"Loaded Phone ... Near Impossible to Manage"3.0 starson by adeoguna
Pros: Centralize cell phones and land line into one machine. Very clear calls and easy to use
Cons: Users cannot import or export contacts ... and CANNOT TRANSFER CONTACTS BETWEEN HANDSETS
Summary: I've had this phone with 6 handsets for about 3 weeks now and It is amazing to have all numbers (home and cell phones for both my wife and I ) on one centralized device. It's worked almost perfectly since setup with the exception one big factor - Input/Output ...
You see, each handset + the base stores 100 contacts but it's not possible to import or export any contact between any of the handsets or any other device. For me this means that my 80+ contacts have to be entered 6 times plus 1 more time if I want it on the base. And if anything happens, like a set dies or I get a new set, it will have to be entered again - all 87 contacts.
I had my brothers and sisters help me over thanksgiving entering this number and believe me, we got only 3 handsets done so far ... It's a very big problem that may leave me with only one choice - possible return.
This is quite unbelievable as vtech's previous model (I5871) was able to import contacts exported from outlook and also transfer contacts between handsets.
To summarize, this phone is loaded but the decision on vtech's part to leave out a crucial feature that's available on $40 multi-handset phone systems leaves customers with a big decision to make. I'm looking forward to see what others have to say about the phone.