Summary: overall its a great phone set, but needs revising a little more to be perfect. i bought these for my grandparents and the one real selling point was the volume of the speaker phone. but the other features need attention.
Pros: Loud speaker phone, buttons are large enough to see and press without fat-fingering them, great quality construction, screen is good,
Cons: vocal caller id is not good and hard to understand, dont like the light bar on the top of the phone, head speaker part of the phone is not loud enough to hear clearly for the hard of hearing,
Summary: I bought these phones because they were on sale and I needed a set that could support cell phone connections. My home phone is a cell service, so it made sense to use this feature to set up these phones and enhance my calling capability.
Pros: - Solid build for phones - Bright displays - Excellent call quality - Good range from base
Cons: - Can’t use answering machine with cell connect (See other thoughts) - Have to use activation codes to register setting changes – very clumsy - Occasional error stating "You must use rechargable batteries" on random sets. (Of course, I am using supplied batteries)
Summary: I guess I should have checked what cell phones are compatible for phone book transfer first. I did not. But the site should tell you to check. Not very happy about that. Otherwise not a bad phone package.