Office phones are a great way to boost productivity and ensure there are easily accessible lines of communication between employees and clients.
Brands have now introduced office phones with rich features to account for the many use-cases employees come across when using their phone for work purposes.
Here are our ten best office phones of 2019, in no order of importance, that are worth buying:
With the flagship Grandstream GXP 1400 discontinued, the GXP 1610 is a suitable alternative that is a great office phone. This model covers a lot of use-cases that are common in office settings and provides two IP lines and one SIP account.
The phone boasts expansive memory to store up to 500 contacts and can keep a record of the last 200 calls made on the device. It comes with HD audio speakerphones and uses Echo Cancellation technology to help minimize background noise. Additionally, the phone offers 3-way conference calling and the ability to set custom ringtones.
This phone retails for $59.99.
When it comes to a small office setting, it’s not necessary to get the latest expansive phone system. As a result, the Xblue X16 system that comes with four phones is an excellent choice for a small office. If more phones are needed later, this phone system allows new phones to be purchased and added, with the system supporting up to 16 phones, and six different lines.
All phones have a digital speakerphone and come with a scheduler. This scheduler enables the phone to offer an auto-attendant feature when no one is around to take the call.
This phone system retails for $649.99.
The AT&T CL2940 speakerphone comes with a large display and well-built loudspeakers. This phone is perfect for office settings that are more industrial and comes with a lot of background noise.
With the ability to be wall-mounted, the phone comes with caller ID functionality, and a 65 name-and-number memory. Supporting this is extra-large buttons for comfortable usability, and the phone is also hearing aid compatible. Topping it off is audio-assist speakerphone capability and call-waiting function to give a well-rounded phone for all uses.
This phone retails at $29.95.
The unison phone system by RCA is a wireless desk phone that’s connected to a base station. This system can also be expanded to purchase additional phones and can connect up to 10 in total to this single base system. These other phones can either be desk phones or even RCA cordless phones.
The system can handle up to four lines and comes with the ability to do call transfers, and each phone has extension status indicators. The desk phones boast speakerphones, caller ID, and a six-way conferencing system. Each phone can also store up to 100 contacts, and 30 speed-dial shortcuts.
Users can also utilize a digital assistant to help route calls, customize the hold music on each phone, and enable a digital answering system with a mailbox. Users also have the ability to remote access any voicemails left behind.
This phone system retails for $249.99 and includes a base station and two wireless desk phones.
Panasonic’s KXTGF380FM phone system comes with a landline phone, and a Bluetooth operated wireless handset. It’s a multi-faceted device boasting a ton of features such as the ability to double as a baby monitor for home office use.
The phone system boasts excellent range and allows you to make or receive calls from any nook in the office. Both the landline and handset come with an LCD that is adjustable for optimal viewing. Each device has a backlit keypad and function buttons, which makes it easy to use, even in dark environments. The phone also uses the link2cell system, which enables two smartphones to be connected to the phone system and make or receive calls using it. The phone also has a call block function where up to 250 unwanted numbers can be registered and a 3,000 number phonebook.
This phone retails for $79.95.
The Polycom VVX Series is perfect for any telecommuting or remotely based office setting. These phones come with an embedded video system and a 3.5-inch color touchscreen display.
There are five models in this series with the 400 model having the ability to handle up to 12 lines. The 400 model comes with speed dial keys, caller ID, and API integration to connect with third-party providers (e.g., Skype for Business; Office 365 Cloud PBX).
The phone comes with Acoustic Fence technology that helps to minimize any background noise traveling through the call to the listener.
This phone retails for $106.
MonsterVOIP offers its own state-of-the-art hosted phone system with redundancy across four data centers in place so that it will never go offline.
The phone comes with the ability to add on instant extensions enabling easy scaling as an office grows. One can use their dedicated mobile app in addition to the office phone to allow SMS messaging.
An added plus is that Monster VOIP provides the entire package by offering a VoIP phone and an online meeting tool that enables screen sharing and conferencing. You will no longer need to have separate office phone and online meeting providers, such as Cisco Webex. It’s a great well-rounded product and is extremely affordable compared to other phones with similar features on the market.
This phone retails for $24.99 per user.
With a 4Db amplifying range, the Hamilton CapTel 2400i is a great communication tool for your office. The phone comes with a large touchscreen backlit display to navigate its many features and allow for easy viewing. Perfect for call center or sales settings, it can also integrate with digital PBX systems.
The device boasts features such as caller ID, real-time captioning of your phone conversations, built-in answering machines, and the ability to store over 95 contacts. It also has a great keypad and ergonomic design, supports digital cable, DSL, VoIP, and FIOS connections.
This phone retails for $75.
The Snow D785 is a killer in terms of looks. Built to give off a sleek matte black finish, this one’s perfect for any creative agency that needs a powerhouse of an office phone. It comes with HD audio output and a backlit LED display. The D785 model also brings with it WiFi and DECT support via USB port and comes with Bluetooth headset support for hands-free usage if needed. There is also a set of custom keys that can be labeled to use quick shortcuts on the phone.
This phone retails for $169.
When it comes to affordability, customization, and the ability to add more phones as needed when an office grows, the Vtech CS6649 is a great option.
This phone system features DECT 6.0 technology and all its handsets come with ECO mode to boost power saving. With caller ID and call waiting for 50 numbers, each system can support up to 5 handsets.
The base and handsets also come with hands-free speakerphone, and there’s also the ability to activate quiet mode which silences ringers on all devices for a set period of time.
This phone retails for $49.95.
Office phones with a myriad of features can boost productivity and are a prudent investment for any company. Our best advice is to pick models that can be customized and can add extra handsets so that the system can grow as the office does.