Summary: Great phone though I recommend buying it used - it's not worth $40 new. The ringer works well and everything is functional but 4 AA batteries is a lot and the actual sound of your voice on the other end is pretty muffled.
Summary: The voice quality is good with the handset. LCD is adequate in bright to fairly dim lighting. Batteries were expected but still a bit of a bother. I've had the phone about 3 weeks now - no issues. The ringer was flagged in earlier reviews as being too loud. It has 3 settings - really loud, quite audible and off. Those choices were sufficient for me.