Overall Impression - Poor Design
Let's face it! A telephone just sits there doing nothing about 99.9% of the time. We expect it to be perfect, with NOTHING negative for that other 0.1% of the time we are using it. So, a cordless phone that sits there, doing nothing but the battery eating itself for the 99.9% of the time we don't need it and thus dying during the 0.1% of the time when we must have a perfect experience is guaranteed to produce negative feedback.
You need to design a battery for your cordless phones that stops all negative chemical processes during the 99.9% of the time when the phone is not needed, so it will give the 4 hours of perfect performance whenever it is asked to the other 0.1% of the time. Either that or a light that tells us to replace the battery when the microprocessor determines that the battery will give a poor customer experience the next time it is called on to impress us with great performance.
Remember, the telephone works for us 100% of the time, not the other way around!
Please let me know what you think of my comments.
October 19, 2012
Pink Bunny Move Over
I bought my phone system with four cordless handsets and the separate fax machine over eight years ago. The battery in one of the handsets just die. I think that for phones used on a regular basis for that timeframe and battery just needs to be replaced is excellent!!
July 13, 2012
Panasonic cordless phones
I bought a Panasonic KX-TGA560B phone about 5 years ago for a vacation home. Since I am only there no more than twice a month, it had hardly been used. So, last year I decided to take it to my primary residence so i can make use of it. What joke that is! I can only talk on the phone for no more that 7-8 minutes and the phone goes dead. I can't use the speaker because that would cut the phone off right then and there. This happens on both of the handsfree units, then I have to use the main unit and then I can talk for about another 20 minutes if I'm lucky. I was planning to purchase some new batteries, but I don't think it's worth it. This has been so frustating.. I had ALWAYS bought Panasonic phones, but never again.
May 6, 2012
I've had a set of chordless phones from panasonic that have used these for nearly 10 years. I don't know what the life expectancy of a re-chargeable battery should be, but I've had several rechargeable devices and they have NEVER lasted more than 3 or 4 years - (ex mobile phones, cameras). After all of this time, we've recently experienced shortened use between re-charges, so I think it's time to replace them...
We've been satisfied with this battery life.
January 28, 2012