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Offering the convenience of a mobile phone with the reliability of a good old-fashioned device, cordless phones make a great landline phone for households and business premises alike. With handy features like built-in answering machines and nuisance call blocking, they've evolved significantly from their wired predecessors. Discover a selection of top models and budget options amongst OnBuy's selection that won't put you on hold! Read more about Cordless Phones >

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About Cordless Phones

Thanks to their wireless designs and dependable reception, cordless phones offer the flexibility that traditional, corded telephones lacked - without scrimping on reliability. Between sleek, futuristic designs and no-thrills alternatives, today's models tick several boxes that make them an appealing choice for at-home use and offices alike. Luckily, OnBuy has an extensive coverage to help you pick the best one for your needs!

Are cordless phones still relevant today?

With each release, mobile phones get more and more advanced - but those who still like to retain some of yesteryear will be pleased to know that cordless phones still have a place in today's smartphone society! There's something about hearing that classic ring bouncing throughout the house that the landline's successor can't achieve...

However, cordless phones are not just a way to tap into your nostalgia - they actually serve a very useful purpose. Not only great for dialling those premium numbers to avoid an eye-watering phone bill, cordless phones can offer users plenty of perks that we might easily forget in our technology-centred world.

To start with, many Internet Service Providers (ISP) actually require you to have a landline to set up a connection, and will often throw in line rental with their broadband deals. If your Wi-Fi relies on a landline, you'll not only need one but you might as well as make the most of the included calls!

Cordless phones are known to provide superior sound quality compared to even their most advanced mobile counterparts. Having clear sound will make conversations more enjoyable and ensure those crucial bits of information are never missed - whether you'll be using your cordless phone to stay in touch with friends and family or closing business deals in the office.

Along with improved sound quality, cordless phones offer better coverage and more dependable reception, making them a more reliable communication method in case of emergencies. Of course, this benefit is not just restricted to times of need: a stronger signal in daily conversations is important, too.

In the workplace, cordless phones can also provide more flexibility and the necessary features to help you interact with your co-workers in the most efficient way, whether across the office or externally. Functions such as three-way conferencing, extension dialling and phone-to-phone intercom make this possible.

What features should I look out for?

Often referred to as DECT phones (with DECT standing for Digital Enhanced Cordless Technology), cordless phones showcase a plethora of features that make them a nifty choice to include in your home or workplace set-up. With various specs depending on your budget and some functions included as standard, the model you opt for will depend on your usage needs.

While cordless phones with a built-in answering machine will be a little bulkier in design, the advantages certainly make up for it - particularly in an office setting. You'll be able to easily record messages, screen calls, select the number of rings, and much more.

To stop pesky cold callers from interrupting your evening, a nuisance call blocking feature should be top of your list. Luckily, more and more cordless phones come with this handy function, which means you won't have to go through your home phone provider. You can block specific numbers on basic models, while more advanced cordless phones allow you to select a range (for example, all numbers beginning with 08) and even stop overseas or withheld numbers from getting through.

If your home or office is spread out over a large floorplan, you'll want to look out for long transmission ranges. With some models of DECT phones delivering up to a whopping 50 metres indoors, you won't be limited to the proximity of the base unit.  

Finally, cordless phones allow you to connect multiple handsets to one unit, allowing you to place a handset ready in each room and answer calls throughout the house or office. Some models will come with two or three handsets, while other DECT phones can be extended with additional handsets purchased separately.

Ultimately, the features you'll need to look out for will depend on your needs, and many of the top-range cordless phones may not be necessary for simple day-to-day use at home. With models from top brands like BT, Vtech and Panasonic, OnBuy's DECT phones collection ticks off long ranges, reliable connections and superb sound quality - all at different price points!

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