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VTech® Communications, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of VTech Holdings Ltd. and the largest U.S. cordless phone manufacturer, announced availability of its 2012 phone line, which delivers a combination of stylish new designs, along with functional features that extend the value of landline home phones – all at great prices. To celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2012, VTech is offering an additional one-year warranty on all DECT phones purchased and registered in 2012, marking the company's leadership in high-quality consumer electronics products for more than three decades.
Since VTech began production of its electronic products, consumers have come to depend on the company's industry-leading innovation, and VTech's new phone models continue to offer consumers a wide array of options to fit their home communication needs and individual styles -- from the design-savvy urban dweller to the multitasking mom and home office worker.
* For the design-conscious, VTech's LS6195 and CS6519 models feature unique styling and a splash of color to satisfy consumers personal design tastes.
* For active mobile users who need better call reliability at home, VTech's DS6521-2 Connect to Cell™ phone system is easier than ever to pair with mobile phones, using a new one-button setup feature.
* Working professionals and hectic households will appreciate peace of mind with the corded and cordless options of VTech's CS6649.
* For busy families and home office workers who need an extra hand, VTech's LS6475-3 comes with a cordless headset built into the base, enabling users to be on a call while accomplishing other tasks.
"Cordless phones have emerged as more than a convenient technology these days—for many consumers they're an essential accessory to the style of their everyday lives," says Stacy DeBroff, CEO of MomCentral.com. "VTech's chic designs and colorful aesthetic options map directly to consumers' wants, while forward-thinking features such as Connect to Cell and cordless headsets satisfy their everyday functional needs."
Where Style Meets Functionality ... without Breaking the Bank
VTech introduces the LS6195 (MSRP: $59.95), a perfect solution for design-conscious consumers looking to add panache to their home decor. Going back to the future, this device makes a vintage style popular again with a contemporary retro design and hints of classic phone styling. With a cordless handset that rests atop a sleek high gloss black base, this phone is unlike any other design in the home phone industry.
Though the sleek design is reminiscent of phones from decades past, the technology is far from "old fashioned" as this model incorporates VTech's advanced DECT 6.0 digital technology, providing the best sound quality, security and range in cordless phones. The LS6195 turns a piece of everyday technology into a work of art that adds flair to any home.
In addition, consumers can add a splash of color to home decor with the VTech CS6519 phone (MSRP: $19.95). Available in metallic silver, red or blue, this phone also has a high gloss black finish and sleek design that is sure to complement any room – from the kitchen to kids' rooms to the home office. These colorful options are especially great for kids and teens ready for their own phone, and the silent mode ringer control is an added plus for their rooms. In addition, a ringer control setting allows users to program ringers on silent at specific times of the day, preventing pesky interruptions at nighttime, dinner or any other cherished moments at home.
Both of these fashionable phones feature VTech's new Eco Mode power conserving technology, which reduces the overall radio frequency power while the phone is charging and automatically adjusts power requirements according to the phone's distance from the base unit when in use.
"Consumers want phones to fit their lifestyle as well as their personal design tastes," said Matt Ramage, senior vice president, product management, VTech Communications, Inc. "For 2012, we've created a line of phones that offers something for everyone, ranging from busy families, who need to stay connected, to sophisticated working professionals and on-the-go young adults at home. These phones meet the communication and design needs of consumers at a great value."
Easy-to-Use, Affordable Mobile Phone Convergence
Priced competitively for 2012, VTech combines one of its most compelling features, Connect to Cell, with convenient virtual two-line functionality. The DS6521-2 (MSRP: $59.95) enables the home phone system to answer landline and cell phone calls using BLUETOOTH wireless technology, delivering better sound quality and fewer dropped calls when mobile users are at home. An ideal choice for people who rely on their mobile phones but want better communication at home, VTech's new one-button pairing feature makes setup a cinch for first-time users. Even consumers without landline phone service can use the system to improve their cellular calls and make outbound calls using cellular minutes while at home, with the convenience and comfort of a cordless handset.
The perfect phone system to complement any fast-paced, mobile life, the DS6521-2 system can register up to two BLUETOOTH wireless technology-enabled cell phones and offers the ability to expand up to five handsets (DS6501, MSRP: $19.95). This phone also features a digital answering system, Eco Mode operation, access to a 200- name cell phone directory and silent ringer options.
Freedom and Confidence with Cordless and Corded Options
A great option for the home or small office, the CS6649 (MSRP: $49.95) comes with both a corded and cordless handset. Eliminating the frantic search to find the ringing cordless handset, this phone affords users the confidence of never worrying about handset battery levels and always knowing the location of their phone. The corded handset can also be used during a power outage. Both the cordless handset and corded base offer speakerphones at the touch of a button, making hands-free conversations a breeze.
Working professionals will love the option to add up to four cordless handsets (CS6609, MSRP: $14.95), enabling conferencing between an outside line and up to two other handsets in the system. Busy families will enjoy the luxury of intercom between the handset and base unit. This phone comes with a digital answering system that holds up to 14 minutes of recording time and offers message retrieval from the handset. With other useful features such as dual caller ID and call waiting, Eco Mode, a 50-name and number phonebook directory, caller ID history and silent mode ringer control, this phone is a fit for many households.
An Extra Hand Around the House or Home Office
For consumers that need to get more done while talking on the phone, VTech offers the LS6475-3 (MSRP: $99.95). This phone system comes with a comfortable cordless headset (IS6100) mounted on the base station, allowing consumers to easily answer the phone while handling other important tasks.
This hands-free calling experience is ideal for busy households with hectic schedules or working professionals in need of a home office solution that enables mobility around the house. In addition to the headset, the system includes two cordless handsets with speakerphones to provide users with a variety of call options. Other features of the LS6475-3 include HD Audio with equalizer for four different audio profiles, Voice Announce ® caller ID and push-to-talk for walkie-talkie functionality within the house.
These devices are highlights from VTech's complete line of home telephone products. To find the best phone to fit any household or home office needs, please visit www.vtechphones.com.