Summary: I got this phone back in 2001, and the only trouble after roughly six years is that I need a new battery. It is a bit worn looking though, but that's to be expected for the length of time I've had it. I have NOT been gentle with this phone, and it still works, which says a lot about the product.
Summary: I too have fallen victim of the infamous "out of range" problem. I paid the extra bucks for this crummy thing because I didn't want the hassle of an inferior phone. It just goes to show - you don't always get what you pay for. In addition to this complaint, my other pet peeves about this phone are: 1) the fake silver coating rubs off the handset turning the once metalic-looking object into an wornout-looking piece of garbage with spots of cheap-looking plastic showing...
Summary: I've had this phone for 4 years and I have just now started having the 'Out of Range' error. Yeah, it's definitely obnoxious, but I managed to get 4 years of use out of the unit before it croaked. Up until now it's been an excellent cordless phone. The range is fantastic, the handset is very durable (it's been dropped probably hundreds of times), the caller ID and speakerphone features work as advertised and I never experienced any interference from other cordless phones...
Summary: This phone has never been useful to us. You can talk 10 minutes and the battery starts beeping and the phone goes dead. We kept the phone on the charger when not in use BUT to no avail. We had to buy another cheaper phone and discard the Panasonic KX-TG2570B which cost $79.99.
Pricey and poor quality - lost confidence in Panasonic
13 July 2003
Summary: Hi, I've had this phone for about 3 years now... Its been quite unreliable. The phone went "OUT OF RANGE" after about 6 months of buying it. It became unusable. Went to the Panasonic service center and got it repaired under warranty. The service person told me that the problem is VERY COMMON for this model. He said that there is a faulty chip or something and after repairs it will not have problems. But after a few months after repairs, the "OUT OF RANGE" kept happening.
Summary: I've owned the 2570 for 3 or 4 years and find the sound quality and signal strength are great. I recharge the handset only sporadically but have never had a problem with the battery. Every few months the handset displays an "out-of-range" message which prevents making a call. I finally figured out that this simply means the phone needs to be cleaned. The remedy is to wipe-off the base and handset with a slightly damp clean cloth; then the phone works fine.
Summary: I've had this phone for about 2 years now and I haven't had any problems with it. The only problem that I am experiencing now, is that the battery doesn't hold a charge for anything longer than 20 minutes of talk time. Which, I understand, is normal of batteries. I've never had the "out of range" problem or anything like that. Of course, I do live in a semi small town in Iowa and not a remotely large city. So I have very little that would interfere with the phone.