Cordless Phones

  • Gigaset A490

  • Just phone. Also handsfree.

    • Hands-free talking in brilliant sound quality
    • New ergonomic keypad in high-quality material
    • ECO DECT: reduced power consumption & reduced radiation1
    • Display of caller's number2 with caller ID

Quality telephony in its purest form

The Gigaset A490 is the basic telephone for your everyday calling needs. Enjoy relaxing calls with hands-free talking in brilliant sound quality. Comfortably dial the numbers of your friends and loved ones on the ergonomic keypad. With a standby time of 177 hours, the Gigaset A490 is ready-to-use when you need it. And it’s equipped with ECO DECT, which reduces the phone’s energy consumption – and offers reduced radiation. Plus, with caller ID the caller’s number appears on the illuminated display – so you know who’s ringing before picking up. A basic phone with hands-free talking, the Gigaset A490 is a great calling solution.

Brilliant hands-free talking
Simply select the hands-free mode on your Gigaset A490 handset – and get even more out of your everyday calls. Gigaset technology gives you hands-free talking in brilliant sound quality. So you hear every detail – even when you’re busy working on the side.

Designed for your comfort
The ergonomic keypad, which is made of high-quality material, enhances your personal comfort when you call. Specially designed with you in mind, it’s illuminated to help you find the right number – even in dim lighting.

Shows you more
With the caller-ID feature, you see the caller’s number on the illuminated display before you pick up the phone. This way, you decide if you want to take a call – or prefer to let it ring.

Ready when you are with long standby time
A standby time of up to 177 hours ensures that the Gigaset A490 is charged and ready when you need it. And a talk time of up to 12 hours lets you savour leisurely chats – without thinking about the battery.

Featuring great basics
Brilliant hands-free talking, excellent usability and an attractive appearance: the Gigaset A490 gives you the best of basic telephony – in a quality phone. It comes with a phonebook that stores up to 80 entries, an integrated alarm clock to keep you punctual, and an easy redial feature for the last 10 numbers. Want more? Expand the Gigaset A490 by up to 4 handset.

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Featuring an energy-saving power supply, the Gigaset A490 uses less energy than our conventional cordless phones – so it saves you money and is better for theenvironment. Like all Gigaset cordless phones, it also variably reduces transmitting power from the handset to base station according to their distance apart – but goes further in a number of other ways. Choosing ECO Mode on this model allows you to manually reduce the base station’s transmitting power by up to 70% for all registered handsets. When docked, this phone also reduces the transmitting power of both handset and base station to almost zero. As a result, you enjoy a more energy-efficient way of staying connected with the world.

If you’re looking for a basic phone with hands-free talking, the Gigaset A490 with ECO DECT is ideal for your telephony needs.

Convenience - phoning essentials

Bluetooth® function-
Dial by voice command-
Automatic redial function in handset-
Automatic dialing of operator prefix-
Last dialed ... numbers10
Phonebook transfer: via DECT | via Bluetooth® | via LANyes | - | -
Phonebook | address book | entriesyes | - | 80
Standby time | talk time177 h | 12 h
Room monitoring-
SIM card reader and writer-
Live recording of calls-
Date reminder function | alarm call- | -
Plug-and-play installationyes
Range indoors | outdoors50 m | 300 m

Display and menu features

Charging status displayedyes
Display of caller’s number (CLIP) | picture (Picture CLIP)yes | -
Call duration displayedyes
Call charge displayed-
Range displayed (handset to base station)-
Date displayedyes
Time displayedyes
List of last … missed calls with time and date25
Display of caller’s number (CLIP) | picture (Picture CLIP)yes | -
Easy-to-use text-based menu | jumbo fonts | icon-basedyes | - | -
... pixel, ... inch, ... colours and ... lines- \, - \, b/w \, 3
Display: illuminated | colouryes | -
Display: numeric | alphanumeric | semigraphical | graphical- | - | yes | -
Multilingual menu for up to ... languages6


Up to 60% less power consumptionyes
Transmitting power at almost zero when handset dockedyes
Radiation-free ECO Mode Plus-
ECO Mode for reduction of transmitting power of base station by 80%yes

Features with more than one handset

Expandable to up to … handsets4
Selective internal calls | walkie-talkie modeyes | -
Internal transfer of external callsyes
Parallel calls internal | external1 | 1

Keypad features

Navigation keyyes
Message indicator keyyes
Colour of illuminationamber
Illuminated keypadyes

Messaging functions

Up to … characters SMS | Email- | -
Up to ... personalized SMS in-boxes-
Email notification-


Wall mountable-
Warranty1 year

SAR Value

Gigaset Handsets< 0\,1 W/kg


Equipped with speech transmission encryptiononly scrambling - TBC

Sound quality

Hands-free talking | convenient hands-free | advanced hands-freeyes | - | -
Headset connection | corded 2,5 mm | Bluetooth®- | - | -
Adjustable handset volumeyes
Individual ringer melodies for VIP entries-
HSP™ for brilliant sound quality-
HDSP™ ready handset-
Ringer melodies | polyphonic | real sounds I downloadable10 | - | - | -

Technical data

Standards DECT | GAPWDCT | yes
Dimensions handset (H x W x D in mm)150x48x30
Dimensions base station (H x W x D in mm)125x118x62
Dimensions charger (H x W x D in mm)42x79x81
Available coloursBlack/White