Product Type: British Telecom answering machines
Newest Review: ... this now retails at £30.53 (February 2013) The machine is lightweight and portable - well, portable in as much as it needs to be near a ... more
BT Response is second to none!
BT Response 75
Member Name: danny691
BT Response 75
Advantages: Uncomplicated, cheap price, reliable.
Disadvantages: There are more features on rivals' machines but this is a good price.
Having always come home to have missed a phone call I thought I needed an answering machine. The old system was the BT one whereby when you picked the phone up the dial tone would suggest you had a message. I wanted something more reliable though because I kept forgetting to check for messages every time I went out and the phone didnt tell me I had a message.
The BT Response 75 is a very handy answering machine because the buttons are all wuite chunky and it is well laid out. The silver colour isnt the most attractive in my newly decorated hallway, but it serves its purpose effortlessly. I like ther fact that your phone stores the messages and you dont have to use 1571 and pay for the privelage to listen to your messages. This machine has the capability to store 50 minutes of recordings and has a speaker volume control. The LED message counter lets you know how many messages are waiting to be listened to which is useful because you dont have to touch the machine to find this out as I did before. The phone will store two pre-recorded messages that callers will hear upon getting through to the answering machine and there is also a personalisation facility to allow you to put your own message on there too.
The phone records messages digitally which ensures high quality sound recording and is very reliable and efficient. Another feautre that appealed to me initially was the fact you can remotely access your messages with a security pin. Although I havnt used this function as a necessity yet, i have tried it out and it is very simple. Overall, I would say this is a good basic answering machine and BT are very reliable in my experience of their handsets. I would recommend this, especially for the luddites amongst you!
Summary: Excellent first answering machine.
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