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AT&T - 2940 Corded Phone with Caller ID/Call Waiting - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Has some good features but overall disappointing

    Posted
    biyahero
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I like tilt-able LCD and it's big characters. I like the idea of the light for an incoming call, although it is too dim unless you happen to be focused on the phone which is at a 90 degree angle from my desk, so when the ringer (which is not loud enough even at Max setting) emits it's feeble sound I have to focus on the phone as in "is that thing ringing" to see if the incoming call light is really illuminated. The ringer has far less volume than any of my other standard phones. Aside from that, you supposedly can save numbers with labels to the "Directory" but there seems to be no way to have a label with a space in the name. I for example had and incoming call which was labelled in the call log as "800 [space]Service", but when I try to edit that name to something more descriptive which contains a space such as "Fraud[space]Protection" it seems to be impossible. While it does have Caller ID and Call Waiting ID, it does not have any indication of a Missed Call short of going though the Call Log manually. Even my old Radio Shack Talking Caller ID box would have a flashing red light if you has missed a call, and it would seem that it would have been easy enough to make the Incoming Call light on this thing also flash to alert you that you had missed an incoming call so that you would know that you need to check the call log. One feature I do like, which isn't mentioned in the woefully inadequate user guide, and I learned about only from another user's review is that you can dial the number without picking up the handset and see that the number is correct and then when you pick up the handset it will automatically dial that number. I also like the adjustable call volume and the Audio Assist while in a call that increases the clarity... I haven't needed to use that, but it a nice idea. Also when the power goes out, which lately has been frequent, it loses all the settings like date and time, which seems strange since it is battery powered.. maybe the power from the phone line is going out with the electrical power, but even if that is so, it would seem the batteries in the phone should make the phone settings remain intact. In short I am disappointed with this purchase and I guess I'll have to look for a standalone caller ID box to know when I have a missed call.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, simple corded desk phone.

    Posted
    Steno250wpm
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    A simple, traditional, ordinary, corded, touch tone, single line desk phone. Majority of the phones have built in digital answering machines and I wasn't looking for that. This fits the bill. Large buttons, huge display. Terrific sound quality. Has volume control. Shows the current date and time. Shows the length of time for a call. Works on AA batteries. The handset is uncomfortable if you have to hold it between the ear and shoulder to free up your hand. Otherwise, it's an excellent basic phone without tons of unnecessary bells and whistles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Unmute beep heard by other party = FAIL

    Posted
    Wilford

    Seriously? The Mute button has to make noise? Its a MUTE button, it should be silent! Failed to look at reviews first as a friend had recommended it... Then he and I were using it on a call to each other and he asked what that beeping was? Why, it's the stupid mute button, we both searched for options to make it un-noticable to the other, but there is no way to use Mute and Speaker phone together without the other party knowing you were muted.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a Good Phone for Small Office

    Posted
    Bizlife
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Bought this phone for my new small busness office and returned it rather rapidly due to poor sound quality, lack of durability, and the fact that it did not include a message center (my mistake - I did not read the description and assumed it had same). I was looking for a quality, nice looking and high performance phone to place on my primary desk, but this phone did not function correctly. I suppose it looked nice, but it's function was disappointing. I returned it and Best Buy was the BEST - they gladly took it back and I bought another brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone for landline use

    Posted
    briarich
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This phone replaced an old one we had for years. It has large dialing buttons for ease in dialing, and a big display screen for caller ID, # dialed, date and time information. The only negative is that there is no hold button, but that can be overcome by using the mute button and not hanging up the receiver. We knew about the lack of a hold button, but decide to buy this unit over a more expensive one, and it was worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good multifunction telephone , many nice features

    Posted
    JackSpratJohnHenry
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    Glad I selected this phone. It has all the features that I need. I purchased it to replace a worn out phone of 30 years. I hope this one will last half that long. The features were easy to set up and easy to use. The price was a real bonus compared to many others I reviewed. I did have to purchase a longer handset cord since the one it came with was barely 24 inches (not very useful for a wall phone)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keeps On Working When AC Power Does Not

