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AT&T E5965C 5.8 GHz DSS Expandable Cordless Phone with Answering System
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- 5.8 GHz digital frequency-hopping spread spectrum signal
- Expandable up to 8 handsets, 1 color-LCD model included
- All-digital answering machine, 25 minutes of recording time
- Handset and base speakerphones; caller ID/call waiting, 50-call log
- 50-number phone directory; selectable ring tones
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The AT&T Elite 5.8GHz Expandable Answering System with Talking CID and Dual Keypads and Color Display in Handset is expandable to 6 handsets and covers all the bases for your home or office communication needs. The handset and base have large graphical displays and hands-free speakerphone, and you can access the answering system directly from the cordless handset. Features canned graphics; 6 polyphonic ringer tones; vibrating ringer; lighted handset keypad; directory for 100 names and numbers; 50-name and -number Caller ID log; multilingual display menus; intercom between handsets and base; integrated digital answering system with 15 minute record time; talking Caller ID/Call Waiting capability; and power failure operation (batteries required). Requires phone company service.
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Like I said - love the phone - not crazy about the company that makes it.
January 10, 2007
Phone just died tonight - Handset displays " searching for base unit" - after trying to get the code from the base unit - it died - now have numbers increasing in the message display. I've had it - 3 units and none have worked - I'll eat the purchase price before I send it back for another lemon. Tomorrow I'm dropping a big rock on it and then it's going in the trash. Buyer beware!
1) I can mount it on a wall vertically.
2) The Caller ID displays the name you entered in the phone book. So instead of NY WIRELESS for every cell phone call, I can get "Aunt Julie" etc. I can't for the life of me figure out why this feature is so damn hard to find!
3) The base unit can hold an extra set of batteries. So if you have need a hot spare for your handset, you can have one ready to go. *HOWEVER*, if you have a power outage, the spare batteries allow you to use the cordless phone during the blackout. Now *THAT* is a nice feature.
4) Speaker phone on the handset (and base) works just fine.
5) The handset has a 2.5mm plug so you can plug in any headset.
6) The handset can be used WHILE it is sitting in a cradle. So if your on marathon conference calls, you don't have to worry about your handset's batteries dying (this assumes you are using a headset connected to the handset)
7) To return a call, the phone allows you to use ten digit dialing, 7 digit dialing, or 1+10 digit dialing.
8) I have 802.11a, b, and g networks in my house (all three are active). No issues with interference.
9) You can assign polyphonic sounds and pictures to phone directory entries. However, you cannot create your own ringtones nor can you download custom pictures.
One negative is that it can only hold 50 entries in the phone book.
1) Contrast of screen is sub par for outdoor usage.
2) Resolution is sub par also. If you're giving us a color screen, and images to display on it, then make it worth looking at.
3) Unresponsive buttons/menus. Everything works, but is very slow and clunky, it's hard to race through and use the interfaces/menus. Even when you dial a number it takes a half a second before it displays on the screen or dials. Very strange and annoying.
4) The handset locator button is actually a two-step menu driven process that is the intercom function of the base unit to the handset. As often as I, my wife, or especially my 15 mo. son, misplace the handset, it's a pain.
5) The menus are not very feature rich. For the amount of $$ for this phone I would have expected more customization possibilities. As another reviewer mentioned, they don't even let you name the remote handset, nor share phone books amongst phones. In general this is the case, very shallow menu options.
6) Call log for incoming AND Outgoing #'s only works for incoming and then only if you have CID unless you dig deep to find the redial list. Should be a singe button option, or a two button push through the current CID Log button. Just another little annoyance.
Most of the above are just small nuisances, and the phone performs outstandingly in all other respects.
I do need a new phone for my office also, and I think I may try another brand to use there. I'm hoping I'll find something even better.