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I ordered this set which was described as 'used but in mint condition'. On receipt, I noticed the box was a bit tired looking but the phones and cables etc all looked new - suspect it was probably a display model or one that had been returned to Argos by someone who had actually meant to buy a trampoline. All in all I saved a tenner against new and feel I got a good deal.
As for the phones, it is a set for my elderly mother who simply wanted a no frills, cordless twin set that could actually make phone calls (rather than launch a satellite, make a Sunday lunch or take the dog for a walk). The handsets and stands are light weight plastic and although neat and smart they are quite basic and unimpressive visually. What I do like is the fact that charging, set up and use is actually straight forward - even an adult can do it! The screen is clear, as are the keys and you simply press the green button to talk and the red button when you've heard enough......simples. The sound quality is actually quite good, although some reviewers consider it to echo ( I certainly don't find this). One criticism is that the ring volume is not the loudest I've heard, and therefore may not be suitable for the hard of hearing.
All in all, for £20 (£30 new) I would say this basic twin set is ideal for elderly folk, cheapos or anyone else who simply wants to make calls without spending a fortune on tech...........oh, and the AAA batteries are a doddle to change.
We have one of these in the house which I "recycyled" from my office - if you want to buy one I think you can pick them up easily enough for about £15.
This is a totally no frills phone - there is nothing particularly technological about it, so if you want fancy features and gadgetry, this isn't the phone for you!
The 1100 is very easy to use - there is the traditional 10 numerical buttons, with the star and hash either side on the bottom. Down the left hand side of the numbers there are 3 buttons where you can programme in 3 numbers of your choice and the phone will sotre them and speed dial the numbers when pressed - a convenient time saving function if time is of the essence to you!
On the right hand side there are 3 further buttons; 1 for recall, 1 for secrecy and 1 for redial. This is all a phone really needs in my opinion.
There is 1 further button for connecting a headset to the phone, but this is not something I have ever done. There is also a red flashing light on top of the phone for when it rings. There are further controls to alter the volume and pitch of the ring.
The sound quality is good - I have never had any problems with it.
Overall, available cheaply and very no frills, which makes it easy to use.