Panasonic KX-TG6843 Dect 6.0 Expandable Digital Cordless Answering System with 3 Handsets
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- Long range, excellent clarity, enhanced noise reduction and greater security
- Key detector compatible (sold separately)
- All-digital answering system
- Functions include talking caller ID, call block, silent mode and intelligent eco mode
- Includes 3 cordless handsets (expandable up to 6 - sold separately)
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|Item Dimensions||1.9 x 1.2 x 6.7 in||5.4 x 3.5 x 3.2 in||7 x 4.6 x 4 in||7.9 x 3.5 x 3.3 in||5 x 8.9 x 5 in||6.24 x 6.8 x 5.24 in|
The Panasonic KX-TG6843B DECT 6.0 Plus Expandable Digital Cordless Answering System with base keypad includes 3 handsets. This answering system boasts an Enhanced Noise Reduction feature that suppresses background noise around the caller while simultaneously enhancing their voice so it's easier to hear them if they're calling from a noisy location. A powerful battery back-up system keeps you connected even when the power goes out. Keep a charged handset in the base unit and you can still make and receive calls with the other cordless handsets. To maximize clarity or accommodate hearing loss a Tone Equalizer control feature actually lets you adjust bass, mid-range or treble tones in a caller's voice for maximum clarity. The DECT 6.0 PLUS takes the superb sound quality and outstanding range of DECT 6.0 phones to a whole new level. By increasing the frequency of error correction up to 80x the transmission quality is improved and the phone's range is extended.
From the Manufacturer
Panasonic KX-TG6843B DECT 6.0 3-Handset Landline Telephone
Panasonic continues to evolve their technologies to make things better - at home, at work, at play and on the go with their line of DECT 6.0 PLUS telephones. Each model carriers with it the same features and reliability you've come to expect from the Panasonic brand, but with improvements that make seeing, hearing and operating you phone simple so keeping in touch with family and friends is easier.
The KX-TG684 Series is expandable up to six handsets and also comes equipped with noise reduction, so you can hear the person calling you and advanced answering machine. The KX-TG684 series is also Key Detector compatible. Attach an optional key detector to a frequently misplaced item and use your cordless handset to locate the lost item.
Intelligent eco mode automatically lowers the power consumption when using the handset close to the base unit. Not only does it extend the available talk time, it's also good for the environment.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
- One (1) Base Unit
- Three (3) Cordless Handset
- Three (3) AC Adapter
- One (1) Telephone Line Cord
- One (1) Wall Mounting Adapter
- Six (6) Rechargeable Batteries
- Two (2) Charger
|Phone Features||Good (Current) |
|Channels||60 Channels||60 Channels||60 Channels|
|Multi Handset (Capability)||3 (Up to 6)||3 (Up to 6)||3 (Up to 6)|
|Number of Phone Lines||1||1||1|
|Frequency||1.9 GHz||1.9 GHz||1.9 GHz|
|System||DECT 6.0 Plus||DECT 6.0 Plus||DECT 6.0 Plus|
|Bluetooth Capability||No||Yes, Link up to 2 Cell Phones, Ring as Cell Mode||Yes, Link up to 2 Cell Phones, Ring as Cell Mode; USB port for charging & SMS Text Alert|
|Shipment Battery||Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries (AAA x 2)||Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries (AAA x 2)||Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries (AAA x 2)|
|Battery Life (Talk)||Up to 10 Hours||13 Hours (max in Eco Mode)||Up to 10 Hours|
|Battery Life (Standby)||Up to 8 Days||11 days||Up to 8 Days|
|Charge Time||7 hours||7 hours||7 hours|
|Power Back-up Operation||Yes||No||Yes|
|LCD Backlit Color||White||White||White|
|Ringer Indicator||No||Yes (Large, Top, Amber, Ringer only)||No|
|LCD (Handset)||1.8 inch Full Dot Mono (103 x 65 pixels)||1.8 inch Full Dot Mono (103 x 65 pixels)||1.8 inch Full Dot Mono (103 x 65 pixels)|
|LCD (Base)||2.5inch mono 103x39 pixels 2line+ Softkey||7SEG 2digits LED||2.5inch mono 103x39 pixels 2line+Softkey|
|Backlit Keypad||Yes (Amber)||Yes (Amber)||Yes (Amber)|
|Talk Volume (Handset)||4||5-step||4|
|Speakerphone Volume (Handset)||8-step||7-step||8-step|
|Headset Jack||Yes||Yes, on handset||Yes|
