A major part of designing your phone system is deciding what phones to use where. Usually, it’s pretty easy to tell whether you need a physical phone versus a cell phone in a particular situation. But, once you’ve decided on a physical phone, how do you pick between cordless or handset? Here’s a quick way to find out.

Handset advantages are

  • Better audio quality
  • More user friendly
  • Capable of more features

Cordless phone advantages are

  • More portability – no getting tied down with cables
  • Smaller

So, ask yourself: you putting in a phone in a place where it will get a lot of use in one location (like a desk, office, etc), or in a place with more moving around (kitchen, workshop, etc)?

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