Rated 1 out of 5 by Gina1951 it a home phone service that is very poor quality
you can not always hear the person your talking to as well as they state that they can not hear everything I'm saying. that it echos and breaks up.
March 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by aj9697 Worst Phone Ever
The Sprint Phone Connect is terrible. I can't wait for this contract to be up. When you get incoming calls the person hears all static. The goes in and out when your talking. You can't even get clear messages. I would never recommend this phone not even to my worst enemy.
February 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KENJW Works well and a money-saver
The Phone Connect 2 is a very good device, but you have to know how use it in order to get the most out of it. The call quality is excellent, and once you get it set up right, you will find it virtually indistinguishable from a regular wired home phone. Plus, the Sprint home phone service that you receive when using this device offers good features, flexibility and high value for the money.
The Phone Connect 2 is fundamentally a simple device. Unlike your cell phone, there are few controls. You just put the battery in it, plug the power cord into the wall, and then plug in a regular corded phone, or a cordless phone base station. (The battery serves as a backup, allowing your home phone to continue working in the event of a power failure.)
Here's a tip that can help you make the Phone Connect 2 work better: Put it in a location in your house where you get a strong Sprint signal. Yes, there is what looks like a signal strength indicator on this device, but that's not really what it is: It is simply an indicator light that will appear to show "full bars" if you are getting any signal at all. That's not helpful. Instead of relying on this "indicator" that really isn't one, use the signal indicator on your Sprint cell phone to find the place in your house that tends to have the strongest Sprint signal, and put the Phone Connect 2 there. (Using this procedure greatly improved the performance of my Phone Connect 2.) If you have a two-story house you will likely have better signals upstairs. I wound up putting my unit high on a wall of an upstairs closet. The only restriction is you have to be able to get power to the unit (and a phone wire if you are using a corded phone rather than a cordless phone base station).
The Phone Connect 2 produces its own dial tone so making a call on your home phone with this device is just like using the wired phone you used to have. Pick up the phone and call - that's it. Incidentally, the Phone Connect 2 will respond to touch-tones only. Out of curiosity I tried it with an old rotary phone and it didn't work. If you get a call on call waiting, you switch to the incoming call by flashing the switch-hook (on a corded phone) or by pushing the flash button on a cordless. But, it will take about a second after doing this for the call actually to switch over. So, you may have to say "hello" a second time to make sure the incoming "call waiting" caller heard you. This is a minor annoyance that you will quickly adjust to.
Also, you will want to learn the in-call codes for adjusting the receiver volume. My device defaulted out of the box to a very loud setting that I could not turn down enough with the control on my phone itself. To change the volume during a call, you simply press ## followed by a 2-digit code from 11 to 14, with 11 being the lowest volume and 14 the highest. (The person you are talking to will not hear you pressing these buttons, so you can do this without disrupting your call.)
Also, it's helpful to know the call forwarding codes: Use *73 for no answer call forwarding (disable with *730), *74 for busy call forwarding (disable with *740) and *28 to combine these two and set up forwarding for both busy or no answer situations (disable with *38). These codes are different from those used with most wired phones so it pays to write them down.
One great thing about Phone Connect 2 service is that you can take your home phone with you wherever you go. For instance, if you go on vacation you can put your Phone Connect 2 in the hotel room and make and receive calls just as if you were at home. (To do this you would also need to take along a simple corded phone to plug into the Phone Connect 2.)
The Phone Connect 2 is an excellent device, but as I have pointed out, there are a few things you need to know to get the most out of it. The savings on your monthly bill and the excellent call quality and flexibility you get make this device well with the small amount of effort it takes to optimize its performance.
February 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by VideoWorks Works great for me.
I have a small business and needed to downsize and bring it back into my home. This device let me keep my business phone number and add a line to my house without a big expense. I checked the service coverage before signing up and made sure that I would get good signal strength.
I have had no problems at all. I was happy to see that caller ID was included, and with Verizon, it was an extra charge.
February 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by tcnance Not Good !
I got this to save money and I did not want to give up my home phone. I was happy to hear I could keep my home phone number !! When the device came it was very simple to hook up. Basically, just plug it in. The reception was great ! At least for the first few weeks. After a few weeks that changed and I'm now four months in and the reception on the receiving end is HORRIBLE !! Everyone tells me they can NOT hear me-I have to SHOUT in the phone. They tell me the phone goes in and out and for some reason on my end I have the volume on my phone set on Low and the sound is SOOO Loud that I can lay the phone down on the counter and it sounds like I put the phone on speaker.. When I click over to answer another call, IT DROPS THE FIRST PERSON ON THE LINE EVERYTIME. Don't Waste your time with this service it sounds better then it performs.
February 8, 2014