GE portable telephones are not worth the plastic they are made of in my personal opinion. I have the 900 MHz model myself, and a close friend of mine has the 3.1 GHz model and we cannot get an hour of battery life between us. You can charge this telephone for days at a time and you will still only get an average of 20 minutes talk time before it begins to beep low battery. If you are going to buy this telephone, I would recommend that you buy at least two of them so that if you want to have a relatively long telephone convorsation you will at least be able to switch beck and forth between phones and maybe get an hour of talk time between them. Really though, I do not recommend that anyone buy this brand of portable telephone.