Advantages Excellent calling clarity, clear numbers/ screen, easy to use, answer machine
Lots of people seem to forget these days that a phone is just that - a phone and some people want a phone solely for the means of contacting one another through the age old technology of telephone wires. Some, of course don’t. There are some people that want their phones to take pictures, send text messages and an perform array of little extras which mobile phones incorporate these days. But, what about your landline? Surely you don’t expect that to be all singing, all dancing. With colour screens, changeable ringtones and the ability to send texts, it would seem that even the landline phones are in a constant battle for style. I, personally am happy with my trusty Panasonic…
The phone isn’t part of a set unfortunately, it comes with a base which includes an answering machine and dual dialling. Setting up is simple enough, the box includes an easy to use instruction manual, although whether or not you’ll find yourself referring to it is questionable. All that’s really required is to insert the (rechargeable) batteries and plug in the all the wires which are clearly identified.
The SMS text messaging option is a nice little touch to have at hand if you’re ever in need of it, but, really, who uses their landline to send texts? If you are one of these rare breeds then you’ll be interested to know that texting on this phone is a little like texting on a very early Nokia phone. It can be a lengthy process and you’ll be unaware as to whether you’ll make it through the process with the phone intact, but once completed you’ll wonder what all the fuss was about. Buttons on this phone do have a tendency to stick and this isn’t something that’s happened with wear and tear, it’s something that’s been apparent in this phone since we bought it. When dialling a number this isn’t really a problem, however, during texting the sticking buttons often rear their ugly heads, almost in a blatant attempt to make an already lengthy process even longer. One of the features I do like with the text messaging is the fact that you can create your own account. I.e if you’re sending a very personal text to someone and you’d prefer if family members didn’t see, you can set up your own texting account, meaning that you enter your name and a 4 digit password, enabling you to communicate privately.
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