AT&T CRL82312 Cordless Phone Review

AT&T CRL82312 Phone Answering System Review

When was the last time you used a cordless telephone? It may have been a while, especially if you don’t have a landline. However, a landline and a good quality cordless phone like the AT&T Cordless Phone Answering System can be a saving grace when your smartphone dies and you have an emergency!

In today’s review, we are going to take a closer look at the AT&T Cordless Phone Answering System. We are going to go over the features of the cordless phone system, but we are also going to give you a brief summary of the reviews for the product. At the end, we’ll give you our recommendation on whether or not the phone is worthy of your time and consideration.

About The Product

The AT&T Cordless Phone Answering System utilizes DECT 6.0 technology, the industry standard. This technology provides users with increased range and supreme clarity, enabling it to perform better than many phones currently on the market.

AT&T CRL82312 DECT 6.0 Phone Answering System

To help increase the sound quality on the phone, this unit features HD audio with equalizer so you can customize the base, treble, and natural tones. The equalizer gives you the opportunity to adjust these settings to what is most comfortable for your particular audial needs.

Notable features of the AT&T Cordless Phone Answering System include:

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    DECT 6.0 digital technology
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    Extra-large LCD display
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    Extra-large buttons with backlit keys make the keypad easy to use
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    Visual ringing indicator and expandable to 12 handsets
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    50 name and number phone book directory
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    Compatible with AT&T cordless headset
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    Note: Kindly refer user guide below for trouble shooting tips

If you’re like many people who use a smartphone, you probably don’t remember many phone numbers. You don’t have to worry about keeping a phone book near this phone because it can store up to 50 names and number caller history. For added convenience, the screen on the handsets are large and brightly lit, allowing you to clearly see the information.

The illuminated button pad makes it easy to dial numbers in the dark, but also the buttons themselves are fairly large, which is ideal for people with larger fingers. This phone is wall mountable, thus allowing you to free up valuable space on the countertop or table top.

For those who like to chat and still do things, you’ll appreciate the full-duplex handset speakerphone. Both people will be able to speak and be heard without needing to hold the phone up to your face. The speakerphone will give you the ability to stay up to date with all your chores without missing a call. 

What People Had To Say

When looking at what people had to say about the AT&T Cordless Phone Answering System, we were impressed by how many positive reviews this phone has. People rave about how simple it is to use the phone.

They like that the buttons are large and easy to press, but they also appreciate the large LCD screen as well. Customers love that they can use the phone in the dark and not have any issues with missed calls or dialing the wrong number.

AT&T CRL82312 DECT 6.0 Phone Answering System

Several people commented that they liked you could have a total of 12 handsets linked up to this phone system. Having this ability to have so many phones on a single system is a terrific option for small businesses where multiple phones are needed.

People liked how easy it was to begin using the phones – all they had to do was take it out of the box, plug the batteries in, plug the base into the wall and that’s it.

They pointed out it’s nice being able to use the speakerphone option on the headset because they can be outside relaxing in the sun and have a conversation with someone, without having to keep the phone up to their ear.

While there were numerous positive reviews for the phone, there were quite a few people who were disappointed by how this phone performs. Customers pointed out that the batteries that were included with the phone kept dying, even when they would leave the phone on the base when it wasn’t being used.

Others were upset that one of their phones wouldn’t ring or one handset stopped working only after a short time.

Perhaps the most disappointing thing customers griped about with this phone was the speakerphone’s volume. People said that even with the volume turned all the way up, they couldn’t hear people on the other end. They went on to say that when the phone was being used as normal, volume wasn’t a problem at all.

Customers also were annoyed that there wasn’t a message light that would let you know if you had a new message. They pointed out that the top of the handset would blink when there was an incoming call, but not for waiting voice messages.

Our Recommendation

Although many people have a smartphone in their pocket, it’s still important to have a landline in case of an emergency. The AT&T Cordless Phone Answering System is an example of a useful phone that you could have plugged in and use when you need to make a call when your smartphone isn’t nearby.

We like this particular phone because it isn’t just a suitable phone to have in case of an emergency, but because it gives you the option to have up to 12 handsets linked to the base. This is perfect for people with a large home or if they operate a small business.

AT&T CRL82312 DECT 6.0 Phone Answering System

We also like this phone because it uses DECT 6.0 technology that improves the range of the phone while providing you with clear calls each and every time. Not only that, but you can also customize the volume, bass, mid-range, and treble tones to your specific needs.

If you want a basic phone with an answering machine, this is a great affordable option.

Our Rating

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