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Panasonic KX-TG7745S

Cordless phone system with five handsets and Bluetooth® link for cell phone

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by Ralph Graves
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With its five handsets, the Panasonic KX-TG7745S lets you enjoy cell phone connectivity throughout your home. Panasonic's innovative Link2Ccell phone system lets you wirelessly sync your Bluetooth-compatible cell phone to the KX-TG7745S. You can use any of the system's five handsets to place calls via Bluetooth through your wireless plan.

You can easily transfer your cell phone's directory to the system so you have those numbers to use for land line calls. And you can sync two cell phones to the system — great for homes and small business with more than one wireless account. Enjoy hands-free conversations? The Link2Cell handsets can be used with a Bluetooth headset, too.

DECT cordless technology

The KX-TG7745S uses DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) technology for clear conversations with reduced noise and excellent cordless range. It operates on the 1.9 GHz frequency bandwidth, so it won't interfere with Wi-Fi® computer networks or other common wireless devices.

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Highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth compatibility
  • sync up to two cell phones to system
  • transfer and store up to 600 names wirelessly from cell phone
  • compatible with Bluetooth headsets
  • uses DECT 6.0 Plus cordless phone standard
  • 1.9 GHz frequency range avoids interference with Wi-Fi networks
  • tone equalization - independently adjust low, high, and midrange frequencies
  • Intelligent Eco Mode adjusts power consumption based on handset proximity
  • includes five handsets and one base
  • base includes all-digital answering machine with 18-minute capacity for messages
  • amber backlit LCD display on handset
  • lighted handset keypad
  • 30-entry Call Block list
  • handset speakerphone
  • voice paging (base to all handsets)
  • wall-mountable base
  • NiMH rechargeable batteries (five AAAs)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Type of Cordless
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DECT 6.0 Plus
Caller ID
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Yes
LCD on Base or Handset
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Handset
Directory Capacity
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3050
Speed Dial Memories
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None
Hold
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Yes
Speakerphone
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Yes
Flash Key
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Yes
Ringer off
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Yes
Base Keypad
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Yes
Illuminated Keypad
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Yes
Headset-Compatible
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Yes
Base to Handset Paging
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Yes
Digital Answering Machine
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Yes
Wall Mounting
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Yes
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • KX-TG7741 base
  • Five KX-TGA470 handsets
  • 10 "AAA" Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (HHR-4DPA)
  • Base wall mount bracket
  • 4 Handset battery chargers
  • 5 PNLV226 AC adapters each with attached 6' DC output cords (DC Output: 6.5 V/500mA)
  • 6' Telephone cord
  • 5 Belt clips
  • Operating Instructions
  • Quick Guide
  • Optional range extender sheet

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Link2Cell Features
Telephone Features
Answering System Features
Dimensions

Link2Cell Features

Link2Cell: Panasonic's Link2Cell uses Bluetooth technology to link your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone with your multi-handset cordless phone. With Link2Cell, you can make and receive cell phone calls from the cordless handset. You can register up to 2 Bluetooth cellular phones and 1 Bluetooth headset.

Phone Book Transfer: The Link2Cell's Phonebook Transfer feature lets you transfer up to 600 names and numbers from your cell phone's phone book to the built-in handset directory via Bluetooth.

Stronger Signal: Link2Cell can alleviate cellular signals that vary from room to room. By placing your cell phone where reception is best and transferring calls via Link2Cell, you can communicate through the cordless handset clearly anywhere in your home.

No Land Line Required: Since Link2Cell uses Bluetooth technology to connect your cell phone to the cordless handsets, no land line is required to make outgoing phone calls.

Longer Battery Life: Link2Cell works while your cell phone is charging. You can use your cordless handset to make and receive calls while leaving your cell phone connected to the charger.

Compatibility: See the Panasonic Link2Cell website for the latest compatibility list for cell phones and Bluetooth headsets.

Telephone Features

DECT 6.0 Plus: DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) Plus technology improves on the original DECT 6.0. The error correction frequency is increased up to 80x, which increases the range and improves the transmission quality. Operating in the 1.9 GHz frequency range, the KX-TG7745 phone will not conflict with other wireless devices such as computer routers, wireless keyboards, microwave ovens and other common household devices.

Expandable Cordless System: In addition to the five included cordless handsets, you can add one more KX-TGA470 handsets, for a total of six.

Intelligent Eco Mode: The phone's Intelligent Eco mode automatically reduces handset power consumption when you're using the handset close to the base unit. This feature extends the available talk time by suppressing the power it takes to transmit to the base unit. The "ECO" icon appears in the handset display when activated.

Base Unit Speakerphone: The KX-TG7745 base unit has a keypad and speakerphone, allowing you to make and receive calls without the handset.

Handset Speakerphone: The cordless handset can double as a speakerphone for hands-free conversations. The handset is squared on the bottom, allowing you to stand it up on a table top while you talk hands-free.

