Written on: 02/03/2009 by clarabell55 (2 reviews written)
Lovely looking, sleek and slim
Cheaper than others
Poor sound quality
Menus are poorly desgined
Generally poor value for money
I purchased the iDECT X1i Twin phones as I liked the look of them, very modern and slender looking. However that was really were the good points ended.
When they arrived I thought they felt cheap and very light plastic. The buttons also seemed cheap and poorly made.
Once I started to use them I realised that the sound quality wasnt very good - clarity was effected and a mild hissing was always in the background.
The menus are pretty like any other phone, phone book, sound options ect...
Although the set up is quite badly desgined in that when you miss a call and the phone displays this you can only clear the message off the one phone - when you go to another room the other phone then still says 1 call recieved, so you have to clear messages off each phone individually which is a pain!
It also displays messages of 1 call recieved even if you have answered it! So you are forever clearing messages off multiple phones.
The tones are awful, sound like a very cheap and old doorbell, it has some basic rings which were ok but I found they didnt ring very loud even on maximum settings.
The ear volume was adjustable but again not very loud so if you have any impairment with hearing I dont think these would be any good.
Generally a poor quality phone, looks nice and ok for basics if you get it in a sale at a slashed down price otherwise dont bother.