Excerpt: This phone looks good but sounds terrible. The phone I had there was a permanent buzzing noise on the line, and the callers complained of quietness and I could hardly hear them. The handsfree function is a joke, as you can`t hear anything, even with the volume turned up loud. And wo betide you wanting to talk. I bought this phone for use in my home office. Its going on ebay and Im going to buy a BT phone instead.
Excerpt: Bin a Tone...well named as it will end it`s short life in your rubbish bin Absolute JUNK...AVOID !!! Due to the handset connection wires obviously being severed in production (cut through the insulation at the connection plug) a crackle developed a few months after purchase...finally failing completely. LCD..useless, hands free almost unusable. As advertised above it requires FOUR batteries which should give an indication of the age of the technology ( 1980`s)..
Excerpt: Bought a Tevion phone from Aldi, £7.99, which is actually a Binatone Caprice 500. So far so good. Have none of the above problems, yet! Seems to work OK. Ringing sound a bit tinny, menu system needs handbook to avoid making errors. Haven`t found a way yet to enter a space when entering a name into the memory. Website given by maker www.binatonetelecom.com doesn`t work so can`t get the support they claim to provide.
Excerpt: Looks nice and is cheap (or expensive based on its performance). Took the first one back because I was very faint at the other end, the new one is the same. Hands-free is useless if you want to be heard (even when shouting within 5 inches of mic), horrible tinny buzzy noises. NOT a bargain.
Excerpt: Hmm. Found this phone to be excellent. No probs with theres or sound quality or hands free which was excellent. Try putting batteries in it...works better that way. Anyhow, now I have all the symptoms listed above, particularly the nasty buzzing sound.....but that is only due to the fact that my son hurled it accros the room in a fit of temper! So I`m going to buy a new one ..exactly the same.
Excerpt: Anon said... `It`s a brilliant phone,no probs at all.maybe u idiots need to learn how to use a phone before u all start whining like little mammys boys!!!!!!!` Obviously binatone are now employing 17 yr old school dropouts ?