Not all digital cordless phones are of extortionate price. The Philips Kala 6120 cost £68 and has all the features most people would need in a cordless phone. I had put up with an Answercall, and then Cable and Wireless analogue cordless, until I could take it no more. The interference and constant crackling was too much! Back went the analogue, and I purchased the Kala 6120. Firstly, you notice that there is no crackling reception! The handset fits neatly into your hand and has a volume control for those callers who whisper and those who shout. A musical on-hold button, three different rings, an sos button, a 10 number store, re-dial, and a desktop charger stand with changeable covers. I have been more than pleased with this phone, and am so grateful that those awful "what?", and "can't hear you...bad line" days are over.
This really is a very good phone. The audio quality is second to none, both the earpeice and microphone give no cause for any complaint. It is also a very comfortable phone to use being light weight and has a nice rounded earpaice so you don't get lobe ache! The build quality is also good. Although it doesn't feel particularly sturdy, my children have got hold of, played with it and dropped it qiute a few times and this has had no adverse effects. One useful feature is that it takes normal AA rechargeable batteries, so that you don't have to send off for expensive batteries from the manufacturer every time the batteries start to get a bit old. Although this is an outstanding phone, it is a little limited on features, the main ones being: earpeice volume, musical hold and 10 number memory. For the price, I would expect a few more features such as name and number memory, more memory space and some decent ringers, as two of the three ringers are a bit silly.
A couple days ago I bought a Phillips kala digital cordless handset 6120, It has got a grey back and a blue front.The specifications are: memory key - up to ten numbers stored on/off key recall key programming key microphone ear piece sos key redial key internal call/music on hold key earpiece volume key colour clip, with two spare ones signal up to 300 meters distance from base unit The phillips digital cordless handset is easy to use and is also crystal clear. There is a one year manufacture guarantee.I am so happy with this handset, It's a must for everyone. When you are talking to someone it appears that they are right next to you.
After many months of puting up with a cordless phone that crackled and hissed every time it was used and certain numbers started to stick due to there constant daily use, I finaly got around to changing it and settled for the PHILIPS KALA DETC Cordless phone. To start with it is very smart looking with its interchangeable color clips (BLUE, GREY OR WHITE) and the base unit can either be wall mounted (A lot of these new detc phones can only be surface mounted) or it can be placed on a flat surface. The phone it self is about the same size as a mobile phone but about a third of the weight, so no more aching arms if you happen to be on the phone for a long time. As simplicity is the aim of Kala, direct access features are abundant. Fast dialling with 10 memory speed dials, last number redial, one touch call transfer(between compatable hand sets) and a direct dial SOS contact key to make life a bit simpler, it even has a button to put people on hold and play music whilst they are on hold (now I can give those people who ring up trying to sell double glazing etc a touch of there own medicine). The set up was a piece of cake, fit two rechargable batteries (supplied) connect to the phone point and connect the low voltage adaptor to charge the batteries (to keep them topped up). The clarity of the phone is excellent no crackles or hisses anymore and it has a range of over 300 meters for use outside etc. So no more shouting, can you hear me mother(for the older DOOYOO readers)or aching arms.