we recently purchased this phone because it had the call blocking feature which has proved to be brilliant. Our old Telstra phone wasn't able to block calls and we were being inundated with nuisance calls and we had to resort to not answering the phone which was a pain. But since purchasing this Uniden 8355 + 3 and being able to block calls our lives have gone back to being peaceful. I did have to call Uniden technical assistance to explain a small feature and they were extremely helpful and sorted out the problem straight away.
Great phones ready for NBN
We are about to change over to the NBN and I found that my old Telstra phones won't be any good with VOIP. We purchased these phones in advance and I have them working on the old system until we change. So many great features, Mobile, Bluetooth, USB charging port, amazing product.
PHONES THAT HAVE OUT OF THIS WORLD RANGE AND RELIABILITY
I have had Uniden phones for many years and had to buy a new set when my house got hit by lightning last year and replaced them with a 4 handset Uniden that had a Water Proof handset included. They work almost 500 m up the road from my house and as I have acreage this is really useful and I don't have to worry if it gets wet from the rain. they charge really quickly and have great reception. The answering machine is reliable and I love all the features (haven't worked out all of them yet). Great phones was worth paying $200 for them.
Answer to problems
After nearly 6 months of trying every tip & suggestion posted here + phoning our provider I was still unable to get rid of the red flashing light & envelope until yesterday, again phoned provider twice, then uniden once, then our provider again. 1st I learned that voicemail which is on these phones is actually activated by NBN as part of the changeover plan (it is not your provider) & is at no cost to the individual person. I sincerely hope the steps that I needed to take will help others with the same problem. Firstly (if you don't have your l...egitimate pin number your provider will tell you what it is so you need to have that first) then set up your voicemail by dialing 125101 & follow the prompts, you can then listen to & delete those messages, then the little envelope will disappear & the light will stop flashing, obviously it will start again when you receive another message then just dial 101 to answer it. All of the other suggested methods that I have tried/followed in the past (for the odd ones that worked) they only worked for 20-30 minutes before returning to the same problems, however I do thank everyone for their suggestions. jojo
Purchased in December 2018.
Worked for 1 week now no power. Useless
Bought it. Set it up. Worked well for a week. Unit now has no power no matter where I plug it in. Doesn’t work at all now Don’t know why.
Purchased in May 2019 for $208.00.
Bought 8355 + 3 today after researching phones on the internet last night and already set up and working. After reading several reviews was expecting a bit of trouble setting up but was very pleased and surprised how easy it was just followed clear directions in manual. Love how easy to download numbers from mobile and then copy to other phone book and allocate to speed dials just needed a bit of patience. My old phone cut coverage just outside back door but this right to end of long garden with full bars. Fantastic now I can hear and answer my...mobile anywhere before unless in same room or close couldn’t hear it. Can’t think of any negatives good on you Uniden had my other Uniden for about 20 yrs and have been very happy with it hoping for same result.
lacks basic function but has bells and whistles!
Bought this yesterday after much research after having the same Uniden phone for over a decade!! Time to upgrade or so I thought!! Loved all the blue tooth stuff and call blocking feature which I thought would get used a lot. However, during the setup, I was disappointed to read that the voice messaging service works only with landline calls! I couldn't believe such a basic function was missing. Given that my old Uniden takes landline and mobile, no issue. And that the majority of calls today come from mobiles this makes the voice messaging ser...vice redundant!! Even more annoying nowhere does it warn you about this lack of basic feature before you buy it. Not on the box not on the blurb on the website. It's not until you get it home and have spent some time working through the set up that you turn the page in the manual and only there does it say that the messaging works only with landlines. My heart sank. Very disappointed with the waste of time, energy and money. Tomorrow I will be returning it to HN and asking for a refund as the phone fails to deliver on a very basic function. What use is Bluetooth if you can't record incoming calls from mobiles? Have reinstalled my old phone for now. Kerry Amor Golden Square
Far From Easy to Use
I have had system 14 months. I have used Uniden for many years. I saw a reviewer write of the XDECT "Easy to set up & understand functions. Read the manual a couple of times though. Sound quality is very good and display screens are easy to read..."
