And Here is Why:
- I’m old school. I am at home most of the time, and so though I do have a smart phone I rarely use it to actually phone anyone.
- I have heard that having a land-line is better in any kind of home emergency. If you have to call 911 and aren’t able to communicate what you need, the 911 operator is obligated to send someone to help anyway because they do have your location. They can only do this from a land line, not a mobile line since you are “mobile”.
- I just like the feel of an actual phone on my ear better. I can hear better (and no it’s not because I am hard of hearing lol), and it’s a better size to hold.
I have had a problem for the last few months in that my wireless phones are getting old and to the point where they will cut out in the middle of a phone call. Drives me crazy!! Although I shouldn’t really complain, the set of cordless phones that I am using are probably 9 years old… Yup, I got my money’s worth. :p
I ordered a new set of phones, and today I’m going to show you the unboxing them. My old phones were Panasonic, and I have had really good luck with them so I ordered that same brand again.
Basically, I think I got exactly the same kind except an updated version. This set of cordless phones has 3 hand sets. I like that because I can put one in my kitchen, on my desk, and beside my bed.
Here are the main features of the The Panasonic KX-TGE233B DECT 6.0 Expandable Digital Cordless Answering System, 3 Handsets
- 3 cordless hand sets
- Large backlit display and larger number making it easy to dial
- It can expand up to 6 hand sets
- 100 number phone book
- Caller ID memory of 50 numbers
- Conference call and 3 way calling capability
- Call Block Feature of 250 numbers
- Answering / Voicemail capabilities
- Wall mount
- Up to 10 hours of talk time
- Rechargeable Batteries
The box was back up really well. Everything had it’s place and that helps in the shipping process to ensure nothing gets broke, but it was also easy to open. I hate the packaging that requires a set of tools to get into, lol.
I like the feel of the phone in my hand, and I like that the base doesn’t take up much room on my desk or counter. With my old phone, the main base phone was a corded phone. That drove me a bit nutty. I would be in the kitchen cooking the phone would ring I would answer… what’s the first thing you always say? Hold on, let me go grab the cordless! So I am very glad that all three are cordless on the new phone.
I love the call block feature, this is probably my favorite feature. So many incoming calls are just spam, telemarketers and unsolicited sales calls. In my book, if you can leave me a message three strikes and you’re out. You get blocked! I don’t have time for that sh*t. This phone can block even more numbers than my old one, which is awesome.
I needed to charge the phones before I could actually start using them.
I went to look at some of the Reviews on Amazon. There is an overall rating of 4.3 stars out of 5 with over 1300 reviews. That tells me that people are pretty happy with this set of wireless phones. You can take a look at the Amazon reviews here.
Some of the 1* reviews seem to be dealing with the answering machine. I have never used the answering machine as I have that feature built into my phone line.
Some say that the set-up was more difficult than their previous phone. I found the set-up to be fairly easy. The phone will direct you to the set-up section and then you just follow the prompts. Entering numbers into the phone book was also very easy, and was the exact same as on my old phone (which my 70 year old mother could figure out).
The other negative comment was talking about the static. So far I have only been using the phone for 2 days, but the voice quality is very clear and there is no static at all.
One thing that I have noticed is that the volume isn’t as loud for the ringer as my old set of phones, not that this is a huge problem, just something that I have noticed. The voice volume seems fine to me.
Most of the reviews are very positive though. Saying the sound quality is excellent, and it is even “old people” friendly lol.
So far everything that I have seen from this phone makes me happy. And if I can get another 9 years out of this set, it will be money well spent 🙂
If you are looking to update your house phones, I would definitely recommend the Panasonic KX-TGE233B DECT 6.0 Expandable Digital Cordless Answering System, 3 Handsets
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