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    $74.99 $56.95 list($169.99)
    1. Panasonic KX-TG2730S 2.4 GHz DSS
    $79.88 $74.85 list($199.99)
    2. Motorola MD681 5.8GHz Cordless
    $64.88 list($179.99)
    3. Motorola MD671 5.8GHz Cordless
    $163.39 $155.99 list($179.95)
    4. Panasonic KX-TG5433M 5.8 GHz DSS
    $139.99 $129.99 list($149.99)
    5. Panasonic GigaRange KX-TG5571M
    $114.99 list($209.99)
    6. Uniden TRU8866 5.8 GHz Digital
    $64.99 $57.60 list($99.99)
    7. Motorola MD61 5.8 GHz Accessory
    Too low to display list($119.99)
    8. VTech ip5850 5.8 GHz DSS Cordless
    Too low to display $179.99 list($259.99)
    9. Panasonic KX-TG6502B 5.8 GHz DSS
    Too low to display list($89.99)
    10. Uniden TCX800 Accessory Handset
    Too low to display list($89.99)
    11. Uniden TCX860 Accessory Handset
    $119.99 list($199.95)
    12. Uniden TRU8865-2 5.8 GHz Digital
    $74.99 $67.95 list($89.99)
    13. Panasonic KX-TGA510M 5.8GHz Accessory
    $185.20 $184.48 list($249.99)
    14. Plantronics CS50 900 MHz Wireless
    Too low to display list($199.99)
    15. Uniden TRU8885-2 5.8 GHz Digital
    $113.95 $77.95 list($119.95)
    16. Panasonic KX-TG5432M 5.8 GHz DSS
    Too low to display $131.74 list($179.99)
    17. AT&T E5965C 5.8 GHz DSS Expandable
    Too low to display $53.95 list($79.99)
    18. Panasonic KX-TGA520M Accessory
    $93.73 $85.94 list($99.95)
    19. Panasonic KX-TG5422M 5.8 GHz DSS
    Too low to display $46.99 list($79.99)
    20. Panasonic KX-TGA270S 2.4GHz Extension

    1. Panasonic KX-TG2730S 2.4 GHz DSS Expandable Cordless Phone with Answering System
    by Panasonic
    list price: $169.99
    our price: $74.99
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    Asin: B000068CNH
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Panasonic
    Sales Rank: 8
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Upgrade your home or office phone with this Panasonic 2.4 GHz expandable cordless phone and all-digital answering system. Featuring Caller ID*/Call Waiting ID* with a backlit 4-line LCD display, the handset has a built-in speakerphone, selectable ringtones and direct dialing from the Caller ID memory or the 50-station directory. The answering system includes 3 individual voicemail boxes, Flash Memory message backup, a voice menu, time/day stamp, memo recording and Slow Talk playback for easier listening of recorded messages. The base unit supports up to 7 additional handsets (each sold separately) without additional phone jacks. Includes headset jack and belt clip for hands-free use, AC power adapter and 1 NiCD rechargeable battery. *Requires phone company service. No. TGA2730. Imported. ... Read more

    Features

    • 4-line LCD with easy menus; handset speakerphone
    • 2.4 GHz signal, frequency-hopping digital spread spectrum technology
    • Expandable to 8 handsets, 1 included
    • Built-in digital answering system
    • Caller ID with call waiting; 50-number directory

    Reviews (81)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Battery is just awful; everything else is great
    I chose to ignore all the reviews about the lousy battery life.I wish I hadn't.I've had the phone a couple months and the battery is so run down, I can't have a single 3-minute conversation.It's just awful.I'm today shopping for a new phone and will never buy Panasonic again.

    3-0 out of 5 stars No Autodial in Handset
    This phone is missing Auto dialing facility from Handset. You've to use base unit for speed dialing. All other features are cool.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Packs a Punch
    It doesn't take long to figure out that the new Panasonic Cordless packs a punch.In the words of Molvania's own techno-pop duo, Zlad!, this phone is "Electronik - Supersonik"Here, check it out for yourself!

    www.molvania.com/video_medium_2.html

    Pros:Clean, attractive design; lightweight.BoOO - YA!

    Cons:Answering Machine features may be unnecessary for folks with voice mail through their telephone service providers - very common.Still, even if you don't use answering system features, the cost easily justifies the purchase.

    Hey baby, wake up from your asleep.We have arrived into the future.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars great phone!
    i ordered this phone just a few days ago and received it immediately.i'm not sure what the gripe is all about because my phone works just fine.i made a few calls on it and the reception is crystal clear.the only thing that may be a problem in the future is that the battery is a NiCD battery.this means that, if you recharge it before it fully decharges, the battery won't keep the same capacity as it did when it was new.i'm actually assuming this will happen, so i bought a NiMH battery for this phone off of ebay so when the old battery fails, the new battery will be around to replace it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars instructions for maximizing battery life
    So many people have complained about short battery life, I felt it was necessary to post some basic information about the Ni-Cad batteries used by this phone:

    "Ni-Cad has a chemistry-related problem known as "Memory Effect", which limits the discharge capacity of the cell if it is not completely discharged during each use."

    This means that in order to maximize the battery life, you need to:

    1) fully charge the battery for at least 15 hours before using handset for the first time (you only have to do this once)
    2) do NOT put the handset back in the cradle unless the battery is almost dead.This means putting the handset in the cradle ONLY WHEN NECESSARY for charging.The longer you can wait before recharging the batteries, the longer they will last.

    It really is a shame that panasonic didn't use another (better) battery type, but that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy acceptable battery life... it just means you have to follow the two steps above.Once I got used to leaving the handset off the cradle, I realized it was much handier not feeling that I had to put the phone in the cradle all the time to "top off" the battery.

    For $30 (shipped, after $40 panasonic rebate), if you need a new cordless phone/answering system/caller ID box, this is a great deal and can't be beat!

    Edit: I've had the phone for 2 months now, and I still go over a week between charging the battery...(and that's using the phone daily!) ... Read more


    2. Motorola MD681 5.8GHz Cordless Speakerphone w/Answering System/Caller ID
    by Motorola
    list price: $199.99
    our price: $79.88
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    Asin: B0000CDELD
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Motorola
    Sales Rank: 39
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The Motorola MD681 combines powerful 5.8 GHz digital technology with strong call features, an integrated answering system, and expandability to six compatible handsets, each offering caller ID and visual call waiting. Plus, the phone includes a digital answering system with three individual mailboxes.

    Both the handset and base unit offer full functionality, with full keypad, speakerphone, and backlit LCD on each. The base unit is desk or wall mountable and offers face-up handset charging, while the handset also offers convenient intercom features, three-way conferencing, VibraCall alert, and a low battery indicator. Additional call features include redial, flash, mute, and hold. The MD681 comes with everything you need to get started, and is backed by a one-year warranty.

    Features

    • 5.8 GHz Digital with Multi-Handset Capability
    • Caller ID with Visual Call Waiting on Base Station
    • Expandable up to 6 total handsets
    • 3-mail box digital answering machine on base
    • Selectable Ringtones
    • Redial, Flash, Hold and Mute Functionality
    • VibraCall alert

    What's in the Box
    MMD681 base, one handset, NiMH rechargeable battery pack, charging transformer, telephone line cord, wall bracket, user manual, warranty information.



    See a detailed view of the phone's feature.
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Selective ring tones and VibraCall alert
    • 5.8 GHz digital signal; expandable to 6 handsets
    • Digital answering system with 3 individual mailboxes
    • Caller ID with visual call waiting
    • Speakerphone capability from handset and base unit

    Reviews (96)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best cordless phone that I have used
    Pros:
    - sounds nice and clear for both handset and speaker phone.
    - speaker phone on both base and handset.effectively makes it two phones, which means if you suddenly find your handset out of juice, you can still use the speaker phone on the base, instead of having to get up and run to the corded phone in the other room.
    - NiMH batteries are better than NiCad in general.
    - small and feels sturdy.compare to the panasonic kx-tg2227 I had both the base and handset are smaller.

    Cons:
    - 8 uninspiring, ring tones.and except for a couple, too high-pitched.
    - there are 3 voice mailboxes, and there is no way to disable just one or two.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Phone broke 2 weeks after the warranty ended
    So, I liked this phone just fine while it worked.

    But it broke 2 weeks after the end of the 1 year warranty. Now the handset can't find the base, and it beeps approximately 5 times/minute while looking for its electronic mate (which it finds about 1/2 the time). When it can find the base, one can speak on the phone.

    Obviously I have only 1 data point to offer, and so can't make meaningful generalizations about product durability. But our Panasonic cordless system (bought june 2002) still works fine. And for an original $110 cost, I did think the Motorola would work for longer than 54 weeks w/out breaking. (Works out to $2/week in cost).

    2-0 out of 5 stars Worked for 366 days after purchase, then broke
    I was very pleased with this phone ... as long as it worked. It stopped working just after 1 year from the date of purchase (really 11 months from the date of receipt, given Amazon.com left it on back order for 1 month. Which I learned now counts against my warranty time. Who knew?) For $105 I would have liked it work work beyond a few days past the warranty. But that is just me.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Crystal Clear Quality of Motorola 5.8GHz Cordless Phone
    Motorola 5.8GHz Cordless Speakerphone w/Answering System/Caller Id is a great buy for many a reason.
    a)Crystal Clear Quality -- I am speechless by the clarity of voice...have not experienced this kind of quality before.
    b) Speaker-phone on the handset and on the Base equipment is a cool feature.
    c) Three mail-boxes -- Wow...I've one for me, one for my wife and one for my children.
    d)Voice-mail beeper -- this draws your attention to a new voice-mail...beeps softly without annoying you until you listen to your voice-mail.
    e) Great Price -- of course, via AMAZING Amazon.com.
    g) Handset expandability -- can expand upto 6 handsets (thoughI find this redundant for me)but quiteconvenient for a large family or a small business.

    Definitely, you'd not 'hang up' on it since it's quite 'engaging' and winsome besides its crystal-clear quality.