    Posted
    None
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    As a Care Giver for a family member it is absolutely imperative that we have continued uninterrupted phone service. During a recent power outage it became VERY CLEAR that none of our home phones would work without electrical power and we were stranded without emergency phone service. We bought this corded office type phone that works off the phone line power and now we have emergence phone communication even if the house power fails.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the Job

    Posted
    bigislandguy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I needed a table land line phone and this one serves that purpose well. The weight is sufficient so it does not slide when you pick up the receiver. Everything works fine except for the speaker phone, which was hard to understand, though I only tried using it once. The cord connecting the receiver to the base was so short that I had to buy a longer one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not easily navigated

    Posted
    reynoljj
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this for my home office. I telework and the sound quality for conference calls is awful. Trying to navigate the menu on the display to check voice-mail or dial out to a previous caller is nerve-racking. Don't be fooled by the looks and "features". This is a basic phone. Spend the extra $$ and get a real business phone if you want clarity and ease of use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great landline phone

    Posted
    DDScott
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    Overall I think this is a great landline phone and I am satisfied with my purchase. There isn't a hold button, and also the instructions and setting up of the features isn't very user friendly. Those were the only two negatives for me and the reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. I would have give it 4.5 stars if that had been an option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone for the price

    Posted
    5689
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I bought this to replace a much more expensive phone that developed a handset jack problem within a year of purchase. This phone was easy to set up, is easy to use, and has really good sound clarity, both on speaker and on handset. The sound quality is very important to me, as I am hearing impaired, and this phone is the best I've found.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price...

    Posted
    Seal1

    I bought this speaker phone for my sister who had a hand injury...The phone is great...She doesn't have to worry about batterries going out...The voice and sound recognition is clear..The numbers are big and bold....Purchased a long cord so the phone can go many feet in any room...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It is extremely hard to find a corded phone now

    Posted
    Lzbth
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Hard to find a corded phone. Most are for older people and have big buttons & emergency call buttons. I didn't want one that had emergency button because I thought I might hit one by accident in the middle of the night and have the police at my house. Happy to find a pretty normal corded phone

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A solid house phone

    Posted
    Wolder
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    This is a good phone for home or office. It keeps a lot of numbers, and the display is great. Sound quality is also good. My main problem is the tedious routine for deleting the caller ID. Luckily, the memory only keeps a certain number, so old ones get bumped in favor of the new calls. All in all, it's a solid buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Display did not work from the beginning.

    Posted
    nellie1310

    The display did not work from the very beginning. Bought for business use and the display is important. Also very light weight, so it does not stay in place on counter, making hard to dial the phone. Otherwise, the sound seems to be pretty good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    don't buy

    Posted
    bill201252

    i bought it for the big buttons & large display, programing requirs weird logic , not very user friendly. biggest down fall is caller i d . it just gives the # with no name, so i plugged in old phone & it's caller id gives both

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great desktop landline phone

    Posted
    fairlyhappy
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    large number dialer, big display window for caller ID, press call log, any number displayed will auto redial if you have the receiver off hook. great feature. I had bought one a year ago, no problems with that one either, priced well too

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good wired phone with caller ID

    Posted
    Ecob
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I found this phone to be a rarity as most wired phones have an answering system as part of the phone. I did not want an answering unit in this phone and I was able to find this online after looking for quite a while. This is very nice phone for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good phone

    Posted
    Spinner1

    I bought this phone for my 98 year old grandmother because she has a hard time hearing on cordless phones with her hearing aids. She can hear the person she is talking to with out interference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Batteries needed for display

    Posted
    Elsie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    No power supply. You must use batteries or the display will not work properly... .ugh. Purchased to use a Plantronics headset lifter. For most calls we have a wireless set of phones.

    I would recommend this to a friend