Cordless phones review 2008

Cordless phones remain a fixture in most Australian homes.
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Cordless phone

13 of the latest cordless phones from $40 to $199

See our latest test of cordless phones without answering machine.

In an effort to keep cordless phones relevant, manufacturers have introduced extra features, such as support for SMS, Bluetooth wireless headsets and even the ability to make calls over the internet (VoIP or voice over internet protocol). However, the standard landline phone still performs its main task well and remains a fixture in most Australian houses.

Please note: this information was current as of December 2008 but is still a useful guide to today's market.

Our testing

CHOICE subscribers asked us to find out which phones sound loudest when taking a call and set at the highest volume level, an important issue for the hearing impaired. In response, our testers measured the highest possible volume for each handset – and found significant differences in volume between the loudest and quietest models. They also conducted their usual tests on the phones:

  • How easy they are to use
  • Their range
  • Their sound quality
  • Their battery life

Models tested

  • Doro NeoBio 20
  • Oricom ECO50-1
  • Oricom slim8000-1
  • Panasonic KX-TG1811ALS
  • Panasonic KX-TG4381ALT
  • Sagem D15T
  • Siemens Gigaset 260
  • Siemens Gigaset E450
  • Siemens Gigaset L370
  • Telstra VSlim 300
  • Uniden DECT 2015
  • Uniden WDECT 3315
  • Uniden WDSS 5315




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