    Thank you.
    Ravi

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best phone on the market.
    We've gone through 4 cordless phones in less than one year's time.It's not the batteries, etc.This phone is clearer, crisper and you don't get the static one would get with any other cordless phones.Plus the features are endless. ... Read more


    3. Motorola MD671 5.8GHz Cordless Speakerphone/Caller ID
    by Motorola
    list price: $179.99
    our price: $64.88
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    Asin: B0000CDELC
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Motorola
    Sales Rank: 66
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    53909 Digital 5.8GHz Multi Handset System - 5.8GHz Expandable cordless telephone system - Only one phone jack required for system- Up to 6 handsets total- Caller ID, call waiting caller ID- Speakerphone (handset and base)- 5 Day battery standby time- 50# Phonebook- Vibracall alert- Rubberized side grips- Quick-touch menu- Multiple ring tones- Headset jack- Blue backlit LCD displays- Handset locator- 10# Redial- Intercom to the base- Dual keypads- Wall mountable- Silver with blue accents
    Package Contents:- Base unit and handset- Belt clip- AC adapter - Wall bracket- Line cord- Manual
    BATTERY:HHR-P546 or ATTBAT-2401ADDITIONAL HANDSET:MOT-MD61
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Integrated battery meter with audible and visual alert signals
    • Measures 8.09 x 3.5 x 12.75 inches (WxHxD); 1-year warranty
    • 5.8 GHz digital cordless phone with dual keypads and graphic displays (on handset and base unit)
    • Expandable to 6 handsets for large households; built-in base and handset speakerphones
    • Caller ID with visual call waiting and 3-way conferencing technology

    Reviews (59)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Quality phone, short on ergonomics
    This phone, and the expansion kit are high-quality. I'm not one for whiz-bang bells & whistles. It performs clearly and flawlessly as a cordless phone. I think that is the most important part and is where this phone shines. You're paying for that quality, and it's worth it.

    The only strike against it is ergonomics. Small buttons on the base make it difficult to dial from the base. The buttons on the phone are sized appropriately for the size of the phone, and are larger than the ones on the base.

    The phone is flat and relatively narrow. It's easy to hold, especially with the ribbed-rubber sides. However, it does not do well if you try to "sandwich" it between your head/ear and shoulder. It supports a mic/speaker headset (on the portable) with the same type you use for your cell phone.

    The speaker phone is adequate on the phone and base, but I rarely use it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars solid structure and good voice quality
    I have bought 3 of these phones so far and I would recommend it to anyone.This is a better choice to the MD681 which I own 1 of.681 has a flaky answering machine is not integrated with the rest of the device.It is in my opinion not worth the money.Also you can use multiple handsets from different base stations and make thehandsets all look at the same base - this can be cheaper than buying individual expansion sets!

    3-0 out of 5 stars its an ok phone
    I took it bcoz of mail-in rebate

    Its an ok phone
    clarity is fine
    has not interfered with my netgeear router

    the phonebook usage is a mess
    really tedius

    1-0 out of 5 stars I believe this rebate deal is an outright scam
    I purchased this phone several months ago, and subsequently recommended it to a friend, based on the low price after rebate. I submitted my rebate according to all directions - I'm a VERY meticulous person where rebates are conerned. I also handled the rebate for my friend, to save her time.

    Having recently visited a rebate tracking service website, I was shocked to find that both rebates were rejected. According to their information, the offer I submitted was not valid for the phone I purchased. Well, guess what: the rebate -was- valid, and -did- apply to exactly the right item, model number, UPC code, and so forth. I -always- check these things before sending in a rebate. In fact, I check these things twice because I want to avoid precisely this kind of problem. Naturally, since I mailed in the original UPC code for both phones, it's virutally impossible for me to "prove" my case. I'm left with little recourse but to warn other potential buyers.

    The phone itself is of adquate quality, though the speakerphone function leaves much to be desired. Overall the phone would be a reasonably good deal IF the rebate offer were actually honored. As it stands, I feel I've been cheated by Motorola (or whomever handles their rebates), and will never purchase another Motorola product. Buyer BEWARE!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Fine, but transmits on 2.4 GHz also (interferes w/ wireless)
    The phone works fine.

    But it transmits on 2.4 GHz frequency for incoming calls (which is not disclosed on the materials included w/ the phone), and which can interfere w/ wireless networks. As a 50+% 2.4 GHz phone, it isn't a great deal, either.

    I think Motorola should really provide better documentation for this, so buyers can make informed decisons (other than returning the product). ... Read more


    4. Panasonic KX-TG5433M 5.8 GHz DSS Cordless Phone with Answering System and Three Handsets
    by Panasonic
    list price: $179.95
    our price: $163.39
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    Asin: B0007Q3QQM
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Panasonic
    Sales Rank: 219
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Includes Panasonic KX-TG5433M Three-Handset Cordless Phone and Digital Answering System Charging bases for 2nd and 3rd handsets Phone cord Belt clip Batteries for each handset. ... Read more

    Features

    • 50-station phonebook shared among handsets
    • 3 handsets, 2 remote charger stands, downloadable ringtones
    • 5.8 GHz digital spread spectrum signal
    • Digital answering system on base unit
    • Supports caller ID/call waiting, 50-call memory

    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Sound Quality
    We purchased a competing phone, but took it back because I was not pleased with the sound quality.This phone is as clear as a bell.

    It would be nice if the menu was a little easier.It would be nice if the main base unit was a speaker phone too.It would have been nice too if all of the buttons on the phone lit up.Only the number pad glows.So basically, you can dial the number in the dark, but unless you are not familiar with the phone, you will not be able to do anything else :)These are not enough to lower the ratings though.

    Otherwise, the phone has it all plus quality.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Phone
    I spent quite a large amount of time researching cordless phones before deciding to purchase this unit.There have been many complaints about Panasonic's slightly older lines of 2.4 and 5.8 GHz phones.However, this phone appears to be of an entirely different desgin as evidenced by the slimmer handset form factor.I have had this phone for a few weeks and have not run into any performance issues.

    While the phone suffers from a few minor flaws such as having to pay to download ring tones on each handset and having handsets register missed calls when another handset is used to answer the phone, these types of issues are pretty much omnipresent in the current generation of multihandest/expandable handset phone systems.

    This product is not perfect but seems much more reliable and than many of the other top of the line phone systems out there.I highly reccomend this product!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love this phone!
    This is the third time I have bought a phone system with one base and multiple handsets, and this is the best one I have used so far.The reasons range from trivial (I like the sounds of the ring tones), to significant (you can use multiple handsets at once).

    The two most important features for me before purchase were:

    1) 5.8 Ghz spread spectrum.My old phone was a 2.4 Ghz, and it would occasionally interfere with my wireless computer network.It was very annoying.My moving to a phone that uses a different frequency range, the problem is completely avoided.

    2) The ability to use multiple handsets at the same time.Another phone I previously had would not let two handsets talk in the same conversation at the same time.This was just miserable.This phone lets you do this without any problems.

    After purchase, I found that it had some other amazing features:

    1) Each phone has a unique ID, and you can conference between the handsets.With the range this phone has, my wife and I now carry them around outside (we have a 3 acre yard) and use them to talk to each other.

    2) The phone has an AMAZING speakerphone capability on each handset!This was not on my radar at all, but it is really useful.

    3) When playing back messages it has recorded, it shows you the caller ID entry for the message.Really nice touch.

    4) While I don't know much about it yet, I can apparently keep the numbers in the phone's phonebook in sync with those stored in Outlook in my computer.I can also download new ringtones, but that's not so importent to me.More info on this is available at www.openlcr.com.

    The ONLY annoying thing about this phone is that when you answer a call on one handset, the other two handsets register it as a 'missed call' in the caller ID list.I considered rating it 4 stars for this, but once you get used to it, the rest of the features more than make up for it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect
    This phone has all the features anyone could possibly need. It's also relatively easy to figure out, since the interace is similar to your average cell phone's menu-style interface. One thing I was surprised by though, is if you pay to download a ringtone, you only get it on ONE of the handsets! You have to pay 3 times to put the same ring tone on all the handsets. I got burned by this, and it's why I'm giving it 4 stars.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply the BEST
    Save your time, and your money...this is the phone you want. I have tried them all, and Panasonics last for years and never let us down.We use this system on our Voip, Packet 8 service and it works perfectly.It is so loaded with handy and useful features, that we are spoiled by it.We rush to answer the phone as this is such a pleasure to use.Panasonic really outdid themselves with the 5433, we just love it.You enter all your phone numbers in one handset and it will copy them over to the other two handsets for you...one at a time or all at once, truly a neat feature. You set the time on one set, any one you like, and the other two handsets pick it up automatically.Did I mention we are happy? ... Read more


    5. Panasonic GigaRange KX-TG5571M 5.8 GHz DSS Expandable Cordless Phone with Answering System and Talking Caller ID (Metallic Grey)
    by Panasonic
    list price: $149.99
    our price: $139.99
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    Asin: B0007U8Y9C
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Panasonic
    Sales Rank: 4082
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    5.8 GHz digital spread spectrum operation * multi-handset operation (add up to 7 optional handsets for a total of 8) * built-in digital answering machine with up to 15 minutes total record time * 3-line backlit LCD display on handset * conferencing between base unit, outside line, and up to two handsets * jack for optional headset * ... Read more

    Features

    • Intercom, custom ring tones, duplex speakerphone
    • 5.8 GHz digital frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology
    • Expandable to 8 handsets, 1 included
    • Integrated digital answering system, up to 21 minutes recording time
    • Call waiting, talking caller ID, and Caller IQ Plus compatible

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice 2nd Gen phone system
    I junked my Motorola MD681 for this phone.I was skeptical about jumping into another wireless phone system, but I needed phones in some areas where there are typically no jacks (garage, attic).After doing some research, I decided to go with Panasonics' new phone system.Unlike Motorola, I see all types of older 2.4Ghz expandable Panasonic phones still available for purchase from the popular retailers. So, this new phone should be supported for some time.Anyway, into the details.

    The Good
    1. Handset : this phone feels good in the hand and on the ear.Though not overly heavy, it has a nice weight and doesn't creak or flex through normal use unlike some other less expensive handsets.Most of the color on the handset is protected by a clear acrylic, so it will retain its color for years.The LCD screen is very large, much larger than I am used to.It does show a great deal of information legibly.It has an orange backlight that illuminates the screen as well as all of the buttons.Most of the navigation is done with a 4-way joystick and 2 soft buttons which makes most things fairly intuitive.

