AT&T Corded Phone With Answering Machine (CL4940) - Black - Online Only

  • Model #: CL4940 BLK
  • Web Code: 10198849
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The AT&T CL4940 corded phone features large buttons and a large display making it a cinch to use. It also includes a built-in answering machine and audio assist button so you can turn up the volume during conversations.

More Information

  • Extra large buttons and tilt display for easy viewing
  • Audio Assist allows for extra volume capacity during conversations
  • Speakerphone
  • 25 name/number phonebook directory
  • Receiver/speakerphone volume control
  • Ringer volume control
  • 10 number speed dial
  • English/Spanish/French setup menu
  • Table/wall mountable
  • Hearing aid compatible
  • Supports caller ID/call waiting capability with 65 name/number caller ID history
  • Entry Removal Button
  • Digital answering system features can record up to 19 minutes of messages
  • Time/Day Stamp
  • Audible Message Alert
  • Message Guard Memory
  • Memo Recording

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

4.3 / 5
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Positive 93%

27 Reviews

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  • from Hamilton, ON

Good Land Line Phone

Good sized screen with lots of options. Especially like the answering machine, speaker phone, call log call back features. Bought as a replacement kitchen wall phone. The difficulty comes when you want a longer phone cord as they are no longer carried in most stores. Was able to locate one in a large box store that provides home building supplies. These phones are extremely dependable during electrical outages but appear to be a dying breed.

  • from London, ON

Reasonable Quality

It's hard to find a good phone these days and this one is better than most I have found.

  • from Canada

I Can Hear!

Unlike many (most?) current phones, this one has a receiver that provides full sound over a wide enough area so as not to require careful positioning on my ear. Bravo, AT&T, for selling a phone that works as well as they did 40 years ago!

  • from Toronto, ON

Good enough

I've had this phone for about a week now. And for the most part I like it. Good sound quality, speaker option is good. Has a good answering mc. Can store numbers etc etc. Two things I wish this phone had: the ability to store a list of "blocked numbers" (for those annoying automated telemarketer calls) and the ability to change ring tone. This phone only has one ring tone - the old-fashioned "tring tring". I got this phone to replace my Panasonic cordless DECT phone which I've been using forever and is still is good working condition. My cordless phone has a lot of great features and giving them up has been an adjustment. The only reason I decided to give it up is that I'm concerned about harmful EMF radiations as I'm reading that cordless phones are just as problematic as cell phones. Since I have a small apt, I don't really need a cordless phone so I decided to switch to an old-fashioned corded phone.

  • from Calgary, AB

Great for the Price

What a nice phone easy to use, display and buttons are large, speaker phone works great, answering machine easy to operate, also easy to retrieve messages remotely. Only drawback is losing time and date when power goes out.

  • from Edmonton, AB

I like it!

Great as a speaker phone. Just what I needed.

  • from North Bay, ON

Love this Phone!

What a great phone. So glad to get rid of all the cordless ones we can't find and battery goes dead. I have this on my home office desk and since I do a lot of volunteer calling, this is great. I can deal with papers and notes and not have to dial on the receiver. Numbers are huge - great for us seniors and call display is super. Easy to answer in the dark also. So thrilled they had this 'oldie' in stock. I read reviews and chose this over the other cheaper choice. Glad I did! Very easy to set up and access features.

  • from Victoria, BC

no battery backup!

Looked great -- but without battery backup, every power flicker and outage means you lose everything! Forget it!

  • from Georgetown, ON

Great Phone

This phone is great for my office. It works well. The sound is perfect and it never gets lost like the cordless ones seem to. Thrilled with this purchase.

  • from Thorold, ON

Its all good

Everything I wanted. Large display, speakerphone. good reception. Easy to use

  • from Ottawa, ON

Good value

Exactly what we needed for a land line.

  • from Uxbridge, ON

Good value

Only thing that is anoying is if you answer a call on one of your other phones, it shows up as a missed call on this phone!

  • from Victoria, BC

Fine and dandy

Nice design with large number buttons but the other tiny buttons with their microscopic labels should be bigger.

