At $199 for the main unit and $99 each for extra handsets this is a no brainer for those needing the convenience of wireless phones with the flexibility of 2 incoming lines and a digital answering system. We're featuring this system in our Home Technology Demonstration Project and in fact it is currently our primary phone system.

Panasonic KX-TG2740S Cordless Phone System

Bob Hetherington

Panasonic KX-TG2740S Cordless Phone System
by Bob Hetherington

At $199 for the main unit and $99 each for extra handsets this is a no brainer for those needing the convenience of wireless phones with the flexibility of 2 incoming lines and a digital answering system. We're featuring this system in our Home Technology Demonstration Project and in fact it is currently our primary phone system. 


If you have a home office, small business or just need 2 phone lines to exist then seriously consider getting into a system such as this. Why ... simple. 

  • One central unit plugs into your phone lines and electrical outlet
  • The rest of the handsets (up to 8) only need electrical connections to their cradles for charging so they can be located anywhere without the need of telephone jacks.
  • One common directory of phone contacts is available from all handsets and new contacts can be added to any handset and then sent to all the others.
  • Digital answering system with 3 mailboxes
  • Intercom with all the goodies ... transfer, hold, conference etc.
  • Caller ID and Caller Log
  • Easy to learn and use

There's a lot more to the system than that but in my experience those are the most important and convenient features. The system is easy to set up and once you get the hang of it ... operation is a breeze. The sound quality is good both live and on messages. I've had no problems at all with the range of the handsets ... both indoors and out.

For the fashion conscious there are several colors (white, silver or violet) and designs to choose from for the handsets including this unit with a built in clock and alarm. 

At $199 for the main unit and $99 each for extra handsets this is a no brainer for those needing the convenience of wireless phones with the flexibility of 2 incoming lines and a digital answering system.

We're featuring this system in our Home Technology Demonstration Project and in fact it is currently our primary phone system. 

Features

  Frequency   2.4 GHz
  Technology   (FHSS) Frequency Hopping Digital Spread Spectrum
  Digital Answering System   Yes
  Call Waiting Caller ID   Yes (Requires subsription to fee based telephone company services.)
  Speakerphone   Digital Duplex
  Handset Speakerphone   Digital Duplex
  Phone Lines   2
  Caller ID Memory and Dialer   50 (Requires subsription to fee based telephone company services.)
  Dual Keypad   Yes
  Navigator Key   Yes
  Phone Directory and Dialer Stations   50 stations
  2-way Intercom   Yes
  Handset Locator   Yes
  Headset Jack & Belt Clip  
No
  Lighted Handset Keypad  
No
  Handset Volume Control  
No
  Multi-Handset Capability   Expandable up to 8
  Voice Prompts/Time Day Stamp   Yes
  Flash Memory   Yes
  Line Status Indicator  
No
  Wall Mountable   Yes
  LCD Call Counter  
No
  Tollsaver   Yes
  Low Battery Indicator  
No
  4-Way Conferencing   Yes
  Join-In   Yes
  4-Line Backlit LCD on Handset   Yes
  Phone Directory Sharing   Yes
  6 Selectable Ringtones   Yes
  Dual Call Waiting Caller ID   Yes (Requires subsription to fee based telephone company services.)
  4-Line Backlit LCD on Base   Yes
  Built-In Clock with Alarm  
No

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