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AT&T CL4940 1-Handset Landline Telephone with Large Display

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  • Caller ID/Call Waiting
  • Digital Answering System
  • Extra-Large Tilt Display
  • Backlit Display
  • Audio Assist®
  • Extra-Large Buttons
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AT&T CL4940 1-Handset Landline Telephone with Large Display + RCA 25 feet Handset Coil Cord, White (TP282W) + AT&T 210 Corded Phone, White, 1 Handset
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Technical Details

  • Speakerphone
  • Caller ID
  • Call Waiting

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6 x 7 inches ; 2.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B007B5VH0E
  • Item model number: CL4940WHT
  • Batteries 2 Nonstandard Battery batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (662 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 3, 2011

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Corded Answering System with Large Tilt Display

Corded phone with integrated answering machine. View larger
Extra-large tilt display for effortlessly reviewing calls.
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Intuitive controls and big buttons to ensure easy dialing.
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A corded telephone featuring a large tilt display, digital answering system and extra-large buttons, the CL4940 makes dialing, receiving and reviewing calls easier than ever. The phone's extra-loud ring and visual-indication features for incoming calls help ensure you won't miss a single ring. Hard-to-hear calls can be given a boost with its Audio Assist feature, which temporarily increases volume and frequency to make speech easier to understand. Plus, the base speakerphone makes hands-free communication easy.

The telephone also features a 25 name and number phonebook directory, and a 10-number speed dial, allowing you to quickly place calls using only a few buttons. Stay organized with the time/date stamp on the digital answering system, which announces the time and day each message was recorded before playback. Up to 25 minutes of recording time allows you to save or receive messages without worry they'll be cut off.

Audio Assist
Caller ID / Call Waiting
Extra-Large Tilt Display
Digital Answering System

Corded Phone Features CL4940
AT&T Corded Phone
Brand Specifics Feature 1 Speakerphone
Feature 2 Audio Assist
Feature 3 Extra-Large Tilt Display for Easy Viewing
Feature 4 Big Buttons
Feature 5 Digital Answering System
General Frequency
Type of Phone Corded
Number of Incoming Lines 1
Answering Device
Time and Date Stamp on Recorded Messages
Caller ID
Base Wall Mount
Keypad on Base
Call Waiting
Number of Mailboxes 1
Compatible with
Backlit Keypads
Color White
Speed Dial
Handset Handsets Included 1 corded
Number of Stations Expandable
LCD Display
Headset Jack
Hearing Aid Compatible
What's in the Box 1 corded handset, 1 base, 1 power adapter, line cord, quick start guide, owner's manual

Product Description

Cl4940Wht- Corded Answering System

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The sound quality is very good.
not babs silly!
It has large numbers and an easy to read, well lit display.
Granny Smith
Very easy to use with big buttons.
Valerie McGilvrey

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

238 of 244 people found the following review helpful By Daniel L Edelen TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 12, 2012
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The AT&T CL4940 is a single-line speakerphone with answering machine functions and caller ID, which makes it one of many similar phones crowding the market.

What sets this phone apart is the large, backlit, tiltable display. Why every landline phone doesn't have a display this nice is beyond me. Most everything else about the phone is typical, but it does add further functions to help those of us who are growing older:

* A large keypad for easy dialing
* A four-setting equalizer function to tweak sound
* "Audio Assist" to temporarily boost receiver volume
* Relatively intuitive functions that can be set up easily

That said, one of the failings of this phone is that--for all its audio-altering capabilities--it does not have a rich sound compared to a cheaper AT&T phone I used to own. This seems odd given this phone's equalizer and Audio Assist functions, but the duller sound quality is obvious in comparison. Another quirk is the dial-back feature; there seems to be no way to program it to add a "1" automatically when dialing outside a set of local area codes, reducing the function's usefulness.

If all those sound bells and whistles had worked as advertised, this could have been a five-star phone. As it is, it's okay, but that still makes it better than many phones out there. And did I mention how great the display is?
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194 of 200 people found the following review helpful By G. GUNNELL on August 10, 2012
I purchased my AT&T CL4940 locally because I needed a that-day replacement for a long-time-in-service Nortel.

I'm writing this review based on initial quality as I have only owned the phone for 24 hours. Thus far I am impressed by:

1. Sound quality through both the handset and speaker. This is adjustable with a 4 setting equalizer, I'm using the default 'Natural' setting, there are two treble boost settings and one bass boost setting available.

2. Volume available through both handset and speaker is individually adjustable and can be made very loud on the highest settings.

3. Answering machine ease of operation.

4. Total message+announcement recording time of 25 minutes -- these days that's good, many answering machines have less than 15 minutes of audio storage. 60 minutes is still the target amount for manufacturers in my opinion -- the problem is that like most answering machines, this one will stop taking messages once the memory is full -- and a busy business day or some political robocalls can fill things up pretty fast and shut the system down.

5. Good human interface -- big buttons, readable and backlit display, clealy labled control buttons -- you do still need to look at the manual just a bit to see how the menu and control system is set up but it's about as simple as it can be made, IMO.

The one disadvantage is the index in the user manual which has way too few entries -- I downloaded the .pdf version of the manual just to search for info on the 'equalizer' (it can only be set while you are listening to something) -- and how to reset the 'missed calls' counter (press and hold the CANCEL button). Other than the lack of a complete index, the user manual is clear and explanatory.
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69 of 73 people found the following review helpful By Allen Westbrook on January 16, 2013
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Bought this through Amazon.com. Price and delivery were very satisfactory. The phone has nice features like the amber back lighted display with large characters in addition to the large dial buttons especially good for older folks with less than perfect vision. The speaker phone works in a satisfactory manner.

Now for what I think may need some improvement:
- when you record a voice greeting you have speak to the phone approximately 9 inches away from the phone. There should be a way to record your greeting on the handset. The resulting recorded greetings were not as good as they should be in this day and time - I would not let this keep me from buying this phone at this price point.
- our mounting location in the kitchen is under a high cabinet but lower than what many wall phone elevations are. The display on the phone is ok if you are sitting or kneeling down, but if you are standing the ability to read the display is diminished. The display tilts down, but I think the manufacturer should consider giving the display more range of tilt to include a few degrees up tilt.
- the small recording controls buttons at the top of the keypad could be a little larger to accommodate larger characters so they would be more readable by the visually challenged.

Overall this phone is very nice and I recommend its purchase - it just could use some improvements.
(Some reviewers complained about a flimsy wall mounting bracket that comes with the phone - I have had no problems with the phone coming off the wall even with small jerks on the handset cord.)
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Rusty on August 27, 2012
I got this phone to replace the one my father had as the old phone caller ID would not read. Everything about this phone was great for my father. Large buttons, a lighted caller ID screen, great volume, clear sound. We do not use the answer machine as they already have one. Everything about this phone is very good but there is one small issue that drives me and my father nuts. When you get a missed call it will display the number of missed calls. Sounds good so far. Then all you need to do to clear the number of missed calls is hold down the clear button and a tone will sound clearing all missed calls. However here is the issue. One day one we had 2 missed calls. We cleared the count and on the next day it had 3 missed calls. However we found out that 2 of those calls were from the day before. Again we reset to zero. The problem is that everytime you miss a call it totals the full amount of missed calls. When you come home and see 56 missed calls (you have no idea how many are new) you start to think that someone needed to really get a hold of you. Again we clear and after the next missed call it shows 57. Annoying. If I can fix this or if someone knows how to fix this then I will give it 5 Stars.
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