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RCA 25255RE2 DECT 6.0 2-Line Corded/Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering System

RCA 25255RE2 DECT 6.0 2-Line Corded/Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering System

Item: 797358    Model: 25255RE2

RCA 25255RE2 DECT 6.0 2-Line Corded/Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering System
3.5stars
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2-Line OperationExpandable up to 10 handsets (compatible with RCA 25055RE1 - SKU 791711)Integrated digital answering system with 60 minutes of record time for line 1 or line 2Offer Expires on 03/07/2015SetPhone w/ Digital Answering System**While supplies last. May not be valid in combination with other offers. Offer subject to change.Special Buy!RCA 25255RE2 DECT 6.0 2-Line Corded/Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering System/sbd/img/res/ic/ic016-spcbuy.gif129.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0340755_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0340755_sc7?$thb$/sbd/img/res/ic/ic016-spcbuy.gifhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0340755http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0757298_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0757298_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0757298/RCA-25255RE2-DECT-60-2-Line-Corded-Cordless-Telephone-with-Digital-Answering/product_797358
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RCA 25255RE2 DECT 6.0 2-Line Corded/Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering System
 
3.4

(based on 112 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (18)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good speakerphone (29)
  • Nice features (29)
  • Easy to set up (28)
  • Good sound (28)
  • Comfortable handset (26)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (18)
  • Not durable (6)
  • Produces static (6)
  • Bad reception / weak antenna (5)
  • Complicated controls (5)

Best Uses

  • Office use (37)
  • Multiple lines (21)
  • Everyday use (17)
  • Home use (17)
  • High volume (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (50), Practical (10), Professional (10), Tech savvy (10), Budget shopper (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (71), Personal (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

I'm Very Pleased With The RCA 25255RE2

I bought this phone system for my home-based office, where I need a 2-line phone, which combines a corded base and cordless handsets.
I find it easy to use the various...Read complete review

I bought this phone system for my home-based office, where I need a 2-line phone, which combines a corded base and cordless handsets.
I find it easy to use the various features and I like the look and feel of the whole system.
As noted by a previous reviewer, it was hard to get the base standby batteries ( 5 AAA ) to make contact to remove the " Replace Battery " message from the screen. However, I was able to do so after prying the battery metal contact prongs with a paper clip.
The standard 2 year manufacturer's warranty ( printed on the RCA website ) is a recent revision to the 1 year warranty printed in the owner's manual.
I'm very pleased and I hope my satisfaction continues.

VS

Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Phone Revision Issue, BadSound Explained

This is a very nice phone with great features. I wanted the long record time (60 minutes!). BUT, there's an issue with compatibility with the expansion phones. The phone I have...Read complete review

This is a very nice phone with great features. I wanted the long record time (60 minutes!). BUT, there's an issue with compatibility with the expansion phones. The phone I have is model number 25255RE2-A. The "-A" is important! As it turns out, only handsets with the model number ending in "-A" work cleanly. Handset 25055RE1-A works great, great sound quality, no static. BUT, 25055RE1 without the -A is awful! Lots of dropouts from the remote side, so bad that I could barely make them out. Attempting to get an extension that worked, I ended up trying THREE of these without the "-A" and all sound terrible! All my phones WITH the "-A" work fine. Note there are also differences in the D-Pad functions between these two model numbers. WITH the -A, when the phone is idle, if I push the D-Pad down (down volume), it immediately rings the phone and allows you to set the ringer volume. Without the -A, it goes to a menu choice to let you choose this function (which I prefer). They also have different functionality for font selection when entering names in the directory, etc. BUT, worse of all, WITHOUT the -A, the directory functions don't work at all with the base unit! Trying to upload the directory, you get "unavailable". Trying to download the directory to the handset, you get the same thing. So an important piece of functionality is also missing.
I've tried 3 Staples locally to replace the handset and non have another -A, so it looks like I'm going to have to give up on this phone and get another model. Sadly, few have long record time, so I'll lose this feature. I went to RCA's website to see about getting assistance, and I found they don't even list this phone there, so its also already discontinued apparently. As such, I worry about getting handsets replaced or getting new ones, as I'd have to get the -A model. That brings up the last big issue, both versions have the EXACT SAME SKU so there's not much of a way to know before hand what you'd get. Sorry RCA, but that is a major blunder. And, it does explain why many report great sound quality, while other report terrible sound quality, it apparently depends on the revision of the base and handset you have...and to make them the same SKU, really bad.

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4.0

EXCELLENT BUY

By Hampton Woods:)

from Retirement Community

Verified Buyer

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        Comments about RCA 25255RE2 DECT 6.0 2-Line Corded/Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering System:

        This phone is an excellent purchase for the price. The phone works extremely well. The only thing I might change about the phone, would be to make the handset slightly heavier.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        RCA 2 line business phones

        By RCA 6.0 Business Phones

        from Venice, FL

        Verified Buyer
        This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

        Comments about RCA 25255RE2 DECT 6.0 2-Line Corded/Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering System:

        Purchase the RCA 25255RE2 DECT 6.0 2 line corded/cordless Telephones with Digital answering system by RCA. We really like the phone and the options the phone offers however we are thinking there is a problem with the phone. Sometimes customers are saying they can not hear us. You can possibly lose business if people get aggervated because they can not hear you. I may need to return this unit.

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        5.0

        excellent

        By bob

        from falmouth MA

        Verified Buyer
        This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

        Comments about RCA 25255RE2 DECT 6.0 2-Line Corded/Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering System:

        easy system to install .. nice looking product .. wire/wireless capability was reason to purchase

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        5.0

        RCA 2-Line Phone with Cordless Just Fits

        By Johnce

        from Knoxville, TN

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about RCA 25255RE2 DECT 6.0 2-Line Corded/Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering System:

              We use this phone base in our meat dept and the cordless in the cashiers station.

              Works fine for our needs.

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              • No

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              3.0

              conserve

              By conserv

              from North Royalton Ohio

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about RCA 25255RE2 DECT 6.0 2-Line Corded/Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering System:

              The phone works well However the corded handset has a tendencey of fall of crader. The handset is a litter to small and does not fit easy in my hand. I find the speaker phone is good and glade to see speaker on the handset The instruction book needs improvement it is not user friendly. You spend to much material in different langrage and not enoght in english. I am not using the answer machine part at this time so I can not talk about that.The price was good for the product received

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