The negative reviews for this phone were so varied, and many just pathetic that i went ahead and bought one. It is obvious some people don’t bother reading instructions, ok, i don’t always but sometimes it’s needs must. I found the sound quality good and the ring tone loud enough to be heard anywhere in the house. All witheld numbers can be blocked, but there is the possibility they could be important, so i use the silence button. Also unwanted callers can be blocked. It has a few niggley faults, the screen text is a bit small with no option to change, the menu isn’t very user friendly, and i had to resort to instructions to find out how to set speed dials. If you use 1571 you must set to 10 second ring or messages will go to 1571. In the first few days we had 6 missed calls but no messages, we tried 1571 and there they were, an email to customer services soon found a solution. All in all i’m happy with it.
That’s what i thought and hence i hadn’t bought one for years (until my new pup decided to chew mine to bits). Turns out, she did me a favour. Fabulous bit of kit and whilst i thankfully wasn’t so backward that i wasn’t already familiar with the caller display function, i am undeniably delighted with the ability to blacklist all those hateful cold-callers from this phone (highlight of my day now each and every time one of them rings, lol. ) you can also block all withheld numbers (or alternatively divert them automatically to voicemail so you aren’t disturbed but can vet them at a later date. ) i also love the fact that when someone calls, you can automatically push the call to voicemail if you wish, and when people leave a message it is silent (and thus if you have your ringers on silent because you don’t want to be disturbed, you aren’t then instantly disturbed by someone leaving a message which was certainly the case with my last phone. ) lots of other useful functions, plus all the standard things you would expect from a phone e. Selection of ringtones, address book, sms function (there’s even a baby monitor.
Having the 3 handsets is brilliant – one upstairs, two downstairs.
Sleek stylish and worked straight out the box.
Despite a few dodgy default settings (i’m pretty sure i didn’t set the alarm to go off at midnight monday to friday) and some unclear instructions, this seems to be a pretty well-made set of phones, with some useful features. The menus could be a bit more intuitive, but, once you’ve figured them out, they’re ok. Sound quality is good, the handsets and bases look very presentable, and the default display is a useful clock that even those of us with failing eyesight can readlater: i’d like to have anonymous calls sent immediately to answerphone – no ringing, no delay – but i’ve had to conclude it’s not possible. The three options seem to be:- allow anonymous calls through normally. – block them completely, so the caller gets an engaged tone. – ignore them by preventing the phone from ringing, but still display them. The third option seems to be the closest to what i want, but the delay before the answerphone cuts in can’t be set differently for different types of call, so it doesn’t really fit the bill. There can be genuine reasons why people call from withheld numbers (hospitals, etc. ), but they’re unlikely to wait around to be invited to leave a message, especially when i’ve set the delay for normal calls to 18 seconds, to give me a chance to get to the phone.
Reviews from purchasers :
- My Findings And Review 18 Months On.
- good enough for me.
- Great phone system
Good reception, better than previous model. Long battery life (aa rechargeables included, compared to aaa cells in cheaper models). Full 1hr message recording requires you to reduce the recording quality.
This set of phones performs exactly as the specifications detail. What a pleasure it is to have telephones that work on all three floors of our 600 year old house with its 50cm thick stone walls. The floors are concrete and this does not have much effect on quality of sound.