My husband bought dark blue coloured Ascom Avena 122 quite a some time ago. I used it and found as a very nice and good quality phone with answering machine. The Ascom Avena 122 is very straight forward phone and simple to use There are main and important features present like one touch dialling key, microphone enable, redial button, answering machine, missed call display, battery indicator bulb, pager, lock and unlock key pad for children.
Apart from that during call we can access to public exchange inquiry and can also reject call waiting .
The Ascom Avena 122's base is smaller than a typical medium size phone so takes less space. The blackish blue colour Ascom Avena 122 is very nice and different but looks very stylish. The phone gets charge from base. Once charge the talk time is 4 to 8 hours. The NiCd or NiMH battery cells are used only. These battery cells are very easily available in every departmental store or can be ordered on line.
I find phone Ascom Avena 122 nice, handy and good quality. I can't find any fault in the set at all.