Its been over 7 years since I've been in the market for a home phone. I had no idea what new features and standards were available. I was pretty happy to find a home phone solution that plays nice with my Android powered cellphone. Behold, the Panasonic KX-TG6582.
Boasting many common features found in traditional land line handsets of years past, this Panasonic super phone also features a "Link-to-cell convergence solution". The Link-to-cell features allows for up to 2 Bluetooth enabled cellphones to synchronize phone books, receive and make calls through the cell, and even supports ringtones from your cell. This has turned out to be a huge plus for my needs as our land line is actually a MagicJack - so if I lose my internet I can still enjoy some of the benefits of the Panasonic wireless system acting as a Bluetooth handset.
The Intercom feature works well between the base unit and the two included wireless handsets. You can even name the handsets (default of Handset 1, Handset 2) and add up to 4 more.
I'm happy that the handsets use rechargeable Li-MH AAA batteries. Seems like finding replacement batteries for other older phones I've had was always an issue. The other package contents are fairly standard: belt clips, power supplies, 3ft telephone line.
So far the only drawback that I've experience with my brief time with the Panasonic KX-TG6582 is the volume level of the handset speaker and speaker phone. With the volume maxed out, calls are still barely audible if there is any background noise present. I wasn't able to find any menu option to further amplify the sound but maybe there's still another solution buried in the menu somewhere. Overall its been a pretty good purchase and I know that I've barely scratched the surface of what this phone can do.
Other features include:
- Bluetooth compatible base unit
- Talking caller ID
- Call Block
- Silent Mode
- Intelligent Eco mode (conserves energy when handset is near base)
- DECT 6.0 plus
I purchased mine at Best Buy, however, feel free to pick one up in our Amazon store.