What's this? This score is based primarily on voice quality, ease of use, talk time, and range. For phones with an answering machine, overall score also includes mainly the message voice quality, answerer ease of use, and recording time. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points. Phones are listed in performance order, within categories. Due to test upgrades, results may vary from past Ratings.
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A 1.9 GHz DECT 6.0 multiple-handset-capable cordless phone with a built-in answering machine.
This 1.9 GHz DECT 6.0 multiple-handset-capable cordless phone with a built-in answering machine can support 6 cordless handsets; 2 are included. Extra handsets with charging cradle (Panasonic KX-TGA659) cost $45 each.
The following models have the same ratings as Panasonic KX-TG6592T.
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Panasonic KX-TG6591T come from our tests of model Panasonic KX-TG6592T, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand
The company has long focused on mid-to-higher-priced models in every form factor. Some trademark conveniences found on Panasonic phones include Talking Caller ID, Talking Alarm Clock, and Talking Battery Alert. Some models have Bluetooth technology for linking to your cell phone service. Some models claim to be shock resistant and splash resistant, while others have large, easy-to-read buttons/LCD displays, and amplify incoming sounds. Panasonic still offers stand-alone corded phones.
Features & Specs - Panasonic KX-TG6592T
Talk time (hrs.) Talk time, displayed to the nearest hour, is the manufacturer's claim of how long you can converse on the handset when it is fully charged. "NS" indicates that the manufacturer did not provide a value. Typically, these are stated as "up to X hours talk time."
Talk time (hrs.)
Caller ID Caller ID with a three-line display shows the name and phone number of a caller and the date and time of the call, provided you subscribe to caller ID services. Some phones have an additional display line that shows which line, say line 1 or line 2, the call came in on, or indicators such as a battery strength or voice mail. If you have Caller ID with Call Waiting, the phone displays the name and number of the second caller if you're already on the phone. The display is usually on the handset; some phones also have one on the base. Phones with Call Waiting Deluxe provide you with more choices on how to handle a second call when you are already on the phone assuming you subscribe to the service, but not all features may be available in all areas. Some of the choices that the service supports; facilitates conferencing with two outside parties, or a prerecorded message states that you will be available shortly, and the caller is put on hold, or prerecorded message indicates you are busy, and the waiting call is disconnected, or the caller is sent to your voice mail.
Maximum no. of cordless handsets The manufacturer stated maximum number of cordless handsets that can be registered to a multiple handset capable phone. A phone that can support up to eight handsets, for example, can have eight handsets registered to the base, but you may only be able to use four at once, say two using handset to handset intercom, while two others conference with an outside party. Others may just allow one handset to be used at a time, so can't be used like an additional (extension) phone you have connected to the same phone line. NA represents not applicable. See Buying Advice for more information.
Maximum no. of cordless handsets
Number of cordless handsets included The number of cordless handset(s) with a charging cradle included with the product.
Number of cordless handsets included
Handset conferencing Also referred to as handset-to-handset intercom, and other terms. Many multiple handset capable phones allow conversation handset to handset, or among handsets for conferencing. For some phones the handsets have to be within range of the base, while others also allow a direct link between two handsets so you can take them with you to use like walkie-talkies. Multiple handset phones without this capability can't be used to conference.
Talking caller ID Talking Caller ID, also referred to as Caller ID announce, speak the name of the caller, which is useful because you don't have to view the display to know who's calling.
Talking caller ID
Voice-mail indicator (Telco) A visual indicator on the handset or base to notify you that you have new messages awaiting from your telephone company message waiting service, such as an LED, or an envelope icon on the display. That means you don't have to pick up the handset to respond to a message waiting signal.
Voice-mail indicator (Telco)
Corded phone on base In addition to an extra handset extension, a corded handset can enable the phone to work if you lose household AC power, provided you're on a traditional landline service, or one with backup power.
Corded phone on base
Base speakerphone A base speakerphone offers a hands-free way to converse or wait on hold and lets others chime in as well, and allows you to answer a call without the handset. When used with a base keypad, you can make a call from the base and have a hands-free conversation.
Base keypad Also referred to as Dual or Second Keypad. A keypad on the base supplements the keypad on the handset. It can be handy for navigating menu-driven systems, because you don't have to take the phone away from your ear to punch the keys. When used with a base speakerphone, you can make a call from the base and have a hands-free conversation.
Base ringer All phones have a handset ringer, and many phones have a base ringer, but not all allow you to set them on or off, adjust the volume, or change the auditory tone.
Handset speakerphone A handset speakerphone offers a hands-free way to converse or wait on hold and lets others chime in as well conveniently anywhere in the house as long as you stay within a few feet of the handset.
I purchased this phone because it was recommended by a doctor for those with some hearing loss.<br /> 1.- Volume on high produced sound in earphone that was no better than with any other phone.Same with using the speakerphone part.<br /> 2.- Received a popping background noise while talking and listening.<br /> 3.- Heard my own voice in the earpiece as an echo while talking AND listening.<br /> Too bad the company can not provide QUALITY in their products.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Cincinnati, OH
(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE
No of expansion phones
Too many to fit here
I bought this phone because it permitted a large number of expansion phones and because of Panasonic's ratings. This is the worst phone set I've ever owned. First, it does not make a sound to indicate a new message is available. Instead, you have to notice if the phone light is blinking. Next, the ability to switch calls using the flash feature does not work. Finally, the phone ties itself up and says Line in Use or has a slash through the signal and will not let you dial out. This happens most often when you receive a call and hang up, but the phone does not appear to recognize that the call has ended. I cannot stress enough how poor this phone is.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from New York NY
(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)
Caller voice fades out
Poor Sound Quality
Caller's voice fades out in about 15 seconds and caller cannot be heard. Nothing works to amplify sound. Tech support's only solution was for me to press speakerphone. This amplified with a big boom but holding the receiver on speakerphone to my ear is absurd.