    2. The Base : It is small considering how many buttons and functions it performs.It is however missing a large display for showing callerID information.However, most of the time I will look to the phone to provide this info, and it leaves only one CID list to maintain.On my old system, the base would always show 50 new calls because I never went through the CID list on the base, so this is a plus for me.

    3. Sound : Okay, this is a highly subjective area, but I like the sound of the Panasonic.The speakerphone, on the handset, is probably one of the best I have used.The mic is sensitive enough that we don't have to yell to be heard, and the speaker provides consistent volume and good clarity.There is a voice enhancement filter that you can turn on or off, or have the phone decide when to use it.I have it set to automatic, and I can't tell if it is on without looking at the display.It is never on for domestic calls, but for those overseas calls it activates and the calls sound like domestic calls with a wee bit of static.I have not done an A/B comparison to see how a long distance call sounds with it on and off, so this could be a gimmick.There are the standard beepy, computerized ringtones included, but you can record your own ringtones into the phone from any source you want.I haven't played with this yet, but the demos that are included with the phone sound as good as could be expected from a telephone.I guess I would put them above cell phone quality audio of the same type.

    4. Convenience : The thing that I love about this phone is that you can check/delete/save your answering machine messages from any handset. If there is CID info, you can return the call immediately by pressing talk and the phone will dial the number.The other thing I love about this phone is the shared phonebook.No more looking for the phone with so-and-so's number on it, or having to program 4 phones with the same number, they will all have the same phonebook.This phone also has a distictive ring capacity.You can program anyone in your phonebook to flash the LED in one of three colors (blue/green/orange) as well as play a certain ring tone, including the user recorded types.Plus the standard intercom, call transfers, 3-way calling that is pretty much standard with these types of phones.

    5. Extras : This system comes with a feature called CallerIQ.You have to signup with a 3rd party company openLCR.For $10 every 4 months, they will allow you to call them and download weather, stocks, sports scores, horoscopes and lottery results. Ringtones aren't included and cost extra and are of the downloaded cell phone ringtone sytle.You can also have your phonebook uploaded for safe keeping and reference while away from home.Not sure if this is a plus or minus, but getting the 1 to 3 days of weather on your phone is a nice little thing.I have not tried this myself.

    6. Range : This phone covers my whole house with no static or dropouts.I have not attempted to walk down the street with it because I probably never will, but a walk to the mailbox proved its range to be adequate, especially with the base at the other end of the house.I have also not noticed any intereference with my wireless network, but truth be told you shouldn't with any 5.8ghz phone.

    The Not So Good
    1. The Phone : The buttons are small.Not very small, but noticeably smaller than normal.The Talk/Off/Speakerphone buttons and the Soft Buttons are tiny, and may be hard to hit for those people with big/wide fingers.

    2. The Base : I would not suggest mounting this on your wall.The bracket supplied essentially holds the base horizontally as if it were laying on a table, so it just juts out into the room instead for hanging more or less flush.Needless to say, my base is resting upon a table now.The base also was not intended to be the primary source of input.The LCD panel is small, and only displays the number of calls on the answering machine.A small green light on the base will let you know if the line is being used.I wish there was more info displayed on the base, but the phone is your primary device for accessing the system, so I guess they're keeping it simple.

    3. Sound : Other than the questionable effectiveness of the voice enhancer, I don't have much to complain about here.

    4. Convenience : How hard is it to name the various phones?I don't want to have to tell people phone 2 is in the basement, or phone 3 is the guest room.Why can't we label phones or just pick from a list of common rooms when we associate a phone to the base?I deduct .5 stars for this because everything else is there, why not this?It seems like a total no brainer.

    5. Extras : I'm not sure about the 3rd party site for CallerIQ.They mention on the site that it is a long distance call, but they don't say to where.So, you figure 30-90 seconds a day to download the information.That's quite a bit of long distance calling that you have to pay for on top of the service charge.No too sure about this one.

    So, this turned out to be much longer than I had ever intended it to be.So, I'll attempt to summarize for those who don't want to slog through my rambling.

    The Panasonic TG5571M is a solid phone with a good feature set and some very nice convenience features added in.It allows you to check the answering machine from any phone in the system, it also has one unified phonebook that is shared between all phones, and it has great sound and sufficient range.However, it is missing the capability to name the various satellite phones, the buttons on the phone are slightly smaller than normal and the wall mount projects the phone into the room.I'm giving it 5 stars, because I can't give 4.5. ... Read more


    6. Uniden TRU8866 5.8 GHz Digital Expandable 2-Line Cordless Speakerphone with Dual Keypads (Black)
    by Uniden
    list price: $209.99
    our price: $114.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002EZUYK
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Uniden
    Sales Rank: 400
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Utilizing the latest in cutting edge technology, the Uniden 5.8 GHz DSS phones transmit on frequencies that have less interference, resulting in maximum clarity and improved audio quality. The Uniden 5.8 GHz DSS phones also provide the convenience of up ... Read more

    Features

    • Supports 2 lines; dual keypads and displays; 10 speed dial presets
    • Base duplex speakerphone, handset speakerphone
    • 5.8 GHz digital signal; expandable to 10 handsets, 1 included
    • Caller ID/call waiting, 100 shared caller ID and memory-dial locations
    • Call conferencing, room/baby monitoring; tri-lingual menu options

    Reviews (35)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Tried them all...this is the only one I kept
    I have tried all the 5.8mhz 2 line phones. None really cut it in the quality/distance specs. This is a great performer for the price and I paid much more than what it is selling for now.

    Pros:Read the other reviews and save me the time...they are all good and I put 8 hours a day on mine and after 9 months it is still going strong.Things I like are good display, best distance of the 3 phones I tried, easy to use without a long read of the manual, and great drop performance.I have dropped this phone many times from counter height to my hardwood or concrete floors with no ill affects.The belt clip is a great design and will not come off. The phone contacts are the best design I have seen as they always make a connection even if the phone is tilted.Having individual phone books is nice except if you syc them with the base you loose your individuality.Not one performance problem.I did order a 3rd handset a few weeks ago and the display was different (a later "imnproved" model)but I noticed a hum/hiss that was not on the other original hansets and did not exist on them when in the same location.I have returned this for exchange.

    Cons: Like all 5.8mhz sets this one has limited range but a good 100 through walls.50 feet if you included an aluminum sided wall. Volume could be higher...what is it with all these phone people...they just can put enough volume in anything whether it be cell phone or wireless handset. Headset also left something to be desired.In ability to add just one contact to the general phone directory, in ability to use speaker phone on intercom mode.I just wish there was someway to push a little more distance out....

    2-0 out of 5 stars Good phone - shame about the speakerphone.
    Got this phone to work from home, along with 4 of my colleagues. The phone offers a very comprehensive set of features. We were also told it would work ok with a wireless network.

    The phone is difficult to use from the base station. The numbers are so close together it's easy to punch the wrong button. I guess that's the price you pay for having a small footprint, which the phone certainly has.

    The biggest problem we are finding is with the base unit. The speakerphone on the base cuts out, meaning large parts of conversations are missed. If it was just my phone I would have tried swapping it, but it's three different phones being used in three different houses.

    Uniden support suggested this was probably due to phone placement. They say the phone should be at least 5-6 feet away from electrical appliances. We're using the phones for work, which means within a few feet of a laptop computer. This seems to be the only common cause of the problem - unless the phones just have a flaw, but nobody else seems to have reported problems with the base unit speakerphone.

    It seems very odd that the problem is only with the base unit. I would have thought electrical interference (from a laptop) should affect the handset more, since it's wireless, rather than the wired base unit. That doesn't seem to be the case.

    One of my colleagues also reported 'garbled messages' when using voicemail. Interesting to see other comments here about voicemail not working.

    The phone probably offers the best set of features compared to other similar phones. Unfortunately the speaker phone problem is proving to be such a pain we're contemplating our options for returning the phones - hence only a 2 star rating.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Very Nice - apart from the echo on line 2
    I have the same echo-like sound when using the phone on line 2 as a previous reviewer described.I had read that review prior to purchasing the phone but didn't believe it.I wish I had.That said, only 1 of my 2 handsets has a bad enough echo that I don't like talking on it.Both handsets work great for line 1 - really clear sound and no echo.As with the other reviewer I swapped lines, phones, and various other combos but got consistent results.Uniden tech support had me do a "reset" of the phones and base unit - to no avail.They said a repair is the next step.

    It's too bad, the phone has great features, feels nice, and all that.I'm not sure if I'll purchase the Panasonic (I've had bad luck with several of their phones) or try to keep swapping additional handsets hoping to get ones that don't echo.I don't use line 2 a lot so can get by for awhile.

    The only other feature I didn't like was that the caller-id info is saved on each phone.If I want to delete a caller-id log record, I have to go to the base, its handset, and my extra handset and deleted from each one.Otherwise it shows "New CID" on the handsets as if there is a call needing attention.Something I'll just have to ignore because it's a nuisance going to each phone to delete them.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great phone system
    We have six of these handsets in our home, for over six months, and they work great! The sound quality, range, and battery life are superior to every other cordless phone I have ever used. The feature set is very well thought out, and the phones are extremely easy to use.

