What I wanted: A "regular" corded wall phone for the kitchen, one that did NOT rely on AC power or batteries to function like a phone on a land line should (but batteries for caller ID was fine). I did NOT want an answering machine, as I already have voicemail, I DID want Caller ID and SPEAKER phone options, as well as volume control and larger sized buttons and EASY to operate, & a larger display so I wouldn't need to be on top of it to see who's calling. A phone that didn't feel like it was going to break in a month, one that could stand up to kids and us using it from time to time. THIS is the phone that fit the bill.
I've seen the reviews of this phone, and come on people, if you want an AC powered phone, get another model. I did NOT want one, just a good ol'reliable phone with some of the modern conveniences on it. We have the wireless chargable phones all around the house, and when the electric goes out, which phone works when others with AC power fails? The REGULAR phone.
Built like it will last a while, good looks, big buttons, good speaker phone, good volume control, requires batteries for the caller ID to work, but that is fine, when the power goes out, the phone still works. It also has a few other options on it you can read on the specs, but you get the idea. Speaker quality is better than my last phone that was similar to this one. Hey, it was under $30, and the speaker voice was better than I thought it was going to be, and BETTER than my last $50 wall phone. GREAT all around phone.
NEGATIVES: SHORT phone cord on the handset (we had to go out and buy a LONGER spiral stretch cord for the handset piece), and too long of a phone cord out the back (I used the super short cord from my old phone since it was a wall mount phone and only needed 2 - 3 inches to connect the phone to the wall outlet it was mounted on). NOW.. if I were going to use this beside a bed or on a desk, the original cords would have been fine. But I wanted one that would mount on the kitchen wall & could walk around the kitchen if we had to.
Other than that, READ the description people, this is a good all around regular phone, and for under $30, this is a great deal! Plug it into the wall and it works. Plain and simple, great design, and just the right amount of technology to keep this phone up to date, but not "over done". Great backup phone for when the electric goes out too.
I would recommend.