It is a good phone
We purchased our XDECT from HN a few years ago. It replaced a previous cordless which replaced another cordless which replaced an analogue phone. We did not expect anything like the NBN at the time as we were just coming to terms with a digital phone line. It has served us well. The yellow water resistant handset has been used more than the other handsets and up to 200m from the base and amplifier. We also use the intercom function. The Bluetooth connection to our mobile phones was uneventful and it provides an alternative to answering our mobi...le phones which are normally on charge when we are at home and they are out of reach. With the onset of NBN we have remained with Telstra. The NBN modem was connected to the existing Telstra Smart Modem and the XDECT has remained daisy chained via our Brother printer as we like to have the fax capability on the printer.
Can I receive landline calls on my mobile phone which is paired to the base? Would we be able to have the same incoming ring go through to the mobile? Would it have to be set for a period of time, or would it work permanently? If possible how would this be done? As the mobile is paired to the base we can receive mobile calls on the landline phones. Also why can we not get anything sent to the Answering machine? What is voice mail and is that blocking messages from being left.? Do the number of rings make a difference as we have maximum rings set to not miss calls because we never have a message left.
Call clarity was average and varied among handsets I had 3 with mine 2 were ok 1 not so.
The menu's as written by another DySfuNCtiOnAL NOT intuitive at all. And to do anything required the manual and then having to translate into something that sence any of made. (If you get the picture) I persevered for just under a year.
I am now using & recommend Panasonic KX-TG7892 Good Clarity & its intuitive to use. the manual is still a Chinese conversion but dont really need it after set up.
Menu System is dYsFunCtiONaL
Haven't had any problem with base station or handset (family uses mobile phones most of time). Apart from taking and making calls I don't use any other features. Why ? Because the menu system, the buttons on the base station and the manual that tries to explain it all are simply dYsFunCtiONaL. What sane person would come up with this menu interface let alone pass it as acceptable for release to market .. far out.
LOTS OF BACKGROUND NOISE
got this phone 6 months ago lots of white noise interference, which don,t get on other cordless phones, thought it would be better with VOIP, noise reduced, but still bad. Would not recommend, My other old uniden ss e25 Had lots of noise with on the old ADSL, now have NBN with phone on VOIP this has improved immensely
I use this phone at my office and it is great. Clear quality, never had a problem. I don't use the bluetooth option on it for mobile phones and wonder how well that would work, but the quality is totally clear, the phone is very dependable and I've never had a problem with the battery.
Another disappointing digital device
I am so disappointed with this phone. I have read many of the blogs here and agree 100 percent with those that are unhappy with it. We are in our 50's and not yet deaf but acknowledge that our hearing isn't perfect and I have tried everything to maximise the speaker volume and it is still lousy. Callers also comment how terrible the sound is and yes, they sometimes can't get thru and get some stupid music instead. Worst purchase ever.
Uniden has done it again. One of the best I have bought.
Hello. I have been using our Uniden XDECT 8155+2 with a Range Extender for around one year now and it works really well. I have waited for a year before doing this review so I can give an honest opinion about it.
I can take one of the handsets with me when I go over the road and one house down to have a cupper. When I do this I can make a phone call or receive a phone call and it is as clear as if I was standing next to the base station and this is without using the range extender.
I have only one very small problem, I do not know exactly h...
Great range within our caravan park.
Bought the 3 handset option set, achieves great range around our caravan park, but two of the handsets just stopped working, they were not dropped or abused in any way. The third one well I have to confess I dropped it down a toilet I was cleaning & that was the end of our three handsets! have had to go back to an older Uniden that was here at the park, but will give the 8155 model another try.
- XDECT 8155 + 2
- Verified purchase
Worst Phone Ever!
Bought this 8155 to replace and upgrade a previous Uniden that I had for years. One of my worst decisions.
I've only had it a few months and one of the handsets has stopped working.
And the sound OMG. Can't understand a word anyone is saying to me and the recorded messages are impossible to understand so I have stopped using the phone altogether and now only use my mobile.
This phone is absolute rubbish!
Have to be the worst cordless I've ever bought
Volume goes down by itself all the time, whenever we answer calls you either get nothing or the caller goes on hold and the get some ridiculous little jingle.
Caller ids are incorrect.
As far as the menu goes on the phone it is so far from user friendly so complicated.
I would throw them in the bin if I could.
Product doesn't even deserve 1 star.
I looked at this site and saw all of the negative reviews and got a little worried after I bought it.
