Anyone have any experience with the Panasonic KX-TG4500B?
I'm looking at this 5.4GHz unit from Panasonic. It *seems* like is has the stuff I want from my old Siemens days -- you can name the handsets, join a call in progress, corded base unit, etc.*however*, I've got a panasonic right now (KX-TG6502), and its horrible! The sound quality on the cordless units is poor, and each cordless unit has its own missed-call list (!!) -- if you have 4 handsets, 2 of which rarely get used, then those 2 handsets always have 50 missed calls. (The Siemens worked more like a PBX -- each handset just reported the system-wide missed-call status). Does the 4500B have the same lame behavior?
The reviews for the 4500B sound promising (except for the part about the base unit not being able to join a call that was made by a handset), but I'd rather hear from someone who's used it.
(Oh, and if I'm insane for thinking Panasonic, anyone have any other suggestions? I'm to the point where I'm thinking of PBX systems with cordless extensions...I just want an old Siemens gigaset that doesn't crap out after a year!)