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They got it right!
I had an older phone that claimed to be Bluetooth enabled. It worked sometimes, and usually dropped its link after answering one call. This phone does it right! I have a personal cell...Read complete review
I had an older phone that claimed to be Bluetooth enabled. It worked sometimes, and usually dropped its link after answering one call. This phone does it right! I have a personal cell phone and another for work. They are both set up so that they automatically sync up with the Panasonic base unit when I get home. I can plug the cell phones in for recharging, and the cordless phone and handsets will (optionally) ring for incoming calls and display which phone the call is coming from. You can answer the call on any handset. For outgoing calls, you can select to use the landline or either cell phone as the carrier, Also, you can upload your cell phone's address book to the cordless system. (Note that some business cell phones are locked down and will not allow this.) I would highly recommend this phone. The handset menus are pretty good for setting it up, and there's a quick start guide. You may want to read the section on blue tooth if you will use it. I'd be willing to make a house call to help you set it up if you live in Hawaii or California and are willing to include airfare : )
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Excellent concept, horrible execution
This is absolutely the worst Panasonic product I ever purchased. If you read the description on the box you'll be impressed. I was. Reading the manual will reassure that impression. But try to...Read complete review
This is absolutely the worst Panasonic product I ever purchased. If you read the description on the box you'll be impressed. I was. Reading the manual will reassure that impression. But try to actually use the product and you'll wish you bought something else. I am a software engineer with a strong technical background in hardware engineering, so take that into consideration when you read the rest of this review. The handsets have such an underpowered CPU that the display cannot keep up with my button presses. Say what?!? Yes--if I try scrolling through my contacts list or caller ID history, the phone beeps with every press of the up/down keys but the LCD simply can't keep up and I have to stop & wait for the display to update before I push the button again. Totally unacceptable. Link to a cell phone via bluetooth? Yes, works exactly as advertised, and it's the primary reason I purchased this system. The setup procedure couldn't be more simple. But that's where the Panasonic design team apparently went on vacation and left interns in charge. You never need to dial "1" when dialing 10-digit numbers on a cell phone, so I never save them that way. Neither does anyone else I know. Incoming calls on a cell never show the "1" either, so creating new contacts from call history don't store the 1. How about caller ID on a landline? Nope, it doesn't show the 1 either. So now I have hundreds of contacts stored in my cell phone without the 1. But you almost always need to dial the 1 on a landline. Panasonic has a nice "number edit" feature that, when calling from *landline* caller ID history, you just hit a button and it automatically prepends the 1. Awesome! But this feature does not exist if you want to make a landline call to contacts stored in your cell phone. This very small oversight renders the entire system useless. I don't have decent cell reception at my house, so the main reason I bought this system was ability to link my cell and only manage a single contacts list, in one place, that will always be with me no matter where I go. Isn't that the whole point of the link-via-bluetooth feature? Unfortunately, it's just not possible. The best you can do is find the contact you want to call, write down the number on a piece of paper (or try to remember it in your head), and then cancel & renter all 10 digits manually after first dialing 1. Words cannot adequately express how disappointed I am with this product. It seems the Panasonic team tried to think of everything, and in a way they did--they wrote down a list of all the cool things this phone should do. They listed those things on the box, and that convinced me to buy it (bravo to the marketing team by the way--top notch!). But when it came time to execute, they failed miserably. It's a bad hardware implementation and an even worse software implementation. I hope nobody got a bonus for this. When I purchase a phone system, particularly one with a 3-digit price tag, the most important thing to me is that I can actually use it to make calls. I don't care about fancy ring tones, ergonomic style, color, etc. I think I set a pretty low bar. When I push a button, the display should react immediately, not wait for some noticeable delay. And if you tell me I can link my cell phone and make outgoing calls, I expect to actually be able to do that. Sadly, this product falls far short of my expectations.
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Astounding features and quality
Comments about Panasonic Black Link-To-Cell Bluetooth Digital Cordless Phone System:
I've had a few phones from other brands that either were quirky, or simply failed. This set has been amazing, and the features, like the link to cell and backup power feature, are perfect. What will they think of next? Apparently, there some intelligent people working at Panasonic... In addition to the features and quality, the durability has been impressive. Our child has chewed on, thrown, and smashed the handsets, and they are still work perfectly.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Great support - how to UNPAIR a device
from Raleigh, NC, USA
I wasn't able to find instructions on unpairing a device in the owners manual, but the online support was quick in responding with the steps. select the device you want to unpaid, and hit . Simple and easy.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Don't buy JUNK.
After 8 months, the base station has become non-functional. The entire device resets itself every 5 minutes and the red-lights come on. This making taking, or receiving phone calls either with the cell phone OR the home phone line impossible, as it will drop EVERY SINGLE call you are in in 30 seconds to 5 minutes after the phone call starts. Phone system, in the house, is now a brick.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(49 of 50 customers found this review helpful)
from Sunnyvale, CA, USA
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
from Phoenix, AZ
Pros - Large characters on the display, like the cell to phone link Cons - My last Panasonic phone set with 5 handsets had the capability to assign a ring tone to specific numbers in my address book. The tech specs for these phones say you can do this but in actuality you cannot. Support says you can assign a ring tone to a "Group" but there are only "Home", "Cell1" and Cell2" groups and all normal phones go under "Home". You can't create new groups either so assigning a ring tone is almost useless. They need to change the tech specs. Since I had this capability before there is no way I would have purchased this set. Once you use the ability to assign different tones to different phone numbers you'll never want to be without it. This was also more expensive than the set with that capability.
(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
great phone with only one real anoyance
from Tampa fl
This phone cover quite well as I live in a concreate house with several concrete wall and I get a clean signal thought 2 concrete wall so I can go to my maioll box with out losing signal and I can even go to the back of my property 3 concrete walls and I can even get clean rfeception on my metal roof which is sweet as my house is a cell deadzone and it uses std AAA battreys which are quite long lasting but could of been even more so as when you need to replace the batterys they have ones that have twice the MH but one thing I hate is the answering system totaly take over the phone so no calls can be made during it playback for any of the phones
Best cordless phone for the money!!!
By Mike in Georgia Mountains
from Clayton, GA
About Me Homeowner, Practical
This 5 phone system is an excellent value....the sound quality is very good.....battery-life is very good......attractive styling and durable!!!
Service and delivery comments:
Delivery was excellent and packaged very good!!!
Exactly as Advertised
By Panasonic Phone Girl
About Me Practical, Professional, Tech Savvy
I also purchased another Panasonic 5-phone set in a different color. Pretty much the same model as this one. We have 10 phones spread throughout the house and no interference between the 2 different sets. Both products are great! I've had Panasonic in the past and they have been the most reliable, so I am happy to have their phones again.
Nice product - good bang for the buck
By Fun Dude
from Arlington Heights, IL
About Me Practical
I was able to put one of the handset in the basement and another one on the 2nd floor bedroorm that is at least 80 ft away from the main unit plus thick walls and potential signal interference from home entertainment system; yet this phone worked flawlessly. I am happy with it; volume and clarity is excellent for listening to a conversation and hearing the ringer.
A great system
We use this system in our home. It is very convenient to have a handset in several rooms. I like that it uses rechargeable AA batteries. I would buy this system again.
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