Even with cell phones, it’s nice to have these on hand if you have younger kids. Right now at Office Depot/Office Max you can get the Panasonic 4-Handset Single-Line DECT 6.0 Phone With Answering Machine for only $39.95 Shipped! (Reg. $90) Phone system includes a base station with a digital answering system and handsets. 4 handsets are included, but you can connect up to 6 (additional handsets are sold separately).