AT&T Announces New Landline Phones with Bluetooth

For those of us that haven’t given up our analog landline phone in favor of going totally cellular, AT&T is debuting several new DECT 6.0 handsets including the TL86109 shown here. These phones can pair with your mobile phone via Bluetooth so that you can answer both your landline and cell calls with one handset. I reviewed a similar product from Vtech last fall and found the additional functionality to be really handy. The TL86109 can be paired with up to 4 devices and can be expanded with up to 12 wireless handsets (using just one phone jack). This model also includes an answering machine and is priced at $169.95. It will be available sometime this month and will sell through Staples, Best Buy and other locations.

AT&T CORDLESS PHONE SYSTEMS CONVERGE HOME AND CELLULAR CALLS WITH FEATURE-RICH DECT 6.0 MODELS
2010 Phone Line Consolidates Telecommunications for Homes and Small Offices/Home Offices


BEAVERTON, Ore
., May 4, 2010 – Advanced American Telephones (AAT), which manufactures AT&T-branded telephones under a license agreement with AT&T Intellectual Property, today announced the availability of its 2010 DECT 6.0 product line, featuring industry-leading talk range and BLUETOOTH®-enabled phones that can accommodate cellular and landline calls in an all-in-one systems.

“We designed the new AT&T cordless phones to address the challenges with cellular phone use in the home – without sacrificing the usability, range and loaded features consumers depend on in landline products,” said Matt Ramage, senior vice president, product management, Advanced American Telephones. “By combining several useful features, we’ve created solutions that deliver the best of both worlds for any household or small office/home office.”

AT&T TL86109: Combining High-End Features for Small/Home Office Use
The new AT&T TL86109 two-line corded/cordless phone system merges DECT 6.0 technology with BLUETOOTH capabilities, enabling users to make and receive both landline and cellular calls though the system, offering the most convenient and crystal-clear communication. For under $200, users can easily manage all calls with one device while at home or in the home/small office.

With the TL86109, consumers can register up to four BLUETOOTH devices such as cell phones, smart phones and wireless headsets, and two cellular phones can be connected to the TL86109 at one time. This feature allows users to take a landline call on one handset, while using another handset for a cellular call simultaneously.

In addition to its cellular call capabilities, the TL86109 is capable of downloading up to 6,000 cellular phonebook directory entries, eliminating the need to re-enter cellular contacts on the home phone manually. The TL86109 is expandable with up to 12 cordless handsets using the TL86009 accessory handset (sold separately), ensuring accessibility to calls anywhere in the home or small office.

AT&T TL92270: In-Home Solution for Heavy Cell Phone Users
Similar to the TL86109, the new AT&T TL92270 is an excellent solution for busy consumers who primarily use cell phones at their home or small office. The BLUETOOTH-enabled TL92270 can connect with up to four BLUETOOTH-enabled devices and includes two handsets. Users can enjoy uninterrupted calls anywhere in the home or office without having to keep their cell phones on them.

Featuring unsurpassed talk range of up to 2,200 feet, the TL92270 delivers maximum range – 45 percent better than competing models, according to a recent independent study by Wyle Laboratories. Also, the TL92270 can connect a landline call on one handset while connecting a cell call on another handset, acting as a virtual two-line phone and ensuring that calls will not be missed or dropped while at home.

AT&T CL82300 and AT&T TL32100: Optimized for Better Sound, Readability
The new TL32100 has been designed for ease-of-use by consumers of all ages.  This phone system features Audio Assist, which allows consumers to temporarily increase call volume using an equalizer or choose from four audio profiles for the clearest calls possible. For better readability, the TL32100 has an extra-large, white backlit LCD display, as well as bright visual ringers to signal incoming calls.  Finally, for consumers who often find themselves on the other end of indecipherable voicemails, the TL32100 offers a “slow” playback option for digital answering system messages.

See also:  RinseKit is a pressurized portable shower, without pumps or batteries

The three-handset AT&T CL82300 rounds out this year’s lineup, combining  impressive talk range, expandability with up to 12 handsets, sleek design and other convenient calling features.

Product Specifications
TL86109

  • BLUETOOTH® -enabled for connection to cell phones and headsets; up to four different BLUETOOTH-enabled devices can be paired to the system
  • Two-line DECT 6.0 digital technology for the best sound quality, security and range in cordless phones
  • Downloadable cellular directory – holds up to 6,000 entries
  • Large pre-dial text on handset display
  • High-contrast white backlight with black text with white backlit keypad
  • Equalizer with four preset audio profiles to match hearing
  • 200-name and number phonebook directory per line
  • 50-name and number Caller ID history*
  • 20-number redial memory
  • Wall-mountable
  • Expandable with up to 12 handsets using only one phone jack – uses TL86009 accessory handsets
  • Digital answering system:

o   ITAD accessible from handset
o   Up  to 14 minutes of recording time
o   Large backlit 7-segment message counter

