So you’ve had that old land line for a long time now, and it’s time to scout around for a replacement. Just a cursory glance at what’s on offer will reveal that it’s a battle royal between the corded phone and its upstart rival, the cordless phone.
Here are five reasons why you should make the change to a cordless phone in your home.
While it may be tempting to stick with what you know, be aware that easy to use and cheap cordless phones are now widely available, offering all the features that used to be restricted solely to the most expensive models, such as caller display, phone books with space for 50 or more names and numbers, wide signal range both indoors and outdoors and many other functions.
Excellent reception :
The radio technology that lies at the heart of cordless phones has been coming on in leaps and bounds over the course of the past 15 years. Now the latest generation of phones comply with Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) standards, using 1.9 GHz frequency – providing crystal-clear connections without interfering with other household devices.
Targeted phone technology :
Many models of cordless homophones are aimed specifically at the elderly or those with visual or hearing problems. Thus they offer larger buttons, extra-loud audio, text-to-speech functions or highly visible caller ID displays, among other things.
Phones and accessories for the smartphone generation :
Some cordless phones are designed to integrate with smartphones and tablets, with wireless handsets, docking stations for mobile devices and technologies that allow users to make and receive calls over the internet, á la Skype, using their cordless handset.
Mobility during calls :
OK, we’ve saved the most obvious benefit of cordless ’til last here, but it bears saying: it really makes a difference to be able to roam your home while on the phone, rather than being shackled to the “phone corner”. Hands-free accessories also mean you can chat to friends and family, make work calls or settle bills, all while doing household tasks or even browsing the Internet!
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