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Pure and simply in my opinion this is an economy phone, but in all honesty that is all I need. In the age of mobile phones landlines/house phones are quickly becoming antiquated things of the past, but there is still a need for them. My criteria for selecting a house phone wasn't a vast list of technical specifications, I wanted a multi-pack of cordless phones and that is exactly what I got.
All in all you get handsets and base units. Your master base unit needs to be plugged into your landline socket, via the supplied cable with RJ11 jack (your phone line thing), you also need an AC power supply (a plug) for the overly sized power pack plug combination.
Once your master base unit is plugged in you can assign a handset to it and then set up the rest of the base station units.
Your secondary units only need a power supply and do not require a secondary phone port as they are networked to your master unit.
The phones themselves came supplied with two rechargeable AAA batteries each, once the batteries were in you just have to assign them to a base unit. The base unit serves as a recharging dock/cradle for its designated handset. The phone charges through two metal contacts on the base of the handset.
The handset itself is a fairly good design, I wouldn't say it was sleek but there has certainly been some thought about ergonomics in the design.
On the handset is a small monochrome display screen, as well as a central directional arrow key, around it are four function keys (including the dial and end call buttons) and beneath that are your traditional numeric soft keys including hash and star, a recall button, a volume key and an address book quick access button.
Function/feature wise the phone boasts an address book I believe it has the capacity for 20... There is a handy alarm which you can configure with or without the option of a snooze. You can also view a recent call list, I assume 20 is its capacity also.
A quick feature to make note of is the internal intercom mode, you can call another handset within your micro-network (free of charge) if like me you are too lazy to go into another room and speak to someone, it also has a cut off mode, so if an incoming external call is coming through, the intercom cuts off and allows the incoming call to do its business. You can also make us of the loudspeaker mode, and in call volume adjuster if you wish to do so.
In whole its a bargain phone, I have had mine for around two years now and they have served me well, one of my few criticisms is the battery indicator, its sporadic at best, even after a full charge it can say it is running on empty and then last for days on end before giving up.
Digital answer machine stores up to 15 mins of messages Large backlit LCD display and big ... more
buttons for ease of use Caller display enabled Up to 300m range 50-contact phone book Up to 12 hours talk time Up to 180 hours standby time Hands free feature 30-number call list with date and time GAP compatible The Binatone iDECT T1i can digitally record up to 15 minutes of messages. If you have subscribed to a Caller Display Service you will be able to see your callers number on your handset display provided it is not withheld prior to answering the call. If your callers name is stored in the directory and a number match is found you will see the callers name on the display instead. The Binatone iDECT T1i has a range of 300 metres outdoors when there is a clear line of sight between the base and handset. With the base indoors and handset either indoors or outdoors the range will normally be up to 50 metres. Stores 50 contact numbers for easy dialling. In ideal conditions a fully charged battery should give up to 12 hours talk time or 180 hours standby time on a single charge. Hands free lets you talk to your caller without holding the handset. It also enables other people in the room to listen to your conversation over the loudspeaker. The Calls list holds up to 30 numbers. The date and time of the call is also stored if available.