|Ringer Volume (Handset / Base)||6+ Off||7-step +OFF / 6-step + OFF||6+ Off|
|Ringer Pattern (Tone + Melody)||1(1+0) / 15(5+10)||PSTN: 10 (5+5) CELL: 10 (5+5) + Inband/tone||1(1+0) / 15(5+10)|
|Redial Memory (Handset)||5||5-history (Name & Number) *3||5|
|Mute / Flash Buttons||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intercom (Handset to Handset / Handset to Base)||Yes/Yes||Yes *4/No||Yes/Yes|
|Conference Call with Outside Line||3-Way (H/S-H/S-H/S-LINE) *4||3-Way (H/S-H/S-H/S-LINE) *4||3-Way (H/S-H/S-H/S-LINE) *4|
|Any Key Answer / Talk||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Barge In / Privacy Mode||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Call Sharing||Yes||Yes *4||Yes|
|Clock / Alarm||Yes/Yes||Yes/Yes (Wake up Alarm)||Yes/Yes|
|Number of LCD Language Display||2 (English / Spanish)||2 (English / Spanish)||2 (English / Spanish)|
Caller ID / Phonebook
|Talking Caller ID 1||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Caller ID Compatible||Yes*1||Yes||Yes*1|
|Caller ID Memory 2||Yes / 50 Items *1||Yes / 50 Items *1||Yes / 50 Items *1|
|Phonebook Memory (Name and Number)||100 Items (16 char / 24 digits)||3000 items (16 char / 24 digits)||3000 Items (16 char / 24 digits)|
|Chain Dial||Yes (Base unit/ Handset)||Yes||Yes (Base unit/ Handset)|
|Ringer ID||Yes||Yes (Category Ringer)||Yes|
|Call Block||Yes (250 Numbers)*1 *2||Yes (30-Station) *1 *2||Yes (250 Numbers)*1 *2|
Voice Mail / Answering Machine Features
|Voice Mail||Yes||Yes *3||Yes|
|Answering Machine Recording Time||About 18 min.||About 18 min.||About 18 min.|
|Answering Machine Remote Operation||Yes - phone sends message to cell or office phone automatically||Yes||Yes - phone sends message to cell or office phone automatically|
Weight & Dimensions
|Base Dimensions H x W x D (in)||4.0" x 7.0" x 4.6"||2.8" x 5.9" x 4.7"||4.0" x 7.0" x 4.6""|
|Handset Dimensions H x W x D (in)||6.7" x 1.9" x 1.3"||6.9" x 2.2" x 1.4"||6.7" x 1.9" x 1.3"|
|Charger Dimensions H x W x D (in)||1.6" x 2.9" x 2.9"||1.7 "x 2.9" x 3.0"||1.6" x 2.9" x 2.9"|
|Base Weight (oz)||12.1 oz||7.8 oz||12.5 oz|
|Handset Weight (oz)||4.7 oz||5.3 oz||4.7 oz|
|Charger Weight (oz)||3.6 oz||1.8 oz||3.6 oz|
- Requires subscription to name-and Number Caller ID, Call Waiting and/or Voice Mail service
- Requires number registration in the call block list
- Requires registration in Phonebook function. Name pronunciation may vary
- Optional Handset required
Top customer reviews
I'm not using the voice mail so I don't know how good it is.
The ability to make calls in during power outage is another great feature.
I'd buy it again.
Here is my understanding: Panasonic's DECT 6 Plus line of phones runs at 1.9 ghz (DECT is actually not a Panasonic name, its the name for phones that use this frequency), which is reserved for cordless phones with technology to avoid interfering with each other. It is, generally speaking, a high range & good battery life line of phones. 1.9 ghz is fairly good at penetrating obstacles such as floors/ceilings/walls. If you somehow happen to have a lot of interference at 1.9 ghz -- and I'm not even sure how that happens given that 1.9 is reserved for cordless phones -- Panasonic still makes a line of 5.8 ghz phones that may theoretically work better for you. However, 5.8 ghz is not as good at penetrating obstacles (walls) and you may get less range if your going through walls. Thus, for most people, the DECT 6 line of phones is the first choice.
Within the DECT 6 line, they have: (1) phones with bluetooth, if you want to link with a cell phone; (2) phones systems that can accommodate two different phone numbers (for people with two different phone lines); (3) and systems without one of those two features that vary by whether they have an answering machine; and (4) hearing impaired models. Panasonic throws in a number at the end for the number of phones that the model ships with, and a letter at the end for the color, so the KX-TG6843B ships with 3 phones and is black, but if there is a KX-TG6844W, it would be the exact same phone system, but shipping with 4 phones, and in white. The models that ship with 3 phones all seem expandable up to 6 phones. You may get a better deal buying one that ships with all the phones you need now, although you can add extra phones (up to the max of 6 for most models) later for a small premium.
