Hi, if anyone has experience with this I'd sure appreciate feedback.
I recently went shopping for a new cordless phone set for my land line. Did research online and settled on the Panasonic KX-TGD223N - here's what it looks like:
I've been disappointed in the quality, or lack thereof, in the talking caller ID. I've heard other people's cordless phones with this feature that I could understand. But this one garbles things a lot of the time. For example, I get a call from Walgreen's reminding me of prescription renewals. It comes out of Omaha. So the display reads "OMAHA NE" - and the female-sounding voice in my phone says, "Oh-MAY-heh en ee." On some names of my friends it does better, but overall I guess I had expected better results.
The feature, which I specifically shopped for, has proven less useful. Basically, all I can derive from it is that if it sounds like gibberish, it's probably a telemarketer or other undesired call. But I hate to be wrong on that and miss a call from someone I want to talk to. I suppose a simple workaround would be just to have the handset with me and read the Caller ID, but I wish I hadn't paid the extra money for the talking feature, y'know?