I bought these phones as i wanted multiple wireless handsets that i could attach to the wall. These phones are worse than useless. If you try to fix them to a wall, they won't charge. The construction is so poor that unless they are lying down, the contacts do not touch. The reception is appalling, regardless of where your standing. Try standing next to the primary phone, and it's still useless. I Have tried changing adsl splitter, but no use. The answer phone is worse than useless. If you are used to the functionality of even a cheap mobile phone, you'll be astounded by the impracticality of this one. All calls are listed in one list, not calls made / received etc. Without all these functions, I would have been happy if the phones actually worked (since they do look pretty swish), but when you are having trouble hearing someone on the phone in this day and age, there is something drastically wrong! I cannot believe that someone actually gave it 5 stars. Beware that review, and believe all the others.