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update: got used to the phone, we like it
on February 24, 2013
i bought this unit because of consumer reports rating. they failed to mention that it doesn't replay the greeting when call goes to answ. mche. First, you must record greeting thru handset. i prefer the old way by using the microphone on the base. you can't record from the base. they claimed it sounded clearer thru the handset, i disagree. it is going thru the air subject to interference. it's not as clear as using base microphone. second, the dumbest idea was not playing the recorded message, i.e., the phone rings, you let it go to answ. mche. to screen the message before deciding to pick up. there is dead silence between the phone rings & the message from the caller. you don't know if caller is going to leave message or has hung up. maybe they are all like this today, i don't know. the uniden i had lasted a long time and it still works, but i wanted increased coverage with cordless phones. i emailed panasonic and they didn't have any units that still replayed the recorded greeting. the handsets have decent range and are clear.
new-4/22/13- got over the answ. mche. thing, not really a big deal. all phones, base & cordless work very well. they work on all 3 floors, very clear. all functions work on all phones. you can hear messages thru cordless handsets. you can access your phone book, look back at recent numbers of people who called, and another real cool feature: the intercom works very well. 3 handsets, one in living room, one in basement, one in upstairs bedroom. can send signal to anyone from any room to any room, no more shouting!!!!!!! signal continues until handset is activated, then you talk in house. I highly recommend this unit with base answ. mche. & 3 cordless handsets.