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  1. #1

    Cordless telephones

    I have an elderly mother who is beside herself with the poor quality of her 3yr. old Panasonic Cordless telephone.

    (Note: She is 89yrs old, drops everything and races for the phone if it rings, because in the old days that's what you did. If it's a friend or family member her calls often last 90minutes to two hours. I imagine stressing the tiny AAA recharable batts, which can't be more than 850mahr.)

    About every 3-5 years the quality of voice and amount of static increase till the phone become unusable. If it appears to be a battery issue I replace with the Panasonic Ni-hydride batteries with "expensive" Panasonic brand ($20 for two AAA) and that seems to work for a year or two. (Eneloops brand batts not recognized by the phone)

    Last time this issue came up I ended up ditching everything and buying a new cordless phone (Panasonic) because a set of six replacement batteries (3 handsets, 2 per handset) cost almost as much as a whole new system.

    I'm getting annoyed with this.

    Do you have personal experience with a cordless phone, plugged into a land line?

    What brands seem to be good, which suck?
    I'm off to the coast..

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    The landline phone set here is an AT&T CL82353 cordless base with two additional cordless handset/chargers. No real problems with it, we've used it since 2012 with one battery change in the handsets. It has a loud speaker mode which makes it possible for my 92YO mom to use, even with her profound hearing loss and hearing aids.

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    I've had a Panasonic KX-TGE A20 for what must be about 12 years or so with no problems whatsoever. Never have changed a battery and my calls sound like your mother's in that they often last at least an hour or two. As for running for the phone when it rings you can program these to announce whom the call is from. I've got immediate family and other frequent callers such as doctors etc. programmed in. I use it with MagicJack and have 3 receivers plus the base unit. It works with my tv too and shows the number calling on screen. I couldn't be more pleased with it.

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    My Panasonic phones have been working for a long time with no problems. I don't have a home hard wired phone system. I use my cell phone over bluetooth to the Panasonic phones so I have access to a phone on every level of my home. I have never replaced batteries in the Panasonic phones and I have a base plus 2 other phones.

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    We have a Panasonic. I couldn't guess how old it is. I finally had to replace the batteries in two hand sets. I bought Nuon batteries for cheap and they work fine.
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    I also have a Panasonic with Bluetooth so I can answer cell phone over landline. It is easy to use and with speaker phone we can hear quite clearly. We have 5 handsets placed throughout our house and never had any problems with the batteries.

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    Thank you all, very informative and helpful.
    I'm off to the coast..

  8. #8
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    We just got the Panasonic KX-TG985 DECT 6.0 Bluetooth 5-handset Phone Bundle from Costco on the recommendation of a friend. Ordered online for $109.00. They work and have bluetooth and intercom and other features I will never use. But, they are straight foreword to use and the setup amounted to plugging it in and setting the time on one handset. The rest learned the time from that one.

    Check back in a couple of years for more.

    Shadow
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    Not sure if Walmart still have them, but they had AT&T DECT 6.0 cordless phones sold in sets of two, three and four, so you have a few satellite phones each with its own charging station all connected to the same base station unit. Yeah she can have them in place that is most convenient to her liking and never far from a land line phone. These have a good range to them and they also have caller ID and can do call waiting too and much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    We just got the Panasonic KX-TG985 DECT 6.0 Bluetooth 5-handset Phone Bundle from Costco on the recommendation of a friend. Ordered online for $109.00. They work and have bluetooth and intercom and other features I will never use. But, they are straight foreword to use and the setup amounted to plugging it in and setting the time on one handset. The rest learned the time from that one.

    Check back in a couple of years for more.

    Shadow
    I've got a similar set like yours. It's at least 6 years old and we haven't had any issues with the 5 phones. The announced caller ID is sometimes amusing, with strange pronunciations, etc.

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    Panasonic Cordless Phone with Link2Cell, Includes 5 Handsets at Sam's for $99.98.




    We have this phone and it works....

    With five phones, you can put one in the living room, one in the kitchen, one in the bedroom, one in the bathroom and a second one in your mother's bedroom.... The speaker phone has good sound quality....

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