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I'm a millennial who hasn't had a "landline" phone in 15 years. To resign a contract with my cable provider to continue a discount, it added voice for no additional cost so I decided to get a phone to plug into it since the service would be active.
The phone works, it doesn't look like garbage, the screen is easily readable, and the speakerphone seems to be loud enough to be useful.
Maybe I'd use this phone to call a customer care number where I knew I'd be on hold for a long time and lay it down on speakerphone, but I could use my cell for that, so I'm likely to never really use this.
"Landlines," even my comcast provided one, are better for calling 911 though, as the phone system is much more likely to have an immediate address for you, so I guess if I or someone in my house is having a heart attack, this is the phone to call it in.
Reading the other reviews here are comical. This is a $30, nearly throwaway phone, with excellent range and signal security, that people are comparing to their original Panasonic ruggedized 900mhz and 2.4ghz phones that cost $200, in 1990's money, in the 90s. That type of quality left the consumer market decades ago, and I doubt the people complaining about this one would be able to handle a present day quality Cisco or Avaya commercial wireless phone.
The best thing about this phone is being able to program names and numbers into groups and each group has a different ring tone. Sure makes screening calls so simple. Love the call block feature with a large amount of slots to use to block numbers. There are lots and lots of features with this phone that are really useful. This is our second set of these and I recommend them to everyone...
I bought this phone specifically to enter numbers of people I know. I thought I could put the in a group and give the group a different ring tone. However, apparently unless you pay your phone company for caller ID this doesn't work. Blocking spam calls doesn't really work either because these folks have tons of numbers. So although the phone works okay it is not what I hoped it would be.
I like all the features of this phone, especially the "block calls" feature. I would have given it 5 stars, but it is impossible to cradle on you shoulder to ear habds-free. Other than that, it was worth the money.