  • from Toronto, ON


It was just what I was looking for. Corded, lots of features, screen lights up, nice big buttons. Funky.

  • from Winnipeg, MB

Just what I was looking for

It is very hard to find a corded phone now and this one was the third brand we tried. It is for my brother who required larger buttons. He finds it very easy to use, the sound is great and he has no problems with the answering machine. The display is very easy to read. The cord was a bit short but we just changed it out for a longer one. I would recommend this, especially for someone with manual dexterity issues.

  • from Southern Canada

Basic telephone

I really wanted a lighted keypad. We can read the newspaper on our cell phones, but we cant seem to make a lighted keypad for a landline phone. I don't get that.... The phone works fine, the cord they give you is very short as pictured, WAY too short. The lighted display is nice when its on, but otherwise, the phone is average. Good volume controls. Did not get an English instructional booklet in the box, only French. I don't read or understand French.

  • from Toronto, ON

Really good phone for that price.

This phone has all the features I was looking for, good quality, easy to use.

  • from Georgetown, ON

Perfect for my retiree husband

It's hard to find a desk console phone these days, especially one just for general use. This was the closest I could find to the right phone for my husband's home office. He's retired, but does a lot of volunteer work from home. This was a gift for him, to replace an older phone with no display screen. His eyesight isn't quite what it used to be, so the beauty of this phone is the display screen with its lovely large print. He doesn't have to hunt for his reading glasses or squint to see who is calling. And he likes a full-size handset, not the smaller ones we have with our wireless phones in other rooms around the house. I didn't like the look of the orange backlight in the display as pictured online, but that only appears when there's a call. Most of the time it's black text on grey. Paul didn't like the screen display "17 missed calls" (or however many we'd picked up on other phones), but that was easily changed to a date/time display after he read the manual. He found it easy to input all his speed-dial numbers, and he likes the sound quality when he's talking to someone, or when using Speakerphone. We didn't need the answering machine feature, but this was still a very good buy for what he needed.

  • from Masset, BC

Great Phone

Large numeric keypad and LCD as well as a fully configurable answering machine make this phone the best bang for the buck. The shipping was really fast and priced right. A well made and fully featured set for sure.

  • from Burlington, ON

Very Nice:

This is a very well made phone for the price. After we discovered the cordless 6.0 phones were making out Fibe Internet cut out every time we made a call, we decided to go back to corded phones. We needed an answering machine as well, and this AT&T model fit the job perfectly. We found if you move around very much while on it the sound distorts a bit, and the features are a little more complicated than previous phones we've had. Other than that I'd recommend them to anyone needing a corded phone.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Very Good.

I like this item

  • from Halifax NS

What I was looking for.....

Was looking for a decent desk phone with call display and speaker. This one seemed to fit the bill. So far no issues in the 3 weeks I've had it. A little more than I wanted to pay but works well nonetheless.

  • from Saskatoon, SK

Great corded phones

The order came quickly to my door, shipping was free! I purchased five (5) corded phones to replace the cordless phones throughout the house to decrease the WiFi in our home. The phones were easy to assemble and connect - they all work perfectly and I love them. Being seniors, we love the big keys and easy to read numbers - the call display is easy to read and we can adjust the volumes of the ringer and the voice. The only drawback is that they are only available in black - I would have preferred white, however the price was right!!! I would definitely recommend these phones.

  • from Toronto, ON

Does the job!

We recently scaled back our home phone package with Bell and removed the answering service feature so we needed a phone with a built in answering machine. We decided to go corded as we already have a cordless phone system at home. This phone does the job and we are happy with it for the price we paid. It is pretty easy to navigate. The only downside is that even though we pay for call display with Bell, this phone does not show the caller in the ID window unless they are a person you have saved in your address book. Minor annoyance for the monthly savings of not paying Bell for an answering service.

  • from Whitby, ON

AT&T phone

I do not find this phone user friendly. Just to see who called during the day - well I have not been able to figure it out yet. You have to scroll through the entire directory to get to what you want. My old phone, I just had to press the button with the letter I wanted on it.

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