This was my main home phone however its age means i have replaced it, its great it has every feature you need for a home phone, firstly it's portable which is really useful. If you don't already have a portable phone then I would recommend you get one, because it means that you can be really flexible, and it means that you don't have to stop what you're doing to answer the phone. Many people worry about the quality of portable phones but I have had no problem with the quality or interference. then there is the answering machine, this isn't as important because you can get a free answering service from BT. however because the messages are stored on the phone you don't have to pay to get your messages, then there is the sms function this is great when you run out of free texts on your phone, however a word of warning it takes quite a bit of effort to set this function up with BT. this phone is packed full of more really useful features like you can password protect the phone to control who is using it. Then there is an address book to sore all your numbers and a paging function so you can always find the phone when it's fallen down the back of the sofa.
The phone has a really long battery life so you can make loads of phone calls until the battery drains. It's really light and is just like a mobile, you can even change the ring tones. One of the best features of the phone is that you can ring from the charging station if someone else is using the portable phone. The range is also good; I can use it in the garden which is really quite far form the charging station.
However the phone is getting quite dated now because you can get phones with color displays and polyphonic ring tones and even phones that you can put your sim cards in.
However if your looking for a cheap reliable and feature filled phone this is ideal
Review written by me and also on CIAO