Product Type: Tesco telephones
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Tesco Value TH100 Slimline Gondola
Member Name: paulie1975
Tesco Value TH100 Slimline Gondola
Date: 11/01/11, updated on 14/01/11 (17 review reads)
Advantages: Looks ok, works well, no complaints
Disadvantages: Doesn't have any real extras, but then who needs them,
Being totally honest, I was being a cheapskate when I bought this. My main thought was that if our phone broke, I wanted a simple and cheap replacement that would ensure I didn't have to miss any important calls.
I saw this and bought it on a whim in my local tesco superstore for £3.98, the price was what drew me to it, not only was it under £4, but it was under £3.99, it really is a silly but effective marketing ploy.
The phone is very old skool in it's looks it is a white plastic phone with black stubby keys on the phone, it is corded and has to remain with its base, but thats absolutely fine with me, I prefer this in many ways and find it comforting, as it reminds me of childhood.
The black stubby keys remind me of an old calculator pencil case box I had, they are small and oval with white lettering and I quite like them, you know when they have been pressed, whereas some of the fancy buttons out there look amazing but don't react to being pressed.
The cording is long enough to run for about 60-80cm from the phone base, so you can't be too mobile with it, but this encourages either sitting down for a chat, or getting the other person off the phone quickly, the base unit is a bit awkward and replacing the receiver without looking is akin to a game of Jenga, but these are small quibbles, the phone is easy to use, looks fine, its not the Kate Moss of the phone world but isn't the Piers Morgan either (looks wise).
The phone has decent enough sound quality, it does its job adequately and for under £4, I think that is as much as you can ask for, i've bought my Nan one too, as she remarked that it reminder her of one which had proved particularly hard wearing about 15 years ago, I do like this, I partially like it because it allows me to stick two fingers up at this age of super tech phone gadgetry and also because I feel like i've got a great deal and want to prove to myself that sometimes quality and lack of price don't correlate.
It doesn't have an answer phone, but I figure in this age of junk mail, thats not an issue, my mobile has answerphone for anyone who I know may need to contact me
It looks fine, it works fine, its not amazing, but its always allowed me to ring people and answer the phone without difficulty, the receiver is solid and won't break unless I throw it or bang it against something, I have no complaints so based on value and how long I plan to use this, i'm going to give it a 4 out of 5.
Summary: A Tesco Value item that does what it says on the tin!
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