Summary: I bought this as a living room option and eventually it became my bedroom phone and still works just fine. I can't complain. We have voice mail so we like being able to turn off the answering machine feature. It seems to have good distance and I can go out and check the mail with it. It has a headphone jack for using a headset which I do use that but have found that on at least 3 phones that it starts out good but starts shorting out a bit if you move it.
Summary: Hi, I purchased this item NEW, had it sent directly to my daughter and although the base works the headset did not. Guess now we know why there are so many refurbished ones out there. I contacted the seller and they want it returned prior to replacing it, which is bull, so I tossed it in the garbage where it belonged, went to Walmart and got a better and cheaper one. This is what I should have done in the first place but I didn't want to bother with shipping it.
Summary: The way the original photo of the product was depicted gave me the impresion that an extra (extension) handset was part of the deal. I saw a same product in our local store for $5 dollar less, minus $8.95 shipping cost! Also when I called the dealer for the return of the product (because it is not working) I made responsible for the extra shipping cost for exchange. So, I decided to forget it!
Answering machine is nice, but the phone itself is garbage!
T. Stout "scurrytom", Amazon
24 February 2006
Summary: The good: The answering machine is nice, with simple features that are easy to use. It's cheap (in price): we didn't want a fancy phone, just something functional. The bad, VERY bad: CHEAP (in headset quality). Like some others noted, it is difficult to hear the person on the other end. There have been occasions where we couldn't hear them at all. There is no way to increase the volume further. Even right next to the receiver you often cannot hear anything.
Summary: ...everything on the phone works well, the unit is even pretty slick looking in a form follows function sort of way. I must agree with other reviewers who mention the lack of volume coming out of the phone though, you have to hold it to your ear just right to hear the other end of your conversation and even then it could be louder. Do not buy if your hearing is less than 100% or if you live in a noisy house.
Summary: The sound quality on this thing is terrible; there is a powerful background hiss that makes it hard to hear the other party, and tiring to listen to. I use mine only as an answering machine, and went back to using my old Panasonic 900 mhz cordless (which has crystal clear sound) for phone calls.
Summary: I have always had Uniden products because they are the most reliable product on the market. I tried other phones by other companies, but I came back to the best of the best. I just upgraded to the 2.4GHz and I am very happy with it. It was easy to set up my phone numbers, date and time etc. Every product on the market should take a lesson from Uniden.