The phone works perfectly and I have asked people that I have called and they have said that it is loud and clear.
The only compliant that I would have is that I like to the time on display in a large size and to be on at all times. It isn't.
If it lasts and performs as well as my last Uniden (10yrs) I will be very happy
The sound is definitely tinny and the caller sounds like they are in a hollow cave. Definitely inferior sound to previous Uniden. Also this phone does not enable adjustment of the ring time from about 20 seconds; no mentiom of this in the manual or online.Would not recommend this model. Won't buy Uniden again.
Not at all impressed
We had a Uniden DSS2465 for exactly 10 years and it was wonderful. Not one problem. Almost cheaper to buy a new phone than buy new batteries so I replaced it in July 2015 with a 8155+1. I am very, very disappointed. Echoing, static, couldn't hear the caller. I returned it to the store and they replaced with a new unit. Much better than the first 8155+1 but still nowhere as clear or as user friendly as the DSS2465. The hand held is awkward and fingers slide across the numbers. They are not individually spaced numbers. Ring volume is definitely n...ot loud enough if outside and I am having trouble extending the ring time. I actually rang Uniden and expressed my concerns re this product to a sales rep but I did not feel much interest in my list. Anyway one of the hand helds is now not working and I will have to return it to the store again. 2nd return in 5 months.
Great little cordless smart phone
I bought this so I can link it to my iPhone via bluetooth and charge my iPhone, my iPad and my Apple Watch via the USB Charging Port so I don't need any wall chargers also I can import my Phonebook from my iPhone as well so I am very happy with it.
Uniden do not respond to emails in regards to poor quality phone, 1 week old and cannot get service.
I have moved the extender, I have removed the 2nd phone and disabled it, we cannot hear the other side of the conversation even though they can hear us, I also disabled the Wifi.
Caller ID does not work.
Bought from Dick Smith and because I was happy with previous Uniden phones, I just put it together and threw the box. My bad and my loss but beware of this particular phone for $130 it is a waste of money when it cannot be returned.
Icon and ring length issues
The message icon will not display in spite of following all of the instructions of the voice mail provider. I also cannot extend the length of time the phone rings and rarely get to answer it. Uniden has been unsupportive and insists there is no fault with my unit. A shame because I am happy with everything else about the phone.
- XDECT 8155 + 2
- Verified purchase
Top cordless phones
So pleased with this phone that I'm puzzled by the adverse criticism of other users. The phone is so superior to my latest disaster, ( purchased the top of the range Motorola from Telstra that proved absolutely worthless ) that I'm overjoyed with our 8155. This model covers the entire 1/2 acre block with the range extender and does everything we've asked of it so far. Only had it for about 3 weeks but feel that it's adequately engineered for longevity. Volume is adequate for our old 83 year old ears. Just wish it would recognise and connect to my bluetooth hearing device in the same manner as it does to my mobile phone.
Love my old Uniden but not this one
Just bought this one from Harvey Norman and thought I couldn't go wrong after my old Uniden Wdect 3355 + 2 had been a great cordless phone for years with great sound and range, however this one I have at full volume and it still sounds like the caller is a million miles away and as others have said it's an extremely tinny sound coming through
Am going to return it to Harvey Norman and see what I can do
Sadly the cordless that got the highest ranking that I found after research ( Panasonic KX-TGE274S) isn't available in Australia or I probably would have gone with it
The biggest failing of this phone is the earpiece audio quality. It is very tinny. Perhaps it's an age thing - might be better suited to people much younger than me. I know Uniden can make a decent phone - I had a bottom of the line Uniden cordless (freebie from Optus), and its earpiece audio was much better than the 81xx. Not sure what Uniden have done here.
Otherwise the phone is fine. Range is good (haven't had to use the extender yet). Has all the features I need.
Questions & Answers
Please, can anyone help me? I own a Uniden XDECT8055+2 (not 8155+2) and receive so many nuisance calls that I have been blocking them. I don't know how many are able to be stored, but I now get a message that it is FULL and are unable to block recent calls! Some have been there a long time and may no longer be relevant as I have moved house during the phone's lifetime, but I cannot find out how to unblock them, so would be grateful if anyone can help me. Thanks in advance, Judy (a "little old lady" of 90!)
I have just gone to NBN and want to know if my UNIDEN XDECT 8155+2 range extender is compatible. I installed this to improve the signal from my solar panel inverter to connect to the internet but it does not seem to be working, the signal is very weakonly 1 bar( or dot.) and I cannot connect to the internet.
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