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Features In A Cordless Phone

Feb 6, 2008
A cordless phone gives you the freedom to move around the house, while talking over the phone. This is because it uses a feature in which the conversation is transferred between the handset and the base, through radio waves. It is a must to buy the perfect type of cordless that would aptly suit the need.

Caller id is one of the first things to be noted while buying a cordless. Nowadays almost all the phones come with this feature. This is very useful feature that allows knowing who is calling and also gives the option to take a call only if needed. Cordless phones also can be used in more than a line, if more than one handset is available, up to 12 lines. There are also phones that come with more than one handset, with the base being the same. This can come up to 8 sets and some also have separate voice mails facilities for each.

Other options like redial, mostly the last number dialed, speaker phone options, which allow hands-free talking, are also available. The speaker phone facility is usually available in the base of the cordless and not in the cordless phone as such. Some keypads come with a backlight that helps in figuring out the numbers, even in the dark. Also options like phone mute is also available, in case we do not want the other user to hear what is happening this side. A phone hold option is also available in such phones that help to keep a caller on hold, when another call comes, and then coming back to the first caller, without disconnecting the call.

Sometimes, especially when more than 2 users want to talk to each other, a conference option serves as a very good help. This helps more than 2 people to communicate and latest phones have this option. There are also phones that have 2 keypads, one on the cordless and the other on the base of the cordless. This option lets one call even on the base of the phone. Memory is another important feature in a cordless phone and not all phones have this option. This option allows entitling one telephone number to a particular number like 1, 2 etc and when that number has to be dialed, it is enough to dial just that number, and the whole number gets dialed.

Some phones are so very sophisticated that they also have headset jacks to them that help to listen and talk over a headset. Intercom facilities are also available in cordless phones nowadays. This facility allows talking from the base to the handset, within a specified distance. Also, if after talking, if the cordless is placed somewhere and it is not traceable, then a beep sound can be generated from the base to the cordless, that allows identifying where the cordless is! Cordless phones also come with Nickel-Metal Hydride battery that lasts longer than any other type of battery, thus giving long talking hours and standby time.

Another very useful feature is that certain phones have passwords as locks that allow making calls only after the password is inserted. This is a very useful feature as it allows access only to authorized callers. Frequencies are also to be considered while buying such phone. The phones that have higher frequencies cost more but have better sound clarity and audibility. However, it is necessary to take care not to fall prey to the ads that manufacturers make, as almost always the frequencies are much less than what is promised! Also cordless' with digital phone answering techniques are also available in the market, making it easy to leave a message back, when the owner is not at home. This along with a delete button allows deleting only the particular message that has been listened to.

With so many outstanding features and even more, a cordless phone is definitely a useful friend and companion! Choosing it sensibly and with precise judgment is very essential.
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