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A house phone that can send and recieve text messages? It's gotta be good!
I've had this phone for a while now, and it has never let me down.
The phone has extremely good battery life, I have left it uncharged for 3-4 days without chargng it.
The internal call system is nice too, being able to call someone who's upstairs to tell them that thier breakfast's ready comes in rather handy!
The sound quality of the phone is to a high standard, you can hear the person whom you're talking to loudly and clearly, and they can hear you in the same way.
The phone is quite easy to use, almost being set out like a mobile phone, with a nice choice of ringtones and settings you can customise your calling experience.
The design is quite modern, with the phone being this, yet long, the keys light up orange when you hit them, which looks nice and stylish.
I personally think this is a great phone, easy to use and nicely priced. A good choice.
We've had this handset for a while now and found it to be pretty good. Our old one was crackly and quiet, but with this one it is easy to hear as the line is clear, and the highest volume is really quite loud.
You can also amend the base volume - the top level is extremely loud, you would easily hear it from the other end of the house or garden.
Obvious it's portable which is useful, and if you have multiple units you can pair them up, and you can add a 'name' to each one so that they don't get mixed up.
The answerphone is nice and clear, and you have all the usual features such as an address book.
I've actually found that the handset will last quite a long time without putting it back on the base charging unit, which is just as well as we often forget. The screen is large enough, and the digits are very clear.
In April this year I finally said goodbye to my previous phone, which was frankly an embarrassment and had a strange crackle on the line.
I went in search of a suitable modestly priced alternative. In fact, I went to Tesco, determined to buy something incredibly cheap and functional. My only real specification was that it be cordless, as it is sometimes necessary to wander around my house looking for a quiet spot to have a telephone conversation!
The Binatone iDect x3i was not the cheapest cordless phone availiable, but it was on Special Offer (the next best thing!) and at £30 (usual price from £40) seemed very reasonable. It certainly was the most attractive phone in the price range.
This is a very good looking phone, it is small (only 15cm in height) and the design is more like a mobile than most landline phones I have seen. It has menus which can be navigated by means of up, down and sideways arrows, and control such things as the ring tones (10 choices available), volume, wallpaper (full colour display) and adjustment of the time and date.
This phone offers digitally enhanced sound and reception (no more crackle for me). I have used it all over the house and in the garden and it has been very clear at all times. There is also an inbuilt voicemail function. The base flashes to let you know if any messages have been received. It is also possible to pick up the phone and interrupt even once the voicemail has kicked in, which is useful as sometimes you only just don't make it in time! The capacity of the answer machine is 15 minutes.
The phone has a phonebook which can store up to 200 numbers. it is also possible to have Caller Display although I believe that you have to set up this facility with your phone line provider and I have not done this.
This phone is also available with extra handsets.
I have been impressed with the Binatone iDect x3i and would recommend it. It has the look and functions of a more expensive phone and is reliable. My only note of caution would be to watch that you don't knock or kick the base - the plugs in the back can come out quite easily and the phone is then disconnected without you realising it!