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The Philips Xalio was first digital cordless phones on the market and with the promise of good speech quality, one was bought for the house. The Philips Xalio may not be the prettiest of phones but it lives up to the promise of better speech quality, whenever I am on it no-one can tell the difference between it and a normal phone. I am very pleased with the phone because I have always wanted one but couldn't put up with the inferior quality that analogue cordless phones offer. The Xalio base is upstairs and the phone itself works in any room in the house without any interference. In fact, it also works out in the garden, even at the back. This is very handy when it's a nice day and you don't want to be stuck inside. The operating system for the Xalio is very basic, there is room for ten numbers to be stored and the choice of three ringing tones. I don't think it matters very much because I don't carry the phone about with me like a mobile phone, I use the phone to talk to people and it does this well. The phone has been fine since bought, however recently it stopped charging. This was due to a dead battery and so far I have been unable to find a battery to replace it. Overall a good, though fairly basic cordless phone.
That’s a good idea – a digital cordless phone with a range of up to 300 metres and you can even have up to 6 handsets on one line without any wiring of new sockets! It would be a good idea if it worked. Fortunately I only bought two of these rather bulky phones. They are really chunky, far too big for a pocket, and considering their size they are also very short on features. The second handset has a speakerphone option, which is nice, but there is little to recommend the overall design. I admit that my house has thick stone walls, but these phones do not even work from room to room, never mind 300 metres! I took them to the office, thinking I could use them there. Unfortunately, even though there are no internal stone walls, the distance you can use them away from the handset is a great disappointment. When will a company bring out a reliable little digital phone, with all the features of a mobile, that has a reasonable range from the base station? Now that’s a good idea!