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A rubbish piece of kit, and very annoying with it!
on 13 April 2012
I completely agree with the other negative reviewers here, this phone was definitely not thought through.
First of all, the cordless receiver is almost useless since that's all that it is - a receiver. To dial, or attempt to see who's calling you, you have to go to the corded base (which, incidentally, does not look all that great in real life, despite all the hype in the media about its design). Then, the sounds are all muffled and so the phone makes for a very irritating conversation indeed. But the most annoying thing is the large but useless screen. The lettering is unclear, the navigation through the menu is far too complicated. Whenever somebody rings, the most annoying lights keep on flashing and you have to make a lengthy 4 or 5-step manoeuvre of pressing all buttons, just to stop that darn light from flashing! The answering machine is also far too fiddly to set up and so is the phone book.
All in all, one of my worst buys ever. To top it all up, I changed my landline from BT to another provider, and the phone has now stopped working completely. Called the manufacturer, they were as helpful as a chocolate teapot... after making me plug and unplug everything twice in different locations around the house, and take the batteries out then put them back in again in the receiver, they eventually told me to send it back to where I bought it from. Gee, thanks!