Summary: As far as how the phone looks, it looks really nice, and the options it has are excellent. The recorder works very well, as well as the audio as to who's calling. The problem I have with it is I get in an echo from the people I'm talking two and get crackling noises from the speakers if I hold it to close to my body when it's on speaker. I do a lot of conference calling and it just doesn't work for me. I'll be returning it to the store.
Pros: This phone/answering system has all the setup preferences I was looking for and many that were a pleasant surprise. The sound is good, the handsets work well from very long distances, and the batteries seem to last a very long time. The intercom feature is especially nice. You can call another handset specifically, you don't have to call all handsets - nice surprise.
Cons: I knew ahead of time that my cell phone was not compatible with the link-to-cell (you better check the compatibility list before purchase if this is important - precious few are on the list as compatible) but it worked very well, sort of. It will not re-pair automatically, I have to manually do it every time. I only wanted this feature so that I could copy my phonebook to the phone, which worked perfectly, so I don't care about the incompatibility (and, again, this wa...
Pros: It's a Cordless Phone. You can make and receive calls.
Cons: The iPhone 4 is not compatible with The Panasonic KX-TG7873S. The Apple iPhone 4 does not connect to the cordless Panasonic KX-TG7873S Base Unit because the two devices Do Not use thesame version of Bluetooth Technology: Apple iPhone 4 - The Apple iPhone 4 is compatible with Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, MAP, PAN, and PBAP. In the Panasonic KX-TG7873S Manual, Operating Instructions, see the Specifications on Page 9: Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0.
Cons: After two calls to Apple and eight to Panasonic, I cannot get the Bluetooth features to work with an iPhone even though the iPhone is listed as compatible on Panasonic's site.The advance replacement was FINALLY agreed to by Panasonic, but I have not received it yet; you have to wait 10 days to receive it. Terrible Panasonic support policies and proceedures. This purchase has turned into a REAL PROJECT!