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  # 688411 19-Sep-2012 20:16
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Yea, the 6722 has 16 different polyphonic ring tones to choose from. I hope one of them is OK!!

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  # 688428 19-Sep-2012 20:35
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MurrayM:
ajobbins: Only problem with Panasonic phones: The most horrible, shrill ringtones. On par with old Motorola mobiles

I found my Panasonic had lots of different polyphonic ringtones to choose from and it even lets me record my own tones for different people and uses caller ID to decide which to play.


Oh yes, there is lots of choice. 20 different versions of something that sounds like a car alarm




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  # 688434 19-Sep-2012 20:43
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ajobbins:
MurrayM:
ajobbins: Only problem with Panasonic phones: The most horrible, shrill ringtones. On par with old Motorola mobiles

I found my Panasonic had lots of different polyphonic ringtones to choose from and it even lets me record my own tones for different people and uses caller ID to decide which to play.


Oh yes, there is lots of choice. 20 different versions of something that sounds like a car alarm


Agreed.  I bought  a triple set of Panasonic cordless a  couple of months ago and they have terrible ringers compared to the old Unidens that they replaced..




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  # 688444 19-Sep-2012 21:04
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Sounds like I might be in for an ear wax cleanout, then?

Another one to add to the , "you can't please 'em all list". Elsewhere I have seen people complaining that they couldn't hear their phone ringing from outside. Maybe they needed a Panasonic?

Certainly sounds like designing phones is a thankless task!

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  # 688756 20-Sep-2012 12:25
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Had about 3 different Unidens over the years, liked them all. Still have Uniden. Would always consider them before Panny. I've not seen a good looking Panny cordless phone yet.
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  # 688790 20-Sep-2012 13:27
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The biggest problem with Uniden is they keep hacking standards to suit themselves, doing crazy things like modifying the DECT standard to suit themselves and removing core functionality such as GAP is something you'd expect a company like Apple do to.




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  # 688989 20-Sep-2012 17:49
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Picked up the KX-TG6712 this morning. We are very pleased with these and should have heaved the Elite 9035's ages ago. Sound is excellent and the screen display has nice big letters. Liking the caller ID provided by Orcon.

And the ringer volume can be turned down, ajobbins!

Anyway, good result.

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  # 690144 23-Sep-2012 13:36
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I've been wanting to replace our cordless phone for a while. We've got a cheap Uniden which is fine for the most part, but the Caller ID log only shows the name of the caller (not the time and date of the call). Which is mostly meaningless if you miss several calls over a day or two, and don't know whether you still need to call the person back. Do the phones discussed in this thread show date/time of missed calls on the handset display?

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  # 1727606 28-Feb-2017 12:13
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Greetings, a personal review of Panasonic and Uniden:

 

A few years ago I wanted a cordless phone which had good range. Panasonic looked interesting but at that time they didnt have any range extenders, so the best choice was Uniden XDECT8155+1 with range extender.

 

Despite what others on this thread say, Uniden does make good stuff and this phone is brilliant. Its that good I notice that they still sell the same model. If you want long range, I dont think there is anything to beat this model. I have never bothered with the repeater as range without repeater is in excess of 50m.

 

Yesterday I wanted a phone for my Mum who often goes out to garden and is at risk of accident so I purchased a Panasonic KX-TG2722 thinking that as it was DECT the range would be reasonable; wrong - its a great phone for around the house, but anything outside is lost over 15m. Dont get me wrong; it is a nice phone with a lot of good features especially for the price. Panasonic use of AAA Lion or NMIH batteries as standard is an improvement over Uniden's own battery package. Ringtones and volume on Panasonic are not as good as Uniden cheap models IMHO. Also the ring and sound is lower than 8155 which has a better sound characteristic for folks with hearing impairment, but after all I'm talking a phone about 4 x the price of Panasonic.

 

Panasonic do have a combo package KX-TG7652AZB which has a range extender at about 1/2 price of 8155+1. I have no idea of how good their extender is, but if important specification is range either go for the Uniden, or let the sales person know your Panasonic must perform well in long range before purchasing.

 

I have had Uniden phones for years and the early ones were pretty basic, but they have improved leaps and bounds and apart from lower cost Unidens which may have limited range and some annoying bumps.

 

I'd buy Panasonic for low cost phones with limited range, and Uniden for more expensive, greater range. This is based on experience of several old Uniden models, my Aunts new Uniden mid-range, my 8155 and only one of the Panasonic range KX-TG2722 so take my opinion for what its worth. IMHO Panasonic UI is more intuitive than Uniden which sometimes seems counter-intuitive.
Some base units show external antenna and dont quote me on this, but it seems those models are the ones which tend to have greater range.

 

PS in answer to earlier question the low cost Panasonic KX-TG2722 does show date and time of incoming call and the answerphone system is simple to operate; its a good value phone.


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linw: Wow, it's frustrating trying to select a new cordless phone. The last Uniden Elite 9035 + 1  was not a good choice and plenty of bad reviews suggest I am not alone so I am trying to get a new one that is known to be good.

And that is where the problem lies. For any given phone you can see very good and very bad reviews. How can  some say the sound quality is very good and others say it is terrible? Is the QC so bad that it is just a crap shoot? That is hard to believe when we are talking about very large companies like Uniden and Panasonic. So what else can cause such wide differences of opinion?

Paid $10 to Consumer to see their cordless phone test results but was very disappointed. The 'tests' and list of specs, are trivial and a BIG waste of time. Consumer is not what it used to be. Don't bother wasting time and money.

