If you are looking to upgrade or replace your home or office phone, you can choose one from a wide range of devices from renowned brands including Siemens, BT, Panasonic, and Philips. Some phones come with a built-in answer machine so you never miss important messages, but not all great phones have an integrated answer machine. Some of the popular ones in the latter category are:
Siemens Gigaset C300
Like the C300A, the Siemens Gigaset C300 is a sophisticated cordless phone with best-in-class performance, though it does not come with an answer machine like its counterpart. The C300 has a contemporary look and feel, featuring a large 1.7-inch colour screen with an ergonomic keypad and easy-to-read font. It also employs Gigaset’s outstanding HSP sound with volume control to ensure crystal-clear conversations even in hands-free mode. The C300 also has a large 250-entry phonebook, anonymous call silencing, missed call list, and text messaging capability, as well as up to 20 hours of talk time and 300 – hours standby time.
The BT 4000 is a large-button digital cordless phone with exceptional sound quality. It comes with a speakerphone so you can enjoy hands-free conversations when you need to multi-task. The BT4000 does not come with an answer machine for those looking for a refreshing device that can work in conjunction with the 1571 service. It also packs an assortment of useful features including a nuisance call blocker feature, if you have caller display, so you can block all unwanted calls from withheld numbers, and the likes.
Other great features include the Do Not Disturb mode, which allows only certain calls to get through while blocking all other calls – like at nighttime; good battery life with 16 hours of continuous talk-time and 180 hours in standby; hearing aid compatible; built-in inductive coupler so it works with a hearing aid; and the ability to store up to the last 80 calls for quick and easy navigation when making calls, among others.
Siemens Gigaset SL400
Siemens Gigaset SL400 features an award-winning design with a metal frame and illuminated keypad to add a touch of elegance to your home. With a large 1.8-inch TFT colour display and Bluetooth connection, this headset makes reading and navigating easy, and ensures comfortable conversations. The SL400 has a generous phonebook with a capacity of 500 vCard entries, which makes it easy to manage important contacts. In addition, it is easy to keep the headset up to date with synchronisation via Bluetooth or mini-USB, while its ECO DECT technology reduces radiation and lets you save energy and money.
An answer machine allows you to receive messages even when you are away from your phone, but it does not necessarily offer you privacy, especially when other people can easily read your messages. If you are looking for a nice cordless phone without an answer machine, these three are great choices.