I liked our cordless phones better in many ways but in an effort to reduce the brain-damaging RF we are exposed to, I got this corded phone. Other than the obvious lack of mobility, this phone performs well. A couple of other reviewers complained about things that can be solved easily by reading the manual---what a novel concept! For example, it is easy to program the phone to display and redial numbers in your own area code. There is a solution to the receiver coming out of its cradle too easily. Once we learned the operational procedures---by reading the manual---we could do everything we want with this phone. We're getting used to it and now like it quite well.