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Cordless phone reviews

We test 30 cordless phones including models from Gigaset, Panasonic, Uniden, Telstra and more.

Last updated: 14th May 2015

Cordless phones haven't gone the way of the dinosaurs yet. The latest models are staying relevant by working better with smartphones and providing peace of mind in case of an emergency, with many working in a blackout.

We've reviewed 30 cordless phones and two corded models priced from $55 to $399. We've rated each model for:

  • ease of use
  • sound quality
  • battery life.

All models were tested with an extra handset. We tested the answering machine on the models that have them but didn't include this in the overall performance score, so that you can easily compare the performance of phones with and without answering machines.

Brands and models tested

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