I've had the pleasure, or misfortune to use many cordless devices over the years and this one is clearly the best. Keep in mind that I don't spend top dollar for phones, and I didn't in this case either.
I purchased this system for 2 reasons, 1) my current system was in need of replacement, 2) I started working in a role where I could work from home and needed a system for doing calls.
I'm not going to spend much time on the reason I needed to replace my old system, only that it was time. As for a system that met my working needs, this really hit hit the spot. First, I needed a phone that could handle a headset. Check! Second, I needed to be able to use as a speakerphone. The handsets and base work quite nicely in this regard. Check! Next, I needed a functioning mute on both the handset and base. Check! Lastly, I needed multiple handsets to place around the house. Check!
I also got a few bonus features that I didn't need when I purchased, but I certainly wouldn't buy another system that doesn't have the cellphone linking, answering machine, and audio caller identify. The cellphone link allows me to pair both my iPhone and BlackBerry Bold to the system and take and make calls from any handset or base. Awesome! The answering machine is great as I can retrieve the messages using the base or any of the handsets, and the base keeps a visible counter. The fact that the handsets call out the number of the party calling you is an great feature as you don't even have to have the device in your hand to ignore an incoming call.
The battery life when using the phone is great... Keep in mind that I am sometimes on the handset for a couple hours straight if I am on back to back calls. I certainly have no issues getting through an 8 hr workday without issue, with only occasional recharge necessary when I am heavily using.
My drawbacks are that the base volume is slightly lower than desired when on speakerphone on the base, and the handsets are slightly larger than some of the more sleek models out there. This being said, I have yet to drop a call, or hear static and I have used the handsets in every inch of my house and outside in both front and back yard. The clips on the handsets are also handy as I rarely have to hold the handset, especially because I have a headset.
The last thing I need to mention which I'm sure I will one day use is the fact that the rechargeable batteries on the handsets are AA. This means easy to find, inexpensive replacement when the time comes.
In short, best cordless phone system, period!Read more ›
I guess I should have checked what cell phones are compatible for phone book transfer first. I did not. But the site should tell you to check. Not very happy about that. Otherwise not a bad phone package.
Everything arrived fast. The hookup instructions were followed but some features on the phones did not work. I had to call my tech persons who changed the hookup procedure. I am using internet service for my phones.