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Need DECT 6.0 Cordless...with Speed Dial

cstleddy 822 165 December 10, 2012 at 06:02 AM
I need to replace my DECT 6.0 cordless phones with a system that has Speed Dial (preferably on the handset, not just the base) so that I can just push a button or two, from any handset, to speed dial my number to get my Ooma voicemail messages. I don't want to have to filter through a directory/phone book.

I can't believe no one offers a simple Speed Dial feature??

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I need to replace my DECT 6.0 cordless phones with a system that has Speed Dial (preferably on the handset, not just the base) so that I can just push a button or two, from any handset, to speed dial my number to get my Ooma voicemail messages. I don't want to have to filter through a directory/phone book.

I can't believe no one offers a simple Speed Dial feature??
This [amazon.com] is what I use and I find them to be the best in their class.
They have good sound and fantastic reception. (and speed dial, of course)
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this is what I use what I like is that is has Bluetooth so you can download you contacts from your cell phone to the handset.
http://www.amazon.com/VTech-DS632...+bluetooth

I think most do offer speed dial, I purchased mine at COSTCO
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this is what I use what I like is that is has Bluetooth so you can download you contacts from your cell phone to the handset.
http://www.amazon.com/VTech-DS632...+bluetooth

I think most do offer speed dial, I purchased mine at COSTCO
Thanks, but I'm specifically looking for Speed Dial, not a phonebook/directory.

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This [amazon.com] is what I use and I find them to be the best in their class.
They have good sound and fantastic reception. (and speed dial, of course)
Thank you for the suggestion, I'll take a look at this one.
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The one i quoted has speed dial too just look at the chart
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The one i quoted has speed dial too just look at the chart
I saw in the specs that it has speed dial, but when I read some of the reviews (one on Amazon) reviews stated that it was missing speed dial and instead you had to go through two levels of menu options.

How does the speed dial work on your phone (if you wouldn't mind explaining).

Thanks.
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A phone book / directory is superior to speed dial in most cases.

For voicemail, many phones (att, vtech, uniden, panasonic all have models with this feature) have a dedicated button (or one that can be held down) that can be programmed with a voicemail access number. Sometimes this feature is omitted from units with a built in answering machine, but many of those have it too.

The best thing you can do is read the manual before you make your purchase (search for voicemail / voice mail). On some models, voicemail access may depend on whether you have messages waiting or may still be 1-2 levels deep in the menu.

To make VM access work correctly, it may be necessary to program some pauses into the phone too.

No cordless phones today that are worth using has a speed dial function as in mem + 1-9.
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Last edited by jkee December 10, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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I saw in the specs that it has speed dial, but when I read some of the reviews (one on Amazon) reviews stated that it was missing speed dial and instead you had to go through two levels of menu options.

How does the speed dial work on your phone (if you wouldn't mind explaining).

Thanks.
The user reviews at Amazon [amazon.com] is exactly why I bought the AT&T model. (4 1/2 stars)
We bought the first set approx 3 years ago, mostly for better reception.
The unit that I had in my room was like brand new after 3 years but the one in the bar, looked like the dog had chewed on it, so despite it still working, we bought another set.
As cheap as they are, it was a no brainer.
The reception, btw, is double what my previous wireless phone had, and the sound is absolutely perfect.
In a sense, I've done all the shopping for you and the mere fact that it resisted 3 years of abuse in the bar, goes to show that they are pretty well built too.
If the features suit you, then those are the ones to buy.
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Examples of a couple with a voicemail access button:
press the envelope http://www.uniden.com/cordless-ph...t/d17603g/
press and hold "1" http://telephones.att.com/att/ind...uctID=1589
Some panasonic's have a soft button that changes to [VM] when there's a message like this one:
http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/mo...t=overview
while other panasonic's require you to dig through the menu or press menu#330

You do need to read the manual carefully as many phones don't have a dedicated vm access button anymore.
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I picked up this one [staples.com] a little over a week ago. It's still 29.99 AR.

I haven't needed to use it as I can access my VM through *86 but it does have speed dial.

for reference:
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Speed dial overview
This telephone has 10 speed dial locations where you can
assign telephone numbers from the directory you wish to
dial numbers using only two key presses. For more details,
refer to Speed dial locations on page 31.
The speed dial locations are in the telephone base and
is shared by all handsets. Changes made to the entries in the speed dial
locations on any one handset apply to all.
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