I bought these as I expect most will, as they look very different. I was a bit hesitant has I have read mixed reviews, but I think they're great. I mainly chose them as I wanted a wall mounted phone for my kitchen, and it does this well. You can choose whether it auto answers when picking off the base or you manually answer, the ringtones are reasonable, with 2 or 3 fairly standard rings, as well as melodies. My only slight complaint, is you can't have different rings for external and internal intercom calls, so if it rings, you don't know whether it's someone from one of the other handsets, or an outside call - a minor complaint. Overall, they are nice to use and hold, and refreshingly different from the multitude of other handsets.