Summary: The Bad: *The phones do not ring very loud even on high (level 5). *They do not have a clip on them to clip them to you while outside or whatever. *They DO NOT come with the customizable color back plates mentioned. They can be bought separately supposedly.
Summary: Works well, easy setup. I don't understand some of the weird reviews here. Base needs different voltage? Base doesn't record? Neither is true. This is a decent cordless system, certainly worth $50 for three handsets with answering machine. Base has NO controls - everything is done from the handsets.
Summary: I think this telephone system is of inferior quality. I would never rebuy it but since I have it, I will make due. The set up instructions are poorly written. The phone is not user friendly and too many options are put into the handset rather than the base unit.