Featured in Today’s Woman’s Christmas Gift Guide
By Shawn DesRochers
This holiday season give yourself the gift of a multi handset phone system. The nice thing about an expandable cordless system, like the VTech LS6425-3 is that it comes with a base station, three handsets and you can purchase an additional expanded handset. allowing you to place it in different rooms or offices for convenience. It is the perfect phone for growing families.
The VTech LS6425-3 phone system has voice announce caller id, push to talk communication between handsets, digital answering system, missed call indicator, stored phone numbers and much more. Some of the features do require that you to have the services with your phone line, like caller ID, but the answering services and push to talk is a standard feature of the phone system.
I personally love the Push-to-Talk technology, which allows you to use the handsets like walkie-talkies, instantly communicating with any or all of the handsets in the system. (No more screaming down the hall to the Mrs.) To use this feature on each VTech cordless handset you will notice a large button on the right side of the phone. Keep pressing this button until you get the right handset and then release and press again while talking and the individual that has that handset in their room or office will receive the message. They of course can reply back by hitting the talk button to reply.
You can also give each phone a name, so you know where they go to. For instance, we have one in the office, kitchen, living room and bedroom.
This comes in handy when using the walkie talkie feature, so you know which zone you’re trying to talk to. Busy parents will also like the speaker phone feature which keeps hands free and conservations clear.
Vtech makes it simple for you to add contacts to the built in phone system directory. Click menu until you reach directory, then click menu again and you will see the option to add a new contact. Use the keypad on the VTech handset to enter the phone number and then the name. There is no need to program each handset, as it automatically adds the names and contact numbers to each phone for you.
The answering system allows for up to 90 seconds of your message and has space for up to 14 minutes of recording time and lists messages with caller ID on any handset as well as the base unit. Simply browse the menu on any handset and listen/skip or delete messages from the built in answering system. You can also program the answering machine and access it from anywhere using the access code you set up to retrieve your messages when you’re not home.
DECT 6.0 Digital technology delivers superior sound quality, security and range. I had no problems carrying a handset with me out the backyard. The DECT 6.0 is simply a different frequency than previous systems that allows for less interference and much less of a chance of eavesdropping neighbors. Overall, I found conversations on the phone to be super clear. While talking on the phone to my daughter one night I could hear her typing crisp and clear. It was as though I was in the room next to her. VTech phone system also includes HD Audio which allows you to select one of the three sound settings to adjust for optimal hearing.
The keypad on the phone fully illuminates with a bright back-light and same goes for the LCD display screen when in use or a call comes in which makes them very user friendly.
For the price, you will be extremely satisfied with this purchase! Sorry Panasonic, we have made the switch to VTech.
Vtech CS6429-4 Phone System Features:
- Four cordless handsets
- DECT 6.0 Digital technology provides the best sound quality
- Digital Answering System
- Handset Speakerphone
- Call Waiting Caller ID
- Expandable up to 5 handsets using only one phone jack
- Return phone calls and recall numbers with 50 name and number caller ID memory
- 50 name and number phone
- Call screening
- Call intercept
- Remote access
- Message retrieval from handset
- Message time and date stamp
- 50 name and number phonebook directory
- Voicemail Waiting Indicator
- Last 10 number speed dial
- Any key answer
- Volume control
- Trilingual prompts—choose between English, Spanish or French
- Wall mount bracket
Purchase the VTech LS6425-3 phone system at vtechphones.com
VTech is the world’s largest manufacturer of cordless telephones and a leading supplier of electronic learning products. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services. Founded in 1976, the Group’s mission is to be the most cost effective designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-quality consumer electronic products and to distribute them to markets worldwide in the most efficient manner.