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AT&T - EL52303 DECT 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone System with Digital Answering System - Silver-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 2452 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Drives Me CRAZY!

    Posted
    AnneB2
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    This phone drives me crazy. I've been using it for a month now. We had a panasonic with big buttons before. My phone started having issues so I just figured I had to buy a new one instead of replacing the batteries (which are often super expensive). So, I went shopping and picked up this phone. I thought it would be fine... But, it wasn't and here's why. #1 Everytime I hold it on my shoulder and I'm reaching for something, the volume button beeps. Ugh. #2 When I try to go to the directory, it doesn't start at the first name. Always at the second. Ugh. So, I have to go up to get to the first name alphabetically. #3 The caller id is defective. It doesn't show all the calls. When it does decide to retain a number, it doesn't show up until a while after the phone call has come in. No help screening calls that way! #4 The caller id doesn't work with call waiting. It will flash up on the screen while you're talking, but unless you interrupt your conversation to look at it, you'll never know who called... because it doesn't record it in the caller id! Ugh again. I had saved my old phone just in case I ended up having issues, so I went down to the basement and dug it out. I discovered it took rechargeable AAA batteries, which are less expensive. So, I ordered some batteries instead and have switched back to my old phone. I really hope that was the issue with it, because this phone drives me crazy and I really don't want to use it anymore.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT PHONE FOR THE MONEY!

    Posted
    RO7068
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    I was looking for a new landline cordless phone, and wanted something modern and sleek, something that would blend in with my kitchen, with an answering machine and that sounded great. This phone checks every box! It's so small, and being white and silver just blends in with the cabinets. The sound is very clear, the buttons are easy to press, keypad lights up when in use, and you can screen your calls from any of the THREE INCLUDED handsets. I love that the extra handsets don't need any phone jacks - only an electrical outlet. The answering machine was easy to set up. I only wish it came with a white cord and not a black one. I can't believe I'm raving on and on about a $49 phone!!!! Great phone for so little money!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    i guess alright for the price

    Posted
    pete9313
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    needed to replace my uniden land line phones; well, actually, i broke one phone from my 3 uniden phone system; and a replacement phone cost more than an entire AT&T system, so I opted to buy new phone system. This AT&T system is 'ok'...the L E D screen is barely readable unless it is lit up; and it only lights up when you it a button. The Uniden allows you to press one button to listen to messages; the AT&T system, you need to hit one button two times. You cannot designate a unique ring tone per caller on the AT&T; you can on the Uniden. But most importantly, the Uniden just sounds better. callers say i sound like I am in a tunnel when they hear me on the AT&T; and I think the same when i listen to my callers. All in all, the phone system works; and I guess for the $50 i spent, i cannot complain. Luckily, these phones are for a vacation home. I am not sure I could live with these phones on a daily basis.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product but the batteries are dying.

    Posted
    chriskre
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    So am writing this review 2 years later. I like the phones but now that I've had them for 2 years the phone batteries are already starting to die. Seems all of the handsets are going at the same time too. Planned obsolesence? Not sure if it's worth buying batteries for this or just replacing the whole thing. Other than the battery issue the phone works as it's supposed to most of the time except for something annoying which I am not sure if it's the u-verse phone system or the phone that is bad. Many times i will try to dial and the phone just doesn't do anything and then all of a sudden it speed dials but then you get a busy signal. It's annoying and will say no signal yet my internet is working just fine at the same time so I'd say these phones don't play well with VOIP phone systems. I should have stuck with the landline system. For the price I paid I guess I've gotten my moneys worth in the last 2 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well with VoIP

    Posted
    DanSt
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    Our previous phone did not work well with magicjack (not ringing, dial-tone on answer) so we sought for a replacement. The option of having three handsets rather than two was a plus (more is always better). Setup was easy as usual. Wall mounting plate for base station was a plus. A wall mounting option for the other chargers would be better. So far no issues with magicjack. Sound quality is good. Speakerphone sounds great. AC adapters are compact in size. The ringer types are limited and you can't set specific ring tones for contacts. The directory is stored at the base so there is about a 2-3 second delay when opening it from a handset; not a huge deal. The keypad numbers are much bigger than I'm used to; again not a big deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a good phone for home with several rooms.

