Product Type: Binatone telephones
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A good little phone
Binatone Veva 1200 DECT
Member Name: ally_kats_mama
Binatone Veva 1200 DECT
Advantages: Looks nice, is cheap
Disadvantages: Lose volume at the beginning of calls and had to hear it ring if in another room
Our phone recently packed up (much to our annoyance) when we moved home. My husband and I looked through the Argos book and decided we just wanted a cheap cordless phone. The Argos Value one was the one which caught our eye for £9.99 but when we went to Argos we were sent this one as a substitute so thought it was a good phone for a bargain price.
Once we got it home, we opened the box and found the phone was a black handset with a matching base. It also comes with a mains plug and a telephone cable as well as instructions.
The phone seems a little flimsy. It is made from black plastic which doesn't seem to be the strongest. It isn't the sort of phone I would throw across the room in the middle of an arguement! It has rubber buttons with the numbers printed on in white. The numbers are a fair size and easy to read. The call button is black with a green handset on it and the hang up button is black with a red handset on it. There is no "speaker phone" option on this phone which was a little disappointing but for £9.99 what can you expect?
The base is made from the same black plastic as the actual phone and together it looks quite nice. It isn't an ugly or offensive looking phone. Just a standard cordless phone. It looks quite classy in my opinion.
Being a basic a phone, it has very basic functions. As mentioned earlier, there is no speak phone option so definately avoid this phone if you like to use speak phone. It has the following functions:
*50 name and number phonebook
*10 last number redial
*20 name and number call list
*5 monophonic ringtones
*On Display Clock (this has to be switched on so it is displayed)
*Ringer volume control
*Caller ID (Depending on who provides your phoneline)
*Date & Time settings
As can be seen, it has all the needed functions for a phone and a little bit more. Also, if you miss a call, it will come up in the display to let you know.
I have not really had any problems with this phone. The only thing I find is that at the beginning of a phone call, the phone loses some volume and you miss what the person on the other end has said but then it picks back up again. It tends to get slightly annoying after a while. The ringing volume isn't overly loud. I have missed some calls occassionally due to not being able to hear it, regardless of it being on the highest ringing volume.
For £9.99, it is a good little phone and does what it should do. I would recommend it if you need a phone desperately or don't have alot of money to spare on a phone.
Summary: A good phone for the money, not at all awful
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