Just a mini-rant/warning:
I bought a Uniden phone, the type where (fixed) base handset with answering machine and cordless handset will still work without mains power. Been a great phone with excellent range, very good audio and the speakerphone picks up a sparrow fart - but I noticed one immensely annoying 'feature': until you listen to *all* messages *from beginning to end*, it won't let you delete the message.
I only noticed this the other day, as I answered a call on another phone down the shed... I picked up just as the answering machine kicked in, so it recorded the convo to it's maximum recordable duration (whatever length that is).
Anyone know if other brand phones have this same bullshit feature?
It's my goddamned phone, if I want to delete a message whether accidentally or intentionally, then thats what I want to do.
I must admit I havent read the manual (blasphemy to do so), so there's a slim chance it can be disabled - can't see how it can be done via the menu though.