Long Range Cordless Phones Buying Guide

Long Range Cordless Phones Buying Guide

All digital cordless phones utilise DECT technology to provide a secure and interference-free wireless connection between handset and base, which is great! However, as they all use the same technology, the range claimed by all cordless phone manufacturers is the same (up to 50m indoors and up to 300 outdoors), which can make it hard to decide if a reliable range is an important factor.

The 3 most common causes of poor range

1. Your telephone point is not in a central location

The base is the source of your cordless phones wireless range around which, there is a radius of signal. So if your phone socket is at one end of your house then your range might suffer. A solution to this is the RTX Wireless Phone Jacks.

2. You live in a property with thick walls

If you live in an old building then chances are it was constructed from thick solid materials like concrete. Whilst not totally impermeable to the DECT signal, each wall it has to pass through hampers the strength thereby reducing call quality and total range. If your home phone is GAP compatible, you should be able to fix this by adding a Repeater. Find out more here.

3. Your phones need replaced

As with all electronic goods, cordless phones don’t last forever and will need replacing. If your current set is 10 years or older and your experiencing problems with sound quality or range, then it’s probably time for an upgrade. Shop from our full range of Long Range Cordless Phones.

Types of long range cordless phones

Cordless Phones with Repeaters

These are standard DECT phones that come with a repeater to extend the range. A well positioned repeater can up to double the range from the base, and you can have up to 3 repeaters paired to one base to double the range in more than one direction.

Cordless Phones with Long Range

The handset and base typically feature an external antenna, which is capable of providing extra long range of up to 1km (outdoors in ideal conditions). There is no set-up required, but no possibility of extending the range any further. An example of this would be the BT Elements 1K.


We hope this buying guide has given you a clear starting point on how to find the right long range cordless phone for you. Please find the full range of our Long Range Cordless Phones here.