Best Cordless Phone Range
Looking For Maximum Range?
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.
Our Top Pick
Panasonic DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone with Answering Machine and Smart Call Block with 2 Handsets
The KX-TGD532W is one of Panasonics best cordless phone models. The sound quality is highly reviewed, and most importantly distance is excellent.
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.
This set includes one handset with the base station and a second handset with a charing station.
Also available in black.
Our Choice For Large Homes
This AT&T DECT 6.0 cordless phone has great clarity, range and includes a digital answering machine with 22 minutes of recording storage.
The range is excellent... Some owners have reported walking several houses down the road and were still able to have a solid connection with no interference.
With 4 handsets for under $100, this is a great value and our pick for large homes where you'll want to keep a handset in close reach.
Our Budget Choice
Vtech is known for providing cordless phones with a good range without sacrificing sound-quality.
This phone is easy to setup and offers a good number of basic features, although at this price, an answering machine is not included. This phone is expandable if you need to add additional handsets in other rooms.
Range and clarity are very good for the price and it comes in white as well as a metallic blue and metallic red.
Panasonic KX-TG4741B DECT 6.0 PLUS: 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: The CL81209 offers a very simple cordless phone that focuses on range and clarity.
Vtech DECT CS6229 6.0: 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.