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We’ve had some miserable luck this year with home phones. Ordered a cheap set off argos that broke within a week. Then opted for a set of BT phones from John Lewis, which stopped working after a week. Gave them the benefit of doubt and let John Lewis replace them with a new set. Low and behold same fault occurred within days (maybe faulty batch from BT?)!! Needless to say they just went back for refund. Long story short I decided to do some research before rushing into buying the next set…
It was a toss up between Gigaset and Panasonic but judging from the reviews I read Gigaset seemed to have the edge. Bit pricier but after already forking out for two sets I was prepared to spend a bit more for something that was actually going to work!
From my understanding this C570A is the newest cordless phone from Gigaset so couldn’t find much written about it online but based on feedback on other models decided to just bite the bullet as liked the look of it. Here’s my feedback on it so far:
+ Design - looks and feels like a premium quality product (miles better than the BT job we got from john lewis)
+ Sound quality- speakerphone is brilliant and the sound quality overall is better than previous phones
+ Well made- feels like it has been better made than the bt phones
+ Ringtones- nice selection though some are a bit naff
+ Answer machine- is separate from the phone so we don’t need to charge it/keep it at our phone point out in the hall (nice touch!)
+ Range- excellent coverage throughout our home and well into the garden as well.
- Constantly pressing the back button! It’s a minor annoyance but when you’re deep into the sub-menu options there is no way to get back to the home screen without repeatedly pressing the back button. Would’ve been nice if pressing the red end call button doubled up as a home button/reset that took you back to the main display.
- Quite expensive
I’d never heard of ligo before but would use them again. Knowledgeable staff and quick delivery!
By Arthur on 19/04/2018
I have purchased numerous cordless phones over the past few years and have been disappointed with all of them for a variety of different reasons and a long-list of problems. Therefore, it was after much trepidation that I decided to spend more on these C570A than on any other set and I have to admit that I’ve been very impressed.
They were extremely easy to set up. The handsets are very stylish with a nice weight and feel to them. The keypad numbers are reasonably large and easy to operate, and the large backlight colour display works great and is easy to see and read in the dark.
The phone has an excellent “time control” setting, which means that it won’t ring at pre-programmed times unless it is from a phonebook contact you’ve assigned a VIP status to. It also has an impressive answer machine that can record thirty minutes of messages, and is a separate unit to the handset.
One of the best things though has to be the sound quality and volume control. There are 5 different levels for the earpiece and the loudspeaker and the clarity of callers is excellent on both.
I am very happy with these phones and hope that they will last us a number of years to come!
By S Baxter on 09/05/2018
I managed to get these on a good deal so although I didn't really need the 4 handsets I got the extra just to have a spare. Firstly, I should say that they were bought to replace a much older set of Panasonic phones that I needed to retire and so far I have noticed a big improvement. I deliberated for a long time between these and the new BT Premium which has better nuisance call blocking but thankfully it’s not something we’re bothered with very often so I wasn’t swayed in the end. These Gigaset Phones do have some call blocking features, which work fine for us so far.
I've noticed that although the sound quality is exceptionally clear the volume even on the loudest setting could be louder, which may not be adequate for all users. For us it is fine and the speaker phone works well.
Some further points.
1) Good looking design.
2) Exceptional sound on calls
3) Colour screen with changeable wallpaper
4) Answer machine speaker and led indicator + ringer (previous one didn't have this)
5) Can turn off display when charging - good when you've got one in the bedroom
6) Phonebook entries entered in one handset can be transmitted to all other handsets. (This was a tedious manual process on the last phone)
7) Phone entries now allow multiple numbers for each person
8) Intercom allows auto answer (set on individual handsets) and conference calls
9) Allows naming of each handset for easy identification.
10) Remote control of phone allows you to phone in to get your messages
11) Nice feature to compliment is that you can give your answer machine a phone number to call when a message is left. Good feature to have for some.
1) Somewhat lower sound volume
2) Changeable wallpaper yes but not many choices and no custom option (shame)
3) Ringtones - quite a lot to choose from but finding one that doesn't make you cringe is difficult.
4) CPU is fairly slow when searching or scrolling down phone list. They definitely could have done better here either in choice of processor or better searching algorithms.
5) Call blocking features limited when compared to BT
In conclusion and from my lengthy research there is no phone that is going to satisfy everyone's requirement (I don't think it exists!) but if you want a better than average phone with clear sound, lots of features and blocks individual numbers when needed this is it. For nuisance calls it appears the main choices are BT but frankly I find it hard to buy anything BT but that's just me.
By BigEd on 22/02/2018
Home phones are all much of a muchness right? Wrong! I was forced to replace my home phones after we moved house and the old ones went duff. Was all set for getting a bog standard BT set when I found ligo and gave them a call. Spoke to a lovely lady at ligo who was extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and put me onto this Gigaset number. Turns out she did me a huge favour! Didn't think technology would've moved on that much but something's clearly improved in 10 years since we last bought phones. The sound quality on these is lightyears ahead of what we has before. Stylish bit of kit too so I'm in the Mrs good books! Have been using for a couple of weeks now and they're very easy to use. Have set up the call blocking so we don't get any more nuisance calls. Can also intercom between each satelite phone, which is handy. Selection of ringtones could be better for the price it was but that's a minor quibble. Overall they are excellent and would highl recommend!
By Stuart Oliver on 23/02/2018
I've used Siemens Gigaset phones for many years now, which is probably the best recommendation I can give. They are, in my view, the best available cordless phones. They have excellent range, very clear sound and, by and large, easy-to-use controls. The display is very clear, too. The address book is easy to set up and can be shared between the handsets quickly and easily with a couple of steps. There is just one annoying feature (for which I haven't docked a star). You can allocate a ring tone to each entry in the address book, which is fine. But you have to do that at the individual level. That is, you can't set the same ring tone to all entries with a single command. This would be very useful because then you could distinguish instantly between callers you know and everyone else. As it is, you can only do this by configuring perhaps hundreds of entries separately. The blacklist mechanism is very intuitive but not particularly useful. That isn't a design flaw. It's simply that the telephone spammers have invented ever more sophisticated work-arounds, which mostly entail spoofing 'real' phone numbers.
I also like the fact that the batteries are of the conventional rechargeable NMiH variety. This way, they can easily be replaced if necessary (there isn't any information on ligo's site that I can see but it is probably best to replace the batteries every year or so. We did this with our last set of Gigaset phones and they were still working more than 10 years later!
By RonP on 24/02/2018
I'm delighted with this medium priced land-line phone system. It works perfectly and I enjoy the fact that it's possible to copy stored numbers to all of the handsets.
I would appreciate a louder ring tone (I have programmed it to the highest setting) but, I am old and possibly my hearing is not as sharp as it used to be!
By J Gittins on 25/02/2018
Good phones but the phones are not that good at stopping nuisance calls.
By alfie on 25/02/2018
A great set of stylish phones that work really well and are easy to set up
By Mike Woodward on 25/02/2018
Very good cordless phone & answering machine. A previous model, superceded by this one, was a Which? Best Buy, indeed all Siemens phones like this have been highly rated by Which? (I've been a member for 20+ years. We had a much earlier, single handset model that lasted more than a decade. Highly recommend!
By Julieh on 25/02/2018
Great set of phones. Seting them up is easy and to date we have had no issues. The phones are better than the BT ones they have replaced for sound quality and range.
By Lozza on 26/02/2018