Cordless Phone Rating Sources
Total of 10 Sources
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by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentConsumerReports.org rates more cordless phones than any other expert reviewer, evaluating them on seven criteria, including voice quality, range and ease of use. Each phone also gets its own brief write-up, including pros and cons. Editors recommend cordless phones and give advice on how to choose the right phone for your particular needs. Some cordless phones also earn a Best Buy designation, though not all of those are current models.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentThere's a staggering assortment of cordless phones available at Amazon.com. Of the models rated by owners, most earn an overall rating of between 3 and 4 stars, and many have hundreds of reviews. A few standout models score higher, however. Most new phones have fewer reviews than those that have been on the market longer, and cordless phones often remain listed long after they have been discontinued.
by Contributors to Staples.com
Our AssessmentStaples.com sells a good variety of cordless phones, and some of the best-rated phones have accumulated hundreds of customer ratings. Reviews here tend to be short, but each one includes a list of pros and cons. Several Panasonic cordless phones do very well here, as do some phones that carry the AT&T brand.
by Contributors to BestBuy.com
Our AssessmentNot all of the cordless telephones listed here receive many reviews, but plenty have been rated by enough users to make the site useful for shoppers looking for owner feedback. Phones are rated on a five-star scale, and narrative reviews help illustrate each model's strengths and weaknesses.
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentWalmart.com also lets users post reviews of cordless phones they own. The site is harder to use than higher-ranked retailer sites because cordless phones are not given an easily accessible category (a search is the quickest way to find them). Hundreds of models are listed here; many fail to generate significant feedback, though some get upwards of 100 user reviews.
Best Cheap Cordless Phones
by Michael Sweet
Our AssessmentCheapism.com focuses on products in a wide variety of categories that fulfill basic needs at a low price. The site's picks in cordless phones reflect this, featuring models that may be thin on bells and whistles but perform well for basic tasks. Summary information is quite good, and the individual reviews, while not overly long, cover the important points.
by Contributors to HSN.com
Our AssessmentHome Shopping Network (HSN) hosts reviews by users of a handful of cordless phone models, with more than a hundred users weighing in on some models. Reviews of particular models can sometimes be difficult to find, as actual model numbers aren't visible until you drill down into product detail pages. Several cordless phones are listed by editors as "customer picks," but many of these don't amass much more than a few reviews.
by Contributors to NewEgg.com
Our AssessmentNewegg.com is an online retailer of electronic goods listing dozens of cordless phones and corded/cordless combinations. The user ratings include helpful pros-and-cons lists for each product, but most have less than 10 write-ups and many aren't reviewed at all.
by Contributors to Target.com
Our AssessmentTarget.com is a good site to find owner reviews once you've narrowed down your choices. One advantage is that, since all these phones are actually sold by Target.com, you can be assured the phones haven't been discontinued. A major disadvantage is that most cordless phones draw far fewer reviews than at Amazon.com or Walmart.com, and none of the best-reviewed models have more than half a dozen users weighing in.
by Contributors to JR.com
Our AssessmentJR.com, the website of New York-based consumer electronics retailer J&R, includes user reviews and ratings of cordless phones. The website does not have many reviews, but some are detailed and helpful for potential buyers.