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AT&T - TR1909 Trimline Corded Phone - White-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 1400 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good..a bit confused by all the hate lol

    Posted
    J777

    for this phone. Sound quality (again so far is totally fne and very clear which to me for a 15 dollar phone is key!)IThe caller ID is clear and simple. No flashy bells and whistles which many people seem to have expected) I kind of understand the issues some "may" have with where the flash buttom is located, but its really not that bad. Its all in the way you hold the phone- not that difficult lol. When I hold a phone I keep my fingers on the sides on the phone, not rubbing it up and down or all around (which you would need to do for the flash button to be that much of an annoyance) It could have been located in a better place (like maybe on the base but its really NOT that bad). Its made a little cheap (like most phones are today cordless or not) but all in all its fine for me. I use it for work I do from home and will not be hanging it on a wall or what not. To keep it on my lap or desk etc..its working. *This site is actually the one where this phone is rated the lowest* If you go to Amazon, Staples etc..its rated very respectable . not great but more than 70-80% of the people think its sounds great (which i think is key)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wow... Phone quality has taken a nosedive

    Posted
    JStylze
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    I realize landlines are going the way of the dinosaurs in this cellular, VOIP and social media new world. However, I didn't think I'd get a stinker this bad when searching for a simple wall phone with caller ID. This thing is terrible. First, although it's wall mountable, they provide no short wall cord in the box. You have to wrap the single long cord around plastic tabs recessed in the body to wall mount. Next, no backlight. The thing uses four AA batteries (not included, of course) but doesn't have a backlight. The LCD is hard to read in anything other than optimal light. Next, sound quality is abysmal. I heard not one, not two but at least three different variations of noise on the line. One was random static, another was a constant high pitched whining sound and another was a recurring warbling sound whenever the person on the other end spoke. I'm going to take this stinker back and try one more time before giving up on it completely. As bad as this phone is, I'm assuming it absolutely must be defective. If the second one is any better, I will update this review in fairness. If you're reading this line, it means this is still the original review and the second phone was just as bad as the first.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    how can a basic cord phone go wrong??

    Posted
    aries3
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    I purchased this phone because I noticed in a horrible storm we were having that our landline (simple corded phone) didn't work. No big deal, these are cheap, but everyone should have a landline in case of power outages!! anyway, these phones are obviously basic and similar (or so I thought) this one was $17, all other corded phones seem to run around $10, but I was in a hurry. When I got home to set it up the sticker I removed from the caller id left a residue that not only could not come off but glazed over the screen. not a big deal, but it was an eyesore. The phone cord did not fit well to be mounted within the housing. Another pain, another eyesore. I left the phone plugged in (we were/are having many storms & power outages) and I was startled by the ringer...SOOOOOOO LOUD. adjustable, but not much. The ONE and only time I had to use the phone (storm 3 week 2) no power, I run downstairs happy for not returning it only to find it didn't work. No dial tone, nothing. ***RETURNED*** there was not one single redeeming quality about this phone, please trust me...if you are looking for an emergency phone, do NOT take a chance on this one!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We Have a Winner!

    Posted
    AMGardener
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    In need of a corded landline phone that would work during an electrical power outage, we did a side-by-side test of this AT&T TR1909 Corded Telephone versus the RCA 1104 Corded Telephone. The AT&T TR1909 Corded Telephone was the clear winner, based on sound quality (AT&T quite clear, RCA very muffled), ease of operation (AT&T no issues, RCA handset fits too snugly in base and Caller ID is too small to read quickly), and ringtone (AT&T just like a phone in a nice hotel, RCA like some kind of obnoxious alarm). We returned the RCA 1104 Corded Telephone, and now own two of the AT&T TR1909 Corded Telephones, in both black and white. The black is solid black, and the white has a taupe base, which goes well with neutral décor. The AT&T TR1909 Corded Telephone is a nice phone to have on hand in case you need to answer the phone and a cordless phone is not nearby, or in case you have a power outage, which will render your cordless phones temporarily useless. The AT&T TR1909 Corded Telephone is highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does just what you expect.

