Product Type: Panasonic telephones
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One the best cordless phones.
Panasonic KX TG8421EB
Member Name: craig123
Panasonic KX TG8421EB
Date: 02/08/10, updated on 08/08/10 (33 review reads)
Advantages: Simple to use large lettering
Disadvantages: Answerphone speaker is poor.
A funky looking phone which works really well. We have had these for about 8 months now and they are working just as well now as when we got them.
The installation took a matter of seconds and setup was mostly just having to get the batteries in the handset.
The answer phone is the only real let down on the phone, if you turn it right up to hear a quiet message it distorts badly and you struggle to hear the voice.
The voice recorded has slightly strange pitches, also like shes telling you things when its bored! The messages can be heard from handsets or played through the base station. If you have callerid the time and date it set for you once you get a call so even easier to setup.
The colour displays are clear and easy to use, all of the colours can be changed to your choice and the limited number of text layouts. One of the more useful functions for a phone in the bedroom is "nightmode" where you can set the phone only ring for certain people in the phone book otherwise just flashing the little light on top between certain times.
Sound quality is clear and any interference problems are quickly cleared automatically, I've never had a dropped call since I had the phones and that's after walking down the street to the car.
The battery life of the handsets is very long, even forgetting to put the handset back for a few days it still has a good charge and I dread to think how long you would have to talk before it even started to show low battery.
The speaker phone is clear and works well except its slightly strange to disable the speaker you press the pick up green button unlike most phones where you press the speaker phone button again.
Extra handsets are not badly priced but buying the initial set is the cheapest way too go.
There is intercom function between handsets which is very useful for ordering tea when doing things in the garden. (although pain normally appears)
The joy stick in the middle is easy to use but a bit small for larger fingers but the rest of the buttons are large and clear. The phone lights up evenly and even in darkness is simple to use.
Overall a great phone with little wrong.
Summary: Overall a great phone with excellent batteries and lots of features.
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