Landline Phones


Reviews & hands-on

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    Skype Freetalk Connect Me home phone pictures and hands-on

    By 29 November 2011

    Skype recently unleashed a couple of devices to get you all VoIPed up without even needing to turn on your PC; the Skype Freetalk Connect Me home phone adapter and the GE Digital Cordless Expandable Telephone with Skype. Starting with the adapter and...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Philips ID555 telephone review

    By 3 February 2009

    Landline phones are still very much part of the domestic scene, refusing to roll over and let the mobile dominate. So can the ID555, winner of an iF Product Design Award in 2008, impress? The ID555 follows the fairly standard cordless phone practise of...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Motorola D11 telephone review

    By 29 January 2009

    Whilst we spend most of our time chasing down the latest and greatest mobile phone handsets, there is a begrudging acceptance that landline telephones are still a necessity. But can Motorola offer anything exciting to landline users? The D11 is a fairly...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Siemens Gigaset S685 IP telephone review

    By 7 October 2008

    Whilst people change their mobile phone approximately every 18 months, landline phones tend to last the life of the product, over 5 years, and in some cases, more than 10. But with mobile phones being so dominant, is there really a place for the landline...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    BT Verve 450 telephone review

    By 21 November 2007

    BT continues to launch new landline phones in the belief that most of us haven't completely transferred over to the mobile phone alltogether. So can the Verve 450 make you want to use your landline handset? We get calling to find out. Thin but long, the...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Dualphone 3088 Cordless Skype handset review

    By 30 July 2007

    We've said it before and we will say it again, Skype is great, but the need to sit in front of your computer to make a call can be frustrating and too geeky for some. Hearing the pleas, Dualphone has released the Dualphone 3088 Cordless Skype handset...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    BT Elements landine telephone review

    By 24 July 2007

    There is no point lying to us, we know you see yourself as one of those rugged types. Well you if you are then BT thinks it has the phone for you with its BT Elements cordless landline handset. Why? Well because the elements bit stands for the fact that...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    BT Reveal telephone review

    By 17 July 2007

    With more and more of us opting to use our mobile phones, landline providers like BT are having to really attempt to spruce up the boring landline phone to entice us back, so can British Telecom's latest handset do that? We get calling to find out. Called...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Philips VOIP841 telephone review

    By 7 May 2007

    Last year we reviewed Philips Skype handset, the VOIP321, which promised the ability to make Skype calls from a regular DECT-enabled phone rather than having to sit in front of your computer. A couple months on, things move fast in the world of technology,...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Siemens Gigaset SL565 Bluetooth phone review

    By 11 January 2007

    It was only a matter of time before landline handsets started introducing Bluetooth as part of their feature set. First was BT with its rather chav-esque BT Glide, now Siemens has waded in with the rather more stylish looking Gigaset SL565. But is it...

  • Phones 3 out of 5

    BT Glide Bluetooth Cordless Home Phone review

    By 30 October 2006

    Who says Bluetooth is just for your mobile? BT don't think that either and have launched a new landline phone with Bluetooth built-in. But do we really need it? We get phoning to find out. The BT Glide is a landline phone that seems to have it all. Colour...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Philips VoIP321 Skype phone review

    By 18 August 2006

    Don't get us wrong we like Skype as much as the next person, it's just we never want to sit in front of our PC to use it. Skype perhaps realising the same thing has teamed up with Philips to create the Philips VoIP321 Skype phone that is both a standard...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    BT Zenith Flip telephone review

    By 26 March 2006

    With landline telephones catching up in features, you need to stay ahead of the pack if you want to make the most out of what is on offer out there. To help you do this, BT has created the BT Zenith Flip, a phone that will allow you to maximise your landlines...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Mayfair classic telephone review

    By 25 March 2006

    With the world of gadgets moving faster than a speeding bullet it's nice to take some time out and remember the past now and then. The Mayfair Classic telephone from telephonedepot is a replica of those old fashion phones that your grandparents used to...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Bang & Olufsen BeoCom 2 telephone review

    By 23 March 2006

    They always say style comes at a price and boy do they mean it with the Bang & Olufsen BeoCom 2. At £500 it would probably be cheaper to fly to the person you are hoping to talk to on the other end of the dog and bone rather than buy this model, however...