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Answer Your Cell Phone on Your Home Phone with VTech - Review

November 30, 2011

Have you ever had your cell phone ring, only you didn’t know where it is? The tiny electronic device could be anywhere in the house and you start running from room to room, standing to hear a ring, then scrambling, throwing pillows or clothes, as the phone continues to ring it’s ominous countdown before the “beep, beep, beep” that signals a missed call. Yes – it has happened to me once, or twice, or more. Ever since I installed the VTechn DS6421-3 Connect-to-Cell phone system, my days of searching for my cell phone have ended.

About the VTech DS6421-3 Connect-to-Cell Phone System

VTech DS6421-3 Connect-to-Cell Phone System

For those that rely primarily on mobile phones but experience problems with spotty reception at home or have trouble hearing their cells from another room, the VTech’s DS6421-3 Connect-to-Cell™ systems is the solution. These phones can make and receive cellular calls, but offer the reliability of a landline phone.
The Review

The VTech DS6421-3 Connect-to-Cell phone system is an innovative way to make using your cell phone at home about a million times easier. The system comes with three cordless handsets and an answering base station which you plug-in to your home phone line.

Setting up your cell phone to communicate with the VTech DS6421-3 is pretty easy. You navigate to the Bluetooth menu, then follow the steps to sync your cell phone with the VTech phone. Note that this connection only works with Bluetooth-enabled phones (which most phones are these days anyways.) You can connect two cell phones to the VTech Connect-to-Cell phone system.

Once the connection is made, when someone calls your cell phone, your home phone will ring! Since you can have two different phones 

VTech DS6421-3 Connect-to-Cell Phone System

connected, you can also set-up customized ring-tones for each cell phone and your land line. Even more, not only will your home phone ring when someone calls your cell phone, but you can actually use your home phone to make calls using your cell phone. Don’t have a home landline? You can STILL use this phone system to make and receive calls through your cell phone.

Another cool feature of the VTech DS6421-3 is the Push to Talk (PTT)  functionality. Each handset has a PTT button on the side. Press the button down until the phone beeps and you will automatically be connected to the other handsets in the system. You can then begin talking and you’ll be heard on the other handsets. This is a great alternative to the intercom (which is also an option) since a voice from the phone saying “Dinnertime!” is much harder to ignore and doesn’t even require any yellling.

 

 

 

VTech DS6421-3 Connect-to-Cell Phone System

I love the sleek and modern design of the phone. All of the buttons are flush against the handset, and have a blue backlight when any button on the handset is pressed. The up/down button looks like it might be a scroll with a button in the middle, but it’s actually just up and down, allowing you to easily navigate between all of the menu items or adjust your volume.

After using this phone for a few weeks, I am quite sure it is one of the most amazing phone systems I’ve ever used. The cell phone connectivity alone makes it a winner, but it also comes packed with all of the must-have features, such as Caller ID (including Caller ID announcement, where a voice tells you who is calling), handset-to-handset Intercom, Push to Talk, and the ability to expand up to 12 handsets. Every phone call has had a crystal clear connection – whether a land line call or a cell phone call.

If you would like to pick up the VTech DS6421-3 Connect-to-Cell phone system for your home (and really, for any home that has a cell phone, this would be awesome) then you can pick-it up online or in stores. It’s currently selling on Amazon for $78.86 and the VTech website currently has it on sale for $69.95!


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Originally published on 2011-11-30 by Miriam at The Wic Project .