Even though the Doro Arc 5r+1 cordless telephone is a DECT telephone it is also extremely cost effective as well. As the Doro Arc 5r+1 is DECT it uses a digital signal between the base station and the cordless walk around handset. This ensures that the Doro Arc 5r DECT has excellent sound quality and range. Doro DECT with Answering Machine Built into the base station of the Doro Arc 5r DECT is a digital answering machine with a recording time of 15minutes. The controls are very simple and easy to use as they are clearly laid out on the base station of the Doro Arc 5r cordless phone. Temporary Silent Mode If you are having a conversation with someone and the phone rings you can silence the ringer without having to cut the call off. This is done through the temporary silent mode on the Doro Arc 5r, and allows you time to decide whether to answer the incoming call without being disturbed.