Got this phone a few years ago, for a good price - it was around £15. My old phone had just broken and needed a quick replacement, this one looked good and was cheap so thought I would give it a go. Didn't expect much for the price but have been pleasantly surprised.
The phone is silver, it has the standard number buttons, other buttons include, memory, recall and the redial button. Above the buttons there is a small LCD display. The phone is good and strong and fits nicely in with the decor, the only negative thing I would have to say is that the handset can be knocked off quite easily, which is a bit annoying.
The speaker on the phone is nice and clear, and there is also a dial at the side of the phone where you can increase or decrease the volume, which is handy. There is also a call timer on the phone, which lets you know how long you have been talking for. The phone is wall mountable, but when I put it on the wall it seemed a bit loose and the handset would not stay up, so had to take it down and just sit it on a table.
Overall this is a good phone for the price and would recommend it.
Didnt expect much for the money but was pleasantly suprised! Very space age looking, but real nice buttons that I can actually see! Easy to use and sits nice and firmly on my office desk. Not easy to knock over! The only problem was that I thought the handset was a little too easily dislodged. But very nice and most appreciated. Good ring tone and easily set up. If my boss can do it its got to be good.
Our phone broke last week and I CAN'T BE WITHOUT A PHONE so off I go to the shops with £40 to buy a new one. I'd got my eye on a BT Big Button cos my mums got one and they look smart. Anyway, on the way into town I stopped to have a look round the local market and had a quick look at the stall that sells everything electrical and there's a phone there. It's not a Big Button but it looks nice. Further inspection told me it was a Binatone Speakerphone 200. The funky silver colour of the phone swayed me and the price of a tenner sold me. :o) AND it saved me a trip into town. :o) oOoOo WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? oOoOo Compared to my old phone (BT response 510) it's sleek. It's a silver colour which isn't exactly shiny, there's more of a sheen to it. The cord is grey. The 12 standard number keys are grey and have a dip to them which means no more slipping fingers when you've had a few beers! There are several more buttons including recall, memory buttons, secrecy button and redial. Above the buttons you've got an LCD display which is tilted slightly to the right position for you to see properly. The handset is the same silver colour with the Binatone logo at the top. The speaker for the Speakerphone is underneath the handset and there is a red light which lets you know if the speaker is on. oOoOo WHAT DOES IT DO? oOoOo Well, it lets you phone people. It has 13 memories, 3 are direct dial and the other 10 are shortcuts, which is less than other speakerphones on the market but I never remember to use the memory anyway! lol A useful part of the phone is the LCD display which shows the time and also the telephone number you're dialling, this is handy to check when you've dialled a wrong number. Mark also loves this facility cos he can see who I'm on the phone to! lol Another brilliant feature to this display is a call timer - I say brilliant because I have had phone bills in the hundreds. :o
( With the timer I can at least TRY to keep a track of time when I'm on the phone. This is also good when you've ended up on the dreaded 'hold' because when they come back to you, you can calmly (if you can...) tell them you've been holding for the last 2 minutes 37 seconds. Sends the most irritating civil servant into immediate 'bitchy' mode! lol You've also got last number redial - but then hasn't every phone available now? You can also use the secrecy button to mute your end of the conversation. The speaker is very good. On my BT Response 510, the speaker was quite buzzy and occasionally used to whistle if my mobile was too close to it (too close meaning in the same room! lol). There's none of that with the Binatone, the speaker is clear and there's a sensitive sliding volume control so you can set the phone perfectly to whoever you're speaking to. Handy for when Marks mum phones cos she thinks that cos she can't see you, she's got to shout! You've also got a volume control for the handset, but I never bother with this cos the handset's just right. :o) The handset is very comfortable to hold as it seems slimmer than the handset on my old phone and my fingers fit just right round it. oOoOo WHAT ELSE? oOoOo The phone is wall mountable but I tried putting it on the wall (very easy, just 2 screws) and it didn't seem very stable and it looked like the handset would fall off if there was a draught! Sitting on the phone table though it's very stable and doesn't wobble at all. As I said, I paid £10 for my phone but I've since seen them in Argos priced at £14.99 which is still cheap considering what a great phone it is - £2 cheaper than Cable & Wireless's 'basic' speakerphone. You get 12 months guarantee with the phone. I'd definately recommend it if you're after a nice phone, but if you're a gadget junkie you'll probably
find it a bit boring cos it only does what a phone's made to do! ;o) Thanks for reading. :o)