Buying Guides
Type
User Guides
Suppliers
Related Products
About Us
Compare Telephone System Prices
It only takes a minute & you could save up to 30%
Please choose an option
This field is required
Please choose an option
This field is required
Please choose an option
This field is required
Please choose an option
This field is required
Please choose an option
This field is required
Your postcode ensures quotes are as accurate as possible for your area.
This is required
Not a valid UK postcode
Not a valid UK phone number
Please enter your first & last name
Please enter a valid value
Hold on - we're finding suppliers that best match your needs
Good news! We've found suppliers that match your requirements.
Complete your details to get your free quotes.
This is required
Not a valid UK postcode
Not a valid UK phone number
Please enter your first & last name
Please enter a valid value
This is required
Not a valid UK postcode
Not a valid UK phone number
Please enter your first & last name
Please enter a valid value
This is required
Not a valid UK postcode
Not a valid UK phone number
Please enter your first & last name
Please enter a valid value
This is required
Not a valid UK postcode
Not a valid UK phone number
Please enter your first & last name
Please enter a valid value

Top 10 Best Office Phones

UK Business Desk Phones Overview

 

Installing and maintaining an effective telephone system can be a real asset to your business as not only can it improve internal communications but a fully function phone system ensures potential customers and existing clients are dealt with in the most efficient way possible. Choosing the right model of phone can also help improve employee work productivy as businesses uses have access to features and functions that are most beneficial to their role within a business. Because the type of office phones needed for each type of business differs depending on number of users, most useful features etc. we have compiled a list of the top 10 best handsets available below. To ensure we complied phones for a range of businesses we have taken a number of factors in to consideration including features, design and price which are all compared extensively with each phone given a rating.

Finding the Right Phones for Your Office

The standard in modern office telephones is continuing to rise with some wonderful new systems currently available on the market. Features will naturally vary between models but most modern telephone systems should be fully adaptable. The following video highlights some of the most useful phone system features for business users including call forwarding, conference calling and call directory, all of which can improve productivity and overall communication levels within your organisation. office phoneRegardless of your requirements, i.e. anything from a couple of lines for the small office environment to a larger, more complex multi-line system, you will be looking for a system that is simple to use, 100% reliable and preferably programmable to suit the way your business operates. Most telephones now come with their own in-built answering service and the ability to divert calls to another number, ensuring that the important calls are never left unanswered. Which phone is best depends very much on the needs of your business, as well as your budget, but the following are some of the most popular business phones in the UK.

Compare Price Quotes from Leading Suppliers to
Save up to 30%

Do you already have a Telephone System?

Top 10 Best Office Phones Comparison

Avaya Definity 6480

Definity 6480

Definity 6480

This is a popular mid range phone with prices starting from around one hundred and forty pounds per handset. It is a multi-line phone, with the ability to transfer calls and support conference calling.

Overall Rating:
The Avaya Definity model offers an easy to read LCD screen and twelve programmable buttons for applications such as auto dial.Additionally, it has a headset port allowing employees to use their hands whilst on a call.

Avaya Definity Callmaster 5

Definity Callmaster 5

Definity Callmaster 5

The Callmaster is a higher specification phone from Avaya, which includes features such as a mute button, speaker phone, call transfer, conference calling and call hold. It has sixteen programmable feature buttons and ports for two headsets.

Overall Rating:
The Definitely Callmaster 5 includes a recording device in the phone allowing you to record all voice conversations. Prices for this model start from around £200.

BT Converse 1200

BT Converse 1200

BT Converse 1200

At the budget end of the market, phones suitable for small businesses can be found for under £20. The BT Converse 1200 is a popular economy choice for those who do not require a high specification phone.

Overall Rating:
The features included on the BT Converse 1200 model include a headset port, last number redial and ten memory keys.

Interquartz Enterprise Discovery

Enterprise Discovery

Enterprise Discovery

The Enterprise Discovery can be purchased for under £80, and for this relatively low price this telephone offers a number of quality features such as a one hundred and forty name and number directory, full hands-free working, recall button and an LCD display.

Overall Rating:
The Enterprise Discovery handset is hearing aid compatible allowing anyone in your workforce to use it.

Siemens Gigaset DE IP R

Gigaset DE IP Ry

Gigaset DE IP R

The Siemens Gigaset is a popular choice as it offers excellent sound quality, a two hundred entry phone book, a network mailbox and integrated router, all for under £80.

Overall Rating:

Compare Price Quotes from Leading Suppliers to
Save up to 30%

Do you already have a Telephone System?


Samsung SMT-i5210

SMT-i5210

SMT-i5210

has a three inch LCD screen, secured calls using SRTP encryption, fourteen programmable keys and direct access to your voicemail, all within an ergonomically designed case.

Overall Rating:
The Samsung SMT-i5210 is popular higher specification VoIP compatible phone, which supports all the features of OfficeServ 7000. The model also requires an IP phone licence to run which has to be purchased separately.

Siemens Gigaset SL785

Gigaset SL785

Gigaset SL785

If you are looking to purchase a cordless telephone system, this phone from Siemens consistently receives excellent reviews from its users and it is the best selling phone in Europe. Prices for this model start from less than £100.

Overall Rating:
The Siemens Gigaset SL785 includes a colour screen over two inches in width, a multi-lingual menu, an address book capable of holding five hundred entries and the ability to send SMS messages. It also has a Bluetooth connection facility and an Eco setting which reduces power consumption by around 80%.

Siemens Gigaset S975

 Gigaset S975

Gigaset S975

The Siemens Gigaset S975 is a competitively priced premium phone which does not have all the features of the SL785, but is available at a much lower price, starting from £60 for a single handset.

Overall Rating:
The Gigaset S975 can hold up to five hundred numbers in its address book and has a menu that is easily navigated using the main key. It allows full synchronisation with Microsoft Outlook and can record up to 45 minutes of messages.

Panasonic KX TG 8522

KX TG 8522

KX TG 8522

The KX TG from Panasonic is consistently reviewed as being one of the best cordless handsets for clarity of its speaker phones.

Overall Rating:
The Panasonic KX TG 8522 has a large, easy to read, bright screen and a long battery life. It can record up to forty minutes of answer phone messages and has an SMS facility with four mailboxes. A single handset starts from around £50.

Panasonic KX TG 522

KX TG 522

KX TG 522

For those looking for a no frills cordless phone, the KX TG offers all the essential features required by a business such as speakerphone, caller display and a one hundred number phone book.

Overall Rating:
A single handset can be purchased for less than £40. If you have a particularly large office, there is a version of this phone that comes with a range of up to 100 metres.

Choosing the Right Office Telephone

Some of these systems are incredible, with features beyond what you once thought possible. However, your business may not require features like conference calling, VoIP or video conferencing. Your requirements may only extend to owning a basic, hardworking, reliable system that won’t let you down. Don not be dazzled by functions you do not need and ultimately will not use. Any telecommunications company with a good solid reputation will introduce you to a representative who will listen to your requirements and set you in the right direction. Alternatively, check online review sites and see what the users of these systems have to say.

Further Information

If you are interested in hearing more about telephone systems for your business, then fill out the form at the top of this page and a select group of excellent suppliers will get in touch with you.