Best Cordless Phones Review 2017

Our 2017 best cordless phones review confirms that Panasonic has once again pulled far ahead of the competition. While most manufacturers are content to run with the same generic DECT 6.0 phones year after year, Panasonic introduces major updates on an annual basis. its latest DECT 6.0 Plus Phones are the top rated cordless phones in almost every category.

When consumers compare cordless phones they often struggle to find any real differences between the options other than style and color. However in the case of Panasonic cordless phones that's definitely not the case. The latest models are the clear winners in every 2017 best cordless phones review.

Panasonic DECT 6.0 Plus Phones

Panasonic DECT 6.0 Plus Phones first appeared in 2010. While retaining all the core features common to all DECT 6.0 phones, they have a growing list of enhancements including:

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  • Talking caller ID - first introduced by Panasonic and now being copied by others
  • Call blocking - stop annoying phone calls easily and immediately
  • Silent mode - silence ringers on individual handsets by time of day and day of the week
  • Increased cordless phone range and the option to add range extenders
  • Standard re-usable AAA batteries vs. expensive battery packs

Additional features added to the 2017 models including:

  • Range boost - by up to twenty percent
  • Power back up - enables calls to be made or received during an outage using power from the handsets.
  • Eco mode - less power is drawn as handsets get closer to the base unit
  • Tone equalizer - although intended to assist users with some hearing loss it's a that anyone can use to enhance call clarity

While all these features are excellent the one that really impresses us is power back up. One of the biggest objections to cordless phones has always been that they can't be used during a power outage. With these phones it's no longer an issue. Users simply need to keep a charged handset in the base unit and they can continue talking even when all the lights have gone out and everyone else in the neighborhood is blacked out.

Panasonic Link-to-Cell

Within a few years we confidently predict that all cordless phones will be Bluetooth cordless phones. They blur the line between cordless phones and cell phones enabling users to:

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  • Make or answer cell phone calls using the closest cordless handset.
  • Download and share phonebooks
  • Answer calls using Bluetooth headsets
  • Overcome issues with poor cell phone reception

Panasonic's latest Link-to-Cell phones set the benchmark because they are also DECT 6.0 Plus Phones with all the above features. Some models also employ Panasonic's reversible handset design making them an excellent wall mount cordless phone. They are ideal for use in areas such as kitchens where working space is at a premium.


Panasonic once again tops the best cordless phones review. They are not only the best cordless phones, but also outsell all others.

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