    Posted
    MarcT
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    I bought this phone as a troubleshooting tool for working on clients' office phone systems and fax machines. It's small and light, and goes back into its box to keep the cord tidy when not in use. Once I popped in a couple of AAA batteries (not included), last-number-redial worked smoothly (without batteries, it can't remember the last number - so this saves a LOT of time when testing one line after another.) I lost the instruction sheet the first time I took it out of the box, so it took a few minutes to work out how to program memorized numbers (my own cell phone for a sound test; 1-800-444-4444 to get the number I'm calling from). The steps for programming memory locations _could_ be a little more straightforward, but it wasn't too bad. In retrospect, I wish I'd bought a model with a speaker - but for the price I paid, this is excellent value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good price

    Posted
    eddyvarela
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    I only needed a basic phone for my kitchen, so I wasn't looking for anything fancy. I just needed a wall-mounted phone with caller id. I saw where some reviewers were frustrated because it didn't work as a wall-mounted phone. I read on a different site where you really have to read the manual, and so I did. The manual tells you how to make the necessary adjustments to the phone, which are very easy to do. Once you make those adjustments, which do not require any additional tools, your phone works fine as a wall-mounted device. The handset does not fall off. I also replaced the short corded line with a longer one which I had on my old phone, so this works well for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for backup if you lose electric

    Posted
    otter66

    Everyone should check online for what they are interested in before going to the store, It's $12.99 online. In the store, the price said $16.99. Bring any price differences in price to the attention of an employee in that area. They will check and give you the lower price. Phone was a snap to put together. I got it in case I lose electric. Also got it because the cordless phone I have starts to beep only after talking for 15 minutes, letting me know it soon will stop. This, despite the fact it's in the recharge state when not in use. which is most of the time. You have to have caller ID from your phone service provider for it to display incoming call numbers. I don't need that service, so it doesn't bother me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheaper than I remember

    Posted
    letterman
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    Background: my wife bought two of these phones so we would always know where one is (our cordless phones get left all over the place by our kids, making it hard to answer a call before the answering machine picks up). So the only thing that is good about this phone is that it is physically wired into an outlet. Now the bad things: the cord is to short to really be useable. The phone is ultra light, which makes it not seat correctly frequently (when these phones are not all the way hung up, it not only doesn't allow you to receive calls on the wired phone but all phones on that line - this need to ensure phones being hung up properly is from a past era that a lot of people aren't currently used to). The buttons don't diall consistently. The caller ID doesn't work. I wouldn't have bought these.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This is the dumbest thing under the sun!!

    Posted
    PapaSchlumpf
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    Most of us, if not all of us who have used a Trimline/slimline type phone, or for that matter any phone where the dialing buttons are on the handset, are used to having an audible tone as we push the number buttons during the act of dialing. This way we know that the phone has registered the button push. Unfortunately, AT&T has decided to buck the convention and set the key press volume so low that the only way to hear it is to have the handset next to your ear. This leads to a different problem – one cannot see which buttons are being pushed. I called AT&T's tech support to see if there was a way to increase the key press volume and the answer I got was "This phone does not have that option". This is the dumbest thing under the sun!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It works but...

    Posted
    RoysRT
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    Nice, inexpensive little phone. It's so light and the handset cord is so short that picking up to answer pulls the whole phone off the table. Would be better wall mounted but that's not my use. Got a longer handset cord and now I can answer without pulling it off the table. Also, got a call wanting me to press 1 or 2 in response to a survey I wanted to answer. Apparently the survey did not recognize the press on 1 that I made. Tried 4 times before the survey gave up and hung up. Keeping it though since it serves my main purpose as an extension landline in our bedroom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very poor design

    Posted
    KatPatRub
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    I wanted a white, inexpensive phone to use in my bedroom. This looked like a good one. It had caller ID and it was made by a name brand. The problem is that every time I use the phone I end up hanging up on the person I am speaking to because the button to disconnect is on the outside of the handle. I try not to move my hand while I am talking but it gets uncomfortable. You also can't see if you get another call while on the phone because all the information is on the handle. I am going to return the phone and get another one. I think it is very poorly designed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average phone.

    Posted
    ceruleanpineapple
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    I have this phone set up as a landline, sharing the line with a DSL internet connection. I agree with previous reviewers that the phone has a definite hiss to it, but we found that swapping out the flat cable that comes with it (the one that plugs into the wall jack) mostly fixed the issue. We also double-filtered the line and now the hiss is barely noticeable. Also, addressing previous reviews that mention the difficulty in wall-mounting - PLEASE read the instruction manual. There is a small piece that has to be flipped around to keep the receiver in place, and the reviewers who complained likely didn't do that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheap analog phone with caller ID that works.

