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Great DIFFERENT kind of Cordless,a bit overpriced though!
on March 31, 2010
Overall I LOVE this new Siemens cordless phone. I had to update a couple 5.8ghz phones due to old age. I first bought and kept a new ATT model..that was just $59 with an additional handset and answering machine. The ATT is actually quite good, though WAY boring and too simplistic for my taste. This is where this Siemens S795 comes in. I wanted a phone that had to sound GREAT both on my end, and to people I call. This S795 answers THAT call..sounds fantastic.., great range too!
I wanted a phone I could "customize". This is where Siemens blows away all the other companies in my opinion. You can go so far as to silence the ringer between any hours you choose so you no need constantly flip on/off the ringer each night.
What I like most though is you can assign different pictures AND ringers for your callers. When my brother calls for example..HIS REAL picture shows up on this phone..plus a custom ringer I gave ONLY to him. This to me is actually very useful..much better than the Martian sounding talking caller ID on some Panasonics etc. You can even customize the general ringer.. this is not so amazing when you consider just about every new cell phone can do this stuff but NO Cordless phones can be so customized..other than these Siemens phones.
I drop this 1-2 stars for the 40 minute answering machine. It works just fine..actually sounds rather GOOD thru the handset..but "listening direct from the answering machine..sound is just a bit muddy." On a phone that costs over $100 this is an insult in this day and age that we can't get a super clear sounding answering machine,I'm sure all these companies are using a small audio chip, and using a very low sampling rate. That being said at least this phone gives you the OPTION at least to switch to high quality sound (answering machine) But drops total time down to just 6 minutes...that's crazy. That being said I don't even use the answering machine but it should be of higher quality for this price!
All told though, I LOVE this phone..it uses regular aaa rechargeables so batteries will NEVER be costly or a problem. It has side buttons for VOLUME how great..you no need take the phone away from your face to change volume..how STUPID that is!! HellO PANASONIC/Uniden etc..!! :(
Overall considering quality, SO much freedom to customize, battery type, side volume controls, picture/and custom ringer caller ID..GREAT audio quality (except the answering machine..just 3-4 stars for that) This phone is a real stand out..and is actually fun and a joy to own! If you want a GREAT phone with a little EXTRA you can't beat this phone...