Had this phone now for a few years and it is a great little device. It is cordless and the battery lasts ages without being charged. I don't know what the exact distance that they operate at is but mine work in the garden no problems at all. It features a display which shows the time date and if you have had any missed calls. If you have BT caller display and have programmed peoples numbers into the address book, there name and number will show when they call. You get a choice of ringtones to use and this makes it a bit different to a normal home phone. One of the other features is SMS, although I have not tested this so I can't really comment of this. I was so impressed with this that I have also brought a couple of other Panasonic cordless not too long ago, so this shows that it is a good product.
Great up to date phone. Attracted my attention when SMS phones first came out and can say its one of my best buys. Has been reliable and simple to use in every aspect. Still looks the part now after a couple of years on the market. Would highly recommend.