1.8" Backlit LCD: The cordless handset features a backlit 1.8" Full-dot Mono LCD screen with a resolution of 103 x 65 pixels. The handset LCD displays Caller ID information, battery strength, Caller List, Directory, plus the Function Menu table. You can adjust the contrast of the LCD from 1-6.

Navigator Key: The navigator key on the handset is used to navigate through menus and to select items shown on the display by pushing it up, down, left, or right. You can easily adjust the receiver or speaker volume by pressing the navigator key up or down as you talk.

Soft Keys: The handset has three soft keys which allow you to select the feature shown directly above it on the display. Some of the soft key functions include Mute, Phonebook, Menu, and Redial.

Caller ID: This unit is compatible with Caller ID services offered by your telephone company. If you subscribe to Caller ID, the caller's name and phone number will be displayed and recorded in the handset's Caller List.

Call Waiting Caller ID: If you subscribe to Call Waiting with Caller ID, when talking on the phone as another call comes in, the second caller's name and phone number will be displayed.

Talking Caller ID: Talking Caller ID lets you know who is calling without looking at the display. When the caller information is received from your Caller ID service, the handsets and base unit announce the caller's name or phone number received after each ring.

Ringer/Message Indicators: The handset has a ringer indicator LED on the top that will flash quickly whenever a call comes in, or slowly when you have a message or voice mail waiting. When the answering machine has received a message, the message indicator inside the "Play" button will flash. Note: The message alert feature must be "on" in order for the message indicator to operate.

Caller List: The unit records information for the last 50 callers and stores this information in the Caller List. The unit can show the number of calls you missed. You can call back any number in the caller list. Once a number is in the Caller List, it can be manually or automatically edited (to add or remove area codes or prefixes), saved in the Directory, or deleted.

Call Block: The phone can be programmed to reject unwanted calls. If you subscribe to Caller ID, the unit will reject a call that comes in without a phone number, including those that are labeled "Out of area", "Private caller", or "Long distance". Calls from a phone number stored in the call block list are also rejected. Up to 30 phone numbers can be stored in the call block list. When the call is received, the unit rings for a short time while the caller is being identified. If the phone number matches an entry in the call block list, the unit sends out a busy tone to the caller, then disconnects the call.

Shared Phonebook: All handsets and cell phones registered to the base unit can use the unit's phonebook. Up to 3050 names and phone numbers can be stored in the phonebook. You can enter names up to 16 characters, and phone numbers up to 24 digits. A pause can be entered in the phone number if required for dialing. Each pause is stored as one digit and the pause is approximately 3.5 seconds. The directory names are sorted alphabetically. You can also assign names to one of nine groups to help you locate entries quickly and easily. Groups can also be assigned a different ringer tone to help you identify who is calling.

Chain Dial: You can dial a number from the phone while on a call using Chain Dial. This can be used to dial a calling card access number, dial a PIN number, etc. without having to dial it manually.

Redial List: You can review a list of the last five numbers dialed, then call any of those numbers.

Mute: The Mute feature is a soft key visible on the cordless handset during a call. If you wish to temporarily mute the conversation, you can mute the handset so the other party cannot hear you, but you can still hear them.

Handset Locator: This feature allows you to locate a handset by paging it from the base unit. All registered handsets are paged simultaneously.

Silent Mode: You can program each handset to ring or not at your discretion. If you set a handset to Silent Mode, it will not ring when calls come in. A specific time period can be programmed ahead of time for the silent mode. Other handsets programmed to the phone are not affected, and will continue to ring when calls are received.

Intercom: This feature lets you set-up a 2-way conversation between two registered handsets.

Call Transfer: Calls can be transferred from one handset to any other registered handset.

Call Share: Call Share allows a second registered cordless handset to join an existing external call by pressing one button. You can prevent other users from joining your conversations with outside callers by turning call sharing mode off.

Any Key Talk/Auto Talk: The Any Key Talk feature allows you to press any of the numeric keys, the * key, or the # key to answer a call. When the handset is on the charger base, the Auto Talk feature allows you to answer a call by simply picking up the handset. Auto Talk can be turned on/off in the menu.

Volume Controls: You have the ability to adjust volume levels for the handset and the handset speakerphone. Choose from four levels when holding the handset to your ear, and six levels for the speakerphone.

Ringer Options: You can select one of six ringer volume settings or Off. You can also choose between five ring tones and five ring melodies.

Temporary Tone Dialing: If you are using a pulse dialing system, you can temporarily switch to tone dialing to enter numbers for answering services, electronic banking services, company phone directories, etc. When you hang up, the mode switches back to pulse dialing.

Flash Key: If you have the Call Waiting service, you can use the flash key to put the first call on hold, allowing you to answer a second incoming call. You can adjust the length of the flash time if necessary.