    1-0 out of 5 stars poor sound quality
    This phones has great features,but very poor sound quality. Mostly sounds like you're in a tunnel even when in the same room as the base. The range is also extremely poor. Bought an extention to add on and can't use it in the next room without constantly cutting out. All in all, this phone stinks. ... Read more


    7. Motorola MD61 5.8 GHz Accessory Handset for MD600 Series Phones
    by Motorola
    list price: $99.99
    our price: $64.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000CDEJU
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Motorola
    Sales Rank: 144
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Use this 5.8GHz expandable handset with your Motorola MD671 or MD681 cordless phone system. You can have a phone in every room of your house without needing extra phone jacks. Plus, you can use the intercom/conferencing features, as well as the handset speakerphone, handset-to-handset call transfer and selectable ringtones. Includes Call Waiting/Caller ID*..*Requires phone company service. ... Read more

    Features

    • VibraCall alert; selectable ring tones
    • 5.8 GHz digital signal; built-in speakerphone
    • Works with your existing Motorola MD600 series phone system
    • Supports caller ID with call waiting
    • 50 speed-dial presets; intercom, 3-way conferencing

    Reviews (11)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Phone We Have Ever Owned
    We bought this phone about a year ago and have had no issues yet.The battery life is still the same as when we first bought the phone.The speakerphone is the best speakerphone that we have ever used. Better than Panasonic, AT&T, Uniden,V-Tech, Seimons, or any other brand. Most of the time the people on the other end don't even know you are on speakerphone.If you want a clear connection phone where you can hear the caller and the caller can hear you this is the phone to buy.If you want a lot of different features and have static on the phone then buy another phone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Lots of features, a cool look, a great phone!
    This phone has many more features than most other cordless phones on the market, such as vibrate and speakerphone on the handset.It has a very modern cool blue and silver look, and the keypad lights up blue when touched.Both the handset and base seem to be very sturdy, and I expect they will last me a long time.Most importantly, the calls are very clear and the range is pretty decent (it goes everywhere in my house, not sure how much further).Battery life doesn't seem to last as long as advertised, but still at least a few days on standby which is good enough for me.Overall this is the greatest cordless phone I have ever used.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Anice phone with a big "BUT"
    I like this system and it has worked well for me. BUT, with a newer system now released by Motorola, you should be aware that the two are NOT compatible. So if you have to replace a single phone in your system ... Good Luck. You'll have to throw the whole system away and start over with a new system.

    4-0 out of 5 stars 4stars....
    Excellent range. Easy setup. Clear voice transmission. Like the speaker functionality. No interference with my wireless connection. Could be happier if I could use this as a monitor (I think Unidel allows this). I am not a big fan of Moto cell phones (had 2 lousy ones) but, this household handset is very good.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I think this is a great phone
    I have had this phone with an extra handset for about 2 months now and I could not be happier.

    I'm using this phone with my Vonage service and the call clarity is excellent.I can't speak too much for range since I live in a Townhouse, but the extra handset works fine on a different level of the house.

    I've been particularly happy with the speakerphone capability on the handsets.It sounds great and people can actually hear you when you are using it.

    The only thing that might bother people is that the buttons are softer than I'm used to on phones.I found myself thinking I hadpushed the button several times when it was new, when in fact I had not.I have gotten used to this and it does not bother me anymore, but I wanted to mention in case this kind of thing bothers you. ... Read more


    8. VTech ip5850 5.8 GHz DSS Cordless Phone with Dual Handsets and Digital Answering System
    by VTech
    list price: $119.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001LQG9C
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: VTech
    Sales Rank: 543
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The 5.8 GHz VTech ip5850 dual handset system offers a wealth of telephony features: three-mailbox answering system, caller ID, speakerphone, intercom, 50-location phonebook, mute, volume control, page feature, and much more. With 5.8 GHz phone technology, you get ideal performance when it comes to clarity, range, and security. You're also on a much less trafficked area of the bandwidth than either the 2.4 GHz or 900 MHz frequencies.

    The 5.8 GHz VTech ip5850 dual handset system offers a wealth of telephony features: three-mailbox answering system, caller ID, speakerphone, intercom, 50-location phonebook, mute, volume control, page feature, and much more. With 5.8 GHz phone technology, you get ideal performance when it comes to clarity, range, and security. You're also on a much less trafficked area of the bandwidth than either the 2.4 GHz or 900 MHz frequencies.


    You can store up to 50 numbers with names in memory, and the handsets share a common phonebook, which is stored in the base unit. The ip5850 handset is equipped with a 2.5 mm headset jack for use with an optional accessory headset for hands-free operation. The handy handset speakerphone feature allows you to have hands-free conversations, without a headset, while the intercom feature enables two household members to speak when in different rooms of your home. Have a private side conversation while on a call with someone else using the mute feature.

    What's in the Box
    Two handsets, base unit, handset charger with AC adapter, AC adapter for base unit, base unit wall mounting bracket, charger wall mounting bracket, two belt clips, telephone cord, six NiMH rechargeable AA batteries, printed user manual

    ... Read more

    Features

    • Caller ID with call waiting capability, 50-call history
    • 50-name-and-number phone book; handset-to-handset transfer
    • 5.8 GHz digital spread spectrum signal
    • Second handset with remote charger stand; base speakerphone
    • Integrated digital answering system with 3 mailboxes

    Reviews (18)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Below Par: Makes Background Noise
    Every feature said to be available exists, but, over several months, the quality has dropped to worthlessness.

    Cons
    The secondary handset recharger stopped recharging.

    Both handsets crackle and fade. Others hear me fine, but I am unable to hear them. New batteries did not help.

    The phonebook is rudimentary. The Nokia cell phone I received free has a better phonebook. Each name only gets one number.

    The handset is heavy. For the price, some of the weight should be engineered out.

    Pros
    When things were working, the volume was easy to change.

    Standard rechargeable batteries.

    Unsure: I never used the answering machine feature. I have voice mail, and did not find it necessary. My opinion of the phone does not include this unused feature.

    Overall, I am disappointed. Hopefully, their customer service people will provide a solution.

    I realize many people have found the VTech 5850 a fine phone, but I do not. Maybe I bought a lemon. VTech's reputation is strong, and better luck might be found with this popular phone. I am bound in this review to provide my experience, and that experience was that of a sub-par cordless telephone.

    Anthony Trendl
    editor, HungarianBookstore.com

    4-0 out of 5 stars powerful phones
    I am looking for a cordless phone with the longest range or close to 1/2 mile. The most powerful I see are the 5.8 Ghz.
    Joseph DeFranco

    5-0 out of 5 stars I love it !!!!
    This is the best phone i've ever used.It is so clear that my friends could hear the clock on the wall ticking!Easy to follow directions, great features and the answering machine is wonderful.I highly recommend this phone.And, the second phone doesn't require a phone jack.How sweet is that???!!!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Watch out
    This is a wonderful phone system and I was going to give it
    five stars until one of the most important features I got it
    for, broke.

    I've had Vtech phones for a long time and found them superior. This time, they've changed the belt clip to not only have very sharp tines that dig into and tear clothing, but after only four months of use, the vicious clip has snapped and according to the 'customer service' line, can't be replaced as they are available only with the system at purchase. After a strong complaint to customer service, they offered to send me one when they might get one in their stock. These clips are apparently unavailable in the stores, although during my first questions to the service rep, I was told to go to the store to buy another. The belt clips of the older Vtech were a well designed, didn't tear clothing and were very sturdy, after years of use, still intact. This new one, after only four months is useless. If this feature is important to you, you might want to look elsewhere.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
    This phone has some good options, just not ones that I use. For instance, it does not have a speed dial option. It has what's called a phone book. You have to scroll through a menu to pick what number you want to dial. I use my speed dial to put in my calling card 800 number and then another speed dial to put in the pin. Now I have to scroll through to get the pin number in time to enter it when it's asked for. What a pain.

    I put this phone where my old cordless was and there's nothing but static and this tin can sound. I have changed the location of this phone to 7 different spots, no luck. It still sounds terrible.

    It is very uncomfortable to hold up to your ear. The ringer choices are so obnoxious that I have the ringer off and use the old phone just so something rings when a call is coming in.

    I don't have caller ID in my area so I cannot comment on how well that works.

    The answering machine is nice but you have to be very careful as to when you hit the delete button to delete a message. If you hit it at the end of a message it will delete the NEXT message not the one you were just listening to.

    For the money this phone is a real disappointment. It's such a hassle to return it that I guess I'm stuck with it until some friend needs a phone and I'll give it to them or put it in a rummage sale. ... Read more


    9. Panasonic KX-TG6502B 5.8 GHz DSS Expandable 2-Line Cordless Phone with Dual Handsets (Black)
    by Panasonic
    list price: $259.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002VMDJ8
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Panasonic
    Sales Rank: 827
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    PANASONIC KX-TG6502B TWO-LINE 5.8 GHZ GIGARANGE EXPANDABLE CORDL ... Read more

    Features

    • Caller ID/wall waiting with 50-call memory
    • Supports 2 lines; flash, redial, hold functions
    • 5.8 GHz digital spread spectrum signal
    • Expandable to 4 handsets, 2 included, with integrated speakerphones
    • 60-minute integrated digital answering system; 4 ring tones

    Reviews (17)

    3-0 out of 5 stars People have trouble hearing us
    I've had the Panasonic 5.8 GHz wireless phone for about six months, with 4 handsets (max total). Overall I like the system, but have a few complaints.First, I had the Siemens wireless system and had 6 handsets (could have 8 total) so buying this system reduced having a phone in the garage, and living room, not a big deal though, as if I'm working in the garage I just take a handset in there. My second and main complaint is I don't understand the voice enhancer (VE).The manual says something about making your voice clearer etc. but when I turn the VE on, I get comments like "I'm having trouble hearing you." When I turn it off, people say "That's a little better." It seems that we get complaints about people having trouble hearing us unless we use the speaker option, or use a headset.The final thing I don't care for are the "missed calls" on the handsets that didn't answer the incoming call.I'm constantly clearing that message from handsets, sometimes a handset that is rarely used will say "34 missed calls."I see no reason for this feature, unless the call was actually not answered by any handset.

    The things I like about the phone system are the lighted antennas when ringing, the backlight, the speaker phone on each handset, good battery life and intercom system.However, I don't like the fact that you can only page from the main station, not from the handsets.

    Overall, it is a good phone system, would be an excellent system if my issues above could be resolved.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Almost excellent...
    I have been using the phone for over 2 months now. All the issues others mentioned seem to have been resolved in 2005 models, except Caller ID. It works only 5-10% of the time; an "Incoming call" is all that you get for the rest. I find this quite ridiculous since my $15 phone can display it almost always. I would expect Panasonic to get such an easy thing right on a $200+ phone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars the best of the rest
    This is my second Panasonic 2 line phone. The other one started interferring with my wireless networking at home. I researched some of the others (Uniden, At&T) and went with this one.
    No more interferance with my 2.4 gig wireless. It also has all the features that was missing from the first one and then some.

