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works fine- we have 4 handsets attached to it and no issues
After messing about briefly testing the phone everything seemed alright, but eventually I got a call where the base station wouldn't stop ringing. I answered the phone and the base station didn't shut up. I hid from the noise in the bathroom and spoke to the person for a while, and the base station kept going. I finished the call and hung up, and the base station still wouldn't shut up. I made an internal call and the ringing stopped, but the speaker in the base station continued to emit a low hissing sound. It wasn't until I called it with my mobile and answered that call that it finally shut up.
On further testing trying to reproduce the problem I found that it doesn't actually hang up when you press the button. The other end just gets silence, but is still connected. I hate to think what happens if you call a premium rate number with this phone.
It may be that it relies on the user docking and un-docking the phone to make it work correctly. I did my testing from another room. It should work regardless.
Call quality itself is fine. The battery lasted right up until I returned it on just a single charge -- still not a single notch short of full.
The buttons don't feel all that nice. The one in the shop seemed alright, but there seems to be some variation and the phones I got had a less positive feeling.
The Gigaset A265 is perfect for making handsfree phone calls and keeping in touch. This reliable telephone is very simple and easy-to-use - and still offers you several features for added convenience.
To make the Gigaset A265 more user-friendly and easier on your eyes, it features a convenient illuminated display and keypad that are even visible in low light. The handset has also been specially designed to include handsfree phoning capability - and it can display the caller's name thanks to CLIP functionality. You'll have plenty of space for all your friends' telephone numbers, too, with the Gigaset A265's integrated phonebook for up to 50 entries. The Gigaset A265 features an integrated answering machine so you never miss a call when you're out and about.