Gigaset SL400A Single DECT tooth Cordless Phone : Well worth the money

These replaced some bt phones. We started with two and i must admit they have been great. Easy to load numbers and pictures into the phonebook. Only problem is the buttons can be abit small at times and if you pick up another phone i. Non gigaset, it does not register that the call was picked up and so marks it as a missed call. Nice to have the answer phone features all accessible from all the handsets.

Had this phone for a week now and so far so good. It replaced a b&o beocom 4 and i was a little worried that sound and build quality wouldn’t be as good, but if anything it’s better. The phone is easy to set up and use, the only complaint we have are the ringtones, whilst it comes supplied with a good choice there were only two that anyone liked, this is probably a personal issue and you may find them ok. Whilst it costs a bit more than other phones i feel the quality justifies the extra. Overall i’d recommend this phone.

Quality cordless telephones. This equipment is undeniably expensive, but worth every penny. Instant and easy installation. Great feel to the handsets that look and work more like mobile phones than usual wireless bt or other wireless phones. Typically we have bought bt equipment that has always worked well, but over the last 21 years we have found that the life expectancy of a system is around 5 years before (even after replacing the rechargeable batteries) the system has had to be replaced. For the occasions when we have bought cheaper phones we have thrown some systems away after a few weeks, so this time the change was planned to last for longer. The batteries of the new phones are mobile phone types readily available from internet sellers and the features such as bluetooth connectivity to address books etc. Is easy to use and very useful. Additional handsets can be added (as we have) to extend the system. Range is exceptional and we have no reason to regret in any way our investment. Here are the specifications for the Gigaset SL400A Single DECT tooth Cordless Phone:

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  • Highquality genuine metal frame and illuminated metal keypad
  • Large 1.8 inch TFT colour display
  • Headset connection via Bluetooth
  • 45 Minute Answer Machine
  • Phonebook for up to 500 vCards (name, surname, 3 numbers,email, anniversary, VIP melody and CLIP picture)

Best dect phone i’ve ever had. Looks like a mobile phone and, more importantly, has an interface a lot like a mobile (feature) phone. This is actually very clever, it makes navigating around almost intuitive. The contacts work just like you’d expect. The answer machine is also very easy to use. It’s nice that there is a message symbol that flashes to indicate missed phone calls and messages. The physical construction is pretty solid, and they look as great as they do in the pictures. The battery life is fantastic. The manual recommends letting the handset batteries run to empty before charging the first time to improve the battery life – it took days and days and i was playing with the units constantly as well. The sound quality is really good, these sound much less tinny than my previous dect phones (panasonic models).

Seemed good quality but after 2 years some buttons stopped functioning well.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Hi Tech Home Phone
  • Hands down the best DECT phone you can probably buy
  • A cut above the competition but still room for improvement

I bought this phone primarily for the eco mode plus function. It didn’t appear to work out of the box, and i only managed to get in working on eco mode. After several phone calls with siemens, i have solved the issue and thought i would share it. You have to first make sure the handsets are uk issue. The box needs to have -l somewhere near the bar code. Then you need to restore to factory settings – first base unit, then handsets. For base unit:disconnect cablepress down on button and reconnect cable simultaneoulsly and hold down for 5 secs, then release. For handsets:turn offpress and hold buttons 1 4 7 and red end key at same time until word service pops up. Enter 4 6 8 5 4 6 3turn back on and reregister as per user manuel.

We have a graveyard of cordless phones lurking in a box in our spare room and having despatched the latest one to the box’s depths having yet again failed miserably to stand up to our home office use(amazingly it is still being recommended on other websites), i decided to splash out a bit. A lovely, reassuringly sturdy kit which is more like two little mobile phones. Nice sized keypad so no more howls of despair from husband who used to misdial constantly on the small keys of last one and a nice loud ring if we are out of the room. All in all, would highly recommend to anyone wanting a good quality cordless phone.

