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Defective product line
on June 20, 2011
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.