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Clarity XLC3.4
Price range:
$96.99 - $125.08
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About - Clarity XLC3.4

The Clarity XLC3.4 is a cordless phone available from Clarity. The XLC3.4 typically costs between $96.99 - $125.08.

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on cordless phone models like the XLC3.4.

Caller ID:
Caller ID with a three-line display shows the name and phone number of a caller and the date and time of the call, provided you subscribe to caller ID services. Some phones have an additional display line that shows which line, say line 1 or line 2, the call came in on, or indicators such as a battery strength or voice mail. If you have Caller ID with Call Waiting, the phone displays the name and number of the second caller if you're already on the phone. The display is usually on the handset; some phones also have one on the base. Phones with Call Waiting Deluxe provide you with more choices on how to handle a second call when you are already on the phone assuming you subscribe to the service, but not all features may be available in all areas. Some of the choices that the service supports; facilitates conferencing with two outside parties, or a prerecorded message states that you will be available shortly, and the caller is put on hold, or prerecorded message indicates you are busy, and the waiting call is disconnected, or the caller is sent to your voice mail.

Maximum no. of cordless handsets:
The manufacturer stated maximum number of cordless handsets that can be registered to a multiple handset capable phone. A phone that can support up to eight handsets, for example, can have eight handsets registered to the base, but you may only be able to use four at once, say two using handset to handset intercom, while two others conference with an outside party. Others may just allow one handset to be used at a time, so can't be used like an additional (extension) phone you have connected to the same phone line. NA represents not applicable. See Buying Advice for more information.
About This Brand

Almost exclusively designed for people with visual or hearing impairments, Clarity's models amplify incoming sounds and have buttons that are large and easy-to-read, as are the text and numbers on their LCD displays.

Features & Specs - Clarity XLC3.4
info Caller ID Yes
info Maximum no. of cordless handsets 4
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Additional Information (The information below has been supplied by an external source.)
General Information
Manufacturer Clarity
Manufacturer Website Address
Product Line Professional
Product Model XLC3.4
Product Name Professional XLC3.4 Cordless Phone
Product Type Cordless Phone
User Reviews - Clarity XLC3.4
User Reviews
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Bad choice for hard of hearing.
Good Sound
Lacks Features
Best Uses
This product makes no sense for hard of hearing. It does not provide a flashing light to indicate a voice message is waiting (must look for a tiny icon on led screen). It also offers no simple way to see if a call was missed (must go to a caller list available in the menu.)
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Excellent amplified phone
Good Sound
Good Speakerphone
Strong Signal
Best Uses
Everyday Use
Home Use
This phone does the job for my wife who has a severe hearing loss. Sound quality is good. I can use it with my hearing aid by turning the volume down. At first it was annoying because the max normal volume is 16db and then you have to press the red boost button to increase the volume above that up to 50db. After reading the instructions I learned that you can program the phone to auto boost and it will stay at whatever volume you set until you manually change it. Not recommended for homes with normal hearing persons. Two major problems with the phone: 1. Talking keypad and talking caller ID are unintelligible - fortunately they can be disabled. 2. No visible or audio signal for voice mail. This is a major negative and can't be fixed. Minor complaint: handset is bulky and heavy for my wife.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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