Having a phone with a good range is important to business owners and people who are constantly on the move. Most cordless phones do not focus distance, and usually have a very short range with a lot of interference. It’s important to realize radio transmissions with higher frequencies, have shorter range than lower frequencies. The best cordless phones for range are “DECT 6.0” cordless phones that operate in 1.9GHz or an older 900GHz phone (provides less security). Unlike other higher GHz bands, these will make it easier to spread through walls and other obstacles providing a better distance.
1. Panasonic KX-TG4741B DECT 6.0+ Plus – The KX-TG4741B is one of Panasonics best cordless phone models. The sound quality is highly reviewed, and most importantly distance is reported to be “better than most”. DECT 6.0+ allows you to buy a range extender if needed – but in most cases the standard phone will be fine. It’s an easy #1 with easy programming, extended coverage, great battery life, and uses standard “costco” batteries – many higher priced phones hold no comparison in terms of quality. $47.90
2. AT&T CL81209 DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone – The CL81209 DECT 6.0 cordless phone is simple, focusing on clarity and range. It may lack some features that you need, such as a an answering machine, but it’s perfect for someone who is looking for a standard cordless phone. The clarity/range is amazing for it’s price, owners have reported walking several houses down the road and were still able to have a solid connection with no interference. —
3. Vtech DECT CS6229-2 6.0 Expandable 2-Handset Cordless Phone System – Vtech is known for providing cordless phones with a good range without sacrificing sound-quality. It’s relatively easy to setup and offers the standard features that all cordless phones need. There are many mixed reviews regarding reception, but it’s easy to say most users are very happy with it, and report a clear/crisp sound quality that is easy understandable. $56.06
Panasonic KX-TG4741B DECT 6.0 PLUS Review: The KX-TG4741B is an easy to use phone with all the features you could ask for. Great clarity, great range, easy to program and reliable!
AT&T CL81209 DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone Review: The CL81209 offers a very simple cordless phone that focuses on range and clarity.
Vtech DECT CS6229 6.0 Review: Vtech is known for making good cordless phones, however the CS6229 has a lot of mixed reviews, and seems to be a hit or miss.