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I first saw this little phone when I was browsing on the Dixons website. Since then, I have had it for about three months, and there is nothing whatsoever wrong with it! As soon as i opened the box, all there was to do was plug 2 wires into the wall and to the bottom of the base unit and connect a battery to the handset (which was a bit of a pain as the battery is so small!). The handset is extremely easy to use - with a cool flip design like samsung's mobile phones. The phone has extremely good call quality, but sometimes is a bit quiet even on max volume. The phone comes with a useful handsfree kit, which is also extremely easy to use and plugs into the side of the phone. The phone actually has all the features that you will need- - DECT digital technology which gives amazing call quality - 70 name and number phone book - handsfree kit - illuminated graphic display, giving you information on base signal strength and battery strength - Vibration alert - caller ID (CLIP) The only problems I have (or maybe it's just me being annoying) is that you either have to choose the phone to ring or vibrate - you can't have both unless it vibrates 3 times then rings and the other thing is that the base station doesn't ring! UPDATE 24/03/2004 Finally, I have stopped using this phone. It was good, however, because the base station didn't ring, it was extremely annoying. The phone has also decided to stop working, and loses connection to the base all the time, and you can't even pick up the phone. I have a much older, (and cheaper) BT DECT phone, and is still going strong. Although it looks good, I don't recommend anyone buying a phone just on its looks. The phone also had a very short battery life from the start, and now only lasts 18 minutes on a phone call, and about half an hour standby. This is extremely poor, considering I follow ed the manufacturers instructions on care about the battery all the time.
The SP-R6100 is not just another cordless phone but a new creative DECT you have never experienced. It looks, feels, and operates like the latest GSM mobile phone, so the SP-R6100 can meet all your needs for the new millennium. Its flip-open type handset of metallic silver and champagne gold color presents elegant design. The SP-R6100 is the smallest and lightest DECT phone. Its compact and light body fits into your pocket, so you can use it anytime and anywhere. With its illuminated graphic display, you can read and operate it even at night. The menu navigation system with 8-language display helps you use the phone without handbook. In addition, built-in headset (ear-microphone) gives you the convenience of hands-free talking; you don't need to hold the handset when you are calling. It is so simple and comfortable to call with SP-R6100.
You don't need to hold the handset when you are calling. You can even wash the dishes, do the cleaning, or working on a computer wearing the headset. It will not disturb your important meeting. Its built-in vibration alert device silences the ringing sound during conference or meeting but still gives you a vibrating sign of a phone call. You can identify specific callers only by ringing tones. Just set different ring tones to selected phone numbers memorized in the handset. You can instantly recognize the caller by its unique ringing sound. This distinctive feature is available with Caller-ID (CLIP) Service. You can identify the caller even before you answer the phone by the caller's number displayed. If the number is stored in the phone book, you can see the caller's name as well. You can check out up to 20 missed calls with time and date information. You will simply have more control over your life and your time with the Caller-ID. This phone book memorizes up to 70 phone numbers and their corresponding names. It is easy to search a number and make a call through speed dialing.