That's one person's experience. Mine was distinctly different.
Even keeping the manual on my computer desktop for reference, it is hard to follow. Too many bugs in the phone system because it is an attempt to do too many things.
I use it with VOIP. But that is not the source of the errors.
Purchased in January 2018.
Out performs expectations
Quality is A1 (typical of Uniden). Bluetooth function is fantastic. Easy to set up & understand functions. Read the manual a couple of times though. Sound quality is very good and display screens are easy to read..
Purchased in February 2019 for $155.00.
so far so good but a bit complicated
Did the set up following manual and went surprizingly well, even set up an extra (additional; to the +3 handset )with no problems. However I'm not sure we will be able to use the more advanced features its not intuitive(for 60+ tech dinosaurs. did connect mobile and download phonebook from it suprised myself. Have to follow manual closely to do anything. Just went to google to find instructions to turn off annoying announcer of calls voice (TTS or some such). other than that works well and am pleased with purchase.
Have only had it 2 weeks but very pleased with it. Still learning how Answering Machine functions when I also have Voicemail activated through ISP ie the interaction between them ie number of rings on Uniden and number of seconds on ISP to send copy to Voicemail.
My previous cordless and Answering machine was less sophisticated than this one. So I had much to learn!
Far better than my previous Uniden answering system.
This system works really well. Voice quality is good and I'm pleased with that as it is a replacement for my previous Uniden phone that had poor voice quality with the NBN network.
It has the ability to work with your mobile phone so you can download your mobile phone contacts onto the Uniden phone and answer calls either from your home phone or mobile directly from the handset at the push of a button. Simply select the mobile or home button to choose which device you wish to answer/call from. Handy if your mobile is in another room when...a call comes through. You can quickly answer it from the Uniden base handset. The unit also has a USB port for charging your mobile and Bluetooth technology. Uniden claims that you can still use the phone during a power outage. Fortunately, I haven't had an outage yet to test that. They, however, do not state for how long the unit will be able to work during that outage but do say a handset has to remain on the base and it won't work well if that handset doesn't have a full charge, to begin with. Still, I guess its an option and better than none at all. I do wonder though if that applies to the NBN network. If the powers goes out then you'd have no internet, with the NBN network, if you have no internet, you have no home phone, so all this may be a mute point. Overall, I'm very happy with the phone and LOVE the ability to block calls on it. If you want to block a number it's very easy to do on this unit, something I've not had the ability to do on a home phone before. In writing this I have discovered I can' find my receipt :( I believe I paid $185 for the unit which was well under the $249 prices I saw elsewhere. My one huge issue with this phone - the instruction book. It's all over the shop. The worst instruction book that's supposedly written in English I've ever read. Give it up and use Youtube if you get stuck.
Considering this is the 21st century the technology and ease of access to this phone is bewildering. Have you heard of touch screens and a settings icon......seriously this phone is crap. Sound is not clear and it continually tries to connect to my mobile even though my phone is already connected to a wireless headset. Get your outdated crap together Uniden or go die somewhere........
Not bad except ................
As already said in other reviews, the operating manual is a nightmare! 50 pages of instructions for basically what is a simple phone! You'll probably never need all the "stuff" it can do so just use it as a normal phone and it won't be a problem!
Nonetheless, the phone and it's accessories does look good, works well and I found it best to chuck the manual away and just plod through all the menus and buttons until I worked it out myself!
Big problem is that you can't download the mobile phonebook to the 8335's own Phonebook! Crazy! Quite s...imple to pair a couple of mobiles and download their phonebooks but then you have to laboriously select each and every entry and ADD it to that of the 8355's own Phonebook! If you have several hundred contact numbers then good luck to you ……………. Probably deserves a four star but the manual and phonebook issues made me stick at a three! Look around for best prices as they range from $225 down to $170 at places like the Good Guys and Harvey Norman!
Best home phone system ever.
