Ascom Avena 233 plus Reviews
Product Type: Ascom telephones
Description:Model ID 20313410 / Ascom Avena 233 plus - Cordless phone w/ answering system & caller ID - dark grey / This cordless featurephone with dynamic "winged" design has lots to offer: total calling freedom, unfettered by cables, plus state-of-the-art technology with all the benefits ... more
Ascom Avena 233 plus ... this implies - handsfree calling on the handset, voice-activated dialing function, etc. Find out for yourself and take your telephoning to a new dimension. Ascom Avena 233 supports DECT / GAP, offering multilingual menu-driven user guidance using Foxkey, a backlit 4-line graphical display, optical call signaling, voice-activated dialing function for up to 10 stored numbers. It provides users with handsfree speaking convenience on handset, programmable access to 9 functions. The phonebook contains up to 150 names and numbers and caller list for 30 last unanswered and answered calls with date and time with the ability to redial last 15 numbers. You can make direct calls hotline with the help of your provider, survey the room via handset. It is extendable up to 6 handsets on one base. For higher protection from eavesdropping it uses voice encryption. You can always transfer phonebook from one handset to another, select a ringing tone melody in 3 volume levels or even record your own.
Ascom Avena 233 plus has the additional advantage of an integrated answering machine. Communicate your individuality with a choice of two different outgoing announcements. The length is up to you. A recording time of up to 22 minutes also lets you be away from the phone for longer. Dynamic control guarantees first-class recording quality. And if you're not keen on recording your own message, a professional pre-programmed announcement comes ready to use.
Newest Review: ... become dislodged. Discovered it was held in place by nothing more than a wing and a prayer. A truly awful example of cheap ... more
Customer Ascom Avena 233 plus Reviews (5)
by - written on 31/08/03, updated on 31/08/03 (Useful, 315 readings)
After about a year with this phone I finally succumed to my inner most desires; grabbed a 2lb sledge hammer and... well, you can work out the rest for yourself. I'm a fan of digital cordless and at the time this model seemed to be the best looking of an ugly bunch. A bit ostentatious perhaps and the laughable picture on the front of the box (featuring a selection of advertising stereotypes creaming their united pants in its presence) didn't really help. I was happy enough for the first few weeks and enjoyed the little flashing light show every time someone called. The pre-recorded answer phone messages in a variety of different languages were ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/02/03, updated on 03/02/03 (Useful, 406 readings)
This is a nice looking, well made DECT telephone answering machine with lots of features and a very long user guide. I don't have time to describe all the features - and I don't use most of them anyway. The Avena has some good points: sound quality is fine, the speaker-phone works well, the LCD has a back light, and the rechargeable cells are AAA, so they will be easy and cheap to replace. Unfortunately, it has some bad points too: the range is surprisng limited, and it sometimes drops a call even when the handset is in the same room as the basestation. When making a call, all too often it will start to dial and immediately fail with a 'No ... Read the complete review
by r123 - written on 27/08/02, updated on 27/08/02
This phone appeared to have a great appearance and great features for the price but it does help if the features actually work as they're supposed to. The voice dialling occasionally works if you're patient enough and can shout loud enough. The phone also has a 2-way recording facility which would be great if it worked everytime instead of only sometimes. The phone also loses connection with the base station far too easily, sometimes even when it's in the same room as the base station and the battery is full. I took the phone back to the shop where I bought it for a replacement which turned out to have exactly the same problems. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/08/01, updated on 21/08/01 (Useful, 658 readings)
We purchased this snazzy looking DECT handset around six months ago. It had all the features we wanted including a digital answering machine integrated so we didn't have extra unsightly wires cluttering the kitchen. The price was reasonable (you can get cheaper but at what cost ?!) and it does look very good. The deciding factor was that it uses the chips produced by employer so not only do I get a phone, the company gets a bit more revenue! So, what are the product highlights ? 1. It plugs into a normal phone socket. 2. It looks nice. 3. There is no three. So what are the disadvantages ? 1. The user interface is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/07/01, updated on 29/07/01 (Very useful, 1160 readings)
This Swiss made unit is available as phone only or combined phone and answerphone (Plus model). The Avena announces callers names, can voice dial,lights up, is hands free anywhere and is truly friendly to use.Having used many digital cordless phones prior to the Ascom - I was pretty sick of missing features and the lack of intuitive menus which could enable adjustments without finding the user manual. With the Avena - liberation has come - there are friendly menus for virtually everything. This little beauty does everything with simplicity and verve and even it even talks to you. With voice dialling and caller ID announcements (on up to 10 numbers), a 4-line ... Read the complete review
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