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VTech CS6114 cordless phone

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$14.23 - $48.95
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A 1.9 GHz DECT 6.0 single-handset cordless phone.

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Type: Cordless phones without answerer
About - VTech CS6114

This 1.9 GHz DECT 6.0 single-handset cordless phone does not support additional handsets.

About This Brand

This market leader offers consumers a wide range of phones that emphasizes technological innovation and offers models with and without answering machines.  Form factors include single- and multihandset models, cordless and corded combos, Bluetooth models, and multiline phones.

Features & Specs - VTech CS6114
info Talk time (hrs.) 7
info Caller ID Handset
info Handset conferencing No
info Talking caller ID No
info Voice-mail indicator (Telco) Yes
info Corded phone on base No
info Base speakerphone No
info Base keypad No
info Base ringer No
info Handset speakerphone No
info Lighted keypad Yes
info Wall mountable Yes
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User Reviews - VTech CS6114
User Reviews
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Cheap -- you get what you pay for
Compact design
Easy To Set Up
Good Sound
Poor Battery Life
Weak Signal
Best Uses
Everyday Use
This is the second bottom-of-the-line VTech cordless phone I have owned. I had the first one for a year or more but began having problems with the sound or connectivity. Callers were yelling, Are you there? I can't hear anything? Oh, wait, I can hear you, etc. At first it was a rare happening then became a chronic. I wasn't sure what the problem was -- the cordless phone or the corded answering machine used with it. Anyway, the problems became so severe (although I could always hear the caller perfectly)I ditched the phone and bought another. At the store I wasn't sure which cordless phone to buy (I had neglected to do my research). I made a quick decsion that the old VTech was a bad egg in a good batch as most of its features were good (sound quality, uncomplicated design) and bought the same model. Now, five months later, the same problem has returned. At least one caller a day suddenly says, Are you there? Hello? Hello? while the sound & connection are fine on my end. This phone goes into the recycling bin as soon as I can replace it. Planning to try CR's top candidate, a Panasonic. It is three times the cost of the VTech but I hope it will be a 300 percent improvement in performance & reliability.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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