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Fairly easy to use, great sound quality, fantastic range (updated),
This review is from: Panasonic KX-TG7622B DECT 6.0 Link-to-Cell via Bluetooth Cordless Phone, Black, 2 Handsets (Office Product)
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I've got another Panasonic phone I'm happy with, but I got this one for the Link-to-Cell technology. Not only am I very happy with this phone, but I've registered my old handsets and range extender to this base. If this is something you're considering keep reading to find out about the quirks involved. First, this phone.
Handset battery life is excellent. I've had a handset off the base and in use for three days, and it's got two out of three bars left. Sound quality is excellent. Whether I've got a handset propped on my shoulder or I'm using speakerphone, the other party is nice and clear. Range is fantastic. I got all the way out to my mailbox (and that's quite a long distance,) and the person on the line didn't realize I'd walked away from the base. No other phone I've had, including another Panasonic Dect 6.0 Plus phone, could do that.
Call Block is better than sliced bread. I'm on the Do Not Call list, but you'd never know it. When I get a call from someone who thinks I really need a timeshare, I save the number to the call block list. The next time they call the phone will ring, less than half a ring, then the caller goes to a busy signal. Lately I can actually get through dinner without the phone ringing.
Linking to a Bluetooth cell phone was fairly easy. The instructions are pretty clear, and (unlike the Bluetooth headset I use while driving) registering and connecting the phone and cell phone was a smooth process. You can use the phone handset to place a cell phone call or answer incoming cell calls, if the cell phone is near the base, or you can come home in the middle of a cell call and connect to the base, and switch to a phone handset. So far the procedure for doing that was slightly more complicated than telling your caller "Hey, I'm home, I'll call you back," but it does work smoothly. Sound quality on cell calls is excellent--better than my cell phone.
You can link to two different cell phones. You can also copy your cell phone's contacts to this phone's contact list. I haven't figured that out yet. And if you have no landline, you can configure the phone to only use the cell link.
The answering system works. Not much to say about that. It's easily controlled from the handset.
The 100 page manual is densely packed with information. The instructions are pretty clear, and give quick shortcuts like "Press MENU #632" instead of making you scroll through menus until you find the entry you need. The index actually has everything I've looked up so far. They've put some effort into making the manual useful as something more than a coaster.
So far I have absolutely no complaints with this phone. (I'm kind of disappointed, actually--I love to complain!) If I run into problems I'll update, but so far, five stars.
IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER PANASONIC DECT 6.0 *PLUS* (see below) PHONE and you'd like to use those handsets with this base, you can do that. I had no problems following the instructions to register the handsets and a range extender to this base. (I tested the range before connecting the range extender.) I only have two problems: the other handsets do not have link-to-cell capability, so if I want to use the phone for a cell call I have to find one of the handsets that came with this phone. And Panasonic makes different phones with slightly different form factors, so while all the handsets look alike at a glance, the old phones don't fit in the new charging base.
UPDATE: From the comments on this review, it looks like you must have another Panasonic DECT 6.0 *PLUS* phone to use those handsets with this phone. I can't find anything in the manual about this, but it makes sense. Check your Panasonic phone if you want to register those handsets with this phone. Thank you, s0low.
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Initial post: Jul 9, 2011 7:50:32 AM PDT
Just wondering what is the model number of your old panasonic DECT 6.0 handsets? I am having a hard time connecting my old TG-9343 handsets to the base.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2011 7:57:49 AM PDT
My old handsets were model KX-TG4031. What problems are you having?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2011 5:20:44 AM PDT
It says "Error!" when it appears to pick up the signal. Looking at the spec, I think your TG4031 works because it is also DECT 6.0 PLUS and not just DECT 6.0 like my TG9343.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2011 6:34:04 PM PDT
Makes sense to me, thank you. Since the description is vague (it only says "Frequency / System 1.9 GHz / DECT 6.0" and "Expandable up to Six Handsets") I've updated the review so other people hopefully won't get caught by this.
Posted on Aug 18, 2011 7:29:02 AM PDT
Do you know if this model can be mounted on a wall or does the base have to be lying flat? Thanks for reading and hope to hear a response!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2011 9:07:12 AM PDT
RMcloser, yes, it does come with a wall mount. It looks like it would be very easy to install, too. You put two screws in the wall (the screws are not included,) leaving them sticking out a bit, and then attach the phone to the wall mount and place the wall mount over the screws and drop it into place.
Posted on Dec 11, 2011 9:23:44 PM PST
E. Miller says:
Nice review! Any idea what is the furthest distance you can have the cell phone from the base unit and still recieve a signal? I was thinking about keeping base unit in one room and cell phone in another...about 35 feet apart.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2011 10:01:06 PM PST
The cell phone/base connection is a Bluetooth connection. The cell phone has to be very close to the base. I keep my cell phone in the same room, at least, and usually put it on the desk right next to the base and leave it there. Keeping the cell phone stable--not walking around with it--will also help the connection. But once it's connected you can wander pretty far from the base with the phone handsets.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2011 8:32:54 PM PST
Kevin Shupenia says:
I'd like to buy this cordless phone for my mom, but she wants to use a cordless headset - doesn't have a cell phone; hence, the hope of rbluetooth. Can you think of a reason a bluetooth headset would not work wit this phone set? THANK YOU :-)
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2011 9:29:13 PM PST
The bluetooth headset has to be close to the base unit and not just to a handset so there is limited range on how far you can wander away from the base.