Summary: After considerable research, I purchased this phone 2 weeks ago and it has not disappointed. The display is large enough to read without my reading glasses, the sound quality is great (no interference from the microwave or my ATT UVerse box), the battery life is good (AA rechargeables so no problem when they need replacement), the range is decent and the ability to assign ring tones to groups of people or to individuals in the phone book means no need to even see the...
Summary: We had a Panasonic portable for years and it finally stopped working. I bought a new product, and tried to program it, finally gave up, and returned it. I ordered the Panasonic and found the programming very easy. No problem setting it up. I do like the block call feature. My only disappointment is the phone book. It only stores 50 numbers. Sounds like a lot, but when I started transferring numbers from my cell (holds 100) I had to decide which 50 to include.
Summary: I got this last week. I had a previous Panasonic model for about 4 years which I actually like better. There were less steps to delete the call log, and instead of repeatedly deleting the same number (if that person called multiple times), on my old model I'd just hit "delete" once and they'd all clear. On this model you have to press a button to get to the call log, then another button to delete the number, then another button to "OK" it.
Summary: One of my old Siemens handsets croaked and I knew I would not be able to get another since it was so old. I never liked it anyway, the voice quality was poor. Still, I was reluctant to get something new and have other problems. However, after reading the reviews I decided to go with the Panasonic. One plus was that it works on 900 MHz instead of 2.4 GHz where my bluetooth, wireless router and microwave oven all play.
Summary: I did a lot of research before I bought these phones. A LOT of research. The main thing I was looking for was range. I wanted to be able to go clear to the far corner of our garden, roughly 250 feet away. No problem, and it had to go through a shed as well! That garden is our large one. The phones allowed me to reach the far end of the small garden too ----through several walls of the house. Battery life is extraordinary.
Summary: I couldn't make up my mind whether to buy this phone for months; the negative reviews (difficult manual, poor sound quality) worried me. If you're on the fence as I was, go ahead & order it. It's a very good phone at a reasonable price. If you do the following I'll bet you'll be satisfied: 1. Unpack it, insert batteries, plug base unit & charger unit into electric outlets.