I‘ve already told almost everybody who will sit still for a moment about my new cordless phone. The short version is: buy Panasonic. My first cordless phone was Panasonic–I think I just got lucky. It gave me YEARS of good service. I had to buy a new battery after I wore out the first one, but then finally, it had served its purpose and went to the recycler. I held out for years just using my ancient black rotary desk phone on a 50 ft. cord (not long enough) and cell phone. I even rescued my husband’s AT&T cordless phone, but quickly realized he had dumped the PoC for a reason.
My New Panasonic Cordless Phone is a wonder!! I knew I wanted a lit key pad. But!! It allows me to program it to not ring at night, it has the little "locater" button on the base that helps me find it under sofa cushions or in a pile of laundry, as well as the standard phonebook and clock and hands free speaker and a million other things that I don’t know (yet) I have a use for. Model numbers are obsolete as soon as you’re handed the receipt, but anyway, my cordless phone is Model #KX-TGA641. And it’s really pretty, too. Black and silver (what is up with those orange and green phones?!). We bonded this summer on the back porch over lattes and lengthy calls to friends.
As cool as cordless phones were at one time, they, too, will be rendered obsolete soon, I’m sure. I consider myself fairly low tech, having resisted iPhones and BlackBerries, and wouldnotbecaughtdeadwithaBluetoothhangingoffmyhead. But, I do have an LG touchscreen. And I text on a limited basis. My husband says I’ve joined "the other side". No, no, no. I still have one foot firmly planted on THIS!
The Dove Lady wishes Alexander Graham Bell (and his colleagues) could see us now! And neither will you find her MySpacing, Facebooking, Twittering, or participating in ANY online "social networking" scams that collect personal information. The paparazzi* find her easily enough.
*after "Paparazzo", a character in the Fellini film, "La Dolce Vita".