I purchased my phone set after much research and daughters advise! The functions this phone preforms are awesome and all work perfectly. I love the way it self programs extra handsets and you only have to enter items into one phone and it automatically updates all handsets, the line clarity is amazing and they tell you when you are getting out of range of the base when used outdoors. I was amazed you get a paper manual with it, read it, inwardly digest it and the use of the system is easy. I would recommend this unit over 3 other prominent brands in the same league I have owned the others and they are not anywhere near as good a phone system.
Caller voice fades out even though fully charged.
Voice fading is my main problem with this phone though I suspect it is to do with it being Wi-fi. I find it annoying when the caller's number is announced...will find a way of getting rid of this eventually. Still getting used to it but would prefer to go back to my fabulous previous phone....also a Uniden.
Excellent phone with many functions
I have had this phone for over 3 years and have had no issues. It is a great phone with so many functions. There is a headset jack which allows me to listen to teleconferences in comfort. The ability to connect to my mobile phone via bluetooth is great because it means I can make and receive mobile calls on the handset. One of my other favourite features is call block meaning that if a pesky telemarketer calls I can block the number and am not bothered by them again.
Nice to connect iphone too
Love the fact we can connect our iphone via bluetooth and have calls answered from mobile number and landline number .Easy to set up and great even if you dont have a landline..Just connect your mobile via bluetooth and make/recieve calls from the uniden handset..
Even imports your contacts from mobile if you want , saves entering on uniden handset ..Very easy to see which the calls are coming in on as mobile button lights up when call comes in via mobile connected .Same as when making call , just press mobile and it will use your mobile number and credit.
Had this phone a couple of months now, I found the instructions hard to follow, Had to ask some questions before I got it all set up. but it was worth it, I have it connected to my NBN Modem apart from the bad instructions and it's not that good at charging my Samsung mobile. I cant find fault I purchased a 4th hand set for the bedroom at @ $55. The instructions on how to pare up the new handset with the base were complicated, so I just sat it into the base cradle and it did it all automatically. I like the fact that it will answer your mobile...s It can be used to make or receive calls through your mobile too, and all your mobile contacts are transferred to every handset when the mobiles ring so will this phone. It has an answering machine A baby monitor can be used as a intercom. And by voice it will tell you who's calling or the number when it rings, it has a blocking feature which I used to block two of the scammer numbers i was receiving. All up a great phone.at around $200.
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Questions & Answers
how o i alter to daylight saving time
If you have Caller ID with your service provider, the time will automatically adjust via the phone network.
You can change this setting in the Advanced Setup so the time will stop reverting back with your Caller ID service and will only stay on what you manually set on the phone.
Can you please try the following steps on the handset to adjust the time to manual?
Use the Up and Down arrows to scroll to Global Setup
Press Menu on Global Setup
Use the arrows to scroll down to the option Time Adjustment
Scroll down to the option Manual
Press the END button twice to exit
Now you can adjust the time and it will set correctly in the system.
Scroll down to the option 'Date & Time'
Input the numbers for the date (--/--/--)
Input the numbers for the time (--:--)
Scroll down to the appropriate AM or PM
Press MENU only once
Press the END button twice
Handset #2 cuts out when trying to make a call, then screen shows Welcome Please Wait. When I place it back on handset Home Flash button lights up temporarily. Also battery is only showing 2 lines despite being charged for several days. When I answer a new call, it cuts out when I press loudspeaker. Any help?
It seems like you have the option 'Auto Talk' activated.
If your AUTOTALK is on and your handset is sitting in the cradle, all you need to do is pick up the handset and say hello. If your AUTOTALK is off and the handset is in the cradle, then you will need to press the talk button to answer.
Please find the necessary steps to deactivate Auto Talk;
Scroll down to Handset Setup
Scroll down to Auto Talk
Scroll down to the option Off
Press END two times to revert back to the main screen
I have downloaded the phone contacts from my mobile, how can I use them in the Uniden phone?
Thank you for your review.
If you have downloaded the phone contacts from your mobile you can make access the contacts by pressing the Phonebook button.
You can then scroll down to the name of your mobile and press the silver key to select.
Press the silver key again on the option 'View Number'.
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