The base station includes a built-in Telephone Answering Machine (TAM) that automatically answers and takes a message from the caller when you cannot answer the call yourself. This models digital recording system captures up to 18 minutes of messages. You can see the message count without operating the handset. Voicemail messages can pile up while you're away. Having to operate the handset just to see how many messages you have is bothersome. The handy counter is located on the base unit and makes it easy to see how many messages you have at a glance when you return home.
When a caller leaves you a message, the handset can display the caller’s details in a list. This allows you to skip to particular messages by selecting the caller’s details from the list on screen. Caller ID is a subscription service offered by many telephone service providers. When an outside call is being received, the caller information is displayed. Caller information for the last 50 callers is logged in the caller list from the most recent call to the oldest. Incoming Call Barring feature allows the unit to reject calls from specified phone numbers that you do not want to answer such as junk calls. *Requires subscription to a Caller ID service.
The backlit 1.45-inch screen is easy-to-read, and helps navigate through the simple menu clearly. The TFT (thin film transistor) LCD lets you see both characters and colour images with a GSM-like clarity that wasn't possible with conventional STN (super-twisted nematic) displays.