|The Uniden ELBT595 is a classic and stylish cordless phone. This Uniden 5.8GHz phone as the ability to expand up to 10 handsets efficiently. With digital answering machine, this Uniden cordless phone stores all your messages when you are not available. The Uniden ELBT595 phone has Bluetooth connectivity, which let you have wireless communication with ease. This Uniden 5.8GHz phone records any conversation up to 15-minute maximum uninterruptedly. Included with colored-LCD screen, this Uniden cordless phone allows you have a clear look at the caller's identity. Moreover, the Uniden ELBT595 phone has dual keypads, which permits you to make or receive calls from either of the two keypads.|
|Features||Answering System, Handset Locator, Intercom, LCD Display, Selectable Ringtones, Speakerphone, Supports Call Waiting, Supports Caller ID, Voice Mail|
|Answering System Type||Digital|
|Conference Call Capability||5-Way|
|Expandability||Up to 10 cordless handsets (1 included)|
Average review score based on 28 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I would give this phone five stars if a few minor things were different. First off, I would like to write about the things I do like a lot about this phone. I like the fact that the base gives you an option to dial out and also has a spearphone on the base. The LCD screen on the base is very nice and has a lot of options you can control from there as well. The sound on the speakerphone and the handset is excellent. The flip phone design of the phone is great. Recordiing your own ring tones is a breeze. I like that you can listen to your messages from the handset as well as record your own greeting et cetra. There is a lot of room in the phonebook. The caller ID shows each person that called when they called and does not show repeat callers as repeat callers. Some of you may not care for this feature but if my Mom calls me ten times, I want to see each time she called and not her name and a number by it. I like that different callers can have their own ring tones and pictures. I like that the answering machine can be set to ANNOUNCE only and do not disturb. The privacy feature that prevents other lines from listening in on your call is great and I really enjoy that I can answer a call by simply opening the handset and ending it by closing the handset. You can also set the phone to any key answer. The bluetooth feature works very well and very easily and it paired very quickly with both my Blackberry pearl Flip phone as well as my Tmobile g1 so making a call from the landline or the mobile phone is simple. The phone holds a charge for a decent amount of time and does not take long to recharge. You can set reminders on this phone too. I'm sure there are a few more features I've forgotten to mention. What I do not like about the phone is that the LCD screen on the outside of the phone is very faint and adjusting the lcd contrast only works for the inside of the phone. The wallpapers and color schemes has a very cheap look to it. Hopefully downloading wallpapers will improve this. It would be nice if the phone was black and had a sleeker look to it but again these are only minor complaints like the fact that the phone does not dial a 1 before the numbers that needs them and adding it to your phonebook does not make any difference. Quite annoying. Also, if I add a friend whose names is William Smith as Bill it still comes up as William Smith when he calls which for me kind of defeats the purpose. Overall, I would like this phone a lot more if the aforementioned were changed but it is not a big enough problem for ne not to use it as the pros outweigh the cons.
i purchased the additional handsets to add to my existing uniden system. i added an addition to my home, and needed more handsets for the additional 3 bedrooms, family room, and basement. you can use them as intercoms to page individual or multi handsets, each handset can also be used as a walkie talkie to each other. you can add up to 10 handsets on one base unit. each handset can have custom ring tones, and custom pictures for the display/backdrop. the base is also great with built in digital recording, memo's, etc. Caller id on each handset. program one (base or handset) with all your numbers and send them wirelessly to any or all handsets. No double or multiple programming of each unit. Good range from base, and crystal clear. i would rate this a 9.5 out of 10. i have had tons of wireless phones and this by far is the best one i have had. i purchased additional handsets to keep as spares should something happen to the ones i have in use now. Thanks for reading!
I do like the fact that the phone is just like a cell phone. I am happy that a phone company put out a phone that compares, because it's hard using a cell phone all day then using your home phone and wishing it had some of the features as your cell phone.
This Uniden is able to be set to vibrate. Which I love. You can record your own ringtones from your computer or ipod, you can set it to answer when open, turn off when closed. Set different ringtones for different contacts, you know your standard features on cell phones. You can also use your own pics as the phones wallpaper.
The draw backs are small screen on the front that only displays callers name or phone number (but you can have them as pics in your contacts, but the pics don't come up when calling). ringtones are limited to 20 seconds, very small internal memory. My other Uniden was able to receive text messages, this one can't.
Overall though I am happy with purchase, and people think they are using a cell phone when they ask to use my phone... and it's funny to hear.. well I gotta go cos I am using their minutes... lol...
if you can this phone for $100 or less buy it... if not then wait till you can because I wouldn't pay much more than $100 for it.
The ELBT595 Base seamlessly connects to your bluetooth enabled cell. Allowing you to answer or place call from either cell or land line. The handset connects to a bluetooth headset. But only allow one device at a time. If you want to use multiple headsets you have to deregister and then pair the other which only takes about a minute. The range with bluetooth headset to handset is about normal. If you want to walkabout you have to take the handset with you but it does come with belt clip. The range from base to handset seems to be pretty good.
Cons: Battery life with the handset with bluetooth enabled is not good. A have not tried with bluetooth disabled but I'm sure it would help.I can kill the battery in a few hours of conversation using the headset. The charger does not seem to keep up with the power consumed while talking.
This phone was purchased for my 88 year old Mother to simplify her life...she loves the phone contact from family and friends and would not want to miss a call by not getting to her phones in time to answer..this lil phone allows her to carry it on her waist band or in her pocket all day long and recharge at night by her bedside....by having the ringing phone handy for her she does not risk falling while rushing to answer a phone ringing in another room...would definately recommend this cordless telephone for anyone for its convience and dependability...it was such a good price on ebay I could not resist trying and am so glad I did...would I do it again...YOU BET!!