    Posted
    TTurgeon
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    I needed to replace some old Ma Bell telephones that still had actual bells to get a lower REN value. (REN stands for ringer equivalent number). I put in a VOIP (voice over internet protocol) adaptor to save money on my monthly phone bill. I needed lower REN value phones to work with my VOIP adaptor. These low cost phones have called ID and can be used on a wall or on a desk. They work great, have clear voice and are loud enough to hear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not wall mountable as designed and stated

    Posted
    MingDing
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    I purchased this corded phone to replace another corded phone because they are the only ones that work when the power goes out. Specs stated wall mountable and it comes with a bracket that reverses to make it wall mountable. There is only one way to install the bracket and I followed the directions, however when mounted the handset will not stay in the cradle and falls off. This cradle is defectively designed for wall mounting. Can't rate on any other features as it failed to deliver on this one. I'm returning it. I tried contacting AT&T support, but they did not respond.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product at an amazing price

    Posted
    Certhia
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    This is a simple straightforward landline phone. It runs on batteries for its LED display, (I am using rechargables -- check out Eneloop batteries) so you don't have to plug it in. It has a nifty way to convert to a wall phone, which is how we are using it. It has three very quick dial memories, and many more speed dial memories. It has volume control on the ringer and the receiver. The sound is good, but you can hear a little hiss if you crank up the receiver volume to the max. It has caller ID, but it does not show when we have voice mail, which is its only real drawback for us. Generally, it is an excellent phone at a good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    DOES THE JOB

    Posted
    DBCT
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    I needed a landline corded phone for a second line into the house and since there are not a lot of options out there these days I purchased this one from the store. It does the job it needs to do. I like that the caller ID is on the backside which shows when it's in the cradle (my old "princess" phone had no idea from caller ID, haha). It's a necessity to have this type of phone when there is an extended power outage, as I have learned the hard way over the past few years. I think the caller ID features may not work when the power is out but the phone connection should be good (I hope).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Phone itself is good, the LCD display is awful!

    Posted
    mojee
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    This is the second of these phones that I've purchased, and the only reason I got rid of the first one was because the LCD got smudged with something (maybe just a fingerprint!) and even using the gentlest of cleansers I couldn't get it out; so I couldn't read the caller ID. Being aware of this problem, I took special care with the second one, but somehow the blasted thing got a nasty smudge, and the very same thing happened. The phone itself works fine, so it's great if you don't want to screen your calls; but, if you do, beware!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Phone for Landline Wired Backup

    Posted
    ViperDrvr
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    First phone received was defective due to bad handset cord...could be heard by others, but no dial tone or sound received. AT&T provided excellent trouble shooting but would not exchange unless I paid to ship it back to them first, which I would not do. I returned to the nearest Best Buy store and successfully exchanged it. The new phone works as advertised with good sound quality. I don't care for the ring tone but caller ID is a nice feature to screen calls. As reviewed by others, buttons on the back of the handset can be inadvertently pressed while holding it during a call. I recommend it only as a secondary/back up phone for that reason.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nothing special about it, but it is a phone

    Posted
    Brian
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    I needed a cheap phone that could be plugged into a phone jack and that is exactly what this is. There are no bells and whistles, though it does have caller ID if you install batteries. Other than that, it is just a phone. The length between the base and the handset is a little short for my comfort. And the connection to the wall jack is permanently attached to the base, which saves you from needing a separate cord (good) but removes some flexibility if you need something longer that you already have on hand. All in all, it was worth the money for what I needed for a short period.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed!

    Posted
    Neilyum
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    I have the famous "Triple-Play" from Comcast, so I get not only Internet & TV, but Phone service as well from them. The only problem is if & when there's an electrical outage (and it's happened several times over the years) we no longer have phone service! (Our cordless phone system run on AC.) Long story short - this AT&T phone is just what I needed to make & receive calls when the juice goes out! It's very small & light, and yet has a lot of great features too. Very glad I bought this phone, it's exactly what I needed! :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend