Newest Review: ... about it. I must say, it looked far more stylish than I was expecting given the price, with matte and gloss back finishing and a good size... more
Basically it's a phone
Tesco Value AWB001
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Tesco Value AWB001
Advantages: Makes and receives calls
Disadvantages: No answer machine
I don't often use a landline but when I moved decided to get one mainly to make cals which are free or low cost from a landline but which cost a fortune on a mobile.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
This one cost me under £12 from www.tesco.com and can also be bought in larger stores.
The phone itself is nice and small and unobtrusive; I tend to tuck it behind the tv because this is where the phone socket is. It has a neat black stand which the phone sits easily into and even in a rush I have no problems getting it "in place" immediately.
The phone is covered with a 12 month guarantee, although to date after a few months of use I haven't had any problems and cant see any in the near future. There is a small manual inside the box giving lots of instructions showing how to set up the phone and all of the functions although being a bit of a technophobe, I simply leave it on one ring tone and as long as I can hear it, and make and receive calls, that's good enough for me.
ON THE DOWNSIDE...
Whilst I don't especially need an answer phone I have found that it might have been a useful function but there isn't this option on the phone.
Whilst it isn't the most all singing all dancing phone I have ever owned it has sufficient functions for my use. The phone is simple to set up, put in the 2 provided batteries, leave it to charge for 16 hours and good to go.
One of the features I find useful is the fact that it has a 20 name and number phonebook memory and last 3 number redial. Handy if you cant remember numbers and don't want to find the phone book. The numbers are simple to programme into the phone and the instructions clearly show how to do this. There is a choice of nine ringtones whose volume can be adjusted, and these can apparently be added to contacts in the phone book but only if your phone provider lets you subscribe to this which mine obviously doesn't or I cant work out the function.
Another useful feature is the caller ID function although I did have to phone my service provider to confirm it could be used as it doesn't seem to be a given.
I use the hands free function mainly if I am doing something else when a call comes through and again this is really simple to do, by simply pressing the hands free button.
I have set the date and time and there are other functions such as call transferring and conference calling which I cant imagine I would need.
The phone has 10 hours of talk time and 100 hours of standby time which is more than enough and again the indoor range of 50m and outdoor range of 300m gives me all the walking and talking space I need.
A basic phone which does the job. I can make and receive calls easily and have not had any issues with interference and haven't lost the signal even when wandering around. Its not an unattractive phone and I like the fact that it is small and neat. The instructions are easy to follow and I had the phone set up in no time at all.
The only downside is the lack of answer machine but for a simple phone at a reasonable price, I would remommend this.
Thanks for reading
Summary: Basic telephone
|Ease of use:|