I have a big house with lots of phones. A couple phones needed to be replaced, and my 'main' phone in my office came over on the ark, so off I went to shop for cordless phones. I decided on an expandable-type phone because I only needed one main base with an answering machine, and could still have multiple handsets. After my initial charging I was ready to try my phones out. (The phone system I bought came with 3 phones, but can accommodate up to 4.)
The features include caller ID, call waiting-caller ID (which I use a lot), each handset has it's own speakerphone, and the range goes a long way! On an acre of land, I can walk all the way to the edge of my property and still have a connection. I like the ring tone selection. In fact it has melody ringtones which attracted me to the phone. After selecting the ringtones for each phone, I then set up my time/date and recorded my message for my answering machine. Pretty easy!
It has a call transfer feature which I'm not sure I like yet. If you have it turned off, and say someone answers another handset and the call is for you ...if you pick up 'your' handset and press 'talk' it will say, 'unavailable', and the phone will not pick up the call like an extension normally does. No one is there! You have to grab the handset that originally connected to the call in order to speak to the caller. Not so convenient. Let's say the same scenario occurs but you now have the 'call transfer' activated. The person who picks up the call can push the transfer button, and now the call will be sent to all other handsets and will emit a beeping signal until you press the 'talk' button another handset. It's still not convenient. If two people wanted to pick up handsets at the same time to talk to a long lost relative around the holidays, forget it! It can't be done! Just pass one handset around the room.
I was a little disappointed that you couldn't select a different ringtone for individual callers. One of my old phones had that feature and it was nice to know who was calling without looking at the caller ID. Calls stored in the caller ID memory can be easily transferred into the phone book/memory area of the phone. Caller ID will store 40 numbers, and the phone book/memory area holds 10 numbers.
It's an "OK" phone, nothing special. The sound seems fine, and a running microwave doesn't seem to interfere with the quality of the call. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.