    I couldn't be happier. Nice ring tones, ability to turn off each lines ringer seperately. Call back editing (which is helpful for local calls where you need to delete the 1). The ring alert feature is great with the flashing light.

    I've had it about 3 months now and couldn't be happier. Great price also.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Best 2-Line Cordless Phone Available
    I have used 2-line cordless phones for years. This model is definitely the best 2-line cordless available in a small universe of 2-line cordless phones. No other model comes close. The positives are mentioned in other reviews. ie; clarity, ease of use, substantial quality, voice-enhancement feature, excellent redial (includes # 1 in the area code number you redial).)My previous V-techs did not ..
    MINUS: (lose 1 star)
    The DUMBEST design flaw of 2004 - When you answer on one handset, your other handsets register "missed call" ! Stupid, beyond belief -- Congrats to Panasonic engineering/design teams.
    The caller ID is slow - Registers the incoming call on the second ring.
    AS for Panasonic consumer products HELP that another reviewer mentioned; Correct ! Panasonic has always been, and still is egregious when it comes to this department. And, Panasonic "ain't" going to ever improve on this..Why ? Cause they don't care ! If you buy Panasonic anything - You go it alone !! (everyone should know this by now)....
    This phone is excellent - You won't find a better model. Despite the few unmerited negative reviews. Some folks just have to complain !
    Enjoy !!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Clarity and Sharpness can be had...
    My last two-line phone was Panasonic. It was ok, perhaps 2.5 stars. After a couple of years, number pad got flaky, noise increased steadily, and worst, the battery really stopped holding charges for more than 5 minutes.

    So I get another Panasonic, go figure... But the tech stuff looked good, two phones in one package. It was hard to say no.

    Right out of the box, it worked flawlessly. So what are the high points: much easier to adjust dates (which is necessary after power interruptions), put in and edit messages, recall caller ids, etc. It's amazingly better than my last one. Furthermore, you can collect voicemail from either remote handset, and caller ids. You need to erase them from each as well. The whole user interface has been greatly simplified. Lots of little things that are convenient, e.g. when ringing, the antenna flashes. That's great in a dark room or where you can't quite locate the phone by sound -- you can see it flash.

    I'm very happy. Will it hold up rough treatment by the teenagers in my family? Only time will tell, but the "feel" of the phones is much better than the older one. It also carries alot further from the base station than the previous one.

    Check it out. SO why 4 stars, maybe a reluctance to over-recommend, but I think it's worth the money. ... Read more


    10. Uniden TCX800 Accessory Handset for TRU8800 Expandable Phones (Silver/Black)
    by Uniden
    list price: $89.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001WSG3A
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Uniden
    Sales Rank: 558
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Uniden is creating a World Without Wires. Which means the company is building products that give its customers more freedom to enjoy life, solve problems and always stay connected with others. From cordless phones to two-way radios to radar detectors, Uniden makes electronic wonders an everyday occurrence. As one of the world's largest manufacturers of cordless phones and consumer communications devices, chances are there's a Uniden product that's already making things more convenient in and around your home.PRODUCT FEATURES: 5.8GHz Digital Expandable System with Caller ID; Caller ID/Call Waiting Deluxe (to activate the Caller ID and/or VoiceMail features, you must subscribe through your local telephone company); Handset Speakerphone feature gives you the freedom to use the handset as a speakerphone; 100 Programmable Caller ID / Memory Locations; 3-Way Conferencing (2 Handsets + Outside Call); DirectLink Mode; Mute and Hold Function; Alphabetical Search; Transfer Memory Locations Between Handsets; New Message Waiting Indicator with Alert Tone Option; Intercom or Call Transfer Between Handsets; 20 Distinctive Ring Options (10 Melodies + 10 Ring Tones); 10 Speed Dial Locations in Handset; Headset Compatible allows for an optional headset to be connected for convenient hands-free operation; Trilingual Menu Displays and Voice Prompts; Clarity Booster; Room / Baby Monitoring; Animation / Battery / Clock Display; Earpiece and Ringer Volume Control; Ringer Off Option; Belt Clip Included; NiMH Battery Pack. ... Read more

    Features

    • Room/baby monitoring, walkie-talkie function
    • Tri-lingual display; headset compatible, belt clip
    • For use with Uniden TRU8800-series phones except the 2-line TRU8866
    • 100 caller ID and memory-dial locations
    • Speakerphone and conferencing capability, call transfer

    Reviews (7)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best phone set I've ever owned.
    Love these things.I have 5 handsets so far, and I'm thinking I need two more.

    I set the banner on each handset to things like "Kitchen", "LivingRoom", "MasterBed", "Garage1", etc.Once you do that, you just hit the "intercom" button and the list of handsets pops up with the banner names, and you select the appropriate destination by name.Love that.Every handset can be a room monitor by a similiar function.

    Every handset has a speakerphone function too:)Joy.Easy to use, easy setup.great functionality.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a Great Acessory to the TRU 8885 Phone
    This hand set was easy to program and is exactly the same as the ones that come with the phone. I have the TRU 8885 but this hand set works with a number of Uniden models.
    Some many great features; long battery life, battery life indicator, speaker phone (my favorite), answering machine access, easy to read in any light, lighted keys, and more.
    A great addition, and well worth the money.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Uniden Pulls Off Another Cordless Phone Coup
    The Uniden TCX-800 is lightweight but the features are full blown.The handset speakerphone is as good as any I've tested.Plus the Caller ID and phonebook services are really functional and make things easy on the average user.I really like the orange backlit screen on the phone too - it makes reading the numbers and information so much easier than the competitor's products.To top things off, the sound clarity is outstanding on the handset.I feel that the connections I get with my cordless are better than what I was getting with my corded phones!Overall, I am extremely satisfied with this product - it was well worth the money spent and capability-wise, it offered more features that its competitors' products.

    5-0 out of 5 stars You can "name" each phone!
    Just in response to a previous poster - you indeed can "name" each handset.Under "menu," go to "handset setup," and then "banner."I've named mine by room (i.e. "Office").After naming each handset, once you press "intercom," it will give you the banner name you've chosen as well as the handset number as an option for calling other extentions.

    Uniden did think of everything.I've replaced my fairly new Panasonic 5.8 GHZ mulitple handset system with this one and it no longer sounds to my friends and family as if I am making calls from a busy train station. Crystal clear.Also am thrilled with the possibility of having up to 10 handsets!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Easiest setup ever on a well designed cool phone
    Uniden engineers/designers need to be congratulated on making the set up so easy. Just pop in the battery, charge and place in the base station for a few minutes.

    The phone itself is full of features and looks cool. One of the few phones without a visible aerial. (GE also has one but looks & feels cheap & plasticky).

    If the designers are reading this then I have one recommendation for improvement - if you could make the software such that we could nickname the phones individually it would make it easy to transfer incoming calls around the house without remembering that Handset 4 is located in the study. ... Read more


    11. Uniden TCX860 Accessory Handset for TRU8866 Expandable Phone System (Black)
    by Uniden
    list price: $89.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002EZPE0
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Uniden
    Sales Rank: 603
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Uniden TCX860 is a 5.8GHz Digital Expandable Handset for use with TRU8866. This accessory handset must be registered to a main base to operate. PRODUCT FEATURES: Caller ID/Call Waiting Deluxe - to activate the Caller ID and/or VoiceMail features, you must subscribe through your local telephone company; Handset Speakerphone - this feature gives you the freedom to use the handset as a speakerphone; 100 Programmable Caller ID / Memory Locations; 3-Way Conferencing (2 Handsets + Outside Call); DirectLink Mode - 2-Way Radios; Mute and Hold Function; Alphabetical Search; Transfer Memory Locations Between Handsets; New Message Waiting Indicator with Alert Tone Option; Intercom or Call Transfer Between Handsets; 20 Distinctive Ring Options (10 Melodies + 10 Ring Tones); 10 Speed Dial Locations in Handset; Headset Compatible - Allows for an optional headset to be connected for convenient hands-free operation; Trilingual Menu Displays and Voice Prompts; Clarity Booster; Room / Baby Monitoring; Animation / Battery / Clock Display; Earpiece and Ringer Volume Control; Ringer Off Option; Belt Clip Included; NiMH Battery Pack. ... Read more

    Features

    • Room/baby monitoring, walkie-talkie function
    • Tri-lingual display; headset compatible, belt clip
    • For use with the two-line Uniden TRU8866 phone system
    • 100 caller ID and memory-dial locations
    • Speakerphone and conferencing capability, call transfer

    Reviews (3)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not without problems
    Most cordless phones theses days are a dissappointment. The Uniden TRU8866 and TCX860 are an improvement in usability, but still have some serious shortcomings.
    1. Their microphone reception are very faint (to point of inaudability) on Hello direct and Plantronics headsets that work fine on other phones. Uniden's answer is "buy a Uniden headset." Right. Box doesn't say Only works with Uniden Headset.
    2. Their touch tones don't work on many voice response systems I've encountered. My other phones do.
    3. While handset voice quality is good, range is less than any other cordless phone I have. Barely the length of my small house.

    I won't buy anymore handsets for this system and can't recommend it for the above reasons. I give two stars because they do have some novel features and if they fixed the above would be great.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Addition to the TRU8866 System!Very Satisfied.
    This is NO April Fools review!I had an older Uniden 2-line cordless system that developed some problems, but, after some online research, I decided to try this TRU8866 system.I was pleasantly pleased.The clarity of the sound is wonderful!Most people that I talk to can not tell whether I'm on a corded phone or a cordless.The features are well thought out and well integrated.One early-on bonus was that you can easily copy the phonebook that you enter in one handset to the base or to other handsets.It is very easy to add Caller ID info to your phonebook.The two-line operation is intuitive; no intruction book is necessary!Another neat feature is that each handset is a wonderful, hands-free (clear as a bell) speaker phone! I'm back at Amazon to order some more TCX860 Expansion Handsets.The system is great.As far as durability and longevity, only time will tell.

    5-0 out of 5 stars How Good Is This Handset/SpeakerPhone?
    So good that callers do not even know I am on a speakerphone when I am on this handset outdoors, 100 feet from the base.

