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Landline phone reviews

We test 22 phones including models from Panasonic, Uniden, Telstra and more.

Last updated: 28th April 2014

Landline 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 22 cordless phones and one corded model 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 did not include this score 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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