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Generally excellent, a few small niggles
on 17 November 2005
We bought this phone set from Amazon at Xmas 2004, so we've had it nearly a year. We've generally been delighted - having recently "acquired" a new baby, the ability to answer the phone wherever we happen to be has been a real bonus.
Battery life is fine, we exercise the batteries by not leaving the phone on the charger, and we get a week on a charge; the address book works, the display's fine, Caller ID works, hands-free speakerphone mode works, range is excellent, certainly all around our garden is fine.
There are a few small niggles.
As others have noted, the volume is probably the biggest bugbear. We're forty-year-olds with OK hearing, and on full volume it's just loud enough. I would not recommend this phone to anyone who needs (either because of hearing loss or because of a noisy environment) a loud phone. Hands-free is fine, it's just the ear-speaker that has the problem.
The address book is probably the other main annoyance. It works fine, but the data is held in the phone, not the base station, so sync'ing is a pain. There's a function to let you transfer all the numbers from one phone to the other - yippee - but it does *exactly* that - transfers all the numbers, even the ones that are already there! So then you get duplicates (or worse) in the second phone, and have to delete them all by hand. Sigh. How hard would it have been to get this right?
Now BT provide Caller ID for free, the ability of the phone to (a) let you know who's calling and (b) store incoming numbers in the address book, is really handy.