Uniden TRU 8885 5.8 GHz Twin 1-Line Cordless Phone Reviews

Uniden TRU 8885 5.8 GHz Twin 1-Line Cordless Phone

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  • Ring, Crackle, Ring - It's Me, Not You

    Jan 30, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It works and has more features than I'll ever use.
    Cons: I've worn the print off one button.

    Summary: I have bad luck with telephones. I am beginning to think it isn't luck and may not be me. Some of my worst sound quality conversations are when I am on the phone with the phone company. Of course, I could rant and rave about the quality of service ... read more

  • The "Borg" of phone systems.

    Aug 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A gadzillion options.
    Cons: Quirky, unreliable, and the worst customer service ever.

    Summary: We moved into a house more than double the size of our old house, not to mention having a garage. Not every space in the house had a phone jack, presenting a challenge. Then there was the problem with our wireless network and wireless alarm system. ... read more

  • great phone

    Apr 8, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good sound quality, good price, good features
    Cons: some annoyances

    Summary: I had used Uniden 2.4 GHZ cordless phone for a couple of years and loved it. However, I'm constantly bothered by its interference with my wireless computer network. I thought to buy a 5.8 GHZ phone for quite a while but they're just too expensive. ... read more

  • Nice features but lackluster range

    Jan 12, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to read display and very feature rich.
    Cons: Range.

    Summary: Uniden has always made decent portables. This phone is no exception. I will say that I was expecting more range from the "PowerMax 5.8." I live on a second-floor apartment and cannot travel outdoors very far without the signal breaking up. ... read more

  • Uniden TRU8885 Reset (Re-register) Handset

    Oct 7, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Sturdy construction, rich feature set, no network interference, orange backlight, shared phonebook, adequate range
    Cons: Inability to globally clear CID. Lack of VM memory not an issue for me.

    Summary: I'm posting to hopefully help others who have this problem with the TRU8885 system (and possibly other Uniden models). I could not find this solution in the user manual or on the net. I recently purchased a 2 handset system from Ebay. Factory ... read more

  • Exceptional

    Aug 4, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sound quality and range; extensive features.
    Cons: Small keys on the base unit; no universal delete for caller ID.

    Summary: This is one of the best technology systems of any kind I have ever purchased. When comparing the various brands available at Circuit City, it was clear that the build quality of the Uniden was the best. I love the solid feel of the handsets and the ... read more

  • Outstanding Cordless Phone Set

    Jun 14, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: loads of features, only 1 phone jack required, superb clarity
    Cons: fairly expensive compared to other phones, programming can be a bit confusing

    Summary: INTRO I just recently moved into a fairly large house and needed to get a decent phone system. I was primarily interested in the 5.8GHz cordless phones since they don't interfere with wireless computer networks. I also wanted a very high quality ... read more

  • excellent phone system

    Mar 15, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: walkie-talkie feature,baby monitor,direct-link mode size of handsets cost of system.
    Cons: hard to locate buttons on the base unit

    Summary: i purchased this system from costco it came with 3 handsets a base unit,and a headset. i was looking for a great 5.8 ghz answering system i was leaning toward the panasonic system but because of the cost and the number of handsets (the panasonic only ... read more

  • Speed Dial Limitations

    Feb 7, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: voice quality, speaker-phone on each handset
    Cons: limitations on phone directory entries (20 digits), and speed-dial capability

    Summary: So far I am mostly happy with this phone. I bought it based on reviews here and on other sites. The sound quality is very good, with no noticeable interference so far. Caller ID on all of the handsets is a useful feature. The caller ID list is local ... read more

  • Super phone

    Oct 22, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks cool, great sound quality, easy to enter phone numbers
    Cons: Would like more ringtones to choose from. 20 seems like a lot - it's not.

