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GOOD: Sound quality is great, big LCD display, big memory for contact list (speed dialing), COULD IMPROVE: Could have some more visible indication of message waiting or that handset is charging, more refined Bluetooth connection
I like my new Panasonic phones pretty well. The sound quality is very good, and I very much appreciate the read-out caller id feature. The display is quite legible. Many of its features remain mysteries simply because I haven't any need to learn them yet (such as syncing my cell phone to the system). Only four stars because I would prefer the handsets to be heavier; they are lightweight and feel like I'm going to throw one over my shoulder when I pick it up. My prior phone was a Toshiba dinosaur that worked beautifully. The handset was about 8" long and weighed almost 12 ozs. It still works, but I wanted more handsets around the house AND the caller ID feature. Overall, I like this Panasonic system now, and will like it even better when I learn more of its features.. PS - There is a lovely, soft piano ring tone that has become our favorite. The anti-ringing phone has stopped me from grinding my teeth every time a call comes in.
Great new phone system to replace my previous again Panasonic that's time had finally come.
My MAJOR and really only disappointment, is there is no blinking indicator on these handsets or even the base when voicemail messages are waiting like previous models had. Why that basic feature was eliminated is anyone's guess, but after several weeks of ownership has become a major frustration item for me. I can no longer just walk into my home after I've been away, and look for a blinking light on any of my 5 handsets around my house to see if there is a message waiting... I have to always now try to remember to walk up close to a handset to check, as it's nearly impossible to see the black status message from any distance. Other than that, zero complaints with this terrific solution.
The replacement shipped was fine. I don't know what was going on with the original order at all. The phones are fine, but certainly not of the quality of my old Panasonic phones of the past. I only bought these to upgrade the technology, but as we certainly know, nothing is like it used to be. Yet and still, a nice phone set, though I would have preferred a lighted keypad. The reason I opted to these was due to the Link to Cell option where one can have a landline as well as up to two cell phone lines connected. I have no landline, I depend on a single cell phone line for now.
Purchased this cordless phone 4 set to replace my old (10 year plus) cordless Panasonic phone set. And yes.... I still have a land line so this one serves my needs almost perfectly. I have a phone in all the important rooms. I gave it 4 stars because it doesn't have the belt clip feature that my old phones had. Otherwise, the sound is good (I still have good hearing so the other comments about bad and/or low sound didn't affect me), no background noises, I love the "Call Block" feature (I seem to use this more and more and it works). I don't use the message answering feature because I have voicemail with my phone carrier. I also haven't tried to setup the Bluetooth pairing with my cell phone yet so I can't give a good feedback on that. But all in all I'm happy with this phone and it works for my needs.
This is an updated review Feb 2019: Im getting used these phones. Ive had similar Panasonic phones for years and these are good but are much lighter in weight. There are a few improved features such as the ability to block more numbers AND block them immediately! There are times the sound appears muffled. There could be slightly better clarity and I still need to test each phone when on the same call to determine if its all phones or one or two. They are back lit but not as bright as my last Panasonic but not a deal breaker.Sorry ... I have not yet tried the key feature - Bluetooth Link to Cell connectivity - which I suspect is an important feature for many buyers. I will update again when I do.