  • Available in May 2010 at Best Buy, Staples and Office Max
  • MSRP: $169.95


TL86009

  • Accessory handset only – requires the TL86109 to operate
  • DECT 6.0 digital technology, which provides the best sound quality, security and range in cordless phones
  • Intercom, transfer and conference between handsets
  • Handset speakerphone for “hands-free” conversations
  • Available in May 2010 at BestBuy.com, Staples.com and OfficeMax.com
  • MSRP: $59.95


TL92270

  • BLUETOOTH® -enabled for connection to cell phones and headsets; up to four different BLUETOOTH-enabled devices can be paired to the system
  • DECT 6.0 digital technology, which provides the best sound quality, security and range in cordless phones
  • Two handset system – includes two handsets requiring only one phone jack
  • Stores up to 6,000 directory entries from up to four different cell phones – no need to input names and numbers into your cordless phone
  • Unsurpassed range – up to 45% longer range than the competition
  • Large pre-dial text on handset display
  • High-contrast white backlight with black text
  • White backlit keypad
  • Equalizer with four preset audio profiles to match your hearing
  • 200-name and number phonebook directory
  • 50-name and number Caller ID history*
  • 20-number redial memory
  • Wall-mountable
  • Digital answering system:

o   ITAD accessible from handset
o  Up  to 14 minutes of recording time
o  Large backlit 7-segment message counter

  • Available in May 2010 at Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart and other retail locations
  • MSRP: $79.95


TL32100

  • Unsurpassed range – up to 45% longer range than the competition
  • DECT 6.0 digital technology, which provides the best sound quality, security and range in cordless phones
  • Extra large handset and base keys with easy-to-read font
  • Audio Assist for temporary volume increase
  • Lighted visual ringer on handset and base
  • Equalizer with four preset audio profiles to match your hearing
  • White backlit display and keypad
  • Large and comfortable ear seal for better sound quality
  • Handset speakerphone
  • Wall-mountable
  • Available in May 2010 at Best Buy, Sears, Kmart and Office Depot
  • MSRP: $79.95


TL30100

  • Accessory handset for TL32100
  • Available in May 2010 at Best Buy, Sears, Kmart and Office Depot
  • MSRP: $29.95


CL82300

  • Unsurpassed range – up to 45% longer range than the competition
  • Up to 1,800 feet of open field range, based on a recent independent study by Wyle Laboratories
  • DECT 6.0 digital technology, which provides the best sound quality, security and range in cordless phones
  • Three handset system—includes three handsets requiring only one phone jack
  • Metallic silver finishing with matte black highlights
  • High-tech chrome accents
  • Large pre-dial text on display
  • High contrast white LCD with black text
  • Backlit keypad
  • Equalizer with four preset audio profiles to match your hearing
  • Handset speakerphone
  • 50-name and number phonebook directory
  • 50-name and number Caller ID history*
  • 20-number redial memory
  • Wall-mountable
  • Expandable up to 12 handsets using only one phone jack – uses CL80100 accessory handsets
  • Digital answering system:
    • ITAD accessible from handset
    • Up  to 14 minutes of recording time
    • Large backlit 7-segment message counter
  • Available in May 2010 at Sears, Office Max and Costco
  • MSRP: $79.95


CL80100

  • Accessory handset only – requires the CL82300 to operate
  • DECT 6.0 digital technology, which provides the best sound quality, security and range in cordless phones
  • Intercom, transfer and conference between handsets
  • Handset speakerphone for “hands-free” conversations
  • Available in May 2010 at Sears.com, OfficeMax.com and Costco.com
  • MSRP: $19.95


About Advanced American Telephones
Advanced American Telephones (AAT) designs, manufactures and distributes AT&T-branded telephone products in the United States and Canada under a brand license agreement with AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.  AAT is owned by VTech Holdings Ltd. VTech is a widely recognized leader in the consumer phone industry.

About AT&T
About AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest 3G network, A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verseSM and AT&T DIRECTVSM brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss <http://www.att.com/rss> . Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATTNews. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT <http://www.Facebook.com/ATT>  to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at www.facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz <http://www.facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz>  to discover more about our small business services.

© 2010 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.
All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Advanced American Telephones and its parent, VTech Holdings Limited, is under license. VTech Holdings Limited is a member of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

See also:  Now you can make cool stuff for the Otterbox uniVERSE case

*Use of Caller ID/Call Waiting features requires a subscription to Caller ID/Call Waiting services available through your local telephone company.

If you liked this story, be sure to read our other stories:


4 comments… add one
  • DStaal May 6, 2010, 1:24 pm

    So the question I have: Does it still work if I _don’t_ plug it in to the landline?

    Then I could put my cell phone on it’s charge dock and still hear it ring in time to answer it anywhere in the house.

    • Julie May 6, 2010, 1:39 pm

      @Dstaal Excellent question. They are supposed to send me one to review. I’ll try to remember to try that.

  • Sandee Cohen May 6, 2010, 6:59 pm

    I’ve got the model 92378.

    I’ll test it later tonight and let you know about using it without a landline connection.

    But I have a feeling it will work.

  • Sandee Cohen May 7, 2010, 3:58 pm

    Tested it out.

    You don’t need a land line to get the cell phone to transfer its ring to the AT&T devices.

    So the cell phone can stay charging while you answer it anywhere in the house.

Leave a Comment