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Vtech IS6110 DECT 6.0 Digital Cordless Phone With Instant Messaging Capability

Vtech IS6110 DECT 6.0 Digital Cordless Phone (Image courtesy Amazon.com)
By Andrew Liszewski

If you’re not chained to a desk all day, it can be tough to keep up with your friends on IM programs like AIM or MSN. And sure, you can get yourself a fancy keyboard equipped smartphone and a nice data plan to stay connected while you’re away from your PC, but that can be expensive. For a cheaper solution you might want to consider the IS6110 DECT 6.0 Digital Cordless Phone from Vtech which uses your home (or office) phone and internet service to access AOL Instant Messenger and Windows Live Messenger via the handset. It features a full QWERTY keyboard and a somewhat small, but probably usable screen for keeping track of instant messages. The phone comes with a compact charging cradle as well as a small box that connects to your PC via USB which allows the handset to access the IM services, as well as VoIP from what I can tell.

At $93.65 from Amazon the Vtech IS6110 is relatively inexpensive when compared to a smartphone (not subsidized with a voice or data plan) and features other cellphone-like functions such as a built-in phonebook and ringtone support.

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  • Koskun

    To bad Vtech phones are pieces of garbage. We had them at my old job RadioShack) and got easily 80% of them back. The only reason they sell is because of the price.

  • http://www.aceoftech.com Ben

    This is quite interesting in my opinion, but at the same time, almost worthless. I mean, all I carry with me is my cell phone, and when I’m home, I rarely ever pick up the phone cause I always tell people call or text me on my mobile. But what good would it do to be able to text from a house phone? You might as well use some online texting service. Plus, its way to expensive for a piece of junk like that.

  • Judy

    Have a Vtech phone for 2 yrs now, no problems, I recently bought this phone for my teenager, who, like others her age, love using IM on the PC. At least now she can IM from other area's of the home without expensive text message rates and not be tied up to her desktop in her room.

  • Judy

    Have a Vtech phone for 2 yrs now, no problems, I recently bought this phone for my teenager, who, like others her age, love using IM on the PC. At least now she can IM from other area's of the home without expensive text message rates and not be tied up to her desktop in her room.

  • Judy

    Have a Vtech phone for 2 yrs now, no problems, I recently bought this phone for my teenager, who, like others her age, love using IM on the PC. At least now she can IM from other area's of the home without expensive text message rates and not be tied up to her desktop in her room.