A lot of our customers are looking for cheap deals when shopping for Cordless Phones. With the increasing popularity of Smartphones as the number one choice for communication; when a landline phone needs replacing many people are less willing to spend their hard-earned cash on something that they are not going to use very often. And who can blame them?
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Here we offer our top 5 tips when bargain hunting for the best budget phone:
1. Read plenty of Customer reviews
One of the best ways to gain insight on the quality of a product is reading other people’s opinions. It’s worth bearing in mind that is all they are – opinions (which can be extremely subjective) – and just because somebody doesn’t like a phone it doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t and vice versa. However, if you read a good few then you should begin to get a feel for a product and give you a good idea of the pros and cons to expect if you decide to purchase.
2. Look at & compare features
If you’re making your choice based purely on price, it can be a useful exercise to simply jot down some of the key features you think you’ll use (how many contacts you’ll need in the phonebook, record time on the answering machine, etc.) and once you’ve whittled your choice down to just a handful; compare how each of them measure up against one another. You can sometimes make savings by opting for a model without an answering machine (so if you have 1571or don’t think you’ll use it then that’s something to consider) and occasionally find a phone with a digital answer machine that is cheaper (which can usually be switched off so don’t let that put you off either).
3. Research the manufacturer/brand’s reputation
Paying for less doesn’t need to mean a sacrifice on quality. Lesser known brands can sometimes offer great value for money, as they are trying to earn trust and build a reputation whereas those already established in the market can sometimes rest on their laurels hoping to cash in on their name (rather than the quality of their product) to make sales. If you come across a brand that you’ve not heard of before, look it up online and find out a bit about them. It can work the other way too and could help you avoid disappointment and sub-standard phone.
4. Take advantage of special offers & promotions
By liking our Facebook page you can be kept up to date with any promotions or special offers for discounts on upcoming purchases. Many e-commerce sites offer similar advantages to their Facebook fans, so if you’re likely to purchase it can definitely be worth your while.
5. Ask expert advice
Find out what those in the know think about your potential purchase. If you subscribe to Which? find out what their latest best buys are. Or call, email, or LiveChat with one of our Customer Service Team – we have been selling cordless phones for over 10 years now and are here to answer your questions and help in any way we can.
Our top 3 budget models under £30
If you’d like an easy way to get started then you can take a look at our recommendations for the top 3 budget cordless phones:
The Panasonic KX-TGC 220 - liGo price: £19.99
Panasonic manages to strike the perfect balance between low cost and reliable quality with the Panasonic KX-TGC220. Basic feature-wise but easy to use with excellent sound quality, and great range.
- Backlit display
- Night mode
- Call Blocking (up to 30 numbers)
- In-built answer machine
The Panasonic KX-TH 220 - liGo price: £24.99
Panasonic have earned a reputation for manufacturing consumer devices that offer terrific value for money, and are always a reliable choice if you're looking for decent quality on a budget. The KX-TGH220 is an excellent Cordless Phone with a good range of features, great sound (the loudspeaker receives much praise), and and absolute bargain at only £24.99
- Good speakerphone
- 30 Minute digital answer machine with LED counter on base
- 200 name and number phonebook
The Siemens Gigaset C430A - liGo price: £24.99
All Gigaset Cordless Phones are manufactured in Germany and come with a 2-year warranty as a mark of their build quality. The C430A is an absolute bargain at only £24.99, equipped with Gigasets pioneering HSP technology for enhanced clarity on landline calls. User-friendly, long-lasting, and dependable quality.
- Colour screen
- 30 Minute digital answer machine
- 200 name and number phonebook
- Anonymous call silencing