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VTech Ia5878

VTech Ia5878
alaScore 77

13 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of VTech Ia5878. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cordless Phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cordless Phones the VTech Ia5878 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of VTech Ia5878 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cordless Phones on

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Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: Mac (

Please rewrite the instruction booklet.


The battery holds a charge for 3 days, off the hook .

The instructions are not clear.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: AliventiAsylum (

Vtech 5.8 GHz Trio 1-Line Cordless Phone -Now We Have Three Handsets to Lose


One peril when owning a cordless phone is the tendency for them to disappear when in the hands of teenagers. When that happened with our last phone (it turned up a few weeks later) I needed a new phone for our home really quick. I went to the store and...

three handsets, good battery life, no interference, easy set-up

not very user-friendly, difficulty adjusting ringer volume, operation of answering machine

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: tbone0106 (

NOT recommended!


When I decided to switch to VoIP about six months ago, I looked around for a multi-handset phone system that would fit well with a single phone jack. (I rent in an older building, and don't have the option of rewiring the phone lines.) This Vtech...

Low price, pretty to look at, nice 'feel

Everything else

May, 2008

Consumer review by: boxerlover (

Vtech Trio cordless phones


I just purchased this Vtech trio about a week ago. I only have one phone jack in my old house, and we just really needed another phone or two. We ended up putting one in the kitchen, one in our bedroom, and one in my son's bedroom. Setting up the ...

reasonable price, convenient

light static, buttons to program are touchy

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: skooter91 (

Quite Possibly the Worst Phone Ever!


I purchased this phone for my elderly parents so they could have the ease of multiple extensions throughout the house (they only have one cordless now held together with duct tape!) but they did not want to change their telephone setup (stored numbers,...

Large buttons, lightweight handsets

Poor voice quality, inability to disconnect calls, no speakerphone on handsets

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: jlundquist1 (

I miss you?


Remember when you had to get up and go to the phone to answer or make a call? Remember when you dialed, as in used a dial? Remember when if you wanted to talk "privately" you had to have a 20ft cord? Yeah, I do too so I'm glad I have this phone! ...

Good system. Very easy to use. Just like most other cordlesss phones

Just like other cordless phones

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: jlundquist1 (

I miss you?


Good system. Very easy to use. Just like most other cordlesss phones

Just like other cordless phones

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: cimarronfarms (

vtech ia5878


light weight, very flexible

limited range, could only use one headset at a time, static beyond 20 ft.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: (

VTech IA5878 5.8 GHz Cordless Phone


For the price, these are nice phones. Clear reception and quality and easy to set up.

Consumer review by: (

VTech IA5878 5.8 GHz Cordless Phone


unable to talk on more than 1 handset at a time, this was not noted anywhere on product description, sound quality was good, just not very functional if more than one person wants to talk on the phone at one time...will return product

Product Specifications

5.8 GHz Analog phones transmit at a higher frequency than 2.4 GHz and 900 MHz models. 5.8 GHz technology offers you the best available performance when it comes to clarity, range and security. The 5.8 GHz wavelength is less trafficked than both the 2.4 GHz and 900 MHz products occupy, which translates to better quality calls. For increased sound quality, enhanced range, and heightened security, the new 5.8 GHz Analog VTech products are for you. PRODUCT FEATURES: Digital answering system; Caller ID/call waiting; Large lighted display.

Answering Machine

Answering System Type:Digital
Recording Capacity:15min


Standby Time:Up to 168 h
Talk Time:Up to 300 min

Dimensions & Weight (Base)


Dimensions & Weight (Handset)



Type:LCD display


Manufacturer:VTech Communications
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:VTech


Placing / Mounting:Table-top / Wall-mountable


Dialer Type:Keypad
Header Features:W/ call waiting caller ID & answering system
Transmission Band:5.8 GHz / 900 MHz
Type:Cordless phone

Telephone Features

Caller ID: Yes
Handset Locator: Yes
Voice Mail Capability: Yes

Telephone Memory

Speed Dial Capacity:9