A lot of people consider landline phones to be dead. Maybe I’m the exception as I have two unique landlines. One way or the other, you need phones connected to those landlines to get something out of them. Today I’ll look at some relatively inexpensive phone systems you can use on your landlines. Yes, I’ll include an Amazon link to purchase and I do earn a few pennies if you purchase with my link. I received nothing else for writing this.
One of my landlines is provided via Ooma and I wrote about it in more detail in Ooma VOIP Phone System Works Worldwide. The base station does include a regular phone jack so I could plug in the system I’ll describe later. But that system wouldn’t take specific advantage of some of Ooma’s features so I use their handsets on that landline.
My second landline is supplied as part of my Internet connection. I wrote more about how our Internet connected improved recently in Our Internet Speed Takes Off Like a Rocket Thanks to Fiber. Where Ooma provides me with a US phone number, the Telmex landline has a Mexican number. That’s perfect for making calls to other Mexican numbers. If I really want to push a few extra buttons, calls to the US and Canada are also free of charge.
The Telmex landline connects via a phone jack on the back of their supplied router. I personally use my own router for providing WiFi throughout the house and I discussed my router in ASUS ZenWiFi AX Tri-Band Mesh System Delivers Strong Signal. A frustration with connecting to the Telmex router is that it is physically located in a maintenance closet outside of the living area of the house.
I do have an older phone system connected to the router now that it serving me well. But should I decide to get a new system, I’d be inclined to get AT&T DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone with Answering System. For my needs, having three handsets is perfect. One is used to connect to the router and then the other two in convenient locations. The price is right for a system with three handsets. Heck, I had long distance bills a lot higher back in the olden days.
I’m not sure I’d use the answering system functionality, but that’s a fairly standard feature on most systems. My main goal is easy-to-use handsets that deliver great call quality with a good range. Maybe you’re provided with a landline as part of your Internet service that you aren’t using or maybe it is time to get a new cordless system. In either of these scenarios, this system would be a great choice.