Corded Telephones Buying Guide

Corded Telephones Buying Guide

What was once the main way of keeping in touch with friends and family, or conducting business – the humble corded telephone has been somewhat overshadowed in recent years by digital cordless phones and the advent of age of Smartphones. However, for many this practical device is still as useful as ever and we have put together this buying guide to help you find the right corded phone.

Different types of Corded Phones

To ensure you get the right phone with the features and performance you’re looking for, make sure you buy the right type:

Big Button Phones

Big buttons & Easy To Use

Big button corded phones are ideal for anyone who has problems with dexterity, making it easier to dial and to use the phone in general. Many include amplified volume, emergency speed dial, and handsfree loudspeaker.

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Retro Corded Phones

Retro Corded Phones

If you’re looking for a home phone to go with your home decor or perhaps something a little more reminiscent of the golden age of corded telephones then Wild & Wolf have you covered with their range of retro-inspired models.

Voip Corded Phones

VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)

VoIP lines have been growing in popularity for many years now, and are the go to choice for many businesses offering a cheaper solution and the same reliable sound quality as a traditional landline.

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What will you use the corded phone for?

There a number of different types of corded phones to choose from. Here we take you through some of the most popular:

Business Corded Phones

For Business

Whether for a workplace or home office, a reliable deskphone offers a practical way to stay in touch. There is no need to worry about battery life, and most corded phones for business come equipped with a headset port so that you can talk hands-free if needed. Further benefits of corded phones designed for business can include: Caller ID, programmable keys for speed dial, PBX compatibility, and dedicated keys for placing calls on hold and/or transfer. For more information on how to find the right business phone, head over to our buying guide for corded business phones.

Home Corded Phones

For Home

If buying a corded phone for home then.... you’d like to be able to take calls. Most DECT phones will provide up to around 50 metres of range indoors, and up to 300 metres outdoors, which should be adequate for most sized properties. If you need your cordless phones to go further than that or have experienced problems with cordless phone range in the past (perhaps because of thick walls, are an unusual layout) then it is probably in your best interest to search out a phone, which is repeater compatible so you can extend the range.


We hope this buying guide has given you a clear starting point on how to find the right Corded Telephone for you. For information on more specific corded and business phones select from one of the Buying Guides below or start shopping for Corded Phones now.

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