Having a reliable home phone is important to me. Many people have their cell phone as the go to phone but for me I like to have my cell as for emergencies or to talk to family. For work, blogging and things for my son I like to have the home for that. Its always on ready to answer a message and it cant get lost or broken like my cell phone, which it does often lol. When I wanted to get a new phone for the house I went with a brand I have had since my first duplex I moved into when I moved out on my own, Vtech. I had a super cool purple one that worked for many years. But now I need an adult phone that is super functional and sleek looking.
I selected the Vtech Two Handset DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone with One DECT 6.0 Cordless Headset, Push-To-Talk & HD Audio for my home phone. Its perfect to be able to conduct business on for my family and blog. It has an awesome headset so I can type and talk (multi tasking is a must!) and it has HD audio so I can hear people clearly. Very unprofessional to say "huh or what" on a business call since people often have cell phones that can be unclear, this phone makes it much clearer to hear. The answering machine is great and easy to turn off the ringer like when my son is napping.
I think this would also make a great gift for family members. I know my mother in law could use one of these. So many people have out dated phones. Having two handsets makes it easier for my to answer the phone from my office rather than having to go to the kitchen.
My two favorite functions are Voice Announce® Caller ID Audibly announces the name of the caller on all handsets and the base unit. No need to find the handset to see who's calling—making screening calls that much easier. Push-to-Talk No more shouting through the house—this system doubles as a multiple-handset walkie-talkie to instantly communicate with any or all of the units in your home. I can see these coming in handy to tell my husband dinner is ready from the other room. Plus its an Energy Star labeled phone!
- Backlit keypad and display
- Expandable up to 12 devices (2 devices can be cordless headsets) with only one phone jack
- DECT 6.0 Digital technology
- Digital answering system
- Remote access
- 50 name and number phonebook directory
- Voicemail Waiting Indicator**
- Up to 14 minutes of digital recording time
- Call Screening
- Call Intercept
- Message Retrieval from handset
- Message time and date stamp
- Intercom between handsets
- Conference between an outside line and up to 4 cordless handsets
- Last 10 number redial
- Any Key Answer
- Volume Control
- Trilingual prompts allow you to choose between English, Spanish or French.
If you want another great reason to select Vtech as your phone of choice other than the great features they have a great program right now to help the kids of Make A Wish Foundation.
Make A Wish Foundation and Vtech Phone Donation Terms & Conditions:From July 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012, VTech will donate $2.00 per Qualifying Product sold on www.vtechphones.com and www.babymonitors.vtech.com to Make-A-Wish®, with a minimum guaranteed contribution of $50,000. For more information visit wish.org
“Qualifying Product” shall mean cordless telephones, corded telephones, cordless headsets, or baby monitors, and specifically excludes batteries and parts. VTech offers customers the opportunity to match VTech’s $2.00 donation for each Qualifying Product, at the time of purchase on VTech’s website.
* I was not paid or compensated for this post. I was sent the Vtech phone pictured for my review. The opinions are 100% mine and may vary from others.