#VTechConnect: landline phone system that connects to your cell, perfect phone for cell dead spots in your home

Last year, just before our annual visit to our family summer home in Maine for a week, my husband found that he couldn’t take off a full week of work due to demands from the office. Rather than skipping the trip entirely, he brought up a desktop computer, installed wifi and logged the hours in between lazy canoe and kayak rides. Really, the only difficulty he found was receiving cell-phone reception throughout our deep-in-the-woods summer home.

Realizing that he was able to work from “vacation,” we extended our trip this year to two weeks, but, not knowing how AT&T cell reception would be, we were a bit concerned about scheduled conference calls.

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[This is a sponsored post.]

It was pure luck that SheSpeaks contacted me on behalf of VTech, introducing me to their  Connect to Cell™ phone system. This system allows for families to connect up to two cell phones to the landline telephone using BLUETOOTH® wireless, while leaving your cellphone where it receives best reception. While most of the house is a deadspot, we found that the front porch allowed us a tiny bit of cell-reception space. We could leave our cellphones on the table by the door and talk throughout the house. Which included my husband’s makeshift “office.”

That is just one of the many features of the VTech phone. You can also:

  • Download Phonebook From Cell: Store 2000 records from up to two different cell phones; no need to input names and numbers into your cordless phone system.
  • Virtual Multi-Line Operation: Pair up to two cellular lines and one landline with your cordless system. Then, enjoy the freedom to make and receive calls on all three lines—all at once.
  • Make and receive landline and cellular calls: Connect to BLUETOOTH®-enabled cellular phones to make and receive cellular calls with the ease and comfort of a home phone system.

My husband’s favorite feature of the phone is the wireless BLUETOOTH® headset that he used while conference calling and accessing files on his computer. His only note of advice, if you’re picking up another call on a different phone that’s not connected to the VTech phone system, be sure to mute both the in-use system phone and the headset. Muting one is not inclusive of the other. In-other-words, it’s not a good idea to mute the phone while wearing the headset during a conference call, to take a personal call on another phone.

This phone is perfect for a work-at-home family–here’s a giveaway opportunity to win a system from SheSpeaks.




mom of 3 and wife living in the Philadelphia suburbs, Julie is a former elementary school teacher and a Public Relations manager. She is the owner/editor of Julieverse, a merchandiser with Chloe + Isabel (jewelryverse.com) and founder VlogMom and Splash Creative Media. A marketing strategist and freelance education and parenting writer by trade, Julie attempts to carve out time to enjoy playing with her kids, PTO, cooking and exercise.

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