Now I have found a fairly new model (Panasonic KX-TG6722) available with my Fly Buys which fits my requirements but I can only find one or two reviews. Another pig in a poke!!

Hope it works OK on my Genius modem.

 

 

 

 For Panasonic.

 

I have a Panasonic KX-TG6461NZ portable phone bought in 2011 (probably not available anymore) that's been near perfect for the last six years.
The handset (batphone) is still using the original rechargeable batteries that came with it, and only needs charging about once a week.

 

Audio quality is good (7 out of 10) on base set and handset, and setup is easy to do. If any of the current Panasonic models are like/good as this one, they're well worth the money.

 

My 02c 

 

 


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  # 1728575 2-Mar-2017 03:14
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Another vote FOR Panasonic and a vote AGAINST Uniden.

 

I have a panasonic KX-TG8321NZ set (3 handsets, analog, currently plugged into a fritzbox voip->analog port), and I have found it to be excellent for the last 7 or 8 YEARS. It just goes and goes. Range is good, probably about 70m in the clear. Full charge generally lasts about a week YMMV. 

 

Previously I had a 3 handset Elite Uniden set. Sleek piano black, really nice, top of the line at the time. They were still selling them until a couple of years ago at Noel Leemings. It was a pile of crap in all ways, and dealing with Uniden under warranty was a COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME, and even Noel Leemings admitted that and simply refunded me themselves after months of pissing around with Uniden (I then purchased the cheaper and better above Panasonic). Apart from the pointlessly expensive batteries for the Uniden (they are just AAA's soldered together in a plastic sheath and with a flying lead - e.g. no feat of high tech, just vendor lock-in), one handset was constantly hissing and crackling regardless. The others were better, but still short of the clarity of the panasonic. The uniden was sent back to the company - Noel Leeming insisted it be "tested" first - and bloody Uniden sent it back and stated it was faultless. They did not even test the set. So I said to the Noel Leemings manager right then "ok, lets plug it into YOUR line and see what you think". 3 minutes later I had my money back, and manager admitted they have nothing but trouble with Uniden company.

 

I have had a mixture of cordless phones over the years - panasonic and uniden mostly. A few warehouse type brands. Etc. I can tell you I have never had trouble with the Panasonics, but I and my GF have had plenty of siht out of Uniden. One early uniden analog (non DECT early model) was ok 20 years ago.

 

One point I think people should be aware of: DECT is 1.6ghz. Get DECT. NOT 2.4, 5.8, etc. The higher the frequency, the poorer your range will be and the more easily your signal will be blocked. XDECT is crap. Con. Marketing bullsiht. You want lower frequency for penetration and range - physics. Added bonus: real dect does not interfere with your WiFi. The others likely will (even if it only shows as a degradation in speed).

 

Also, try to avoid phones with those stupid RUBBER buttons - they ALWAYS lose their lettering after a year or two. They also tend to use those stupid membrane switches which wear out fast, and then you have to glue little tin foil pads to replace them or get a new phone. Go for hard shiny plastic. Easy to clean too.

 

YMMV.

 

 


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  # 1728649 2-Mar-2017 08:29
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Brendan:

 

Another vote FOR Panasonic and a vote AGAINST Uniden.

 

I have had a mixture of cordless phones over the years - panasonic and uniden mostly. A few warehouse type brands. Etc. I can tell you I have never had trouble with the Panasonics, but I and my GF have had plenty of siht out of Uniden. One early uniden analog (non DECT early model) was ok 20 years ago.

 

 

 

 

Interesting. As I mentioned my Auntie had a dual set of Uniden, and didnt mention the first set was DOA and the second set worked, but range was very localised to house and I didnt think the audio had a patch on my 8115's.

 

So my original recommendation sticks that the Uniden 8115 is a great set apart from the stupid UI and battery, but Panasonic is great value for money and is verified by you thanks but I have had a better run out of older Unidens than your own experience.

 

It would make sense if the makers would stipulate a Line Of Site range standard which would be an indicator of range, but they dont and nobody knows what they are getting when they buy a phone.

 

Regards,

 

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Reading this thread is a laugh. 

 

Some say panasonic is rubbish, some say uniden is rubbish. Then, the same with gigaset, some say it is the bees knees, and others say it is the worst phone out. 

 

This seems to follow the pattern of online reviews . There is no real consensus as to which phones are good and which are not. 

 

A bit weird as usually you can easily find out the best consumer model of any product group. 

 

Personally, I don't see why we don't all use voip phones already for the pstn .   2degrees broadband locks you to the fritzbox.    Why can't i just buy a voip handset that hooks into the wifi at home and I can use that for my home calls!

 

 


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We've got a pair of very old Panasonic DECT phones, they must be about 15 years old or more.
They've been subject to absolute neglect and abuse, left in the rain or garden sprinkler, "lost" in the garden for days on end, dropped on concrete etc. They're not water resistant let alone waterproof and don't work when they're full of water, but have survived after disassembly, cleaning out and drying (several times).  IMO quality of plastics used and conformal coatings to protect the circuit boards etc must be first class.  They look a bit beaten about, still work perfectly.  Some (not all) Panasonic products build quality / toughness seems particularly good to me. 


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  # 1730366 5-Mar-2017 14:24

The Fritz box has an inbuilt DECT base station. So just directly pair the cordless phone handsets to it. But if your cordless phone isn't fully compatible with the DECT standard......

The fritz box worked with a cordless phone that I got for free from a promotion that Telecom were running ages ago.

And I think they also provide an app for making calls with it from a smartphone.





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