This is one of their DECT 6 phones without two lines and without bluetooth, but with an answering machine. It comes with 3 phones, in black, but you can vary at least the number of phones it comes with, up to the max of 6. (Not sure if you can get white phones -- search for the model # with a "W" at the end). It has fantastic, whole house (and even yard!) range, and the battery life seems pretty good as well. It uses tripple AAA size rechargeables, which is a definite plus given that you wont need to pay $30 bucks for a specialized battery when they need replacement. Whether they last as many years as the bigger dedicated batteries that some cordless phones use, I dont know, I suppose its doubtful, but the talk time and standby life is good, so it seems a worthwhile trade. If you spend hours and hours on the phone and are sloppy about charging, my guess it that you can get better battery life from a different model phone with a specialized (and larger) battery, but for 99% of folks, the battery life with the AAA rechargeables in this phone is probably just fine. The phones look and feel pretty much like prior generations of Panasonic's cordless phones -- decent size buttons, good volume on the handsets and the speakerphone, no interference (in our house anyway).
Assuming you do in fact want a DECT 6, no bluetooth, no 2 lines, with answering machine, coming with 3 phones, this seems to be a current model, and from Panasonic's web site, it actually seems like the high end model at the moment. (Not sure about that, but that is the way it seems.) It has lots of features people are liking, like the ability to block 250 numbers, including all 800 or 888 numbers, and you can have it do a special ring for them as well. I dont tend to get that deep into the fancy features, but if you are prepared to spend time with the manual, there is a lot here.
One feature that seems unique to this model, and may be a new feature for Panasonic is talking caller id. Its not clear that its worth the effort to use this feature -- you have to program each name in, or it says something of questionable utility such as "cell phone MA" for a call from a Massachusetts. If you program it, it says what you want. Unfortunately, its a bit hard to understand, and not even as "good" as a modern GPS struggling with street names. Its not terrible, but you may not be able to understand it with certain names, particularly from another room. You might get some value from this feature, but some could find it more trouble than its worth.
It is quite different than my old Uniden phones. But, it is time for new phones in my home! I like the fact it lights up under the keys when in use... the intercom is fantastic! It has a terrific blocking feature. The range . . .on this phone is awesome! I will say and have to admit. . .. I have made numerous calls to Panasonic to walk me through settings. . the instructions are crazy. Lol
It is the most complicated phone I have ever owned. I have read other reviews on Amazon complaining of the same problem.
One of the features I will miss is that the handsets do not blink when my messages go to voicemail and let me know. . . but it does display it on the answering machine (says check voicemail) which I will probably never use because I use ATT voicemail messenger through another service! But, you would have to be next to the answering machine to see that! All Uniden models have a voice mail light on each phone. It would would blink on every handset in the house if left a message. It would light up to let you know the phone was set on the receiver also. . . .a light on the base . . .this phone does not! This Panasonic . . .the extra phone receivers has no blinking either on the handsets which I truly miss. . . .it does let you know on the handsets if you look close up . .. but hard to see (says voicemail) does not light up either! I mean you would have to look every few minutes at your phone to know if you got a message. . . .so ridiculous? I called Panasonic to see if I was missing something or doing something wrong to achieve the setting and they said this phone does not come with that feature. . . very disappointing! I will defiantly miss that feature! The phone does talk to you and let you know who is calling if you are near the answering machine only . .you will hear it.. . .very cool! Everyone in the family loves that! My TV has ID caller display on it. . .so .. not a necessary feature I need! Panasonic told me it should leave a tone from all hands sets when I get a voicemail. I have never heard a tone a .. . .so I called Panasonic again and talked to a different representative and told me this phone does not come with that feature either . . . so I get a different story from different people on their website! The other problem I have is the volume on the phones are no where as loud on the highest setting as the Uniden phones I had. I would like the volume to be much louder. . . .I have trouble myself hearing on the high setting and I have perfect hearing! As, my father who lives with me .. . he will have a very, very hard time hearing out of these phones even with his hearing aids! Uniden settings for volume are so much better especially for my dad who is elderly. The volume on high is like a medium on the Uniden.. . .so that may be a reason not to purchase this phone! If I knew about the volume problem and voicemail issue we are having I would of most likely repurchase a Uniden again because it is very important feature for our household. I am not returning the phones. . for I have spent nearly $100 on this phone set and I have thrown the box out already. So, I will have to work around the hearing issue! I will put in a special hearing impaired phone in for my dad and my husband and I will have to get used to the lower volume on the Panasonic handsets. I just wish I knew this before purchasing!
It may seem to be that I am complaining. . . .it is just hard to get used to new handsets and start all over again with another brand with different features. As, I stated earlier this is a very complicated phone.. . .you have to remember numbers and codes to make the changes in this phone . . . kinda crazy! Keep the instruction book close by . . will certainly need it because it has all the numbers & codes. This phone does so much . it will take some time to figure out everything new! All phones have there pros and cons. . ..so I listed the ones I like and the ones I don't!