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The VTech CS5121 is an ENERGY STAR cordless phone / answering machine with Caller ID.

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Pros

handsets are brightly backlit, work well in the dark

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when it works the range is fairly good, works all over the house

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

playback from answering machine is poor quality, hard to understand what people are saying

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unusable if someone is talking on a cellphone nearby

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frequent component failures at the base and handset reported within the first year

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doesn't include common features like a phone directory or intercom

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frequent clicking and buzzing comes through the handsets

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noticeable lag/delay when dialing a number, buttons react slowly

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The VTech CS5121 is an ENERGY STAR cordless phone / answering machine with Caller ID. Its digital answering machine (no tapes or moving parts required) hosts 12 minutes of recording time, as well as remote message retrieval. As for cordless operation, the unit functions at 5.8GHz for enhanced range, greater sound quality, and vastly superior security. And its Caller ID holds 4t names/numbers, but does require a subscription. Additional features of the VTech CS5121 include numerous convenience functions (9-number speed dial,  any answer key, last number redial), wall mountable, and a pager/handset-locator.

Additional Information

For a more affordable model, consider the CS5111. It maintains the same features, save for a digital answering machine.

Features
  • ENERGY STAR
  • Cordless Phone / Answering Machine
  • Caller ID w/Space for 45 Entries
  • 5.8GHz Technology
  • WiFi/Hearing-Aid Friendly
  • Wall Mountable
  • Pager/Handset-Locator
  • 9-Number Speed Dial
  • Any Key Answer
  • Backlit Keypad & Display
  • Handset Volume Control
  • Last Number Redial
  • Selectable Ring Tones
  • Trilingual Prompts
  • Remote Message Retrieval
Model Variations
  • VTech CS5121 | Silver/Black (One Handset)
  • VTech CS5121-2 | Silver/Black (Dual Handsets)
  • VTech CS5121-3 | Silver/Black (Triple Handsets)
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