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Last updated by Daniel Barnes 3 days ago
There's no doubt about it- cordless phones are so much more flexible than the corded models of years gone by. No longer are you tethered to the phone line when you want to make a call, and many models allow you to add up to six separate handsets to a single base for whole-home coverage. However, sometimes you might need a bit more range than a standard cordless phone can offer. That's where a long range bundle can really come in handy. These come packaged with a DECT repeater, which provide up to double the range.
The majority of DECT phones nowadays are repeater-compatible (but not all of them, so it's important to check before you buy). However, not all cordless phones are created equal. Luckily, though, our experts have done the hard part for you by rigorously testing every long range cordless phone on the market today to come up with the following list of our top ten picks. We analyse sound quality, ease of use, and crucially the real distance that they will reach before the signal starts to cut out.
Other than the added range, though, these models are the same as their standard counterparts. This means they come in at all budgets, and each model has its own feature set that's worth considering. For instance, some models like the Gigaset S700 also offer VoIP functionality, while others boast advanced Nuisance Call Blocking features or extra-durable build. Whichever model you choose, there's one thing you can count on- we monitor our prices daily to make sure our customers always get the best value. We also offer a Price Match Promise so if you do find it cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it.
So, read on to discover our top picks!
Simply the best cordless phone that money can buy.
Our Best Cordless Phone! Need a new cordless phone and want to know that your money is being well spent? You could spend hours agonising over various choices, reading countless customer reviews and expert opinions. Or you could just opt for the No.1 on our list – the Siemens Gigaset Premium C575A. It will instantly impress with its slim and sleek design, and blow you away with exceptional sound quality on calls and an excellent full-duplex loudspeaker. It is the latest phone to be released by Gigaset and has been hugely popular since its release, garnering high praise from many of our customers. It boasts a beautifully large 2.2” full colour display, base with built-in answering machine and an array of premium DECT features making it the most desirable home phone of the year! Included is the liGo Repeater - DECT Range Extender for Cordless Phones, which provides up to double the standard range of the C575A for improved signal throughout your home.
Big buttons and extra-loud volume make this ideal for older users.
Who said big button phones can't be stylish? The Gigaset E390A boasts the same design as the No.1 Best Buy but includes some additional features to make it easier for elderly users. From the big button keypad, extra-loud volume booster, larger font size on the 2.2” colour display, and an emergency call button, the E390A is our top choice of cordless phone for elderly and anyone looking for something that scores top marks for ease-of-use. It's even hearing aid-compatible, so everyone can enjoy this sleek, high-end cordless phone. Further benefits include a standalone user-friendly answering machine, call blocking, and large phonebook.
Sheer class - if money is no object then this is our top choice!
One of the most advanced cordless handsets on the market, the Gigaset S700 is ideal for business users, as well as home users looking to add a touch of luxury to their home tech. With a bright, full-colour TFT screen, it's easy to find your way around the menus- especially handy given the plethora of extra features available. As well as working with a standard analogue line, the S700 can work with up to 6 VoIP telephony connections, too. It also includes Bluetooth and a 3.5mm jack for use with a headset, micro-USB charging, vibrating alert mode, and some of the best sound we've experienced from a cordless phone. While it may not be cheap, the S700 gives you plenty of bang for your buck.
Top-class features, design & sound from Panasonic
The Panasonic KX-TGJ320EB is an outstanding cordless telephone, which has been recommended as a Which? Best Buy. We were impressed with the high-class design and impressive features of the TGJ320 including advanced Nuisance Call Blocking, which enables you to block specific numbers (or entire groups of numbers based on the first two to eight digits) as wells as calls from withheld numbers. Panasonic phones typically perform well for sound quality in our tests so it was no surprise that the KX-TGJ320 scored top marks for call clarity. The handset also boasts a duplex loudspeaker so is excellent for hands-free calls. Further benefits include the 1.8” full colour display, integrated answering machine, and shared phonebook (in packs of two handsets or more). Top rated by experts and consumers alike, the Panasonic KX-TGJ320EB is unlikely to disappoint!
