Siemens raises the bar with the 8825 Gigaset, a 2.4 GHz two-line expandable cordless communication system. Expandable to eight handsets, the 8825 offers a wide range of features, including a digital answering machine with four mailboxes. The voice-announced Caller ID (with subscription to service through your local carrier) uses your voice to announce incoming calls. Caller ID information and a directory of your 120 speed-dial presets are displayed on an easy-to-read backlit LCD. Siemens includes an extra handset (model 8000 Gigaset) with charger.
The lightweight handset provides call transfer, conferencing, intercom, and room monitoring. It weighs just 7 ounces and has controls for volume, call waiting, flash, and last-number redial. Two AA rechargeable NiMH batteries (included) provide eight hours of talk time and eight hours of standby. The base and cordless handsets provide digital speakerphones and headset jacks for hands-free conversation. Additional handsets require no extra phone jacks.
A built-in answering machine completes the system. It has four mailboxes, date and time stamp, individual announcements for each incoming line, and 45 minutes of recording time. The unit also supports full remote operation, so you can collect messages while you're away.
What's in the Box
Base station with built-in tilt LCD, corded handset, coiled handset cord, cordless handset, cordless charger/base, AC power supplies and cords, two AA rechargeable NiMH batteries, one belt clip, telephone line cord, instructions, warranty information