You get what you pay for.
I bought my Combo from JB HI FI.
Some months back I bought two to receive messages.
So when I am away (which is frequently) I do not miss a call.
A small bit of advice to anyone wishing to buy a product.
Most sales people wish to give you what you want rather than need.
If you tell the sales person.
(1) Your price range.
(2) Your purpose....
An unfortunate purchase
Consists of Base Station and additional wireless handset. Works off the NBN so internet ready. Has good sized keys for the elderly BUT speaker volume on both handset and hands-free fades in and out, Limited store of phone book and the greatest sin of all, the phone is programmed to ring a maximum of 6 rings before cutting to voice mail, so unless you are physically in the same room as the base station, are walking around with the hands-free, or you are capable of sprinting, you have zero chance of actually answering your telephone. This me...ans you end up having to make all the telephone calls, assuming the hapless caller left a message. I took the matter up with product support from VTech Australia to ask if the 6 ring setting could be changed. Answer No. I would NEVER have purchased this 'phone system if I knew it only rang a maximum of 6 times before the answering machine kicked in. Oh, you can turn the answer machine off, but then the jolly thing only rings 9 times and then disconnects. None of this information was available on the on the box so I think I have been deceived. It is also hard to find in the manual itself. I am going to have a talk with Queensland Government's Office of Fair Trade and the place where I purchased the system, Officeworks because I think this is a faulty product - rather like buying a computer that only works for 6 minutes per hour.
Very poor product.
I have had this phone for approximately 18 months now. The ring tones on the second handset are very quiet, which is a problem for my wife. The date is ok but the time changes all the time. I know this is a cheap entry model, but it should work correctly. The actual phone looks great, which is why I bought it in the first place. I would highly recommend ANYTHING else.
A phone we cant live with...
Cannot hook hand set under ones ear on shoulder. Picture button clear covers fall out. Buttons feel cheap.
Very complicated to transfer call between handsets. If you pick up a call a corded base cannot easily just pickup on cordless handset. When you silence corded base unit so the ringing does wake you due to my night shift day sleep, the screening and message still sounds thru corded base unit, wth????
I hate this phone!
I am not certain when I bought it (from Office Works). It is useless, since while some calls come through, I have found that many do not. Often there is no opportunity given to the caller to leave a message. It is just useless. (The choice of 8 softly recorded ring tones did not help from the very beginning.)(
Questions & Answers
My elderly mother-in-law doesn't want an answering machine and wants it to ring longer so she has time to get to the phone as she sometimes doesn't hear it for a few rings. I have switched off the TAM as per the manual, but it stills cuts to the answering machine after 6 rings. I have changed the settings to make it ring 8 times, but it still cuts to the answering machine after 6 rings. Any suggestions?
My friend has Vtech 16650 corded phone with cordless phone. If an incoming call is answered on the corded phone on the base, can you then press the speaker button on the base to listen hands free? Not using the cordless handset, only the base corded hand piece and speaker button on the base.
I somehow put Call screening on my phone and I can not work out how to turn it off.
I am not sure what you mean by Call Screening. If you have Caller ID, then the caller’s number is automatically shown and you scan decide whether to it answer it or not. Regardless of whether you have Caller ID installed or not, if you have the answering machine operating and you wait until the caller starts to leave a message, you can either pick up the phone and talk to the caller, or you can allow the caller to finish their message and hang up.
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