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GE Dect 6.0 Black Corded Base Phone with Caller ID, Digital Answering System,and 2 Cordless Accessory Handsets (28871FE3)

by GE

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  • Base and handset features speakerphone , Enlarged base keypad with built-in LCD display , Call indicator and melody ringtones
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00172K7IU
  • Item model number: 28871FE3
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 2, 2008

Product Description

DECT6.0 Corded w/ 2 Cordless Handsets- GE DECT 6.0 digital corded unit with 2 cordless handsets- Expands up to 4 total handsets total-Corded base is operational during power outages- Cordless handsets allow for flexibility and comfort throughout the home- DECT 6.0 interferencefree technology- Caller ID call waiting caller ID- 30# Caller ID memory- 50# Phonebook- Enlarged base keypad- Handset and base speakerphones- Call indicator- 20 Ringtones- Handset and base display- Base speakerphone- Speakerphone volume control- Base keypad- Backlit keypad handset- Backlit LCD handset- Exploding digits- Display contrast adjustment-Multilingual message display (Eng/Fra/Esp)- Call conferencing- Call timer- Call transfer- Flash function- Hold- Line-in-use indicator- One-touch redial- Pause- Tone/pulse switchable- Handset volume control- Hearing aid compatible- Mute- Ringer control (hi/lo/off)- Visual ringer- All station page- Intercom- Page/find- Wifi friendly- Built-inclock and calendar clock- Digital answering system- 12 Minutes of digital record time- 1 Mailbox- Call screening- Message power failure protection- Message counter- New message indicator- Remote message retrieval- Ring select/toll saver- Voicemail waiting indicator-Voice time/day stamp- Message playback speed control- 1 Year limited manufacturer's warranty- BlackACCESSORY HANDSET: GE-28802FE1

Customer Reviews

The caller ID is never right.
Greg
I tried calling Thomson Industries, but they are no help.
D.L.
I'd skip anything GE puts out in the future.
A Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By S. Eckert on August 27, 2008
The Phones have several flaws. The base has a funky echo sometimes, the callerID is always wrong, assigning past caller's names to phone numbers at random. The phones feel funny, too small to hold comfortably.

Clarity is good 90% of the time and the microwave and other appliances in the house no longer effect phone calls as with non-DECT phones.

I would not buy these again.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By WolfX5 on March 4, 2009
Well, for MagicJack users this phone is one of the ONLY digital phones I've found that sounds good enough to keep. I tried several different models including some much more expensive ATT models which all sounded HORRIBLE with MagicJack (and by horrible I mean literally unusable). I was VERY happy with the quality of the inbound/outbound audio on both the corded phone and the cordless phones - even in speakerphone mode. To be fair the phone is a bit quirky but I haven't had any of the problems described above. Little annoyances abound like when the phone loses power you have to reset the clock on the base unit TWICE - once for the answering system on the base station (if you have the FE3 model) and secondly for the clock on the base station display. Im not sure what the rocket scientists at GE were thinking on that one. Also, there is no way to sync phone books across phones which is a nice feature if you have kids (because you can keep your lists separate) and truly annoying if you don't. Also a clearing of the caller ID list/last called list only clears the log of THAT particular phone - there is no way to clear all of them at once. Programming and operating the phone is also a little more button-intensive that I would prefer but I'm a techie so I'm used to buttons. For example, clearing the caller ID log on the base station involves the following keystrokes: press caller id button, press menu/ok button, press up arrow twice, press menu/ok button twice. Seems it would have been easier to just create a single button to do this for gods sake rather than having to press 6 buttons. Despite these annoyances, I cannot in anyway knock the sound quality through my Magicjack and because of that reason alone it is a keeper. It has performed flawlessly in that regard, has had NO compatibility issues with Magicjack and the range on the wireless units is very, very good. It looks good too in my office next to my other silver and black accessories which is nice. I hope that's helpful...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D.L. on December 28, 2008
I purchased this phone in August. One of the cordless phones had a lot of static in the background. I thought that was normal, so I did not return the phone system.

Shortly afterward, I noticed that the phones would cut out while I was talking to someone. Also, the caller ID will give me the correct phone number of the person calling, but list the wrong name. It shows a name of one of the previous callers. This is driving me crazy!

Of course, it is too late to return the phones for a refund. I tried calling Thomson Industries, but they are no help. They told me to unplug the unit and then plug it in again. This did not work. I then tried to contact them by email thinking maybe they would understand the problem better. They told me to call them, that they do not help by email. Of course, they don't have a toll free number to contact them. That makes it hard for me to call them. I have to pay for the call! I think that is poor customer service!

I just placed an order for a new phone. It is not a GE nor RCA. I don't want to have to deal with Thomson Industries again!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wayne on June 11, 2009
Hi! We are pleased with this phone set because 1) sounds are clear with no interference, 2) the sets are light and comfortable, 3) the system works as stated in the instructions, and 4) it's a great value. The base unit takes some time to get used. The caller ID works fine. The other users may have misunderstood the directions. If you read them carefully you'll have no problems. I'd buy this unit again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sabrina Arsenault on January 13, 2009
Cordless handsets sound muffled and distant. Buttons are cheap and have delayed reaction when you press numbers. Just a pain in the butt low quality phone system. Was hoping to have cordless and corded phone for when the power goes out. I am bummed and will be returning this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jwiley on January 12, 2011
I have suffered with this GE phone since buying it. I got it with a gift card, so while it makes me feel bad I wasted gift money on it, the mistake isn't as painful as if I had paid the $100 myself.

The call quality of the CORDED handset is fine, but that's about the only thing going for this phone.

The wireless handsets are cheap, and the batteries are already dead in both wireless handsets after only 6 months, the call quality on them is horrible. The batteries are $10+shipping to replace. So $40 a year in batteries...yikes!

MANY callers have complained that they hear clicks, and clacks, and beeps on the other end. I sometimes here a dead silence when this is happening on the remote end and all I can do is cringe and wonder what parts of the conversation either them or I am missing at the time. I believe this to be the poorly tuned squelch of the phone as it attempts to cancel noise, but it fails in all respects. I conference call alot so this is a huge issue. Multiple other reviewers also mention this as an issue so it's a common problem for this model.

The speaker phone amplifies these problems. It clicks and clacks, and beeps at random on the remote end and is is basically unuseable. I sit in my quiet home office so using the phone shouldn't be any major task, but this phone just can't get the job done.

I at first was blaming all these problems on my phone carrier, but I switched carriers...twice...and the problem follows the phone.

I've given up on it and am going to sell it to some other sucker to try to recoup some of my dollars.
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