Cordless phone shopping checklist

We pick out some key features to look for when buying a cordless phone

A cordless phone. (Image credit: Philips)

A cordless phone. (Image credit: Philips)

Ringtones

Current cordless phones should offer at least five ringtones, though many offer up to 20 or more. Be sure to check the volume of the ringer on the phone, as ringtones that are too soft in volume can pose problems in large households. Some newer cordless phones also offer polyphonic ringtones.

Phonebook

A cordless phone should also have a phone book, with a minimum of 10 or 15 entries. This allows you to store commonly dialled phone numbers.

Speakerphone

Check if the phone has a hands-free speakerphone. This allows you to have a conversation without holding the phone to your ear, so it may be ideal when cooking or cleaning around the home.

Accessories

Ask what accessories come in the package. Some phones may include an extra battery, handset, or a headset.

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