Yes, we still have a landline - the same one we hooked up to over thirty years ago when we first moved into our home.
The phones have changed - from corded ones to cordless ones and built-in answering machines and caller id too.
We have tried all types of them through the years.
And we were ready to purchase a new one again as the lifespan of our current one was nearing it's end.
The AT&T CLP99383 3 Handset Connect to Cell Answering System has just entered our lives.
And once again, technology has us amazed with what this handy system can do.
It uses our landline phone to connect to our cell phones by using Bluetooth technology that is in all of the devices.
It sounded really confusing at first, but following the directions to set up this system was quite easy and straight forward.
The base unit contains a digital answering system for the landline that can be accessed by each of the handsets.
The cell phones can be accessed by any of the handsets also.
Two cell phones are allowed to be set up through the Bluetooth, and each of them plus the landline can all be used at the same time.
I was able to download all the contacts in my cell phone into the phone base directory through the bluetooth.
That was a huge timesaver.
So when one of my contacts calls my cell phone, this phone system announces who it is that is calling.
And I can tell it is a cell phone call instead of a land line call because my cell ring tone comes over the speakers in this system.
Depending on which type of call coming through, there is a light that blinks on the handset so you know which one to answer, and push the appropriate flashing light to connect.
We always use the speaker phone on our cells, and these handsets also allow us to continue using that feature that we love.
The base of the phone has a built-in USB dock so we can charge our cell phones from the unit - a pretty handy feature.
I haven't set up the mobile notifications feature yet, but this system will also let you know when your cell phone receives a text, email, or social media update as well as calendar reminders.
I find this multi-line system to be quite easy to use, and if I had an office with several people using the phones, I can see where this system would be a great asset - I love it in my home!
Check out the CLP99383 at AT&T to see how it can simplify and organize your life too!