AT&T Virtual Multi-Line Operation Cordless Phone

Last updated: January 31, 2023

For the clearest calls and voicemails, check out the No. 1 recommended device, the AT&T Cordless with Bluetooth Connect to Call. The phone includes dedicated voicemail and the ability to make and receive phone calls through your cellphone plan while you're at home. A bright screen makes it easy to use, even in a dark room.

AT&T Virtual Multi-Line Operation Cordless Phone

We looked at the top Cordless Phones and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Cordless Phone you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Dedicated voicemail and can be paired with your cell phone plan. Bright screen makes it easy to use.

In our analysis of 31 expert reviews, the AT&T Virtual Multi-Line Operation Cordless Phone placed 7th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

With the TL96273 from AT&T, the options for at-home communication are nearly endless. You can make and receive calls from up to two cellular lines, one landline, or all three from the kitchen or even out back on just one system, without touching your mobile phone. Plus, the handsets beep and display an alert when connected cell phones receive a new text, e-mail, or social media update so you’ll never miss an alert.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The voice messages were exceptionally clear and easy to hear. We never had any issues understanding what the other person was saying when testing this phone and there were no distracting hums or buzzes.
The handset supports speakerphone calling, and does so in full-duplex mode. Both the base and handset speakerphone sound slightly muffled, but totally intelligible. We had no problem holding a conversation over speakerphone.

What reviewers didn't like

It does have a nice and bright screen for use in the dark, but not all of the buttons are illuminated, making it difficult to adjust some settings in the dark if you are not accustomed to the phone.
The biggest flaw with the TL96273―though one you need not encounter―is its smartphone companion app (separate from its basic smartphone connection by Bluetooth, which worked fine). Limited to Android devices, we found the app difficult to pair.
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