    With two line operation, and a host of features, this phone is genuinely incomparable ... Read more


    12. Uniden TRU8865-2 5.8 GHz Digital Expandable Cordless Speakerphone with Caller ID
    by Uniden
    list price: $199.95
    our price: $119.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001F9KLO
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Uniden
    Sales Rank: 1397
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Uniden is creating a World Without Wires. Which means the company is building products that give its customers more freedom to enjoy life, solve problems and always stay connected with others. From cordless phones to two-way radios to radar detectors, Uniden makes electronic wonders an everyday occurrence. As one of the world's largest manufacturers of cordless phones and consumer communications devices, chances are there's a Uniden product that's already making things more convenient in and around your home.PRODUCT FEATURES:5.8 Digital Expandable System;10 Handset Maximum Expandability;Extra Caller ID Handset and Charger Included;Base Keypad;Handset Speakerphone - This feature gives you the freedom to use the handset as a speakerphone;Base Duplex Speakerphone;100 Handset / 50 Base Programmable Caller ID / Memory Locations;Do Not Disturb setting;4-Way Conferencing (2 Handsets + Base + Outside Call);DirectLink Mode. ... Read more

    Features

    • Caller ID/call waiting, 100-call history
    • Handset and base speakerphones
    • 5.8 GHz digital signal; expandable to 10 handsets, 2 included
    • Direct-link walkie-talkie mode
    • 4-way conferencing, call transfer

    Reviews (25)

    2-0 out of 5 stars I have serious range issues
    I was used to the Panasonic GigaRange phones and I should have purchased that, but I didn't because I already have a 2.4 network running here.

    So... I got these thinking that the 5.8 would be plenty to spread across the home, even purchased a few extra base units. Sadly, it only works in the very room the base is in, all the other rooms it is spotty and difficult to have a conversation.

    I called Uniden tech support and they were far less than helpful, saying that the house was interfering with the signal. I even informed them that the wireless network had connectivity in ALL sections of the house, even out towards the pool and that I couldn't even use the phone out in the hallway outside my room!

    I'd not recommend this phone for anyone who wants range on the cordless, but if it's a small apartment or single room office, that's perfect!

    Now I gotta find out how to return this thing and get something that'll work.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Very Poor Range
    I live in an 860 sq. ft. apartment, and the reception cuts in and out when I am on the opposite side of the apartment versus the base.I would not recommend this phone to anyone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best cordless phone I have ever owned
    Had recently been looking for a perfect cordless phone.I needed a phone with good battery life, good clear sound and not very expensive.I purchased the Uniden TRU 8865 5.8 gz and it has lived up to its billing.I would recommended this phone for anyone.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Nice phone with a few problems
    Update as of 6/16/05:Uniden sent one of their headsets to see if it's one of my 3 headsets that may be causing the problem.The issue is still with the phone itself. I sound like I am in a cave and the volume is very low.The customer service person was not very friendly.She wanted to replace the phones with the same model AGAIN!!She sounded frustrated...wonder why??Since it's too late to return the phones to Office Depot, I am exchanging the phones for the Uniden CLX465 and hopefully the headset issue is better there.Problem here is that the CLX465 is out of stock.They don't have a way of notifying me when it's available so the only option is to continue to check the web and call back when I see it available.Also, Uniden support is not able to contact me or ship when it's available. This company is not very customer focused. If you need to use a headset DON'T BUY THIS PHONE!!!

    Update as of 4/28/05:Uniden sent me a new base unit and handset.The problem is that they sent refurbished equipment.And they did not correct the handset/headset volume issue. So what was the point! The volume is still so low you really cannot use a headset and the voice sounds like you are in a tunnel on the other end.Another issue to look for is that the volume while using the speakerphone via one of the handsets is very low also.There is no adjustment for that either.The base unit speakerphone volume is fine.It's just the handsets that have the problem.My guess is that the two speaker issues are related.I will be calling Uniden tomorrow morning to either ensure New Phones are sent with the problem resolved, or begin processing the refund.


    I purchased the single line version of this phone first.Business needs required me to have a two line phone, so I gave the single line phone as a gift and purchased the 2-line version.Nice phones but there are a couple issues:

    1.This 5.8ghz phone does not have the range of my previous 2.5ghz Panasonic.I can't even use the intercom feature when out on the patio with this one.



    2.This is the biggest issue.Sound coming from the phone to others, expecially when using a headset is very bad.You sound like you are in a tunnel and are very low. The other party cannot hear you.The volume is too low on outgoing calls from the handset using a headset.There is no adjustment for the volume on the headset either.I thought it was my headset so I tried 3 other headsets with the same result.The issue is with both the single line and the 2-line phone units.I spoke with Uniden who is exchanging both units, including the accessory handsets, and testing the headset/handset issue before shipping to ensure the volume issue is corrected.I hope this resolved the issue, or I will need to return the units.

    Note, there is a $10.95 charge for the shipping and you have to give a credit card number.Your new unit is delivered within 3-5 business days.You will have 15 days to return the defective unit once you have your new unit.

    3.Another issue is with dialing long distance numbers from the caller ID list.I haven't figured out how to have the unit add the 1 before the number, so far I have had to redial the number.This is very cumbersome.

    Other than those issues, the phones do a good job. I am just surprised that these basic phone use issues were not caught during initial testing for the initial rollout of the product.

    5-0 out of 5 stars marvelous
    thanks to all the other comments, which provide great detail, i was fortunately directed to this phone.

    this is a great phone.i am told by my phone-call-counterparty that the speakerphone, which i use all the time for work-related conf calls while telecommuting, is of exceptional quality at their end.

    my expectations have been completely met.

    as a side note, i avoided the TRU8885 because of the comments about the user-unfriendlyness of the asnswering machine, and kept my ATT 1720 stand-alone digital answering machine which works just fine. ... Read more


    13. Panasonic KX-TGA510M 5.8GHz Accessory Handset for KX-TG5100M Series
    by Panasonic
    list price: $89.99
    our price: $74.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000950SD
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Panasonic
    Sales Rank: 380
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances. ... Read more

    Features

    • For use with KX-TG5100M and KX-TG5110M expandable cordless phone systems
    • 5.8 GHz frequency-hopping digital spread spectrum signal
    • Supports caller ID with call waiting
    • 3-way conference capability
    • 4-line backlit LCD; speakerphone

    Reviews (12)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Battery life is very poor
    The features of the phone are nice.The sound is clear but none of this matters if the phone lasts 10 seconds before cutting out.Two of the three phones we purchased about a year ago have batteries that have recently failed.If you're interested in this phone, add $10-15 bucks per handset for the replacement batteries.Other than the batteries, the phone works fine.

    4-0 out of 5 stars lost a star for high price
    I got one a couple of these with the main base unit a year or two ago with amex points. Everything's worked great, but I want to add a couple more handsets to the mix and they're damned expensive! $50 - $60 sounds like a lot more reasonable price for these. They're also hard to find. It seems like panasonic didn't make them for long, and newer handsets won't work with my base phone AFAIK. I also replaced the batteries with Energizers and they still work great.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Great features -- poor battery life
    Excellent features on the phone.I work at home often and wanted one with clarity, mute button, many memories, caller ID, speaker phone and a headset jack.

    The only complaint is the battery life.After 2.5 hours of use it dies.Then it takes 6 hours to charge to full capacity.

    Bottom line:Great phone for features and for casual use.Bad phone for business use when you are on constant conference calls.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great phone, features; easy setup - battery life is poor
    I bought a couple of these units to expand my KX-TG5100 base unit.Setup was a snap as was synchronizing phone books.

    The handsets are identical with the one that comes with the base unit.I've found the speakerphone on the handsets to be a great feature.I also love the simplicity of the interface.

    The batteries that come with the units out of the box are terrible and could not hold a charge after six months; however, I've found that the Energizer ER-P511 is a great replacement battery for the Panasonic P-P511 that comes out of the box, and is fairly cheap at anywhere between 10 and 20 bucks.

    As for the class action suit, most of the phones listed are Panasonic's 2.4GHz models in the KX-TG22 through KX-TG27 range; you've probably seen these phones stacked up in droves at Costco or Walmart.I've had my KX-TG5100 5.8GHz unit for almost two years and have never had any problems with interference, contact loss or keypad failure.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Love the phone but Poor Batter Review
    I've had the base unit and 4 remote handsets for the past year and a half, but have had to replace the batteries on 4 of the units in the past year.Even thou the battery indicator shows a fully charged battery they have a habit of dying after a few seconds removal from the charging unit.Other than that the handsets are used up to a hundred feet from the base unit and is used as an in-house and house to shop communicator. ... Read more


    14. Plantronics CS50 900 MHz Wireless Office Headset System
    by Plantronics Inc.
    list price: $249.99
    our price: $185.20
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000CEPC8
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Plantronics Inc.
    Sales Rank: 468
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

  • 900MHz technology provides up to 300' transmission range with clear, private and secure conversations
  • Answer and end calls with the touch of a button
  • Compatible with most office or PBX-based telephones
  • Convertible headset with noise canceling microphone
  • Interchangeable, reversible earloops for perfect fit on either ear
  • Rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery provides up to 8 hours of talk time on a single charge
  • Battery recharges in less than 3 hours ... Read more

    Features

    • 8 hours of wireless talk time
    • 300 feet roaming distance
    • 900MHz for secure conversations
    • Features integrated IntelliStand
    • Wearing option of over the ear or over the head

    Reviews (12)

    3-0 out of 5 stars It's good, but not great
    I bought this product because I wanted to go wireless and loved the idea of it.I am on the phone for a large part of the day and work out of my home office so I thought this was a great item to buy.

    My biggest con about this product is that only one of the headsets has a cushion and is uncomfortable to wear.When you answer and hang up the phone, you are required to press your ear in, which in turn will make your ear red and sore.I tried the behind-the-neck band, which does not have a cusion and just hurts altogether.I've tried wearing the headset off my ear to the front, which makes it sound bad, and you can't raise the volume so high because it sounds scratchy.

    Plantronics told me that there is no accessory, nor attachment, nor alternate headband which the device fits into.Only one of the headbands has a cushion which doesn't feel that great either way.

