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Q: seeking cordless phone w/ certain specs ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: seeking cordless phone w/ certain specs
Category: Computers > Wireless and Mobile
Asked by: veridicality-ga
List Price: $25.50
Posted: 05 Sep 2005 23:32 PDT
Expires: 05 Oct 2005 23:32 PDT
Question ID: 564704
I'm looking for the MANUFACTURER'S NAME and MODEL # of four (4)
single-line phone systems which meet the criteria below.

The product should be currently available for purchase.  

Please don't include any phone recommendations in your answer that
don't meet all the *must have* criteria.

Cost is nice-to-have information in the answer, but not required.  

Thank you!

Note: the phone system is for a residential home in the Bay Area (CA)
with 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, and a living room (~1400 sq. feet total)
which has wireless Internet.

- handset base (w/corded or cordless phone)
- expandable up to 4 handsets (w/chargers)
- digital answering machine
- caller ID / call waiting display (on base & handsets)
- base and/or handset speakerphone
- volume control
- 5.8 GHz (or, one which will not interfere with other wireless home devices)

NICE-TO-HAVE FEATURES (in descending order of importance):
- white color (strong 1st choice)
- hold button
- phone number or caller ID directory
- visual message waiting indicator
- battery back-up
- ergonomic handsets
- uncluttered design
- audio clarity "enhancer"
- programmable ringer types
- mute button
- digital spread spectrum (DSS)
- clock display

* * *

Clarification of Question by veridicality-ga on 06 Sep 2005 18:50 PDT
Even two (2) recommendations would be great and would answer my
question well.  Thanks again!
Subject: Re: seeking cordless phone w/ certain specs
Answered By: nenna-ga on 12 Sep 2005 17:21 PDT
Rated:3 out of 5 stars
Good evening veridicality and thank you for your question.  Please
find listed below 4 cordless telephones that I beleive meet your

Vtech i5871


5.8GHz Cordless Phone 
Single Line Operation 
Caller ID/Call Waiting (Base & Handset); Picture Caller ID; 100 Station Name And 
      Number Caller ID Memory
Dual Speakerphone (Handset & Base)
Digital Answering Machine 
Expandable Up To 8 Handsets (you may need to buy charging bases separately - 
      $106.95 for an additional handset/charging unit)
Volume Control


Outlook & Palm Phonebook Compatibility
Phonebook Sharing Between Handsets
100 Station Phone Directory And Dialer
65K Full Color LCD Display
Animated Graphic Icons
Recordable Ringer From PC or Stereo
Vibrating Handset
Battery Backup During Power Outage
Hold / Mute / Flash / Redial
Tri-Lingual Language Support
2.5mm Headset Jack
Color: Silver


User Manual for more information:  ( )

PRICE:  $183.95

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Vtech i5868


5.8GHz Cordless Phone 
Single Line Operation 
Caller ID / Call Waiting 
Dual Speakerphone (Handset & Base) 
Digital Answering Machine with 3 Individual Mailboxes
Expandable Up To 8 Handsets (you may need to buy charging bases separately - 
     $84.95 for an additional handset/charging unit)
Volume Control


Dual Keypad (Handset & Base) 
Recordable Ringer 
Full Color Handset LCD Display  (27 Preset Images For Wallpaper or
Picture Caller ID )
Up To 3-Way Conferencing 
Call Transfer 
50 Name & Number Caller ID Memory 
Downloadable Images (Provided Software & USB Cord)
SOUND SELECT? Allows for Enhanced Audio Performance 
MULTI VIBE? Vibrating Handset Ringer 
Visual Message Waiting Indicator 
Battery Backup During Power Outage 
Headset Jack 
Spare Battery Charger 
Color: Silver / Black

PRICE:  $148.95


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Panasonic KX-TG6500B


5.8 GHz Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) Technology
Expandable Up to 4 Handset Stations
Call Waiting Caller ID
All-Digital Answering System
Speakerphone on Base and handset
Volume control


Flash Memory Message Backup
2-Digit LCD Message Counter on Base
Voice Menu & Time/Day Stamp
Memo Recording
Wireless Network Friendly
Up to 4-Way Conference Capability
50-Station Phone Book & Dialer
50-Station Caller ID Memory & Dialer
Phone Book Sharing
Lighted Handset Keypad
4-Line Backlit LCD on Handset
Voice Enhancer Technology
Light-Up Antenna with Ringer/Message Alert
Chain Dial
Voice Paging
Clarity Booster
Room Monitor
Selectable Ringtones (3 Tones, 4 Melodies)
Headset Jack & Belt Clip Included 

PRICE:  $159.95

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Motorola MD7091


5.8GHz Corded Base 
2-Line Operation 
Caller ID / Call Waiting 
Dual Speakerphone (Handset & Base)
Digital Answering Machine (Remote Access , Message Forwarding, Toll Saver, Call 
      Screening, Voice Memo Recording)
Expandable Up To 8 Handsets 
Volume Control

3-Way Conferencing 
24 Ringtones 
Custom Ring Based On Phonebook 
50 Private & 48 Shared Phone Book Memory Stations 
4 Line Backlit Display 
Visual Antenna Ring Indicator 
Lighted Handset Keypad 
Voice Mail Indicator 
Intercom / Room Monitor 
Redial / Flash / Hold / Mute 
5-Station Redial Memory 
Handset Locator 
English / French / Spanish / Portuguese Support 
Battery Backup 
2.5mm Headset Jack 
Belt Clip 
Color: Silver 

PRICE:  $149.99


I hope this answers your question.  If you would like clarification
before rating my answer, please do not hesitate to ask!

Google Researcher
veridicality-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars
None of the phones my researcher suggested is white.  Although that
criteria was a "strong 1st choice" of mine, rather than a "must-have"
feature, one suggested white phone would have been very helpful.  The
non-paid answer turned out to be a much better one (I wound up buying
that one which rabidroach-ga suggested).

Subject: Re: seeking cordless phone w/ certain specs
From: rabidroach-ga on 12 Sep 2005 15:15 PDT

Try the AT&T E5965C. It meets all of your "must" requirements, costs
$140 according to

Also, the Motorola MD761 has many of the features you outlined above,
plus its only $99 (

--Hope that helps!

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