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Amazon - who should know a bit about retailing - have sent me a cordless phone set with American voltage with incompatible Australian plugs and voltage. The refund procedure makes you cry. I think I'm going to just chuck mine and try again (locally). Richard
Liked everything about this cordless phone system, except the answering machine which would not record messages. Sent the system back, awaiting complete refund. I may try again once the refund goes through. Hopefully, it was just a bad unit from the factory. Update 2020-01-11: Tried a second unit only to have the same problem - answering machine would not work. Did some more research and found that this answering machine will NOT answer/record messages from cell phones !!!!! Very hard to believe, but it is very clearly stated on Page 83 of the user manual "The answering system does not answer or record calls from cellular lines." Unbelievable. I suspect it also doesn't work with VOIP phones as well. Useless nowadays when probably 80%+ of calls are made from either cell phones or VOIP phones. Lowering ratings to 1 star only because I can't select 0 stars.
Salió una base de auricular defectuosa. Pensé que eran la pilas, luego el auricular y al final resultó ser la base. Me contacté con soporte de la marca para ver si solo era posible reemplazar la base defectuosa y no tener que devolver todos los equipos ya instalados. No fue posible. La hora y fecha se reseteó en 2 dias de uso. Cuando llaman, el ajuste de hora y fecha se resetea y se va al 1-1-21 a las 00 hrs cada vez que llaman. Hice devolución, antes de salgan más sopresas y vuelvo a comprar otros idénticos porque he usado anteriormente otros modelos de la marca y me han salido excelentes.
Had the phone for seven months and the base unit voice message record system totally garbles the messages left by callers. Oddly enough if the message is played back from one of the hand sets it is intelligible. However completely unintelligible from the base unit. Will try Panasonic support but I may have to request a replacement. Will post later how that goes. Other then the garbling of messages the phone hand sets work fine.
hardware +10 software -1000000 excellent ergonomics on the handsets, big bright numbers, easy to hold. much nicer than my 10 year old uniden set that I upgraded to be able to use link-to-cell capability, which works better than I was expecting. good call quality even when the cell phone is set to use wifi for voice calls.
so, why does the base unit lose the date and time (and probably other options that I've set) when there is the briefest power failure? the handsets have batteries. they can't remember the time so the base unit can query one of them after a power failure?
and get this! there's no menu option on the base unit to set the time! you've got to press menu on any handset. then, you do NOT scroll through a list of options till you get to "date" or "time". Oh, no, you must remember the secret code #101 to get the date/time settings dialog.
here's what I'd say to these software engineers, no matter how good this hardware is: YOU'RE FIRED!
We ditched our landline years ago but for several reasons decided to get a new one just for local calls. I have always preferred Panasonic phones so we got this set. It's way more than we need but nevertheless I find the handsets to be sturdy and durable. The batteries have good longevity at this stage and I do appreciate the low battery verbal notification, even if it didn't frighten me half to death when it made the announcement in the middle of the night. I haven't figured out how to adjust the volume of disable that particular feature so we are diligent about returning the phones to their charging stations every night before bed. Believe me, it's part of the bedtime routine, just like toothbrushing.
I don't use the other features so I won't comment. I imagine these will be the last phones we will need.
Complicated system. Handsets are really poorly designed. Pathetic really, for such a lovely machine. The rest is okay once you leave the 80 page instruction booklet aside and just go ahead, try everything -- it's much easier. This my second Panasonic cordless in a dozen years, so it wasn't a totally strange experience. There does seem to be some echo back which I haven't yet resolved, if it can be resolved. Annoyance. Otherwise, visually attractive set up in this model.
Estos teléfonos vienen con una serie de funciones extraordinarias tanto para el hogar como para la oficina:
* Gran calidad de audio. * Bloqueo de llamadas indeseadas (hasta 250 números telefónicos). * Función de intercom, para comunicarse en forma de radio entre los tres teléfonos, así como, pasar la llamada telefónica entre los teléfonos. * Diseño ergonómico. * Iluminación del display y tamaño de los números perfecto.
Great price for so many quality features, like link to cells and room to block so many numbers, on a cordless phone. The only problem we found is the low volume of the speakers for speaker phone use on the phones.
Great answering system. I have gotten this to replace, or upgrade, and older version. Main advantages:
1. Improved filtering of unwanted calls. We get over a dozen a day and this blocks up to 300 numbers but it can block a broad set of such numbers. Thus you can block all 1-8xx numbers and eliminate many of the incoming calls.
2. Blocking can be done with no ring. The system can be configured to not ring at all when a blocked number attempts to call.
3. Blocking is much easier than with the older system, just one button.
4. It is Bluetooth enabled and your cell phone can readily connect.
5. It is easy to upgrade since many of commands are similar and many are more easily accessed.
6. Quality of voice is good and otherwise it works well.