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Uniden D1688-2 Cordless Phone/Answering System with Base and 2 Handsets

by Uniden

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D1688-2
  • Digital DECT 6.0 for superior clarity, security and range
  • Corded/ Cordless digital answering system and LIVE talk speakerphone
  • Eco-mode automatically manages power consumption for longer battery life
  • Corded base works during a power failure
  • LIVE talk speakerphone is included on the base
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Technical Details

Model: D1688-2
  • Speakerphone
  • DC in Jack
  • Caller ID

Product Details

Model: D1688-2
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 10 x 9 inches ; 4.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004NEUKY0
  • Item model number: D1688-2
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (307 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 10, 2011

Product Description

Model: D1688-2

Product Description

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From the Manufacturer

Uniden D1688-2 Cordless Phone/Answering System with Base and 2 Handsets

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This Uniden phone series gives you the perfect mix of corded and cordless phones. You'll have the convenience of being able to freely move around with your cordless phone but will also have a corded phone as a way to still call and get calls during a power failure. The corded base can mount to a wall or stay on your desk.

All phones run with digital DECT 6.0 for superior clarity, security and range. The answering system is digital so the voice mails keep their quality longer and you have less maintenance. Eco-mode automatically manages the power consumption for a longer battery life. The LIVEtalk speakerphone is available on the base. Need some peace and quiet? Silent mode turns off all ringers with the simple touch of a button. You can see if you have a voice mail on each handset and can also retrieve those messages from the handsets.

It's compatible with the Uniden DRX100 range extender if you want to stretch the distance you need to travel away from your base. Intercom or transfer calls between handsets and the base. The phonebook holds 100 names and numbers. Mute and hold options are available on all handsets. This phone is Caller ID/ Call Waiting compatible and with a subscription from your local phone company and can hold 50 names and numbers.

You can expand up to 12 handsets within the system. Displays, owner's manuals and voice prompts can be set for English, Spanish or French.

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Features

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This product earns an ENERGY STAR

Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent green house gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Dept. of Energy

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LIVEtalk SPEAKERPHONE (base only)

Uniden's advanced speakerphone technology, with a performance similar to professional business products, virtually eliminates dropouts and echoes for conversation so natural you'll think you're in the same room

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TIA-1083

This phone has reduced magnetic noise interference with hearing aids and cochlear implants providing a louder and clearer signal

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ECO MODE
Saves electricity by automatically managing your power consumption for a longer battery life which means you won't have to charge it frequently
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SILENT MODE

Silences all handset and base ringers at the touch of a button for peace and quiet at your convenience

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DIVERSITY ANTENNA

Uniden DECT 6/0 phones feature our advanced diversity antenna system to maximize range and clarity by mitigating multi-path errors

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Uniden and Sustainability

Uniden packaging is 100% recyclable, minimal in size and printed with non-toxic inks

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RoHS Lead-Free

To promote a cleaner environment, this product was manufactured in accordance with the RoHS standard which limits the use of substances such as lead, mercury, and cadmium

Additional Features
  • Digital DECT 6.0 for superior clarity, security & range
  • Digital answering system
  • 50 names/ numbers caller ID
  • 100 names/ numbers phone book
  • Expandable up to 12 handsets using 1 phone jack
  • Intercom between handsets and base
  • Compatible with DRX100 range extender
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D1660

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D1660-2

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D1660-3

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D1680

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D1680-2

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D1680-3

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D1680-4

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D1685

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D1685-2

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D1685-3

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D1688

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D1688-2

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Accessory phones and accessories that are compatible with that phone

DCX160,
DRX100 Range Extender

DCX160,
DRX100 Range Extender

DCX160,
DRX100 Range Extender

DCX160,
DRX100 Range Extender

DCX160,
DRX100 Range Extender

DCX160,
DRX100 Range Extender

DCX160,
DRX100 Range Extender

DCX160,
DRX100 Range Extender

DCX160,
DRX100 Range Extender

DCX160,
DRX100 Range Extender

DCX160,
DRX100 Range Extender

DCX160,
DRX100 Range Extender

Waterproof accessory phones that are compatible with that phone

DWX337

DWX337

DWX337

DWX337

DWX337

DWX337

DWX337

DWX337

DWX337

DWX337

DWX337

DWX337

Number of handsets that come with the product

1

2

3

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

1

2

Number of names and numbers on the CallerID

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

Number of names and numbers on the phone book

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

Expandability - number of handsets

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

Full Duplex Speakerphone

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Base Only

Base Only

Base Only

Base Only

Base Only

Number redial list

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Voice mail waiting light on handset

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

LCD size on handset

1.36 inches x 1.3 inches

1.36 inches x 1.3 inches

1.36 inches x 1.3 inches

1.36 inches x 1.3 inches

1.36 inches x 1.3 inches

1.36 inches x 1.3 inches

1.36 inches x 1.3 inches

1.36 inches x 1.3 inches

1.36 inches x 1.3 inches

1.36 inches x 1.3 inches

1.36 inches x 1.3 inches

1.36 inches x 1.3 inches

LCD size on base unit

No LCD - call counter only

No LCD - call counter only

No LCD - call counter only

No LCD - call counter only

No LCD - call counter only

No LCD - call counter only

No LCD - call counter only

2.28 inches x 0.94 inches

2.28 inches x 0.94 inches

2.28 inches x 0.94 inches

2.8 inches x 1.65 inches

2.8 inches x 1.65 inches

Orange backlit crystal look keys

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Handset speakerphone

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

English, Spanish and French voice prompts, menus and owners manual

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Message counter always on screen

