Product Type: Panasonic telephones
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This Phone's for me
Member Name: katyj10
Advantages: Good set of three phones
Disadvantages: Bit pricey
This is a review of the set of three Panasonic Digital cordless phones we recently bought to replace our old phones which were getting a bit unreliable.
We paid £90 for the phones at Tesco - they were reduced from £120 and we got clubcard points for the spend in addition to using a coupon at the checkout which reduced them by £9 extra.
The phones each have a port or base which they sit in which recharges them but you can roam with them or move them to another room if you are expecting a call. One phone is the master phone.
The phones have an internal memory which holds 200 numbers but the best bit is that you only have to put in the number once and all three phones register the number in an address book (a bit like a mobile phone).
The phones have a 2 inch screen that is full colour and makes it easy to read the screen. There is also a way of making text larger on the screen which is good if your eyesight is failing.
This is a feature I like to use, putting the speaker phone on either for merriment or entertaining baby or just if you are in a queue and there is lift music playing you can get on with other stuff.
Built in answer phone
There is a 40 minute long answer phone capacity which we haven't activated as we use the BT Answer function but it is there if you need it.
The phone shows who is calling on the screen which is good if you like to screen your calls.
A useful peacher, you can disable the handset ringer from outside calls to a time of your choosing. This is good if you have a shift worker, or a young baby and you don't want to be disturbed.
There are 12 melodies and 8 tones to choose from. I don't think this is a particular novelty now we all have mobile phones, you just want the least irritating ring I think!
To mount or not?
There is an attachable piece that comes with the phones so you can mount it on the wall if you wish. They also come with a belt clip but be careful, people may call you 'holster' behind your back if you wear one. LOL!
How long does the wonder-phone last?
13 hours talk time or 250 hours on standby. The batteries inside are AAA rechargables (they come with the units).
So, you've heard about all its features but my opinion on the phones. They work well and are very flexible being usable anywhere in the house and you are not on a phone cable so can roam about which can be handy. I think they were a bit expensive even with the discount we got. They feel nice to hold and have a rubberised back so you won't drop it easily! If these are reliable and last us a good few years I will be happy with them and will take back what I said about price paid. I like the fact that they have an eco mode which reduces the output by 90% - this means they are not back lit all the time but just activated when you pick them up. Their presence is unoffensive and if the picture's working above you'll see that they are black in colour with a multi colour screensaver.
I would recommend these phones if you're on the look out for some new ones. They are easy to use and very similar to a mobile phone but just a little larger. I am not the sort of person who gets excited about things like phones which is why this review may come across as a bit straightforward and possibly unenthusiastic... I am happy as long as they work.
Summary: Flexible speaking devices
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