Suppliers Debut Spring DECT, VOiP Home Telephone Lines
By John Laposky On Jun 6 2011 - 4:01am
NEW YORK — Spring has sprung major home phone
rollouts from three suppliers.
Advanced American Telephones (AAT), an AT&T licensee,
announced the availability of a three-SKU line
of new AT&T
-branded DECT 6.0 cordless
phones including models with Connect-To-
Cell technology, that enables answering
both cellular and landline calls through the
home phone system.
At the top of the line is the AT&T
TL92271 Connect-to-Cell system. Up to
four Bluetooth-enabled cellphones can be
paired to the system -- two simultaneously
-- allowing one user to make landline calls
on one handset while another user makes
cellular calls on a different handset.
Users can also download cellphone directories
(up to 6,000 entries) directly into
the TL92271 system.
The TL92271 features new HD Audio
sound quality and an equalizer function
with four preset audio profiles to better
match the user’s hearing, AAT said.
The TL92271’s Caller ID Announce
setting enables call screening without
picking up the handset and pushto-
talk for instant communication on
handsets placed throughout the home.
Other features include a digital answering
system with 14 minutes of recording
time, jumbo pre-dial text on the
display, high-contrast white backlighting with
black text and a backlit keypad, 200-name and number
phonebook directory, 50-name and number Caller ID
history, ten-number redial memory, and 7-day/7-hour
It has a suggested retail price of $79.95 and is available
The stepdown model CL83201 is a dual-handset
phone system with optional expandability
up to 12 handsets. It also
features dual Caller ID with dialin-
base speakerphone, 14-minute
digital answering recording,
HD audio, equalizer function
with four preset audio
profiles, Caller ID Announce,
Push-to-Talk between handsets,
50-name and number
phonebook directory, 50-
name and number Caller ID
history, and 10-number redial memory.
Design elements include a metallic silver primary
color with a taupe highlights, chrome accents on the
handset and base , a white backlit handset LCD display
and large base tilt display, and a large large backlit
seven-segment message counter
It retails for $69.95 and became available in
May at RadioShack, Target and Office Depot.
A one-handset SKU, the CL82201, has the
same features as the CL83201 at a $59.95
It shipped in May to Walmart, Target, Staples
All three models boast a range of 1,800 feet, AAT
“Consumers who desire a high-value product and
simplistic function in their home or small office will enjoy
the rich quality, look and features of the new 2011
AT&T line,” said Matt Ramage, senior VP, product management.
“The lineup includes
a range of great features that
offer affordable communication
solutions for today’s
fast-paced families and
New from VTech
is a line
of five new DECT 6.0 phone
models, including a Connect-
to-Cell model at the
top of the line. All the new
models feature HD Audio
with equalizer and four audio
profiles as well as Voice
Announce Caller ID.
DS6421-3 is a Threehandset
Bluetooth syncing of
up to four cellphones.
It stores up to 6,000
directory entries from
up to four different
It also features pushto-
talk functionality between
14-minute digital recorder, and is expandable
to 12 handsets, or 10 handsets and two headsets.
It’s available now www.vtechphones.com
$99.95 retail price.
Also new is the three-handset LS6475-3 ($99.95)
which includes a cordless headset (IS6100) mounted
directly on the base. For the design-conscious, the
LS6475-3 also features enhanced cosmetics with a
thin, curved, high-gloss metallic handset featuring piano-
Also featuring Voice Announce Caller ID, HD audio
and PTT, the LS6475-3 is expandable with up to 12
handsets (LS6405, $19.95 suggested
retail) or 10 handsets and two cordless
headsets (IS6100, $49.95 suggested
retail). VTech also offers the LS6475-2
($59.95) system with two handsets instead
For the budget-concsious Vtech is offering
the CS6419 and the CS6429-2 cordless
phones systems featuring comfortable
curved handsets, oversized keypad, a bright
backlit green LCD display and a 50-name
and number phonebook directory.
CS series starts at $19.95 and is expandable
up to five handsets (CS6409, $14.95)
with the ability to use intercom, transfer and
conference between handsets.
The line is Energy Star rated and RoHS
compliant. VTech’s phone packaging also
uses 100 percent recyclable materials
and feature FDA-approved aqueous coating
that eliminates hazardous chemicals.
All of VTech’s DECT phones are also TIA-1083
Hearing Aid compatible, for reduced noise and interference
when used with most T-coil equipped hearing
aids and cochlear implants.
last week announced the availability of
DECT 6.0 cordless VOiP phone with social media features
and customizable Skinit designs.
The new Gigaset C610A IP DECT telephone is a
hybrid landline telephone which enables four parallel
active calls (three VoIP and one PSTN) and features
three built-in answering machine accounts.
The C610A IP allows a user to check emails and
interact with Facebook and Twitter directly from the
The C610A IP also supports a room monitoring function
where upon detecting a noise, the handset dials
another extension or pre-determined phone number.
The system supports High-Definition Sound Performance
(HDSP) using the G.722 CODEC to deliver
exceptional quality audio when calling via the Internet,
the company said.
Up to six VoIP accounts and six DECT handset registrations
can be configured on the system. Each VoIP
account can have a distinctive ring assigned to it. The
C610H handset that comes with the C610A IP system
has a 1.8-inch color display, a standard 2.5mm headset
jack and storage for up to 150 phone numbers.
In addition, Gigaset announced that customized
phone Skins from Skinit.com
are now available for the
C610A IP, as well as other Gigaset phone models including
the SL785 and C590/C595. Customers can
use the many existing designs on the Skinit.com
or upload their own images to create a custom skin
for the handset. Currently, any purchase of a C590 or
C595 series Gigaset DECT telephone, includes a PIN
card for one free Gigaset skin.