    So... now i am using the behind the neck band, with the leatherette inserted between the device and my ear which seems to be the best way so far, and strangely enough, it's not made to be used that way!! so the leatherette falls when you take the headband off.

    I still use the headset, I love the mobility of it, but dissatisfied with the performance.But hey, $375+ later I guess I should get some use out of it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Earrings problem
    The ear rings problem was fixed by Plantronics by the end of 2004. Since late 2004 they have been shipping this product with a different, stronger set of ear rings. Great product. Use it all the time. have one at home & one at the office.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great convenience, good sound, but know your expectations
    I have been using this headset for about a week and overall I am very pleased.It was relatively easy to set up, it charges quickly, it's easy to use with the buttons on the earpiece easy to reach and understand.Compared to a couple of other system I bought previously that were not even remotely worth the money I wasted (including a GN wireless headset) this is REALLY worth the current low selling price of $169.

    BUT, be sure to realize that you are buying a "wireless" headset and, like wireless phones, there will not be a crystal clear line.Also, if you have other wireless devices, there can be some distortion.

    Having said that, I'm thrilled with the performance so far, and HIGHLY recommend the handset lifter that does with this.It works really well.

    3-0 out of 5 stars great but must be connected to a regular phone
    We bought ours three months ago and use it constantly.The little ring that everybody talks about broke within 24 hours and had to be scotched up.The headset is great because it rests on the head and earpiece does not press on the ear. The base station stays on the desk and is not carried around by the user, like some other systems.On the other hand, with this system you cannot make a call without going back to the base station.

    The thing that is amazingly stupid about this is that the base station is not a phone!! So, you have to connect the base station to the handset plug of a regular phone. But since the handset of the regular phone rests on the button that takes the phone off-hook, you have to lift the regular (but unconnected) handset from the regular phone to get the dialing tone, put on and turn on the headset to hear what's going on since the regular handset is unconnected, and then dial using the regular phone.

    Likewise, there is an answer button on the headset, but it just connects you to the base station.If you want to answer the phone, you have to go to the base station and unhook the regular receiver.

    This headset comes with a contraption with a motor in it connected to a lever that is designed to pick up the regular handset, so that the phone goes online.Since phones come in all shapes and sizes, this contraption isn't likely to fit your fit phone. It didn't on ours.

    the advantage with this design is that the headset works on any phone that has a plug-in handset, which means it would work on an office system - if the contraption fits.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Works great, no broken earpieces
    I ordered and received this headset from Amazon during the week of August 14th, and have been using it constantly since then.I have not experienced the problem with broken earpieces that others have been harping about, and my usage has been 3-8 hours a day, every day (minus a week of vacation in September).

    I feel paranoid, though, and want to order extra earpieces from Plantronics as they do *look* flimsy.

    I do have several gripes; one is that I get echo in the earpiece if I turn up the gain on the microphone too high, but I do not know if this is a problem with the headset, or my phone (Cisco 7960).Another nitpick would be to have some way to put the phone on/off hook w/o using the HL10--it's such an ugly hack...

    All in all, the product performs perfectly as advertised, crystal clear communication, the earpiece is comfortable if you don't wear glasses (sometimes I don't wear my contacts and the earpiece can become uncomfortable with glasses on; the headband should rectify this, but I don't like headbands).This is a solid piece of kit that I would definitely recommend and buy again should the need arise.

    PS.Why did Amazon raise the price on this lovely little item?($165 -> $199)Regardless, this is still a great value. ... Read more


  • 15. Uniden TRU8885-2 5.8 GHz Digital Cordless Phone with Dual Handsets and Answering System
    by UNIDEN
    list price: $199.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001F9KLY
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: UNIDEN
    Sales Rank: 666
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

  • Total of 10 handsets expandability
  • Caller ID/call waiting deluxe with 100 caller ID memory
  • Dual keypads with 20 distinctive ring options
  • 10 speed dial location and clarity booster
  • Voicemail waiting indicator at handset
  • Intercom or call transfer between handsets
  • Includes 2 handsets, 2 charging cradles and 2 belt clips ... Read more

    Features

    • 5.8 GHz digital signal; handset and base speakerphones
    • Multi-user expandable to 10 handsets, 2 included
    • Digital answering machine, 12 minutes record time
    • Caller ID/call waiting compatible
    • 200 caller ID/phone directory memory locations

    Reviews (63)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Worked great for a couple of weeks
    I did a lot of research (consumer reports, amazon, etc) and decided to get this phone.It has worked excellent for a couple of weeks.Now all of the sudden, the static, or interference, has been unbearable.Like the other reviewer said, you can't change channels or anything.The user manual says "1)Keep the handset away from microwave ovens, computers, remote control toys, wireless microphones, alamrm systems, intercoms, room monitors, fluorescent lights, and electrical appliances. 2) Move to another location or turn off the source of interference." Are they kidding? Power down everything, then use the phone.I am going to return and buy another brand.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Poor Sound Quality - Took it back
    Pros:

    This phone has it all.The menu system was really easy.The room monitoring feature was cool.I liked the fact that all of the buttons glowed (Think about it, if you are in the dark, what good does it do you if you only see the number pad?You may need to transfer a call, adjust volume, etc.).

    Cons:

    As easy as the phone was, we took it back because I was not pleased with the sound quality.Using the phone people that called me sounded great.However, people thought that I sounded fuzzy.The sound quality is okay, but was not as good as my current 900 and 2.1.Due to that fact we purchased a competing 5.8 phone and the sound quality was as clear as a bell.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic sound quality!
    The sound quality is really incredibly clear. The double handset is a great feature.

    The only downside is the handset display is a little 1977. I think the resolution is like 30x30 pixel LCD display. But I couldn't care less, the sound is great.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Super Phone!Great!Except for some annoying flaws
    We love this phone....had to upgrade to 5.8 after our 18 month old threw the 2.4 Vtech in the bathtub.It is great except for two major flaws which make us want to return it!
    1. The talk/hangup/flash button is placed dead center just below the earpiece.When I am holding the phone without my hands between my ear and shoulder, it routinely hangs up!I suppose my cheek pushes the talk/hangup/flash button every single time I pick up the baby...it is truly an annoying problem, since I rarely have a hand free to hold the phone.
    2. You cannot simply enter long distance phone numbers from caller id into the phone book.If you need to dial a 1 before the area code in your zone, you cannot simply store a number from caller id to the phone book.While storing, you have to basically memorize or write down the number on a scratch of paper, delete the number on the screen with the keypad, enter the number 1 and then the number you are trying to remember or have written down.It is a pain in the neck, especially when you CAN edit the name when storing from caller id to the phone book, it does not make sense.
    Other than those two items, I love this phone, but I am afraid that the hanging up problem is going to make me have to return it...such a bummer because it really answers all our needs in every other way.
    Too bad Uniden....

    2-0 out of 5 stars Nice features but can't execute the basics
    I bought this phone to replace a Uniden expandable 2.4 Ghz model that interfered with my wireless network.But for that, I was very happy with the phone system.So I figured an upgrade to a 5.8 Ghz model from Uniden should provide me with the same features and benefits with no interference, yes?Well, after hacksawing through the plastic packaging and setting it up, the best I can say is that the TRU8885 doesn't interfere with my network but it doesn't do much else either.

    The big issues?1)The handsets take FIVE seconds to connect to the base.Yes, five seconds while my friends and family are forced to wait saying "Hello? Hello?" while I sit impotent waiting for the phone to establish contact.2)Once I actually connect, the reception is terrible!Constant static, electronic squeals, etc. such that I can't hear what the other caller is saying unless they speak loudly.And since there's no ability to change security channels, the only solution is to suffer through the call or hang up and redial.(This option is obviously not realistic if one is stuck in a Customer Service queue with significant wait times.)

    I gave this item two stars because it does have a nice feature set.But if you can't actually use the phone, it's useless.Some reviewers appear to have no or few problems; others report similar disasterous results like me.So it's a crap shoot.As for me, I'm returning the phone and will probably end up with a higher-priced Panasonic. :-( ... Read more


  • 16. Panasonic KX-TG5432M 5.8 GHz DSS Cordless Phone with Answering System and Dual Handsets
    by Panasonic
    list price: $119.95
    our price: $113.95
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007Q3QPS
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Panasonic
    Sales Rank: 604
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    5.8GHZ CORDLSS ANSWERING ... Read more

    Features

    • 50-station phonebook shared among handsets
    • 2 handsets, 1 remote charging stand; downloadable ringtones
    • 5.8 GHz digital spread spectrum signal
    • Digital answering system on base unit
    • Supports caller ID/Call waiting, 50-call memory

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars great phone!!
    I just baught this phone today and I love it already. See we returned two other phones today,before we relized that 2.4 ghz phones are not compatible if you have a wirelss network in your house, so we went for this one at a 5.8 ghz freq. So if you have a wireless internet conection in your house save your time and go 5.8 like this phone here. The asortmant of rings are unique and not to anoying.
    but, if you are looking to get a great phone for less ,about 40 dollars less, I really liked the one we had to return, just remember if you have wirelss internet dont bother. Here is the best for your buck and very sweet design, id say even nicer looking than this panasonic , wich is very sleek its self. It is made by General Electric (21028ge3) is the part number, there is one with an answering machine and one without, i baought both, the one without will save you even more if you allready have voicemail. Circuit city has allot of reviews for this phone, i recomend you look it up, just type that part number in google search and type reviews after it and it will pull up circuit city and the reviews. Anyways, i am not trying to take away from this Pannasonic, just wanted to say that both are great. Damien (mesa, Az) ... Read more


    17. AT&T E5965C 5.8 GHz DSS Expandable Cordless Phone with Answering System
    by AT&T
    list price: $179.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001MR13G
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: AT&T
    Sales Rank: 1044
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    The AT&T Elite 5.8GHz Expandable Answering System with Talking CID and Dual Keypads and Color Display in Handset is expandable to 6 handsets and covers all the bases for your home or office communication needs. The handset and base have large graphical displays and hands-free speakerphone, and you can access the answering system directly from the cordless handset. Features canned graphics; 6 polyphonic ringer tones; vibrating ringer; lighted handset keypad; directory for 100 names and numbers; 50-name and -number Caller ID log; multilingual display menus; intercom between handsets and base; integrated digital answering system with 15 minute record time; talking Caller ID/Call Waiting capability; and power failure operation (batteries required). Requires phone company service. ... Read more

    Features

    • Expandable up to 8 handsets, 1 color-LCD model included
    • All-digital answering machine, 25 minutes of recording time
    • Handset and base speakerphones; caller ID/call waiting, 50-call log
    • 50-number phone directory; selectable ring tones
    • 5.8 GHz digital frequency-hopping spread spectrum signal

    Reviews (18)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Features missing
    For prospective buyers:This phone has no ability to transfer the phone book between handsets and/or base unit (you have to enter the number manually into each one) and has really irritating ring choices.

