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Binatone Fusion 2210

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      26.07.2009 17:47
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      Try and avoid

      I have had this phone for over a year and despite it being rated only two stars by the other reviewer I on the other hand think the phone is OK. The main difference is the fact that I am using this phone in my home and not a business. It must be noted that because this phone is cordless there shouldn't be any intereference which is much more viable in a business environment. The model which I own is grey and therefore it shows less dirt. This phone can easily go around a medium sized house without losing signal. There is a speaker phone function which is very useful although once the person on the sending end shouts or something reasonably loud happens the speakers do cut out completely for a few seconds. When the speaker phone is used constantly the battery does get worn out quicker. The phone comes with two AAA recharageable batteries which are NI-MH and have an output of 300 mAH therefore replacements can be bought widely. The charger pod isn't very stable though therefore if I gets knocked over the phone won't charge and when batteries are worn out the product may die overnight which isn't helpful. Overall you get what you pay for, you should try and avoid this phone unless you are desperate for a speaker phone and there aren't other alternatives.

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      07.03.2009 15:10
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      not a good set, look at others in the price range, avoid this one.

      The Binatone Fusion 2210 is by far one of the worst cordless phones I have used, and I've had a few.

      I use the phone for my business as it has a built in answer phone facility, which since I've used it, is a little hit and miss.

      I'll start at the beginning.

      We first bought the Binatone Fusion 2210 phone / answer phone around a year ago because our old cordless phones batteries had died (4 years old no shame to them), we looked at a few different phones but the fusion 2210 was the only one with built in answer phone at the time and to say they weren't cheap is an understatement.

      At first they were ok, making calls, inputting numbers into the phones memory all pretty easy to do in seconds. Plenty of features on the handsets as well, so feature wise it was a good phone, but usability and functionality wise its terrible.

      There are two phones and one main base transmitter and one small charging station for the other handset. The speakers on the handsets are so bad I have to turn on the loud speaker on some calls and even the loud speaker is so quiet that I have to have the loud speaker on and still put the phone up to my ear. Now I know people will say get a hearing aid, I'm 25 with perfect hearing so it's not me.

      Next problem with the phone is when you're in a conversation and there is a noise, say, a bang on a desk, the microphone picks this up and the speaker cuts out, now I'm not sure if this is some sort of feature gone wrong, for instance, to stop back ground noise causing feedback or something similar, I just don't know, but it happens a lot, even when moving my chair or clearing my throat.

      I also find with the fusion 2210 that the range of the second handset, IS TERRIBLE. Try and use it anywhere that's not 2ft away from the base unit and the phone cuts off or give a constant ring and wont answer.

      A plus side is the batteries last a good while even when you have all the calls on loud speaker, and the battery only takes 10 min on the base charger and the phones back up to full power from dead.

      Overall I've not had a great time with these phones and from a business point of view where I need to be on the phone a lot, I wouldn't recommend them.

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