Product Type: Binatone telephones
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Binatone Trend 2
Member Name: sarah1976
Binatone Trend 2
Advantages: Bargain price, no electrity cables, doesnt get hidden and go dead!
Disadvantages: Really high pitch ring....AWFUL
As many of you who read my reviews must know, I have a toddler a monster two year old who is a one man demolition squad, destroying anything he can get his hands on and if he cannot totally break it, then he will hide it.
I had a cordless binatone telephone and I have been perfectly happy with it, that is of course until my son decided to find his feet. From this day forward the land line has been and gone, he has hidden it all over the house, the phone then looses its charge and no amount of beeping from the base unit will help if the phone is dead as it just will not beep.
I am sick and tired of hunting for the hand set and I fed up of people constantly mentioning they cannot get to speak to me as I never answer my phone!!!
So off to argos we went!
I discovered a lovely cheap and cheerful Binatone corded telephone at £5.99 it was a great price I begrudge spending more for the monster to just break it. The phone comes in a simple cardboard box with minimal packaging, it was wrapped in celophane and a bit of bubble wrap, no fiddly cable ties etc
To use the phone you need to connect the twirly wire to the handset and the base, this is done by simply plugging the plastic square connector in to the appropriate hole, then you plug the cable in to the wall and connect it to the base unit. Hey presto you are ready to go, no waiting round for the phone to charge etc.
The phone is extremely light it almost feel tacky, it is made from a fairly lightweight matt silver plastic, the cables match in a similar silver/grey colour. This matches my decor and I would think it would not look out of place in most houses.
To use the phone...it is simples....Pick up the hand set and dial. The keys are really easy to press although pretty close together so long nails or maybe older people may struggle with these keys.
The phone has a little section on the base where you can log 10 phone numbers and these correspond to the phones memory or you can just write number in there so they are handy to dial. It also has a mute/secrecy button and a redial so you can recall a number without having to dial it everytime.
The ring is my only negative about this phone it is real shrill high pitch demanding 'answer me now' kind of ring, the only small positive is that it has two volume settings so you dont have to wake the whole street everytime the phone rings!
The phone bas has a section underneath where the cable can be tucked away so it sits flat rather than wobbling about, also it has a wall mounting section.
Just one other plus point I have just rememberd my phone socket is nowhere near a plug socket so the cordless phones have been a nightmare with cables everywhere, this one does not require any electricity so no cables laying around. Also it will work in a power cut whereas the cordless did not.
All in all this is a great little phone, what do you expect for just over a fiver! I am knocking a star off only because of the ringtone, I find it quite irritating and demanding!
Thanks for reading!
Summary: If you can stand the ringtone then it is a great little phone.
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