Re: Replacement for Siemens Gigaset

The Siemens Gigaset is great as far as features go, operating like a

> little PBX (the extensions dial each other, the base unit does the > actual telecom work of dialing while the handsets just act like > recievers). > Unfortunately, the Siemens quality sucks. It works for about a year > before it starts flaking out -- we've already gone through 2 base > units, and Siemens customer support is worse than their reliability. > So, I'm in the market for a new system. I got the Panasonic 2 line > 6502, but feature-wise its horrible. (I'm so tired of seeing "24 > missed calls" on the handset that was lost under the couch). > Is there a good system out there? Cost is really no issue -- I'm > desperate for feature parity with the Siemens -- cordless handsets (6 > or more), base unit does all the dialing, multiple lines (2), > answering machine, transfer & conference between handsets... Surely > there must be something out there!

Rob, I went through the same problems with the Siemens Gigaset. I replaced it with an AT&T-branded multi-set system (actually made by Vtech, I think). It's a great improvement, but not perfect. I looked at the Panasonic multi-set systems, but the handsets were too gadgety. The AT&T 2-line system handles up to 8 or 9 handsets and has a corded base station; both the base station and the cordless handsets can be used as speakerphones.

Michael D. Sullivan Bethesda, MD (USA) (Replace "example.invalid" with "com" in my address.)

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