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Good answerer -- lousy speakerphone
on December 9, 2000
With this phone we have 5 cordless phones in our house. The answering machine function works well and is easy to use. The cordless phone has good range and works well.
Where the phone really falls down is as a speakerphone. It is by far the worst speakerphone I have ever used. You must stand about one foot away from it and yell for the other person to even hear you. About the only thing it is good for is to yell "hold on while I look for the handset". This may be a defect in just this one phone, but I didn't want to go through the hassle of sending it back and likely get another one that is the same or worse.
The other annoyance is the "Ringer Volume" switch on the base unit has two settings "loud" and "off". With ringer on it is loud enough that it will startle you if it rings when you are standing anywhere near it.