Alarm: On the handset, you can set an alarm to sound for three minutes on a one-time or daily basis. With the date and time programmed into the phone, you can enter a desired time for the alarm to sound. Using a different ringer tone from the one used for outside calls is recommended.

Security: A handset cannot operate unless it is registered with the base unit.

Battery Information: The phone comes with six "AAA" rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries, two for each handset. A Ni-MH battery doesn't develop the "memory" effect like many Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cad) rechargeable batteries.

  • Initial Charge Time: 7 hours
  • Battery Talk Time: up to 13 hours continuous
  • Battery Standby Time: up to 11 days

Wall Mounting: The base unit and battery charger for the additional handsets can be placed on a desk or table, or can be wall mounted. The base unit has an integrated bracket that can be turned one way for wall mounting and turned the other way for placing on a desk. The battery charger has two keyhole slots for wall mounting.

Answering System Features

Total Recording Time: The total time for recording is approximately 18 minutes for all messages (including greeting). A maximum of 64 messages can be recorded. All messages are saved until you delete them. When the memory is full, an indicator on the base unit flashes rapidly, "Messages Full" is shown on the handset display, and, if you use the pre-recorded greeting message, the unit automatically switches to another pre-recorded greeting that asks callers to call again later.

Caller's Recording Time: You can select 1 minute or 3 minutes for recording incoming messages. Individual messages can be played back and erased from the base unit or the handsets.

Greetings: You can record a personal greeting of up to 2 minutes. The unit also comes with 2 pre-recorded messages; one used when the unit has no available recording time, and one used when a message will be recorded.

Number of Rings: You can set the number of rings before the answering system answers the call. Your choices are 2 to 7 rings, or Toll Saver. When set to Toll Saver, the unit will answer on the second ring when there is at least one new message, or on the fifth ring when there are no new messages. This allows you to save on toll charges for the call by hanging up when you hear the third ring, knowing there are no messages.

Call Screening: You can listen to an incoming message as the caller leaves it using the handset's speaker.

Voice Day/Time Stamp: With each message the unit announces the day and time the message was recorded.

Message Alert: When a new message has been received, the message indicator on the base unit will flash, and "New Message" is displayed on the handsets' display.

Remote Operation: You can operate the Answering System from any touch-tone phone. The system is protected by a three-digit remote code to prevent unauthorized access. You can either use the unit's voice prompts (in English or Spanish) or direct commands by pressing keys. During remote operation, you can perform the following functions:

  • Playback all messages or playback new messages only
  • Repeat or skip a message
  • Play the greeting
  • Record a new greeting
  • Erase currently playing message or all messages
  • Turn the answering system on or off

Voice Mail Services: The KX-TG7745 will integrate with your telephone company's voice mail service to make it easier to retrieve your messages. When you receive a new Voice Mail message, the telephone company sends special tones to alert you that a new message is available. The KX-TG7745 detects these tones, causing the message indicator on the handset to flash slowly, and by displaying "New Voice Mail" in the LCD. You can program your Voice Mail access number (along with your password and any necessary pauses) so you can dial it automatically to retrieve your messages.

Dimensions

Base Unit:

  • Width: 7.843"
  • Height: 2.789" (7.25" with handset in charger)
  • Depth: 4.75"
  • On Wall Mount: W=7.843", H=5.4375", D=5.25"

Handset:

  • Width: 2.114"
  • Height: 6.867"
  • Depth: 1.253"

Battery Chargers:

  • Width: 2.858"
  • Height: 1.69" (7.4375" with handset in charger)
  • Depth: 3"
 

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Panasonic KX-TG7745S

Written By Doug, Michigan City, IN on Monday, January 27, 2014
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I recently replaced all of the phones in my house with the Panasonic KX-TG7745S system. This package provided 5 handsets (4 with individual charging bases) plus one wall base. Sound quality is excellent. Range is excellent. Handset display is excellent. Setup takes a little bit of time but is not difficult. This system has "Link to Cell" capability which allows for incoming cell calls (can handle two primary cell numbers) to come through the in-house phone system. It also seems to enhance the cell phone reception. Nice feature, which operate via Bluetooth technology. You can transfer your cell phone's contact list directly to the Panasonic system.
Pros:
5 handsets, great sound quality, good range, fairly easy to setup, Link to Cell capability.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great Phones

Written By Wyatt, Mullica Hill, NJ on Tuesday, October 08, 2013
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I have had Panasonic phones for years. It was time to expand and upgrade and there was no reason to change to any other brand. These are great phones and even have Bluetooth connections for two phones.
Pros:
Easy set up, great features, larger numbers, transfer of cell phone address book
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great product and service!

