When I was a kid, you couldn't buy a phone -- ATT forced you to lease them. But my Uncle Bill taught me how to run phone wires, and through some often less-than-scrupulous means (White Plains Hospital, I owe you one Bakelite rotary dial set that went missing from my grandfather's room), I managed to collect 6 phones, and wired them throughout our house -- including two in my bedroom. Today, more and more of us don't even have landline phones, but those we do have are often cordless. The Panasonic KX-TG764 series offers advanced technology including the ability to connect via Bluetooth to your cell phone -- so your cell can sit plugged where you recharge it, while you answer cell calls from the Panasonic cordless handsets. No more losing your cell in the couch cushions, crinking your neck during extended calls with your bff, or running to answer a phone you left somewhere on the other side of the house.
Buy the Panasonic KX-TG764 at amazon.com with 2-5 handsets for $95-160.