Product Type: Panasonic telephones
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A Brilliant, Practical Home Phone
Panasonic KX-TG6524EB DECT Quad
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Panasonic KX-TG6524EB DECT Quad
Advantages: Cheap, Great Battery Life, Geeat Call Quality, Easy To Use, Lots Of Features, Modern Design
Disadvantages: None Really
I bought the twin version of this phone last week for £35 as my old home phone broke. I was very surprised about how cheap this phone was, as lots of competitors were priced around £60 - £70. The phone came with the two AAA rechargeable batteries for each phone. It also came with the handsets, bases, wires and instruction manual.
The phone looks quite modern, but is a little bit thick. The buttons are averagely sized, but are made of rubber, which makes them easier to press and more comfortable. The phone screen is black, but with a grey part around the edge and grey buttons. The text on the phone is black, but the backlight is orange. But when you aren't using the phone, the orange backlight changes to green. Also, when you are using the phone, the buttons light up orange to make them easier to view at night. The screen is bigger than other home phones I have had, but I can't possibly say that it is large. However, it is very easy to see what is on the screen which I have had problems with in the past on previous phones.
The phone is very easy to use, as it has a various range of buttons to make sure you know what you are pressing. One thing I like is that it has up, down, right and left buttons. Some phones only have up and down buttons, which makes it more difficult to use. It is very easy to set up. Once you turn on the phone, it automatically comes up with the option to change the date and time by typing it in on the keypad. Also, it automatically sets the other phones to that time and date as well, which saves you from having to set each phone up individually. Adding contacts is easy as well. You click the address book button, then click on 'add contact.' It then lets you use the keypad to enter a name, then a number. Then, it will send that over to all of your other home phones. Again, this saves you from having to mess about entering the contacts over and over on all the phones. You can add up to 100 contacts on there, whch I think is plenty. Also, the menu is very clear, and it is easy to scroll through using the up and down arrows, and you can select using the OK button in the middle above the arrow keys.
The phone is packed with features. It has caller ID which comes in handy. It has an answer machine which doubles as the phone base. The answer machine can record up to 18 minutes, which is a very reasonable amount. It is also easy to use with lots of buttons such as play, stop, next, back, delete and so on. Another cool feature is that you can ring any of your home phones around the house from eithr one of the telephones. You simply press the intercom button in the menu, and choose which phone you want to call. This doesn't come in handy particlarly often, but I think it is quite cool to have. The phone also has last number redial, which stores all the different numbers you call and makes it easy to call them back. You can also delete individual numbers from the list instead of all of them at once. There are forty different ringtones to choose from, from basic 'Ring Ring' ones to more advanced things such as jingle bells and green sleeves. There are all different kinds of ringtones, and there is one for every kind of person. Lastly, the phone has this thing called 'Eco mode.' Basically, it reduces the transmission radias and energy consumption by 90%. This means that the call quality isn't particularly good, but it is very handy to put on at night to save electricity and money, but without having to turn off the phone incase someone has to reach you in an emergency. I think this is a great feature to have if you are trying to save money on electricity.
The sound quality on the phone is amazing. It is very clear and can be quite loud if you set it to be. The phone itself is quite loud when it rings, and is very easy to hear from anywhere in the house. The battery life is great aswell. It can easily last a whole day out of the base and fully charges overnight. When I first got the phone, its battery was flat and it said it needed 7 hours to charge. I thought that was a ridiculously long time, but I think that was because the batteries were pretty much dead. Overall, I would definitely recommend this home phone to anyone as it is cheap, practical, and simply brilliant!
Summary: An Amazing, Cheap, Practical Home Phone
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