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ATT Home Phone - AT&T CL82409
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The cordless home phone market is intensely competitive. One of the best rated is an ATT home phone - the CL82409. It consistently scores well in cordless telephone reviews and offers a number of features that aren't available on other DECT 6.0 cordless phones.

ATT CL82409 Expandable Cordless Phone

Most multi handset cordless phones are expandable, but only up to six handsets. That's the upper limit of most Panasonic DECT 6.0 phones. By way of contrast this ATT home phone is expandable up to 12 handsets. In reality less than one percent of cordless phone buyers have systems with more than four handsets, but if you have an enormous house it's probably good to know.

ATT Home Phone

Centralized Phone Book

There are still cordless home phones being manufactured that don't have a centralized phone book. Their handsets must be manually updated to stay in synch. It may happen once or twice but rapidly becomes tedious and no longer maintained. The AT&T CL82409's address book is shared and hence contact details are always up-to-date across all handsets.

Wall Mount Cordless Phone

Genuine cordless wall phones are a rare commodity. While manufacturers including Panasonic claim that their phones are wall mountable, they are actually stretching the truth a little. The ATT cordless phone isn't a perfect flush mounted cordless wall phone as it juts out an inch or two at the bottom, but it's one of the better options.

Audible and Visual Alerts

Like most other cordless home phones the ATT CL82409 incorporates a digital answering machine. However, while other phones give notification of a missed call or message via either an audible or visual alert the ATT cordless phone can give both types of notification.

DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone

The latest ATT home phone uses DECT 6.0 technology. Like all other DECT phones it's immune to interference from most household appliances and WiFi networks. However, it doesn't have the extra bells available on Panasonic's DECT 6.0 Plus phones such as Power Backup, silent mode, call blocking...

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Home Phone Headset

We were disappointed to find that the CL82409 doesn't have a 2.55mm headset jack. It's AT&T's subtle way of persuading consumers to invest in a AT&T TL7600 DECT 6.0 Cordless Headset. They're a cool alternative and deliver the benefits of a hands free cordless phone without wires, but we would still like the option of using a cheap corded headset.

Cordless Phone Comparison

The CL82409 is an attractive ATT home phone. It's hard to fault (and we have tried). They are a great improvement on the models that preceded it. Most consumers will find that it delivers everything they expect from a cordless home phone and more. The only alternatives that present serious competition are from Panasonic, but they cost a little more.

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