4 Responses to “Panasonic KX-TG6632B DECT 6”

  1. Opinunated says:
    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great sound, range and features, May 24, 2011
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    Opinunated (USA) –

    This review is from: Panasonic KX-TG6632B DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone with Answering System, Black, 2 Handsets (Electronics)

    This cordless phone and answerer are new for 2011 and the performance is outstanding.

    You can buy this phone/answerer in five configurations: KX-TG6632B (two cordless phones and answerer), KX-TG6633B (three cordless phones and answerer), KX-TG6643B (three cordless phones and answerer WITH keypad), KX-TG6644B (four cordless phones and answerer WITH keypad), KX-TG6645B (five cordless phones and answerer WITH keypad). All have the same handsets and the answerer differs only in that one comes with and the other without a keypad. The features and performance remain the same.

    Pluses:

    Near perfect display: Readable with no back-light and with the back-light on (hit any key) there is a brilliant white background with purple text using very large characters. This is the best display I’ve ever seen. The fonts are near perfect and the text is huge!

    Range – outstanding: Past cordless phones have proven unreliable just outside my garage door. I had perfect reception there and decided to experiment. My driveway is 250 feet long and I had perfect reception 250 feet from my house! Stunning!

    Voice quality – outstanding (yet I do wish I could turn the volume up just a bit more from its highest setting). Also there is no hiss or other audio anomalies.

    Battery life: the batteries are standard NIMH AAA which are easily replaced. After a few days the meter shows no discharge. I don’t doubt you’ll have at least 11 days of stand-by as quoted in Panasonic’s specifications.

    Programming: Reasonably easy although I had to consult the manual a few times. Program one phone and the rest automatically update. That is a very nice feature. Even if you don’t wish to do any programming the default settings are wisely chosen.

    Comfort: These phones are very light weight but comfortable if you like to cradle the phone between your ear and shoulder. A belt clip is included.

    No interference: The dect standard (1.9 GHZ) is a new frequency that does not interfere or share the same spectrum with past cordless phones or other wireless devices like routers. The “plus” designation is simply Panasonic marketing – meaning this is the second generation of Panasonic DECT phones.

    Tone control: Three settings – normal, high frequency boost and low frequency boost.

    Power outages: Keep one handset in the base and the system will function for about two hours during a power outage. The handset powers the base in this case.

    Features: Too many to list but every feature offered seems to provide a great deal of flexibility. For example – talking caller ID can be turned on or off at either the answerer or handset respectively. Three groups of favorite numbers are offered so three people can have separate lists and each group can be given a unique name.

    Minuses:

    Volume: The ringer, speaker phone and handset are all just a bit low on volume, at least, to my ear. At their highest settings I find the volume acceptable but I wish they all could go a bit louder.

    Answerer: Limited and rather basic. You can answer the phone there only by hitting the speaker phone button. You can’t dial out except for three buttons which you can program. More flexibility is offered on the TG6643B which has a keypad but it still has no hardwired handset. You can only record or check your announcement at a handset but you can play back or erase messages at the answerer.

    Conclusion:

    This is a near perfect cordless phone offering clarity, great range, no interference with existing cordless appliances, a wonderful display and a number of other features. It shows the maturity of the technology brought to us in 2011

    Overall I highly recommend this phone. I’d strongly recommend you purchase one more handset than you think you’ll need given the low cost of an additional handset when purchasing a package. Purchasing separate handsets at a later date is much more costly.

    Keep in mind if it does not say dect PLUS – you are looking at an older model Panasonic —- many of which are still offered for sale on Amazon

    BEST DEAL: As of May, 2011 the five handset version with answerer is only $10.00 more than the three handset version. The four handset version is priced higher than either of those. Go figure. Having an extra handset or two you’ll never regret!

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  2. Charlie says:
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent DECT 6.0 Plus phones, great range, uses standard AAA NiMH batteries, outstanding audio quality, May 2, 2011
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    Charlie (MI, USA) –
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    This review is from: Panasonic KX-TG6632B DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone with Answering System, Black, 2 Handsets (Electronics)

    Panasonic KX-TG6632

    The KX-TG6632 is a DECT 6.0 “Plus” digital phone kit with an answering machine. The DECT 6.0 network is one of the more advanced cordless frequency systems and is fully digital. Because it is a network, your satellite handsets do not require any physical connection to the base station. They simply sit in a cradle to charge up anywhere in your house and you can expand this system up to a few extra units, although it comes with 2 handsets.

    The range for the handset is about 100 feet or more. At 90 feet, I started to hear some minor interference but nothing dramatic. The audio quality during calls is exceptional. There is an Eco Mode that gives up to 13 hours of talk time and decreases/increases signal strength based on the proximity to the base station, but I haven’t tried talking for 13 hours straight. It comes with Ni-Mh AAA batteries instead of proprietary battery packs. This gives you the option to buy replacement AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries in most grocery stores, which is both cost effective and convenient! I’m glad to see more OEMs using Ni-MH batteries instead of NiCd, NiMh is cadmium free and has better performance (resistant to the memory effect).

    Before I used the handsets, I put the batteries into my special charger to discharge and recharge them to break them in. While my charger said they were fully charged, I put them in the phone and the cradles kept charging them for another hour or so until the orange LED shut off. The Panasonic chargers must be quite an advanced charging circuit to top off the NiMH cells!

    The keypad on each handset is fully backlit, which means you can actually see the numbers in total darkness. The LCD is backlit as well by white LEDs and resembles a Nokia cellphone from about 5-8 years ago. The Caller ID system and address book is fully networked, which means all of the handsets in the network will read the same Caller ID logs and the same address book. Changing the address book on one phone will ensure the entire network has access to the updated info. This makes it convenient in not having to set phone numbers in each of the phones.

    Unlike other phones, the Panasonic shuts off the charging LED once the batteries are charged. This helps reduce light pollution in your room at night in case you wanted to sleep better. I had an older GE DECT 6.0 phone that kept its blue LED on all the time, and this blue LED was bright enough to act as a night light. I had to use tape to cover it, so it was very thoughtful for Panasonic to use a more subdued orange LED that shuts off after the charging is done.

    The ring tone choices are limited, but at least they offer a few creative ring tones based on popular overtures, but it is nothing advanced. The talking Caller ID function is very helpful but the pronunciation programming needs to be improved.

    Another awesome feature is that your satellite handsets will play incoming calls to help you screen calls if you’re not in the general vicinity of the base station. You can also play messages via the satellite handsets and erase messages as well, so you never have to be at the base station to check/play/erase messages!

    The only negative aspect I can report on these phones is the slow interface of the menus. Scrolling through the address book takes a split second longer than I’d like, the same goes for dialing. With my Motorola Droid2 smartphone, I can setup pauses for passcodes to voicemail boxes which dial blisteringly fast. With these Panasonic phones, the auto-dialing is painfully slow and the menus are slow as well. The address book entries also allow a limited number of characters, making it impossible for setting up an entry to automatically log onto certain voice mail boxes or other phone menus. That said, my complaints are minor compared to the performance, ergonomics, and overall design of these phones. I’d highly recommend them to friends, families, and co-workers.

    Overall: 4/5 stars, the menu/interface could be faster.

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