The Avena 233 is a superb digital swish Swiss phone which is easily to adapted into a system. With hands free on the handset - it goes really loud and is clear and a host of features, this is the best phone I have come across. It is intuuitive and easy to use. The Avena has voice dialling and announcements (limited to 10 names), a backlit screen, 150 names and number memory (which can be transfered and updated between phones). One of the best things about the Avena is its build quality and intuitive and friendly user interface. Its 4 line screen has dynamic displays and menues which alter automaticaly in each function (selected by the 'fox keys' below the display). The phone represents the most feature full and user friendly phone I have come across. Well balanced and faultless in action (except for the lack of a direct volume control). It's a pity that there are only 10 voice clips - more would make this a truly useful feature. The Call Log also fails to list the times of all calls from the same user (simply the total number and last call time). Similarly, witheld and unavailable numbers don't show as calls in the log. These are minor criticisms of a flexible and multi-featured phone / system which inspires confidence. The latest Argos catalogue has the phone listed at £89 with the answerphone version @ £120 and makes it easily available. Highly recommended!
Ascom Avena 233 cordless featurephone has lots to offer: total calling freedom, unfettered by cables, plus state-of-the-art technology with all the benefits this implies - handsfree calling on the handset, voice-activated dialing function, etc. Find out for yourself and take your telephoning to a new dimension.
This Ascom Avena 233 extension handset supports DECT / GAP, offering multilingual menu-driven user guidance using Foxkey, a backlit 4-line graphical display, optical call signaling, voice-activated dialing function for up to 10 stored numbers. It provides users with handsfree speaking convenience, and programmable access to 9 functions. The phonebook contains up to 150 names and numbers and caller list for 30 last unanswered and answered calls with date and time with the ability to redial last 15 numbers. For higher protection from eavesdropping it uses voice encryption. You can always transfer phonebook from one handset to another, select a ringing tone melody in 3 volume levels or even record your own.