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Best DECT Ive owned so far
With all due respect to the previous reviewer, although I have only had this phone for four days, I have not experienced any call volume or speakerphone mic problems like this person did....Read complete review
With all due respect to the previous reviewer, although I have only had this phone for four days, I have not experienced any call volume or speakerphone mic problems like this person did. Possible a bad unit this person received? I can't be sure. Call quality has been excellent on both handsets for both the caller and receiver. The display is a bright and pleasent black on white. Outside of the "medley" ringtones which most phones have these days, the normal ringtones are pleasent and professional sounding. I especially like the call blocking feature. If you receive a call from someone you don't wish to, you can program their number in, along with calls that don't list numbers, and the phone will block them. Your phone will ring ring long enough to ID the call, then stop ringing, and give the caller 5 short "busy beeps" and then automatically disconnect the call. I do have a "cons" list, but it is very short. I love the large letter and number display, and it helps with my wifes bad vision, but because of the size of the characters, the caller id usually requires 2 pushes to view one number. One for the name and a second push for the number. There also seems to be a slight learning curve to learn all of its features. This is the first phone where I've actually had to look at the manual more than once to learn to do something. Perhaps my biggest complaint would be the usuable distance of the phone. I bought it because it touted the DECT Plus, for greater distances than your average DECT phone. Even the Consumer magazine that everyone knows about raves about how much further you can use the phone. It just must be refering to inside a home. I live in a 2 bedroom apartment, and sometimes have the phone while taking to dog for a short walk. I've found that it transmits only about 100 feet more than my 2 year old Uniden DECT. It is possible it has something to do with my building. I get a very weak cell phone signal in and around my particular building, but as soon as I'm a few hundred feet away from it, I get a full signal. This isn't a huge deal with the panasonic, and the pros outweigh this con, but I would be lying if I didn't say I am a little dissappointed. All in all, I am very happy with the purchase, though. I still consider it the best DECT phone I've ever owned.
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I have been entirely unsuccessful in finding an expandable digital cordless phone to replace an ancient one that was excellent but that unfortunately died after many years. In an attempt to replace it, I...Read complete review
I have been entirely unsuccessful in finding an expandable digital cordless phone to replace an ancient one that was excellent but that unfortunately died after many years. In an attempt to replace it, I have tried virtually all makes and models that are on the market. I hoped that this phone with allegedly improved technology would live up to the hype, but it did not. I often cannot hear even though I have turned the volume up as high as possible and often others cannot hear me. This is true even if I am very close to the base unit. A headset did not improve the sound. The telephone company has inspected the lines in my house and have found no problem and corded phones work fine. I have run out of ideas regarding a solution. This phone provides no improvement.
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Nothing Fancy But Meets Needs
Comments about Panasonic Silver Expandable Digital Cordless Phone:
Bought this to replace an earlier model; was the only one I could find without unneeded integrated answering machine (most of us have voicemail now, you know). I miss the talking caller ID, but you can't have everything. But the main downside is the flashing voicemail indicator being practically invisible from the front. The light can only really be seen when you stand right over it. It should have been mounted more to the front.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love the phone. Easy to ...
Love the phone. Easy to use, but if I had to do it again I would make sure the phone had an answering service. It is easier to use than voice mail.
from Portland, OR, USA
functions not easy to use. cant reset number of rings. lots of echo when talking.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
what i have been looking for
from edinburg, tx
great phone got it for a good price the distance on the phone is great can go from inside my home to 100 feet plus outside. this is why i purchased it. would recomend it . very easy to use.
from Buffalo, NY
About Me Value Oriented
Excellent quality for the price
(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
did not come with an exta handset. and did not know that you can't plug it in a double phone plug. i will have to return this item. i need a phone for a dual connection
good phone for the price...
I'm very happy with this phone, considering the low price. One thing I miss, is talking caller ID. I wish it had that feature since it can keep you on the couch and not running to check the phone, if it's not nearby. Other than that, it's a good deal.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Great Phone Set!
from San Diego, CA
Everything I wanted and expected with this set. Very easy to set up and works great. No problems. Does not take up much space. Both of my handsets have a headset jack on the lower left side of each phone so DOES COME WITH HEADSET JACKS. Love the speakerphone in the handsets and the portability and belt clp for moving around while on the phone. So easy to add contacts and phone numbers. The screen is great with large numbers and letters. I did not need or want a set with an answering machine so this set was ideal for my needs and a great price and value!
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Just got my phone today. Love it!
from Ridgewood, NJ
Easy to set up; clear instructions; good looking unit; great website support; easy to operate; white background is great; excellent sound.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Better than expected!
from Sacramento, CA
Purchased this phone just two months ago, and it's very easy to use, the sound is crystal clear, it's very durable, compact, looks good, and I like the ringtone I use. The ONLY feature I wish it had was the ability to keep the light on longer. After only about 5 seconds, the light on the display screen goes off. That isn't enough time to read and write down phone numbers. Otherwise, it's a fantastic, and inexpensive phone. Very pleased!
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