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It'll do the job
on July 26, 2010
First off, if you want to hang this phone on the wall, forget about it. The non-backlit display is just NOT readable in that position. On the desk, it's just fine - nice big display and easy to read. Just don't hang it on the wall. Plenty of memories, and self-alphabetizing, too. Hidden trick is that you can force any entry to the top of the list by entering a blank before you enter the name. Being able to enter a name in addition to a number is a good feature. I wonder if the 19 minutes of recoding time is enough, but mine is in a residence and it should be more than adequate. Why don't they just include a slot where you can insert a card? Audio quality is good. Programming isn't too difficult, but don't lose the manual! It just went in yesterday, so I can't address reliability.
So, here's a suggestion to phone makers: Add a slot for, say, an SD card. Create a form to go on the web where you could program all memories speed dial names and numbers, and also override all the presets on the phone. Then write to the card, and stick it in the phone, eliminating a hour or more work -- plus provide a backup in the event of accidental erasure of a number, which is easy to do on this phone.
My phone has an interesting quirk - if a call comes in from a number that's in the phone's memory, it dials the DTMF number after you pick up the receiver, over the call.