    Summary: This phone does everything you need and then some. We live in a 3 story rowhouse (think brownstone for those not from Philly) and the reception is terrific. My wife and I use the intercom feature regularly as it beats yelling up 3 flights of stairs. ... read more

  • Love this phone system

    Aug 24, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sound quality for base and handsets. Easy setup Nice displays
    Cons: Too many keystrokes for intercom Keys and text on base too small

    Summary: My choice was to trash a huge investment in a Siemens 2.4ghz multi-phone system or have my family kick me out of the house. So I did the research and decided to take a chance on the Uniden when I saw it advertised at Office Max for about $120 (Base and ... read more

  • The best expandable phone at any price

    Aug 12, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sound quality, excellent usability, well engineered, shared or separate phonebooks, nice display, very customizable.
    Cons: A little pricey

    Summary: Original review: 8/12/04 I finally decided to quit fighting with my 3 incompatible and sometimes poorly-designed cordless phones and get an integrated cordless-phone 'system'. I had an older 900-MHz Uniden, which provided solid sound quality and ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Super! cordless phone!!!!!!!

    Mar 3, 2008 by
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    Pros: Just like the Infantryman! ready and fit to fight!!!
    Cons: ZERO

    Summary: I bought this bad boy three years ago in a Military post for $79.99 at first I wasn't sure about how it was going to perform...Sarge...you need to get one of these! Highly recommended actually I'm shopping for another set for my parents right ... read more

  • Uniden Tru 8885

    Feb 15, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Rugged handsets, sound clarity good
    Cons: The phone should not die when power is cut off.

    Summary: Folks, I purchased this 3 handset cordless system 6 months ago. Worked fine until the day I cut power to the house to perform some minor electrical work. Power was off for 10 minutes, and when power came back on line, the answering machine display ... read more

  • Best Cordless I've Owned

    Jan 17, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Abundance of features; great sound quality including the speaker phone; Room Monitor great feature
    Cons: Call Display having to be managed separately on each handset

    Summary: I am, thus far, very pleased with this phone (purchased 3 weeks ago). I did a fair bit of research prior to buying this product and favorable reviews led me to it. Sound clarity/quality has been great and have personally never had any interruptions or ... read more

  • Poor out-going sound quality

    Jan 10, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Many nice features
    Cons: Very poor outgoing sound quality. Unacceptable for a telephone at any price, let alone $130

    Summary: I liked everything about this phone except the outgoing sound quality. After reading the reviews found here I decided to go ahead and purchase this phone at staples for $130. It had many features I really liked. The speed dial and ringer settings were ... read more

  • NIce features but..

    Jan 6, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: featured laden phones with nice backlighting
    Cons: small confusing buttons on handset and base. Connection issue as mentioned

    Summary: I wanted a phone system that could handle multiple handsets, yet not interfere with my wireless computer network. I thought I had a winner. It is a very nice phone with a really annoying problem. When receiving an incoming call, about every 5th call ... read more

  • Great if you have a wireless network

    Nov 28, 2005 by
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    Pros: Great battery life, expandable to many phones, handsets can check messages, conference calling, speaker phone.
    Cons: I really can't think of any after a year of use. Honestly.

    Summary: I have always held Uniden phones in high regard, and this model is no exception. The sound is perfect, the phone is well-built, and the battery life is much better than expected. I had a 2.4 GHz set before this one, but couldn't make it work with my ... read more

  • Poor Outgoing Sound Quality

    Nov 11, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Direct Link feature
    Cons: Poor outgoing audio quality.

    Summary: The phone overall seems adequate and I liked the Direct Link feature. While the incoming audio was good, what made me return this phone is the poor outgoing audio quality. My old 900 mhz phone had been audio quality. ... read more

  • Great phone set

    Oct 22, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Only one phone line required. Many nice features.
    Cons: Haven't found any.

    Summary: I purchased this phone after reading the reviews on this website. I can say that the reviews are accurate. I have one working phone line in my apt. bedroom. Prior to purchasing the Uniden, I had to run to the bedroom every time the phone rang. I now ... read more

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