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RTX Dualphone 3088 Extra Handset

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  • Cordless Skype phone and landline phone in one Connect directly to your LAN port Call free of charge via Skype to other Skype users Superior sound quality Conference phone
  • Includes 1 Handset and Base station Easy to install, easy to use
  • Upgradeable software Color display Speakerphone
  • No PC required; connects directly to your modem.
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Product Description

VOIP Skype Cordless Telephone

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • ASIN: B000OYN67Q
  • Item model number: DUALPHONE3088
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,375 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 21, 2009

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy on September 3, 2010
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After using the 3088 for about a month, I'm not thrilled. It does the important stuff like making and receiving calls just fine, but a couple basic interface issues like stiff keys can quickly sour the experience.

Pros:
- It was easy enough to set up out of the box.
- It's small and lightweight, with a fairly small base.
- I haven't had any range problems or dropped calls.
- The display is easy to read.
- It has a much more robust interface for special characters than typical phones.

Cons:
- The buttons are VERY stiff, which comes up every time you use the phone. Minor but annoying.
- It imports all your voicemail from Skype and marks it as new, with a blinking light on the handset to alert you. You have to listen to each one to clear the alert. Again, minor but annoying.
- Some callers have said they had a hard time hearing me; I don't know if that's the phone or something else though.
- Contacts can't have multiple phone numbers.

Bottom Line:
It does the job, looks nice, and has a handful of nuisance factors. None of it makes the phone unusable, but if you're easily annoyed this phone will raise your blood pressure. Considering the price tag, I'd say either look for a better value or better quality.

One Year Later:
I've been using this phone for over a year now, and my disappointment has only grown. After regular use, and a few drops to the floor, one handset's speaker sounds very scratchy and is nearly unusable. The delay before voicemail can't be changed from 4 rings (changing it in Skype has no effect). I use the phone for business, which means sometimes I have to literally run across the store to catch it. Touchtone menus don't always register my inputs (may be a Skype issue).
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Finan on November 29, 2009
I had the GE/Thompson Skype phone before, and the Linksys skype phone before that. The Linksys was a pain and needed the computer to be on and to be plugged into a USB. It also messed up the audio settings on my laptop. The GE was pretty good until it stopped working after 2 weeks. I have since read nothing but horror stories about the GE breaking down. But the RTX has been fantastic! I travel out of the country a lot and this phone is great. I can call home from anyplace I can get an internet connection and it sounds like they are right next door. Highly recommended!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By B. Chiu on February 7, 2010
I bought this phone to replace my GE 28310EE1 dualphone that died after 11 months of use. Two weeks after using my RTX, it went kaput--I couldn't receive calls, access my contacts lists, access my call history, or dial out. Mind you, it worked again after reseting my handset--but after only two weeks? C'mon, my GE at least had me do this on a bi-monthly basis. Moreover, the look and feel of the RTX is not as good as the GE's. The plastic is slipperier, and the buttons are too stiff. It also takes He-Man to open the battery door on my handset. There was a bit of extra plastic left over from the molding process on the latch. If this happens to you, don't pry it open, lest you break it. I recommend this only to people who need (not want) a Skype phone. (As a grad student, I'm saving money by not using either a land line or cell phone). If you have other options, I suggest you prefer them over any Skype phone. (I've also used the Netgear SPH101, which is a complete piece of @#%^).

UPDATE MAR. 9, 2012: The phone has officially died on me. It worked fine until two weeks ago, when it began to require resetting about every other day. A week ago, it required resetting every day. Over the past two days, unplugging my modem, router, transmitter, and base station, as well as removing and replacing the batteries in the handset have not revived my phone. Because I depend on this phone, I'm downgrading my rating from three to two stars.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Viking on October 11, 2009
I have now used this phone system for 4 months and have been very pleased with the product but more important so has my wife!
I bought 1 phone with base station and 2 extra handsets. Set up was very easy and they have all worked perfectly well and I am buying another set for a friend.
Pro.:
Easy set up and use. My wife is absolutely not into tech. It is something that have to make life easier and work whenever you need it much like a car.She have not had one complain at all!
Both land line and Skype
Con:
The navigation buttons can be a little difficult until you get used to them.
More expensive in the US than in most places in Europe. Skype is selling it in Europe for 140 = approx. 200 US ([...])

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By rick on February 16, 2011
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While in Hong Kong 6 months ago I bought 2 rtx 3008 base stations and phones to replace my dying dualphone (lasted for 5 years). Recently I wanted additional handsets so purchased on line via amazon 4 extra handsets, I could not get the base station to register them, a check with RTX, they confirmed that FCC phone and non FCC base stations are not compatible. You have open the phone battery compartment up and check the the label to confirm which type of phone you have.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JBarnes on February 10, 2011
I'm going on my 2nd year of owning and using this phone, so obviously the pros outweigh the cons at this point. That, and there's no better option out there as far as I can see. This phone can be purchased directly from the UK and sent to the US, which is what I did. Because I'm a critical person, we'll start with the cons.

Cons:
1. Overall feel of the handset is cheap. The buttons don't have a very solid feel and it's easy to think you've hit a button when you haven't.
2. Menu structure is marginal. You can get to just about everything, but you have to navigate through many menus. Not sure why it is that cell phones can have made such great advances in menus while phones like this are seemingly stuck with early cell phone style menus. There is also a lag when accessing the contacts menu. And why is delete not the first option in the voicemail menu? I have to navigate down a full screen to get to delete.
3. There is only one decent ringtone, it's cute and catchy, but all alone. The rest are obnoxious at best.
4. Does NOT play well with all routers. My last router, really did a number on call quality and dropping of calls.
5. In the beginning, I did have some of the problems mentioned (dropped calls, really bad call quality), but at some point a firmware update must have fixed it.
6. Can NOT figure out how to make it ring more than 3 times before going to voicemail
7. Randomly turns off when receiving calls. It doesn't happen when it's on the cradle, so it must be a battery power issue.(even though the battery shows full)
8. Have to use an adapter in US plugs. Adapters were sent with the phone and are huge. Void the warranty...buy a 5vDC 350mA cell phone power plug and splice the phone plug on the end.
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