Summary: I bought this phone because I've had a Uniden TRU8860 for the past 4 years and have been very pleased, but they're so old I wanted to replace them. I didn't even think of reading reviews becuase of being so pleased with the last Uniden phones. I wish I would have. These phones are so cheap. I start getting static in the very next room. My other phones would reach all over the yard outside.
Summary: This phone has a very short range (not more than 25 feet before static become annoying). Static also appears when you're just moving around with the phone. I also think it's one of the ugliest gadgets I've ever seen but that's, of course, just a matter of taste. Don't buy.
Summary: Uniden Dxi5686-2 5.8 Ghz Dual Handset Extended Range Cordless Phone System With Call Waiting Caller Id This phone is set up so that when you put it to your ear, your cheek hits the off button on the phone. The phone also has a very short range for a 5.8 ghz unit, I have 6 other 5.8 ghz phones and they work all over my yard. These 2 phones only have a range of less than 50 feet.
Summary: I recently "upgraded" from a 2.8 gig set to this 5.8 ghz set. I thought it would be less interference because of my wireless router which operates at 2.8gighz. Well these two phones are the worst wireless phones I've ever used. I've lost count how many times someone will call only to get my answering machine because my handset can't find the base! I can be 5 inches from the base and the handset still can't find it. It does this randomly..
Summary: I purchased this phone because it was on sale. I did not check the reviews and what a mistake. I cannot even walk into a different room without losing reception. When I lean the phone on my ear it hangs up on the person I am speaking with. I work out of my basement and need a decent range and this is not the phone. This is a perfect example of cheaper is not better. Don't buy this phone.
Summary: from the manual: "Only one handset at a time can talk with an outside caller. To allow the other handset to talk to the caller, transfer the call." Basically, if one person is already talking on HS1 and you want to use the second handset to join that conversation, it's not possible. huge drawback for a multi-station phone, you can only TRANSFER the call, but you can't both be talking at the same time... poor design. Range is decent on this unit.
Summary: This is a decent looking phone, can hold a charge well, and is easy to use. The terrible range makes is un-usable for me. I can even walk into the next room with out getting terrible static. If I go more that 20 feet from the base, I lose my call. I think it's going back....