Summary: Ok- when I initially got this phone, the battery lasted forever. Because I work from home, i'm on the phone all day, mostly on speakphone. It's taken a year or so, but the batteries have gotten to the point where they only stay charged for a 20 minute call. And one of the phones, if you press the speakerphone button, the phone just dies. Soooooo, i went out and bought new rechargable batteries. Now I can get about a 45 minute call in before dying.
Summary: easy to use, nice display, functional and simple... HOWEVER... the sound quality got continually poorer over the period of a little over a year to the point where I was hearing Charlie Browns teacher on the other side. Fine, accept my mom is now living with me with terminal cancer & we need a phone for regular contact with the hospital. Wow did I get mad when this sound quality went bad & I was on the phone with her health care people...
Summary: One key omission from these phones I didn't see mentioned by any other reviewer: There appears to be no "Line in Use" indicator showing that an extension elsewhere in the house is off the hook or being used. In our house, that has led to embarrassing interruptions in business calls. I scoured the manual for any mention of this feature but didn't find it.
Summary: I have had this system for one week and it is being returned today. I found the choice of ring tones to only be annoying or more annoying. Even at the lowest volume setting they are extremely harsh sounding. Once you get one handset configured, you cannot then propagate those settings to the other handsets. You actually have to set the time, date, ring tones, ring volume, etc for each handset. The Phone book only allows 12 characters (including spaces) for any name.
Summary: Would have given it zero stars if I could (I tried, actually). Do not waste your money. The battery on this one dies after about 20 minutes of being on the phone or a couple of hours off the charger. I fully charged it for 24 hours before first use. I am so disappointed. I had to go out and get a different one. I should have known - I have never had a good experience with any Philips product. Please, don't make the same mistake I did.
Summary: I was just talking to my daughter for about 5 minutes when the 'phone died--battery gone. To be fair, the 'phone had been sitting on the coffee table, out of the charger, for at least 3 hours. So I picked up another handset that's been on the charger for DAYS. As soon as I pressed "speakerphone" the screen went blank and that was that. I had to revert to my old Panasonic that we could leave lying on the coffee table for several days without it losing its charge.
Summary: The phone works great. If you read the user manual and learn how to use all the functionality, the phone is as good as anything you can buy at that price ($54). Most of the "flaws" that others complain about are not even issues if you learn how to use the product correctly.
Summary: There are a few good features of this phone but the bad far outweight the good. Good Stuff: nice styling, adaptable, excellent sound quality Bad Stuff: When the phone rings, some of the handsets go completely blank and you can't pick up the call. This causes you to have to run to another room with a working handset to pick up the call. You never know which handset is going to work so it keeps you in pretty good shape and on your toes.
Summary: I was pleased with the low price and how quickly I received the Philips CD4402B/37 High Def Voice Cordless Phone I ordered from Amazon.com. I use the phones daily and am very pleased with the voice quality, the speakerphone and all the features of the phone. I plan to expand the system by buying additional handsets.