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Hello everyone and welcome to this review!
Well I am a fan of Siemens phones. A year ago I bought a two handset system which I was over the moon with. But! we had used them so much that they had seen better days and were in need for replacement. This is where this lovely handset came into my life:)
We have to own a cordless phone in our home. If we had a wired one then it would quite honestly never get answered!! We are that lazy:(
I bought this phone in Swansea market at a phone store Brand New for £49.
An okay price I suppose but I like to support the smaller businesses around where I live so ofcourse - I had to get it from the market.
When I got this home I was sure I had bought the right phone for our needs because it felt quality before I even opened the box.
In the box I found: One handset A fancy looking base station A telephone Line cord A Rechargeable battery A belt Clip Power adaptor And instructions.
This phone came with a 1 year gaurantee so im covered for the year before we replace this again. We change our house phones every year.... Its always nice to have a change eh?
I must say I was very pleased with the quality of this handset once opened.. It felt lovely to hold and it is very light.
So it was time to set up this lovely phone. First of all the battery must be charged as with all cordless phones for 24 hours prior to use. Soooo our lovely old Siemens still had a days use to go! aww poor things. We really do over use our phones. A family of 6 and free phone calls..... and teenagers, haha.
Well 24 hours later our old phones were ready to retire to upstairs and our new one was sitting proudly on the table by the door:) it looked much nicer than our other ones.
Well 5 minutes after plugging the phone in it rang. The ring tone is extremely loud and can be heard throughout the house with ease. So I will not be missing the phone ever again. My gosh! For once the phone was for me:) So I had first use of this phone. I must say I noticed how good the sound was when I picked it up.
In the instructions there is a section that describes siemens new sound and microphone system. It is described as HD Sound and believe me! It is pretty good.
The battery on this phone is said to last 12 hours and I do believe this! It is in use throughout the whole day and at night it still easily has a bar. I admit that the battery is not as good as our old phones but maybe it needs some settling in! and well it has got a colour screen which could drain it slightly faster.
Yup! This phone has a colour screen... Gone are the days of the non - attractive black and white screens... But I did actually prefer the older screens! not a huge problem though.
Phones Features *******************
This phone has many great features:
Answer machine - The answer machine is really great. I have tried BT answerphones in the past but I found the ladies voice so boring! Gosh I am fussy haha, but the Siemens lady is so much more interesting.... It does not sound like a robot! more like a real person. The answer machine has a recording time of 40 Minutes! WOW thats one long message. Gone are the days of deleting my messages when my 10 minutes are full:) Yayy
Colour screen - This colour screen really is quite good quality. Although I must be honest I do not think there is much it is useful for. The phone does have some games on it - Tetris , Bongo and run chicken. I have no idea what they do as I never play games. Especially on a home phone!
ECO Dect - Did you know that your cordless phone... even in standby mode is pumping radio waves throughout your house 24/7?! These waves are thought to be harmful but Siemens has helped this.. When your phone is not in a call or on the docking station the Siemens lowers the output of waves by 75%!! Great, a healthy phone:)
Phonebook - Store both names and numbers on this phone! Shows who is calling when it rings. Very handy!
Handsfree speakerphone - This is great, I can now use the phone while cooking, just plop it on the work surface and talk as normal. The sound is great and it is very loud.
300 metre range. Easily use your phone around the home and garden with no static or noise at all. Just as clear as a corded phone!
Overall this phone is fantastic, just like my old Siemens but even better! You can also easily add extra handsets with a press of a button. Great if you want more phones around the home.
The buttons are also very sensitive on ths phone. Great if you like to dial quick)
The Gigaset C430A is a feature-packed telephone that's designed to accommodate your home ... more
lifestyle. Optimised for easy use, the C430A lets you enjoy easy reading and navigation on the large 1.8-inch TFT colour display. The C430A's large phonebook gives you space to store up to 150 contacts, each with full name and up to 3 numbers, keeping the most important people in your life just a few clicks away. You can also take advantage of the integrated answering machine that picks up whenever you're unavailable, offering up to 30 minutes of recording time. For notification, the handset features a new message signal, and you can retrieve messages directly on the handset or at a base station. Gigaset have further improved your experience with various sound profiles for different situations. Get the undisturbed rest you deserve by silencing anonymous calls or selecting day/night mode. You can also choose a favourite ringtone with the right volume for a fully customised performance. Great for those who are environmentally-conscious, the Gigaset C430A uses ECO DECT energy saving technology; this feature helps to reduce the transmitting power from your handset to the base station depending on their distance apart. You can also decrease the transmitting power of the Gigaset C430A's base station by using the ECO mode. What's more, the radiation-free ECO Mode Plus switches off the transmitting power whenever your phone is in idle mode.