Product Type: Panasonic telephones
Newest Review: ... the store because we were in need of a new telephone. The phone has many great features, including a phonebook, redial list, the ability to... more
You'd better like running!
Panasonic KX TG8421EB
Member Name: 0121spongebecca
Panasonic KX TG8421EB
Advantages: brilliant features
Disadvantages: short ring which is incredibly frustrating
Our old household telephone had broken so we bought this phone from Currys/PC World Black when it was still in the Birmingham Bullring. We needed two house phones on the same number because we have a 3 storey house and it is difficult to get to the phone on time, so we needed one to be on the top storey and vice versa.
We did not read any reviews on this phone, and simply bought it on a whim during a visit to the store because we were in need of a new telephone. The phone has many great features, including a phonebook, redial list, the ability to block callers, SMS, colour screen, entertaining ringtones and many other features. The battery life is VERY long, you can leave the phone off of the base for about a week without having to charge it. It also has the option to block all incoming calls at certain times of the day so that you can stop incoming calls at night and in the early morning. For example we have blocked calls on the upstairs phone near the bedrooms so that the phone does not ring in the morning till 10am so we are not disturbed.
The one thing that really brings the phone down is the INCREDIBLY frustrating short ring. The phone only rings 7 times, before it completely stops, meaning that if you don't run to get the phone, you will miss the call. And you really do have to RUN, because not only does it ring 7 times, it rings quickly, so you miss calls pretty much half of the time. Also, if you do not leave the phone on the base and forget where you have put it, when it starts ringing it is impossible to find it and you miss the call because it does not ring for long enough. You cannot even change it so that it will ring more, so you have no choice but to drop everything you are doing and scarper to the phone.
I would not buy this phone again, as even though the features are brilliant, the short ring is incredibly frustrating, and when someone has withheld their number you can't even call them back.
Summary: would not buy again, if you want it be prepared for some extra exercise
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