A volume-booster mode makes this a great choice for the hard of hearing.
The Panasonic KX-TGH720EB is the latest cordless phone from Panasonic, and lives up to their reputation for producing high-quality handsets. With excellent sound performance, along with a volume booster to make it up to 70% louder than other Panasonic cordless phones, it ensures everyone can enjoy crystal-clear conversations. It also boasts a stylish, modern design, while also being remarkably easy to use. There's an answering machine with up to 40 minutes' recording time, and it even comes with a number of nuisance call blocking features.
With extra-long range and an extremely tough casing, this model is ideal for outdoor use.
If range is an issue or you like to use your cordless phone outside in all types of weather then the BT Elements 1K Weatherproof Cordless Phone is definitely the top choice. This easy to use long range phone offers so many features, but the one that really sets it apart from the rest on this list is its impressive splash and dust proofing. Rated IP67, it can put up with vrtually anything that life might throw at it. The BT Elements 1K is also GAP compatible, meaning you can register any matching handsets to its base station. You can connect up to five handsets this way, making it a great choice for those with larger properties and lots of rooms. Up to 10 hours of talk time and 250 hours charge on standby make this cordless telephone a great choice for casual users, too. If a reliable cordless telephone is what you need, the BT Elements 1K offers that and so much more. With a backlit screen to make for easy reading, and the possibility to save up to 30 numbers on redial, the BT Elements 1K is the perfect telephone for any busy household.
The Panasonic KX-TGC260EB is a fairly no-frills phone- hence the low price tag. However, it still offers all the basic features which you'd expect from a cordless phone, along with solid sound and build quality, making it great value for money. It includes an built-in answer machine, nuisance call blocking, and a speakerphone mode. Many phones at this price point would only include one or two of these features, so to find all three is unusual.
With both corded and cordless handsets, this model has it all!
Enjoy the best of both worlds with this Corded & Cordless phone combo from Panasonic. For those who like the reliability of a corded telephone and the flexibility of a cordless handset, the KX-TGF320 provides the benefits of both. The corded phone includes an integrated answering machine (also accessible from the cordless handset), which can record up to 30 minutes of messages, a handsfree loudspeaker, and display screen. Expandable up to 6 handsets in total and boasting excellent sound quality and range, the KX-TGF320 is an innovative solution, which won't disappoint!
A top-class, budget-friendly home phone
The Siemens Gigaset C530A is a customer favourite that is top-rated for sound quality, ease-of-use and is a Which? Best Buy Cordless Phone to boot. Well-equipped with a practical feature set that includes an integrated answering machine, colour display, and large phonebook memory that can be shared across multiple handsets, the C530A is an ideal home phone.
Built to last, this model is ideal for heavy use.
A robust DECT phone from Gigaset, the E630A is built to withstand anything that life might throw at it. IP67-certified, it is resistant to shocks, splashes, and dust. That makes it the ideal choice for business environments such as restaurants, warehouses, garages, and workshops. The extra level of protection also makes it a solid pick for homes with young children, since the handset can survive a little more rough-and-tumble usage. A separate base station means that you don’t need to keep the main headset next to a telephone point, and the set can be expanded to up to 6 handsets.
If you've got multiple cordless handsets, then they all rely on a connection to the main base, which is plugged into your phone line. If this is at one end of your house, then you may find that you struggle to get a strong signal at the other end. A carefully-positioned repeater can be a big help with this, as it means you effectively have another base for the handsets to draw their signal from.
If you live in an old building then chances are it was constructed from thick solid materials like concrete. Whilst the DECT signal can pass through this, each wall hampers the strength, thereby reducing call quality and total range.
As with all electronic goods, cordless phones don’t last forever and will need replacing. If your current set is 10 years or older and your experiencing problems with sound quality or range, then it’s probably time for an upgrade. Shop from our full range of Long Range Cordless Phones.
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