Call Keeper Digital Answering System - white
Why clutter your answering machine with features you'll rarely use anyway? The Callkeeper from Conairphone offers digital (tapeless) reliability and convenience in an easy-to-use package with a low price.
You control the Callkeeper through five front-mounted buttons, one side-mounded volume control, and one back-mounted switch (ring select). One all-purpose green flashing light serves as the only indicator. A slowly flashing indicator means no outgoing message has been recorded. Flashing rapidly means the battery is low. Flashing a number of times and repeating means a number of new messages has been received. On but not flashing means the unit is on and has received no new messages.
To set up the Callkeeper, we inserted a 9-volt battery (not included), plugged in the AC adapter, and connected the telephone line cord. To record the announcement (greeting), we pressed and held the Announcement button; to verify the recording, we pressed Announcement again. To play back new messages, we pressed Play Messages. Setting up and operating the unit were easy.
After hearing messages, you can either save messages by pressing Save or erase messages by doing nothing. The constraints on messages are that the outgoing announcement can be no longer than 30 seconds, and no single incoming message can be longer than 45 seconds. The later constraint is quite significant, as we've never previously reviewed any answering machine with a maximum message length that was so brief.
You'll need the quick reference card for remote operation, as the process of retrieving, saving, erasing, and deleting message is not entirely intuitive. Also, the three-digit security code is factory-preset and posted on the bottom of the Callkeeper.
With its straightforward operation and low price, the Callkeeper makes a great answering machine for those seeking ease of use over abundant features.
- Simple operation
- Low price
- No memo function
- No time/day stamp
- Only 45 seconds recording time per message