Gigaset A220A Cordless Telephone with Answer Machine - Twin. From Argos £19.99
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Gigaset A220A Cordless Telephone with Answer Machine - Twin. From Argos £19.99

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Found 28th Apr 2013
Was looking for a pair of cordless phones for my mum when I came across these on Argos. I have the A110 gigaset phones and they are great and cost me £25 a couple of years ago, so these in my opinion are a steal!

Here's the blurb:

With an impressive 18 hour talk time battery and 50m indoor range, this Gigaset A220A twin cordless telephone set allows you the freedom to talk while on the move. With an 80 name and number memory, it has never been easier to stay in touch. The large buttons and clear display ensure it is accessible as well as stylish.

Telephone information:

80 name and number memories.
10 ringtones.
Last number redial.
Caller ID.
Call log.
Call transfer.
Call screening.
Conference call.
Handsfree facility.
Speaker and ringer volume control.
Alarm.
Large display.
Up to 18 hours talktime/200 hours standby.
Up to 50m indoor range/300m outdoor range.
Out of range indicator.
Low battery indicator.
Answer machine:

25 mins recording time.
Personalised recording facility.
Message counter.
Message playback from handset.
General information:

Only 1 phone socket required for multiple handsets.
Remote access.
Low energy user.
Recyclable packaging.
Suitable for wall mounting.

23 Comments

Thanks, I have reserved a pair for collection.

Are these any good

Thanks, just reserved a pair. Our present phone is starting to give problems so this has come at a prefect time.

ashtad

Are these any good



I bought a couple of these (from John Lewis, IIRC) a few weeks ago. They work well enough, including remote access to stored messages. The only annoying thing with them is that, like many similar phones, you can't get a dial tone until it is, well, dialling.

Hi, does anyone know whether you can talk on both phones at the same time. The BT twin set I currently have doesn't allow that, if you answer or dial with one handset the other is effectively redundant.

Grrrrrrrrrrr

I bought a couple of these (from John Lewis, IIRC) a few weeks ago. They … I bought a couple of these (from John Lewis, IIRC) a few weeks ago. They work well enough, including remote access to stored messages. The only annoying thing with them is that, like many similar phones, you can't get a dial tone until it is, well, dialling.

just got these and have found if you hold the call button for 2 seconds you will get a dialling tone before entering the number

Must say these are very good value for money am impressed

Just picked these up for a 2nd line. Didn't even need to read the instructions to set them up with a answerphone working within 4 mins. Seem great, a little basic - but not bad build quality at all. Well pleased.

Grrrrrrrrrrr

I bought a couple of these (from John Lewis, IIRC) a few weeks ago. They … I bought a couple of these (from John Lewis, IIRC) a few weeks ago. They work well enough, including remote access to stored messages. The only annoying thing with them is that, like many similar phones, you can't get a dial tone until it is, well, dialling.



If you press and hold the call key, you will get a dialling tone

ashtad

just got these and have found if you hold the call button for 2 seconds … just got these and have found if you hold the call button for 2 seconds you will get a dialling tone before entering the number Must say these are very good value for money am impressed


Thanks for the tip - on my Gigaset phones you can use speakerphone to get a dial tone (for checking if you've got voicemail) but I expect this works as well.

Maybe worth spending £5 more for the Gigaset A420A, which is also on half price.

argos.co.uk/sta…htm

Brilliant phones and have an amazing feature on them, turn on the ECO Plus mode and they do not interfere with WiFi when they are on charge/not in use and also are safer to use.

ECO DECT: Pure energy savings and radiation-free1
ECO DECTThe energy-saving power supply of the Gigaset A220A TRIO consumes less electricity3, so it’s kinder to the environment, and kinder to your wallet. Like all Gigaset cordless phones, it variably reduces the transmitting power from the handset to base station depending on their distance apart. Furthermore, radiation-free4 ECO Mode Plus turns off the transmitting power when the phone is in standby.

Had mine for a few years (Siemens Gigaset branded), range is excellent and you can listen your voicemail on the handset, also you can transfer calls to the other phone, it plays an on hold tune to the caller! As my house is 3 storeys if someone answers downstairs they can send the call to the 3rd floor.


