Summary: Its hard to find just a plain answering machine that works. This one has a phone too. I have two other Uniden phones that I like better than the one that comes with this machine but I couldn't find anything I liked better in the answering machine category and Uniden has been a great phone. So far so good with the machine.
Summary: I can't imagine what caused all the negative reviews on this site. After giving up on several other phones, including Uniden's own 5.8GHz phone whose signal won't penetrate even a single wall, I finally decided to return to el-cheapo 900MHz, nice-long-wavelength analog technology and I was so glad I did!
Summary: When I first bought this phone about six months ago, I thought I was getting a good deal, but I was wrong. The phone picked up a lot of static and the battery has a very short life, only a couple hours off the charger then it won't work.
Summary: I bought this phone on a whim without doing my usual product research and boy, have I learned my lesson! Thinking I had found a good deal I bought this phone basically as a second handset (I already have an answering machine). Unfortunately the first time I used it I could barely the hear the voice on the other end and the static was incredible.
Summary: I had a VTech phone that lasted me 3 years before I spilled water on it and had to get a new phone. So I went out and got this Uniden phone without really researching any phones beforehand. It lasted a couple months before one day, it stopped working. I couldn't recieve or make calls, or get messages on my answering machine.
Summary: I was excited when I saw the price because I'd been looking for a cheap cordless that had an answering machine. I love the answering machine and the features that come with it. My problem is with the headset; it is very hard to hear the person on the other end. I have to have the volume all the way up, but then I have to talk softly because I'll hear myself YELLING and can BARELY hear the person on the other end.
Summary: I use a headset with this phone for meeting and both phones that I bought ended up static and the person on the line couldnt hear me cause the hole that the headset fits into is defective. 2 phones in two years and same problem in both of them. I recommend spending a little more for a better quality phone.