When our old cordless phones turned out to be not such a good buy (they broke within a year) we looked around for replacements and having read a few reviews about them, decided on these BT cordless phones. We have had them now for about 4 months and I have to say that I am really impressed with them!
As the name suggests, these are a set of two cordless telephones which are manufactured by BT. They come with a built-in answering machine, which you can turn on and off as you need to. It records up to 27 minutes of messages and you can record your own message to incoming callers. Playback of messages is very clear and you have the ability to save them till you no longer need them.
The handsets each have their own bases. The main base plugs into the phoneline and electric point, and the second only needs to be plugged in to the electric point. These then keep the handset batteries (included in the package) charged. The handsets have a operating distance range of 50m, making them very portable.
The keypad is back-lit and has lovely big numbers, so if you have sight problems they are easy to see. The screen has a liquid crystal display and is also well-lit with easy to see display and changeable wallpaper. When not in use it displays the time. When in use, there is a menu on the left of the screen which takes tou through to the phonebook, handset settings, base settings, clock and alarm settings, Advanced settings, network services, and answer machine. On the right side of the screen is the instant access to the phonebook. Numbers are very easy to install, and one thing I really liked about these phones is that once you have installed all your numbers in one handset you can then transfer them to the other handset instantly. The phonebook holds up to 200 names as well, so plenty big enough for the family's important numbers!
There are 15 polyphonic ringtones, including a simple, ordinary ring, which I personally prefer to the tunes it also has. The ringtones are not too bad on the ears, not at all tinny or too shrill.
Other features include:
Audible Battery Alert
We have found these telephones to be really easy to use, the batteries have a talk time of up to 840 min and so far they have not let us down. They also look good on the table and as they are not so big that they take up a lot of room. I love the fact that they are so portable and have a good range, so you can use them in any part of the house and even in the garden, plus the call transfer is really useful, especially when you are watching TV of an evening and a call comes through for one of the kids who are in the other room, but cannot be bothered to answer the phone in the first place! That kind of saves our sanity!
If you are thinking of buying a set of cordless phones, then I would thoroughly recommend these. We got ours from Argos and they cost about £59.99 for the pair. I do believe that you can buy them in sets of three and four as well, so if you have a lot of rooms to cover, then these would do the job very well indeed!
In all, these are a very good buy!