Written By Mark, State College Pa. on Friday, March 29, 2013
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This is the second Panasonic phone system I have purchased from Crutch field. The information provided on the website was excellent and accurate. The system was very easy to setup and get working. Linking mine and my wife's cellphone via Bluetooth was easy and works great. I would highly recommend this system to anybody. As always, Crutch field exceeds my expectations. Free fast shipping and lifetime support. Thanks again!!!
Pros:
Easy setup, great features.
Cons:
none.
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5 out of 5

Great phone - worth the money

Written By DrHiFi3D, Houston, TX on Sunday, March 17, 2013
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For a decade and a half my phone has always been a Panasonic because there simply is no better phone for the money. In that time I've always bought the top of the line (this time a KX-TG7745S) and every time it has lasted for more than five years. I've always been highly satisfied with my purchase and the KX-TG7745S is no exception. The sound quality is excellent, I can walk several houses down the street of my cul-de-sac before I exceed the permissible range, there are five handsets so we never have to travel far when the phone rings, I've never even come close to running out of voicemail storage, and even the prom-queen could store all of her friends and colleagues in the number memory. This is a great phone and it's worth the money.
Pros:
Great sound quality, plentiful range, five handsets, ample voicemail storage, and vast phone number memory.
Cons:
A little expensive but worth it.
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5 out of 5

Uniform Connection

Written By JudyW, Pittsburgh on Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Once I saw the phone system in Crutchfield's catalog, I knew that it had to be excellent. Of course we received it promptly, set it up, and called for a walk - through since I dislike reading directions. Within minutes we had all of the basics programmed in and the confidence to do the intricate ones later. The sound, readability, and use are perfect. One unit was knocked from a stand by accident onto a hard wood floor and did not break. We did not use the Blue Tooth at this time due to no need.
Pros:
Quality of the product Help from Crutchfield
Cons:
None so far
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5 out of 5

Quality found

Written By zelina, Amherst, oh on Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Not mutch to say, you get the best.
Pros:
It all works together perfecly.
Cons:
not a one
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5 out of 5

Panasonic kx-tg7745s cordless phones

Written By Judy W, Falls Church, VA on Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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Phones work very well and have many nice features. They were esay to setup and the reception is very good.
Pros:
Good reception.
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Are people happy with the sound quality and range of this phone? Those are my two biggest concerns. I really like good sound quality. A leading consumer publication gave this phone an excellent on sound quality but I saw one review online that wasn't as flattering. . . . [ Lee  Jan 19, 2014 ]
3 answers
  • The sound quality, I would say, is better than average for phones I've tried recently, but it's not like you're listening to a Bose stereo or something. It can be a bit tinny to my ears at times, but I am a bit picky about it, too, and I would definitely rate it above those in others' homes I've used lately. No static or loss of sound, etc. Maybe a 4/5 for sound, but 5/5 for ease of use, quality feel and features. [ Lia   Jan 21, 2014 ]
  • I recently purchased this product from Crutchfield (who by the way does an outstanding job in supplying excellent products with super fast delivery). The sound quality seems to be excellent for us. Very clear sound. And the link to cell is amazing. We had problems maintaining a good cell reception at our house with just our cell phones. Now with this phone system's link to cell, we get crystal clear reception through the Panasonic phone when a call comes in on our cell. It is amazing. I think you would really like this phone. [ Douglas   Jan 20, 2014 ]
  • Hi Lee, I have been very pleased with both the range and sound quality of the phones. I think that you will be happy with this system. Mark.. [ MARK D   Jan 20, 2014 ]
I prefer to use the answering system provided by my phone company. Is there a way to disable the built in answering machine? [ Susan  Dec 17, 2013 ]
4 answers
  • There sure is. It's a simple button on the base uniot [ JOHN   Dec 17, 2013 ]
  • Yes, there is, I have done the same thing. So far, the system seems pretty easy to use, though I haven't tried linking to my cell phone yet. [ Lia   Dec 17, 2013 ]
  • Thanks Mark! I assume that once this is turned off my phone company answering service kicks in but I will check that out in the manual when I get it. Sue P.S. I always read the manual... A) I am not a guy so I DO read instructions...;-) and B) before I retired I wrote user manuals for game software. I just like to see how other people write them! (It is also how I know that many guys do NOT read manuals and instructions!) Merry Christmas to you as well! Hope you have your shopping done! Many of my young male computer programer friends wait until Christmas Eve. How stressful! (I was mostly done in November! The problem then is there is so much time for...."OH I will just get this one more thing for them."...every time I go to a store! I must stay out of stores .. and off line! ;-) [ Susan   Dec 17, 2013 ]
  • Hi Susan, You can disable the answering function on the main unit. There is a button in the upper right hand corner that says " answer on/off". Just press to turn off the answering machine function. I like my unit very much. Works great. I hope my answer helps you. Merry Christmas...Mark P.S. The instruction manual would tell how to do it as well. [ MARK D   Dec 17, 2013 ]

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