlier reviewers who complained of small buttons.I find them well labeled and easy to use.As you can see in the picture, the "New Message" button, used to play new messages, is in fact the largest button on the unit.Even the small buttons are well separated to make them easily accessed.

Hmmm..All I can say is that I am quite pleased with the unit.

2-0 out of 5 stars Poor sound quality
I bought this machine to replace a broken AT&T product. I have found the reliability of GE and AT&T answering machines low (none has lasted more than 2 years), and I chose the Panasonic based on Amazon recommendations and the brand name.

It has been a disappointment. The most serious problem is tge poor sound quality: much worse that the one it replaced, so much that I cannot decipher several messages.

The ergonomics are also inferior to my previous answering machines. The most common functions ("play new messages", "erase", etc) use small buttons, lined among other functions; the LED display is very dark; etc.

This product is not worth the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product
I bought this machine over two years ago and have had no problems with it.It was definately worth the money!

1-0 out of 5 stars Junk Machine!
This answering machine is junk. The sound quality is so poor I am embarrassed to use this machine. When an incoming call is received, my recorded greeting will not activate-the phone will ring several times but the greeting will not answer the call. Yes, I have checked the settings or functions on the machine.Moreover, I bought this machine on the Panasonic name alone. It was a mistake. Look elsewhere for an answering machine, my fellow buyers. ... Read more

20. Panasonic KX-FPG376 Fax Machine
by Panasonic
list price: $149.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0000AWJX7
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Sales Rank: 16708
Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Panasonic (KXFPG376) KX-FPG376 GigaFaxPlain Paper Fax/Copier/Cordless Telephone/Answering System ... Read more


  • 10-page automatic document feeder
  • Out-of-paper reception up to 28 pages (350 KB)
  • Fax/voice pager call with caller ID
  • 2.4 GHz cordless telephone
  • Integrated digital answering machine

Reviews (4)

2-0 out of 5 stars Don't judge a book by it's cover - looks nice, poor function
Don't even waste your money on this machine.I bought this machine about a year ago and it's ready for the garbage.When callers call, we can hear them and they can't hear us.As for the faxing/copying function, it now just prints out blank pages, even though the ink film is fairly new.When trying to fax, it always jammed if there was more than one page needing to be transmitted.Also, the ink film doesn't last very long.The only nice thing about this fax machine is the look and the cordless phone w/ caller id.I contacted Panasonic by phone and the recordings kept giving me different phone numbers to call.I emailed them my problem, haven't heard from them.I'm definitely not purchasing Panasonic again.

2-0 out of 5 stars Only good for ultra-light duty
Form factor is very attractive and the phone and answering machine work well, but the fax machine is not good at all.Copies are quite weak, and faxing more than one page guarantees a misfeed.You really have to feed one page at a time to successfully send a multi-page fax.

If you only fax once in a blue moon but want a home fax, consider this system.If your usage pattern is heavier, keep looking.

1-0 out of 5 stars Expensive ink
This machine takes very expensive ink to make it work.It works out to about $0.20 per page.Also, the machine is not that good anyways.

1-0 out of 5 stars picture is not the offered item
the picture shown has no relevance to the item offered and I can find no data on how long on average the film will last before it has to be replaced.Inexpensive machine, expensive ink required to make it work ... Read more

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