CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Culture

Landline phone uses Bluetooth to make friends with your mobile

The base units have Bluetooth built in, letting you wirelessly connect a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone to them so you can make and receive cell phone calls using your home phone.

Advanced American Telephones

If you've been debating dropping your POTS line because everyone calls you on your cell phone anyway, this new handset from Advanced American Telephones just might make you keep it. The AT&T-branded dual-handset TL92278 (MSRP $89.95) and triple-handset TL92328 (MSRP $119.95) base units have Bluetooth built in, letting you wirelessly connect a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone to them so you can make and receive cell phone calls using your home phone.

This means you can leave your cell phone charging 30 feet from the base of these phones and still answer calls using your landline. You also don't have to worry about interference or dropping a call if you're walking around your house. Plus, it uses Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications 6.0 antenna technology giving you the enhanced clarity and extended range of that, too.

These AT&T Bluetooth DECT systems are expandable with up to 12 handsets (with a $29.95 TL90078 accessory handset). You can find the TL92278 in Best Buy and Wal-Mart and the TL92328 at BJs and Sam's Club stores.