    2-0 out of 5 stars wireless LAN users please read this
    I do not own this wireless phone
    but I was checking the replacement of Vtech, which has a lot of static, and the voicemail records without any reason
    when I check this model, I found this phone is running on both 2.4 and 5.8GHz (same as Vtech)
    wireless owners, pls think twice before buying this unit

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not good with wireless communication
    This is the second 5.8 we purchased and returned.It disconnects our wireless internet when the phone is in use.We have to turn the computer off and reboot to get it back once the call has ended.Funny, the label states this was developed just for wireless connections.We tried the Panasonic KX-TG5240M first which I commented on too.

    The sound quality seemed to be good and battery life okay, just kills the internet... Really liked some of the features, but was a little complicated to program.You only have to do that once, though.So, if you are not worried about the wireles internet and can work your way through the first programing, this might be a good choice.

    We are on our third brand, Radio Shack's 5.8.Funny, it costa LOT less and so far no problems.

    4-0 out of 5 stars main pros and cons
    This phone is top of the line AT&T has to offer.It includes all the features we often use as consumers.However, remember that this technology is rather new to the cordless phones market.If people learn about them and find out how they are best used, it will minimize the complaining factor.The only negitive thing i see about these new phones is their warrenty.When you pay that high the warrenty should be at least 3 years.

    5-0 out of 5 stars AT&T E5965C 5.8 GHz
    Great Phone. Straight forward, useful features, easy to use and to figure out, nice clear display. ... Read more


    18. Panasonic KX-TGA520M Accessory Handset for KX-TG5200M Series Expandable Phones
    by Panasonic
    list price: $79.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001Y4KR4
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Panasonic
    Sales Rank: 536
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    5.8 GHz FHSS (frequency-hopping digital spread spectrum) * 4-line backlit LCD shows Call Waiting Caller ID info (where available; subscription required) * illuminated keypad * silver finish * 50-entry personal directory * 50 Caller ID memories * NiMH rechargeable battery * base/charger * warranty: 1 year ... Read more

    Features

    • Light-up antenna indicates new calls and messages
    • 5.8 GHz digital spread spectrum signal
    • For use with Panasonic KX-TG5200M-series expandable phone systems
    • Supports caller ID/call waiting and talking caller ID
    • Speakerphone; headset jack and belt clip

    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Panasonic does it again( KX-TG5202M )
    Last phone was a Panasonic it endured 11-12 years of daily use.Purchased the KX-TG5200M,for it's features,2 phone set,speaker phone,ect.So far so good.I don't for-see any problems.
    The volume control is outstanding,clarity is good.Topping it off they are not that bad to look at either.User friendly.Outstanding product.I don't expect nothing less from a Panasonic.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Annoying Caller ID Problem and Disappointing Quality
    We bought the KX-TG5210M and the optional extra handset (KX-TGA520M) in Dec. 2004.The display on the option handset quit working in Jan. 2005.Like the other reviewer said, a phone that doesn't work is worthless.In addition, after answering a call on one of the handsets, the other handset (the one I didn't answer) shows a missed call even though I just answered it.This is annoying because you can't keep track of calls you missed because some of the calls shown as missed were actually answered.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Phone
    This is a great phone that has great features.Don't listen to the negative hype.There is usually a great rebate offer too.I got 20 bucks and I think they are up to 30 now.

    This handheld phone has seven different ringers (on the base unit KX-TG5240M), and can control all the base unit functions.It can also be used to monitor a room (like a baby monitor), check the voice mail, phone to phone conference, multiple (up to 5) conference, and many many more features.If you have multiple handsets, you can use it as a pager for each OR all handsets at a time.

    I experience excellent clarity several hundred feet away from the house, and that is through three concrete walls.This model comes equipped with NiMH batteries, which beat the heck out of NiCd in both capacity and long (battery memory free) life, which is a huge bonus, considering how much replacement batteries cost nowadays.

    My wife loves the talking caller ID so that see doesn't have to cross the room or even clean her hands while cooking to answer some annoying telemarketer.

    Good quality, good clarity, and the longest lasting best batteries!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Needs improvement
    For about a month, I've been using this system with a total of 3 handsets for VoIP. Sounds great, I like the feel and some of the features like speaker phone and talking caller ID. Here's what I'd add/change:

    When one handset answers the phone, the other handsets should not display a missed call.

    One handset should be able to erase all the other handsets missed call log.

    The handsets should display the time and date.

    The handsets should be able to supercede the caller ID. Meaning: when the phonebook is programmed with a friends work number and the handset receives the call from the friend, the company's name displays instead of the friend's name in the phone book.

    Single button dialing to the carriers voice mail system. Doesn't make much sense to press the VM button and then the talk button or vice-versa.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Steer clear...
    I bought the base station (KX-TG5200M) and a second handset (KX-TGA520M) and both failed within 2 months. (Comapred to my last Panasonic 900MHz phone that lasted 8+ years and counting...)
    The features on this phone are great and worth 5 stars (programmable phone book, room-to-room monitor, multiple voicemail inboxes) but a great phone that doesn't work is worthless. ... Read more


    19. Panasonic KX-TG5422M 5.8 GHz DSS Cordless Phone with Dual Handsets
    by Panasonic
    list price: $99.95
    our price: $93.73
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007Q3QP8
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Panasonic
    Sales Rank: 1465
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    5.8 GHz digital spread spectrum operation * dual handsets * 3-line backlit LCD display * handset-to-handset intercom * 3-way conferencing (between handsets and outside line) * jacks for optional headsets * ... Read more

    Features

    • 50-station phone book accessible from 3-line LCD
    • Digital duplex speakerphone in handsets
    • 5.8 GHz frequency-hopping digital spread spectrum signal
    • Supports caller ID/call waiting, 50-call history
    • 2 handsets; downloadable ringtones

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Vonage and this phone
    This phone is a great match to Vonage.The Voice message indicator light works (needs to be turned on, its off by default on the handsets, uses more battery).The Screen will also display that you have a voicemail waiting.As for the function of the phone, its great, it has not interfered with anything else in my house andis a good feel on the ear.All in all I recommend this phone for use with Voicemail setups, and its good for Vonage. ... Read more


    20. Panasonic KX-TGA270S 2.4GHz Extension Cordless Phone (Handset Only)
    by Panasonic
    list price: $79.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000068CNI
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Panasonic
    Sales Rank: 479
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    For select Panasonic telephones * 4-line backlit LCD shows Call Waiting Caller ID info * illuminated keypad * NiCad rechargeable battery ... Read more

    Features

    • Wall mountable
    • For KX-TG2700S, KX-TG2730S, KX-TG2720S, and KX-TG2740S models
    • 2.4 GHz frequency-hopping digital spread spectrum (FHSS) technology
    • Caller ID with call waiting, 50-station memory
    • 2-way intercom and paging

    Reviews (58)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Excellent features, two terrible flaws
    I have been using this phone for over a year and still like features like ability to send directory from the base to a handset. The problem is that this phone has 2 fundamental flaws. One is battery life, even with Energizer NiMh replacement battery (much better than the original NiCd battery), that is pathetic 1.5 hours of talk time. Do not even consider having a conference call with his phone (even without wireless booster activated).

    The second problem is that display fades in and out. I noticed that when the phone is totally charged it is mostly out. This makes dialing "blind" and stored directly totally useless.

    I do not think I will be buying any Panasonic phones in the feature even they have all the features I want.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this phone
    Wish I'd read the reviews before buying this phone. Like the other reviewer said, just take your money and flush it down the toilet, at least it'll save you the aggravation. We spent more than $300 for this system and several phones for our home. The batteries had to be replaced at a hefty sum eight months later.Three months later, and now three of them say, "no signal with base," which may be another battery problem. We're done throwing good money after bad. This phone doesn't even deserve one star.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Would be Perfect if Batteries Lasted Longer
    I have had this system with 7 extensions for roughly three years. Unfortunately, the batteries must be replaced every 14 months or so. However, the system excels in every other regard. Reception is static free and crystal clear - better than some corded phones I have had. And while I have not researched the market lately, at the time I bought this system, it was the only 2.4Ghz or better system on the market that could accomodate 2 phone lines on a multiphone cordless system. Fearing that if the base station ever broke, I would have flushed about $700 down the toilet, I actually bought a second base station which still sits in its box in my closet, since the original base station has performed without a hitch. The ability to transmit stored phone numbers or entire phone lists from one handset to the others is a nice feature. This system also allows for conference calling, separate voicemail boxes, and many features that I have never even bothered to learn to use.To me, the many pluses make it worth the investment in replacement batteries, which can always be found relatively chep on the web.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Too bad there is not a lemon for list for phones
    We have 8 of these phones and are extremely carefull about the dreaded memory effect and they still are awful!!!The displays fade in and out at will....whether they are fully charged or not.We have one phone that will last all of one dialing fully charged.We bought new batteries for these and started all over, not charging until the phone was completely dead.Same results as before.HEY Panasonic...these are the most terrible phones we have ever had.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't hold a charge and is breaks fast
    This is a very poor product from Panasonic.I have always purchased Panasonic cordless phones and had great luck. This unit met all my specifications.I was so excited when I ordered it.

    You cannot leave it off the charging station more than a couple hours or the batteries need to charge over night.

    Within 6 months 2 units were returned for repair.6 months later they were bad again but the warranty was up.

    For the price I paid I should be writing a glowing review, instead I'm telling you to stay away from this product.It's no good and I'll never trust Panasonic again. ... Read more


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