    Posted
    Jingle
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    My first time to have one Mother (base) and 4 Babies (extensions). Apparently, this phone can support 5. Easy to charge. The extensions sit into the already- charged base for a minute. (They say 3. But mine took less time.) You can adjust the ringer and speaker. Other good programming features. They look nice...Takes up minimal space. Clear audio. The only disadvantage is that the screen, even when lighted, is a little too dark to read quickly though they state 'easy to read.' Interesting that a couple of other brands look almost identical Be SURE to get the same model number if you buy additional extensions!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good phone, reasonable price, flexible config

    Posted
    fubar42
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    Good sound. Very easy setup. You just set up the base station, and then put each remote into the base station briefly and it connects them all, sharing their phone number memory and everything. The buttons are nice and big, and light up when a call comes in. Pretty easy to set ring loudness, number of rings, saved phone numbers, etc. To view the saved numbers, click the big silver button up, and to view calls that have come in, click the button down. When talking, the big silver button controls volume. There's a mute and a speaker button. It was nice that they have a 3-phone set, and then you can buy extra phones that add to the set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good cordless phones

    Posted
    Robert
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    Installation is quick and easy. The phones have more options than I need. Speaker phone on the handsets is one I like. I have yet to need intercom. Sound quality is good, lighted keypad is nice to have. Price was good. I do not use the answering machine as my service provider includes voice mail in my plan. I really looked for a phone without the unnecessary answering machine but these are still rare. One complaint is that this phone does not give an outward signal that I have voicemail on my service. Also, the full user manual is only available as a pdf online. The irony here is that one should need a manual for a phone and yet they do not give you one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Overall Phone System

    Posted
    aixrocks
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    I purchased this for my parents to replace a very old cordless phone. I also managed to get a Christmas special where I got the 3 handset version of this package for the price of the 2 handset version. This allows me to have a phone near several spots in their home that didn't have convenient phone jack availability due to the age of their home. The phone clarity is good and the menus are readable by my senior parents. The only negative I have is that while this is really easy to use for me, it's not as intuitive for people of my aged parents (75+). If I were purchasing for myself, I would've also wanted to have Bluetooth integration for my cells, and this system doesn't have that. But that was not needed for my parents.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect but very good

    Posted
    Paul
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    Typical of most cordless phone systems. Pro: back-lit number pad. Con: on the base system Repeat and Skip are black letters on the white background and easy to see. But you can't see Delete and Play unless you are at good angle because they are recessed letters in the chrome ring - any reflection obscures the letters. Not a problem when you finally remember but annoying until you do. Would have given 5 stars if not for that. I'll probably color in the letter with a fine tip Sharpie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Functions consistently and effectively.

    Posted
    Marcus007
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    As is the case with many electronic products, the instructions sometimes require mental gymnastics to decipher the intended sequence of buttons to push to access or modify a particular feature. I was also disappointed to discover that the Caller ID function does not automatically display the identify of the incoming caller as our previous AT&T phone did. Rather, now you are instructed to push an extra button while the phone is still ringing to uncover the identity of the caller. Inefficient and disappointing. Otherwise, the phone itself works well and the displays are clear and easy to read.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    there must be better options

    Posted
    pete9313
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    i needed to replace my uniden phone system; needed one that had an answering machine base, and 2 satellite phones. I chose the AT&T phones based solely on price...i guess you get what you pay for. Uniden lets you push one button to listen to your messages; AT&T needs you to push two buttons. The Uniden red light flashes when there s a message for you; the AT&T does not flash. The AT&T does a terrible job in showing last phone call received on its screen...sometimes it shows it, sometimes it doesnt. The LED screen on the AT&T is much more difficult to read then the uniden...and there sound quality of the actual phone is much better on the uniden, then the AT&T