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

One touch access to voice mail messages from the cordless handsets

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Intercom between handsets while using accessory handsets

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Compatible with the DRX100 Range Extender

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

SILENT Mode Turns off all ringers

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

ECO Mode power and battery management

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Customer Reviews

Communication between the base and the two handsets is excellent.
adam
Now I see that after taking a full charge over night & talking on the phone for only 30 minutes the battery on the phone is dead!
S Carol Hazel
I have had the two phone set (just like this replacement model) for 2 years, with not one bit of trouble.
Ellen C

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By adam on December 22, 2011
Model: D1688-2
We bought this phone because of a glowing report in Consumers Reports, before we read the negative reviews on Amazon.com. We are glad that we bought the phone. Set-up was very easy, straight forward and intuitive; even for us seniors. Communication between the base and the two handsets is excellent. The answering machine on the base works as expected and the handsets have blinking lights to signal voice messages. The phone works without problems with a shared faxline.
This phone is the best one we had so far.
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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Gregorator on June 20, 2011
Model: D1688-2
I've used Uniden phones before and been satisfied, like many others who've reviewed their products, but this series of phones (1688x) has a software/programming glitch which renders them useless: the base unit's new message indicator light does not flash unless you first press a button -- any button -- on the base unit. The handset indicators flash correctly on receipt of new messages, but the base unit does not. This is among the most basic functions of an answering system and is an unnacceptable defect -- not to mention a harbinger of other possible failures down the road. So 5 stars for design and price, but 0 stars for reliability. I've now sent back two of these with identical failures. Avoid this unless and until a fix is provided by Uniden, which will most likely be in a new model series.
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Gianni D on June 8, 2011
Model: D1688-2
Got mine at Staples and returned it the next day.
Two handsets did not ring for incoming calls and time was 10 to 20 minutes off on all phones, even after repeated resets.
Owner's guide not the easiest to follow.
Online support is useless: not much info on this model.
Phone support is just as useless. The technician offered no solutions, even after I waited on hold for 22 minutes to get to one.
I've had two Uniden's before: one was fine, had a problem with the other.
I should have known better.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By PugLuvr on November 17, 2011
Model: D1660
I have used Uniden phones for years, sought them out, because I have always had good luck with them. Until this phone... I bought this one for my home office, it had the speakerphone and mute function that I needed. From the get-go I started having trouble with it. My biggest issue with it is that it drops calls.... sort of. At first I thought the call was dropping, but then came to realize it just goes dead during calls, for 30 - 60 seconds. If I stay on the line, the call will return and all will be well for a while. I am usually on conference calls, so after sticking on the line during this dead time, suddenly I'll be back on the call and everyone is talking like nothing wrong.... I just missed a chunk of the conversation. During the 'dead' period, you can't 'flash' or press any buttons. If you disconnect, you won't be able to use the phone for a period of time while it's "searching". I can't have an unreliable phone like this for my work, so am replacing it today. Purchased a vtech this time, and hoping for better luck. I am still happy with my other Unidens, but this one is definitely a dud.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By AZDesertRN on September 15, 2011
Model: D1688-2
I bought this locally to replace an older Uniden set. Neither of the handsets would ring with an incoming call. They would light up and the caller ID would show the incoming number. The base corded phone would ring. I could even answer the handsets when they would light up. But, even after calling tech support, they would not ring! I checked the volume etc.... I did not have them silenced. I read the manual cover to cover (well, the English part anyway)

I returned them and bought another brand. I've always liked Uniden phones but, after seeing the reviews here, (which I only checked after I had bought mine) I decided not to go through the hassle of trying another one of the same model in case it had the same issue.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By D. L. Hall on April 26, 2011
Model: D1680-2
Lost two days trying to change a message on this thing's answering machine. The greeting we had on this no longer applied, and I wanted to switch it to the anonymous voice, but would it let me? Oh no. All options for changing the greeting disappeared.

Would I recommend this to a friend. No, possibly to a fiend, but never to a friend.

Product support? Only during their Central Standard Time regular business hours. Steer clear of this if you don't want endless frustration.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By JJ on January 17, 2012
Model: DCX160
We were looking for a basic phone with caller id, with house phones these days going on the outs it's hard to find a decent one..This phone is sturdy not cheaply made, the screen is easily readable with nice adjustable volume for ringer and talk...It's not cracky or does not break up and you can hear crystal clear...For a basic phone this is the way to go, I will buy uniden from now on
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Dave on April 21, 2011
Model: D1688-2
I did not purchase the phone from Amazon, I picked it up from Target last weekend.

Neither of the two handsets ring when a call comes in. I have verified that the ringer volume is at maximum and the phone is not "silenced". Neither Handset displays caller ID when a call comes in. Intercom function does not ring either handset.

I have to assume that I just got a defective one and that it is not representative. In any case, I will be returning it to Target.
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