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  1. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Single DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    Bought these to replace my old panasonic trio, delighted with the build quality, feels really solid in the hand, much smaller than the old set. Sound quality is outstanding vey clear with no break up when having a conversation. Ring tones could be better but will live with it. Have yet to explore all the functions and features but sure i will be delighted, syncing of phone book from one handset to the other was so easy. Overall delighted with these phones look forward to many years of use.
    1. Bought these to replace my old panasonic trio, delighted with the build quality, feels really solid in the hand, much smaller than the old set. Sound quality is outstanding vey clear with no break up when having a conversation. Ring tones could be better but will live with it. Have yet to explore all the functions and features but sure i will be delighted, syncing of phone book from one handset to the other was so easy. Overall delighted with these phones look forward to many years of use.
      1. What you get are two nokia old-style. Quite an expensive phone, but good quality. What you get are two nokia old-style phones and a base unit. The phones themselves are very nice, but they seem to be completely independent. They have their own memories so if you add a number to one phone, you have to add it to the other. There is a function to do this but it should be automatic maybe. Anyway, not a big deal and you might want your phones to be independent in that way.
  2. What you get are two nokia old-style. Quite an expensive phone, but good quality. What you get are two nokia old-style phones and a base unit. The phones themselves are very nice, but they seem to be completely independent. They have their own memories so if you add a number to one phone, you have to add it to the other. There is a function to do this but it should be automatic maybe. Anyway, not a big deal and you might want your phones to be independent in that way.
    1. The earpiece to go with it and they are fantastic together. . First class and i bought the earpiece to go with it and they are fantastic together.
      1. The earpiece to go with it and they are fantastic together. . First class and i bought the earpiece to go with it and they are fantastic together.
  3. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Single DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    I like the sets, but they came with no instruction manual. Also with out a second mains lead to charge the second base.
  4. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Single DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    I like the sets, but they came with no instruction manual. Also with out a second mains lead to charge the second base.
  5. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Single DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    Fab phone and clear reception. I bought this set as i wanted to try siemens cordless phone after having tried and being not too happy with some of the other ‘famous’ brands. The delivery occurred very quickly and i was very pleased to see my purchase. 2 very sturdy looking handsets with lovely screen and silver keypads. The keys feel very solid built and the phone has many many useful features including sending text messages. But for my simple needs it more than suffices. The voice quality is absolutely crystal clear and no interference or humming sound is heard. Has a base unit which can be kept away in a cupboard ( we have ours as main phone line opens in to one) and the 2 cordless units and their cradles can be plugged into any power socket in the house, this is unlike some of the other units on the market where you need to have one handset sitting on the base unit. I am very pleased with this set so far and would recommend this to someone looking for a good quality cordless phone.
  6. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Single DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    Fab phone and clear reception. I bought this set as i wanted to try siemens cordless phone after having tried and being not too happy with some of the other ‘famous’ brands. The delivery occurred very quickly and i was very pleased to see my purchase. 2 very sturdy looking handsets with lovely screen and silver keypads. The keys feel very solid built and the phone has many many useful features including sending text messages. But for my simple needs it more than suffices. The voice quality is absolutely crystal clear and no interference or humming sound is heard. Has a base unit which can be kept away in a cupboard ( we have ours as main phone line opens in to one) and the 2 cordless units and their cradles can be plugged into any power socket in the house, this is unlike some of the other units on the market where you need to have one handset sitting on the base unit. I am very pleased with this set so far and would recommend this to someone looking for a good quality cordless phone.
    1. Having previously owned a gigaset twin dect phone this was the next logical upgrade for me. I ordered it and it arrived within 48 hours so i was delighted. The unit i bought was a return that was described as in very good condition and when it arrived i was more than satisfied, as it really was almost as new. The unit was supplied with the wrong connection cable for the base station to bt line and rather than return a perfectly good phone i ordered a cable from amazon. I knew the cable was faulty after borrowing my neighbour’s gigaset cable and connecting the base with it. The unit worked perfectly and was at a bargain price so even with the connector problem i was not too upset. So whilst waiting for the cable to arrive i connected the handset to my pc and transferred all my contacts together with all the face photo shots i had to the first then sent them to the other phone using the inbuilt communication system. The beauty of this system is that the base station is separate from the two handsets and can be located by the master-socket and power socket, whilst the two handsets only need an electricity socket to charge them. I can only say that they are beautifully constructed and feel more like a quality mobile phone, small and compact and easy to take in a shirt pocket.
  7. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Single DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    Having previously owned a gigaset twin dect phone this was the next logical upgrade for me. I ordered it and it arrived within 48 hours so i was delighted. The unit i bought was a return that was described as in very good condition and when it arrived i was more than satisfied, as it really was almost as new. The unit was supplied with the wrong connection cable for the base station to bt line and rather than return a perfectly good phone i ordered a cable from amazon. I knew the cable was faulty after borrowing my neighbour’s gigaset cable and connecting the base with it. The unit worked perfectly and was at a bargain price so even with the connector problem i was not too upset. So whilst waiting for the cable to arrive i connected the handset to my pc and transferred all my contacts together with all the face photo shots i had to the first then sent them to the other phone using the inbuilt communication system. The beauty of this system is that the base station is separate from the two handsets and can be located by the master-socket and power socket, whilst the two handsets only need an electricity socket to charge them. I can only say that they are beautifully constructed and feel more like a quality mobile phone, small and compact and easy to take in a shirt pocket.
    1. After trying some better known makes these were a revelation they are crystal. After trying some better known makes these were a revelation they are crystal clear and i can not recommend them highly enough. They are easily set up, charged and in use.
  8. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Single DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    After trying some better known makes these were a revelation they are crystal. After trying some better known makes these were a revelation they are crystal clear and i can not recommend them highly enough. They are easily set up, charged and in use.
  9. This review is from : Gigaset SL400A Single DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver

    Really happy with this purchase. I can even use my 9 year old gigaset phones with the sl400a system which is fantastic. Phone feels solid and has a nice quality feel and still made in germany. The only negative, if you can call it that, is the external ringing volume isn’t as loud as my older gigaset phone system. Had also purchased panasonic phone system recently but unfortunately the phones would only ring once and after several communications and suggestions by panasonic support, they could not find a fix.
    1. Really happy with this purchase. I can even use my 9 year old gigaset phones with the sl400a system which is fantastic. Phone feels solid and has a nice quality feel and still made in germany. The only negative, if you can call it that, is the external ringing volume isn’t as loud as my older gigaset phone system. Had also purchased panasonic phone system recently but unfortunately the phones would only ring once and after several communications and suggestions by panasonic support, they could not find a fix.

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