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good phone system

    Posted
    xarophti
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    Bought this to replace an aging phone system that wouldn't hold a charge (even with replaced batteries). It had very good sound, and we like the three handsets. The digital answering system is good, and can be set to answer before my phone company system (I prefer to use this one). Stores lots of numbers in the directory. I really like the ability to screen calls from the handset. Handset coverage to base station is good all through the house and into the yard outside. My only quibble is that I wish the message waiting alert beep were a bit louder. Overall a very good unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good design and value

    Posted
    tridacna
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    This device has good wireless range---the other two handsets (2nd floor) are located up to ~80-100 feet away from the base unit (first floor) in my home. The operating menu is simple to use--a quick perusal of the instruction manual gets you up running with this unit. Quality is excellent--as you would expect from a company that's been in business for over a century. The handsets are the right size and form factor in the hand---though they tend to roll a bit when placed flat on a table because of their curved back/spine (makes it hard to operate the keypads when the unit is placed on a table)--the design might be improved by flattening the back of the handset a little bit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice set of phones for a small house

    Posted
    Woods501st
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    I am a person who likes to have a decent home phone. I know home phones are a dying breed these days, but oh well. I bought these to replace my older home phone set. They are nice looking, with a large screen, and backlit buttons. Phones have all the standard features -- call ID, answering system, satellite bases, etc. The only thing I wish it had was a fourth phone as this set only comes with three. You can buy more phones to pair with the system separately. Overall: good quality, good price, good functionality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great value for the price and many featurers.

    Posted
    tjohnson1959
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    I am an IT Professional and I suggested to one of my customers that they should switch from Comcast phone service to Ooma and informed them of the overall saving that they would enjoy. I also suggested that they upgrade their existing phone to the AT&T- EL52303 Dect 6.0 Expandable Cordless Phone System with Digital Answering System This phone works very well with the Ooma device and was extremely easy to set up. It also has great features that some other system may not have. Not to mention the price was reasonable. A great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AT&T expandable cordless phone system

    Posted
    Wattatta
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    My wife is the talker. She uses the cordless phones for various long distance calls and as a primary phone # for service companies, contractors, business contacts, etc. I typically use my cell phone for all my incoming and outgoing calls. It works well for us. The new AT&T phones have great features, including caller ID, call waiting and incoming call phone messaging. We have 4 AT&T phones, so we don’t have to run and find the phone whenever we receive incoming calls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great home phone system

    Posted
    Shade
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    I purchased this phone set for my sister as a Christmas gift and she is so happy with it that my husband will be replacing our home phones by purchasing it also for us. The look is great in the silver and size is perfect, not large and out of place, nor too small that it's hard to read the numbers. The sound is very clear. It is so nice to have a downstairs main phone in the kitchen, family room and also upstairs bedroom! For us this is a must have as we are always forgetting to charge our cell phones. It's a special treat to not have to run around the whole house to get to our cells. Also it is well made.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    WandaWanda

    I bought this phone 2/20/18. Set up and menu was and has been difficult-not user friendly. Telemarketers started calling the day I plugged in this phone. I had not shared the number w anyone. 3 weeks ago noticed callers reported difficulty w hearing me; now unable to be heard except randomly. Happy to learn @2 yr warranty but they require ALL original packaging!! Costs too much to have fixed and it would take too long; it’s easier to buy another phone grrrrrrr.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what we needed

    Posted
    RichardW
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    I've been very happy with this phone system. We live in a split level with a large yard and have had no problems with using the phone from anywhere. The intercom feature and speaker phone are great. The large buttons are easy to understand and use. If I have any complaint it's in the phone directory. It works fine, but I'm so used to dealing with contacts on a smart phone that it's somewhat clumsy to enter info on this system. I suppose that's normal, though, so no points taken for it. All in all, a good product.

    I would recommend this to a friend