Uniden TRU 5885 5.8 GHz Twin 1-Line Cordless Phone Reviews
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Uniden TRU 5885 5.8 GHz Twin 1-Line Cordless Phone

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  • Unident TRU 5885-2 - Mixed Feelings

    Jan 31, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sound quality and range, lots of features, double handsets, and answering system.
    Cons: can't expand, can't use both handsets together, might accidentally leave the phone off the hook.

    Summary: I purchased the Uniden TRU5885 Cordless Phone Set in August of 2004, over five months ago. It was purchased as a replacement for my old telephone. The Uniden TRU5885 Cordless Phone Set was on sale at a great price and the concept of a ... read more

  • Great phones

    Dec 8, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: They still work! Many wonderful features.
    Cons: Can't think of any, its a phone.

    Summary: I have been going through phones at an great rate, as for some reason they just break on me. Now I don't buy the cheapest phone I can either. I go for the better phones that are wireless and near top of the list in quality. Yet they still break on me. ... read more

  • Uniden Cordless Phone Model TRU5885-2

    Apr 26, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of Nice Features
    Cons: This Uniden phone is very unreliable. Very poor technical support. Customer support is non-responsive.

    Summary: I purchased this telephone system and I've had nothing but problems with it. Although the phone has several nice features, there are inherent problems with this phone. After the first year, the cordless handsets started getting hot. Finally, ... read more

  • We love it

    Jan 2, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: No static; great range; built-in answering machine; extremely easy to set up; intuitive functionality.
    Cons: None that I can see. We honestly think the phone is great!

    Summary: We bought the Uniden TRU 5885 prior to reading the reviews here on epinions.com, and now I'm glad we did! If we had read the reviews first, I probably would not have made the purchase. Unlike several reviewers here, we've had no problems at all with ... read more

  • This is a good buy, better than GE phones.

    Sep 29, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very clear signal, light weight, and the price is good.
    Cons: Answer machine not many options.

    Summary: I purchase the phone from Best Buy, I also got their two year Product Replacement Plan, just in case ... read more

  • This is an excellent phone package.

    Aug 27, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Digital answering machine. Speakerphone on the base and wireless handsets. Good clarity and range.
    Cons: Pricey, but that is to be expected for the new 5.8GHz phone technology.

    Summary: Since I have an 802.11b wireless network, 2.4GHz phones were out of the question. That being said, I ... read more

  • Do not buy! or Buyer Beware

    Aug 7, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks Cool. The sound quality is good It didn't interfere with our Wireless Network.
    Cons: Only 1 handset at a time can be in use. Handsets don't share memory.

    Summary: I'll get right to the point: Why spend extra $$ on a dual handset phone when you cannot use both ha ... read more

  • Stay away from first generation 5.8ghz phones

    Jul 30, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice Sleek design Good battery NI-MH Different frequency than B-wireless network
    Cons: Sound quality Range Only upto 2 handsets Cannot use both handsets at the same time

    Summary: I bought this phone because I was looking for a 5.8ghz phone with 2 handsets that worked on a differ ... read more

  • Good cordless phones for the money

    Jul 29, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 2 speakerphone handsets, answering machine, base speakerphone, clear reception
    Cons: can only use 1 handset, base speakerphone poor, doesn't interfere with computer wireless, range medium

    Summary: WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR --------------------------- ----- I was looking for a phone that wouldn't degrade my 802.11b wireless PC connection. My other 2.4 GHz Uniden was very nice, with a much better speakerphone, but the wireless network ... read more

  • Tired of junk made in China

    Jul 14, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: plenty of options.
    Cons: limited range. poor quality speaker on base.

    Summary: I could have lived with the poor audio quality of the speaker on the message center, and the minor a ... read more

  • Just didn't live up to my expectations

    Jul 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clear reception, good range, nice looks, lightweight, reasonable price
    Cons: Poor menu buttons format, BAD placement of "talk" button, terrible speakerphone on base

    Summary: I bought this phone about a month ago, very excited to get the latest 5.8 ghz technology. I chose th ... read more

  • Please read this if you're thinking of buying this system

    Jul 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice looking phone, has answering machine, caller ID and speakerphone
    Cons: Horrible range,static,poor battery life, problems with answering machine

    Summary: I received this phone system from my parents as a Christmas gift. My dad is very electronic savvy an ... read more

  • TRU 5885 is it worth

    Jul 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks, speaker phone in handset, digital answering machine, remote access, Clarity
    Cons: Handset rings after base rings, battery, range

    Summary: I bought the TRU5885 on 26th June 03, as i need a phone with a speaker and answering machine. I deci ... read more

  • TRU 5885-2

    Jun 27, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: stylish and good battery life
    Cons: The range is absolutly the worst of any cordless phone out there

    Summary: I have had many cordless phones,most of them Panasonic.They were all great.I decided to buy this one ... read more

  • Lots of "COOL" options but had to return it due to static

    Jun 16, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent LED screen lots of ringer options distinct rings handset speakerphone
    Cons: not impressed with clarity

    Summary: Very impressive features, good short range quality, and cool looks. You can set your ringer lik ... read more

  • Great Brains, Great Body, but something is not quite right...

    May 20, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great cordless speaker phone, decent range, LOUD base speaker
    Cons: Many features not intuitive

    Summary: Everyone has that one thing they are looking for in a phone (or anything for that matter). For me it was a cordless phone with a speaker on the handset to use for our home business. These have been rare until recently. I started with the ... read more

  • Very stylish but... where is that advertised extra range???

    Apr 6, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: style, materials quality, features
    Cons: Range. Believe it or not!

    Summary: OK. My story is simple. I wanted a little luxury at the pool at my apartment complex. I wanted a cordless phone that I could use easily for long conversations while laying in Jacuzzi or pool or.. ah... sweet... :o) You got the picture. Few numbers: ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • I LOVE mine!

    Jun 23, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cool, sleek design; Great sound quality; Very functional.
    Cons: I don't personally think there are any real cons.

    Summary: I can't imagine how so many people could have a bad experience with this phone! I've had mine for about 2 years now. First I bought it from Radio Shack and It worked great but then the next week I found it much cheaper at Sam's club so I returned the ... read more

  • Excellent phone system for the price

    Aug 10, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Durable feeling, message notification on handsets, message pickup from handset.
    Cons: Cannot use both handsets simultaneously. Belt clip is not tight enough on thin clothing.

    Summary: I needed to replace my Vtech cordless phone after just about 14 months of use(very disappointing). I stopped by Staples and they had this phone on clearance for 59.99, reduced from 149.99. It had all the features I was hoping to get, except for it ... read more

  • Worst phone I've owned

    Jan 27, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Excellent sound quality.
    Cons: A phone made to excel for a brief test period. Conks out after that.

    Summary: I am on my third battery with this phone (at $15 a clip). The phone at first works fine, with extremely clear sound, but then functions intermittently, without warning, resulting in no ringer, no dial tone, missed calls, and total frustration. I have ... read more

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