Edited by: "RustySpoons" 7th May 2013

Thanks - reserved for tomorrow

Gooner77

Hi, does anyone know whether you can talk on both phones at the same … Hi, does anyone know whether you can talk on both phones at the same time. The BT twin set I currently have doesn't allow that, if you answer or dial with one handset the other is effectively redundant.



I'm afraid you can't do this...once you answer (or call) on one handset, the other cannot be used.

Does anyone know how to use the 'transfer' feature?

Also, does anyone know what an 'on/off' dialling tone is, rather than continuous?(1 second on, 1 second off). Had this since I moved into this house....
Taa!

Intermittent dialling tone usually means you have a voicemail - not on the phone, with the network. You need to ask whoever you are paying your phone bill how you access you voicemails.

These Gigaset phones are great - good build quality and much better 'logic' in their menus compared to most other phones. Normally very easy to use. I had Panasonic's that had weird symbols that meant that weren't obvious in the slightest what they meant.

Maybe you can use all sets if you configure something?
I know for certain that with my set, you can't answer on the second one if you picked up on another...very annoying as we could do with that feature!

I just tried out the 2 second call button and I do infact get a dial tone without calling - cool

Also, I found I had 2 voicemails on 1571 which is what caused the funny dial tone...thanks!

ianc1990

I'm afraid you can't do this...once you answer (or call) on one handset, … I'm afraid you can't do this...once you answer (or call) on one handset, the other cannot be used.Does anyone know how to use the 'transfer' feature?Also, does anyone know what an 'on/off' dialling tone is, rather than continuous?(1 second on, 1 second off). Had this since I moved into this house....Taa!


ianc1990

I'm afraid you can't do this...once you answer (or call) on one handset, … I'm afraid you can't do this...once you answer (or call) on one handset, the other cannot be used.Does anyone know how to use the 'transfer' feature?Also, does anyone know what an 'on/off' dialling tone is, rather than continuous?(1 second on, 1 second off). Had this since I moved into this house....Taa!



If you want to transfer call from one phone to another just press left soft button "INT" for internal call, it will hold your call and ring on other handset and you can answer same call from other handset, only problem is if you transferred by mistake you can't cancel the transfer, you have to wait for certain time and then you'll receive "Recall" on first phone.

This is a highly regarded (right up there if not better than Panasonic) manufacturer.

Great price for the features etc.

Update to my post yesterday. I setup the phones fine, but didn't check they actually make and receive calls!
I just assumed they worked.

Nobody could get though to me all day, and there was no dial tone!.

I went back to Argos and swapped them for the A420As (argos.co.uk/sta…674|prd%3A1546795&cmpid=COJUN&catalogId=10001)
and paid the extra £5.
This morning and same problems on my virgin media phoneline just could not get a dialtone whatever I did while my old phone plugged in worked fine.
I tried them again on my 2nd VOIP line, and found that they do work with that. Shame as nice phones. I will keep them for the VOIP line.

The A420s are definitely worth the extra £5 BTW as they have an answer machine that lights up and much better displays.

I bought the A220A yesterday but something got me thinking. On the base it says A220A but on the back of the both handsets it only says A220 - I was wondering if it is suppose to say A220A? I no its £19.99 but I want to know if what I got is what I have paid for.

Can anyone who has bought the A220A check if their handsets and let me know?

Thanks

Tabs

I bought the A220A yesterday but something got me thinking. On the base … I bought the A220A yesterday but something got me thinking. On the base it says A220A but on the back of the both handsets it only says A220 - I was wondering if it is suppose to say A220A? I no its £19.99 but I want to know if what I got is what I have paid for.Can anyone who has bought the A220A check if their handsets and let me know?Thanks



A at the end is for the answer machine "part". Handsets do not have the A.

Stu C

A at the end is for the answer machine "part". Handsets do not have the A.



Thanks Stu C - There was me all worried for nothing.

i can't seem to be able to deactivate the alarm time & the messages

Does anyone knows how to access call waiting on this phone, please help me.
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