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The BT Decor 2500 is just an everyday phone with some nice additions you'll really like. The BT Decor 2500 has a nice design offering something for everyone. It's also nicely laid out so not only is it nice to look at but it's practical too. The phones been designed with large buttons with clear writing which means it's easy to use at any age. It also comes with a nice clear screen at the top displaying three clear lines which are contrast controlled which means it can become easier to read which is a nice if not unique feature that really adds to the value of the phone. The cord on this phone is average an means you can only go a certain distance with it but it should be suitable for most. The phone itself is also hearing aid compatible which means it could be extremely useful with older people. Coupling that capability with the large clear buttons and clear screen with it's unique contrast function means this is ideal for older people. The phone also comes with a hands-free speakerphone which is a nice little addition for any phone. The 100 name and number phonebook also gives you the capability to have all your family, friends and other important contacts stored on it. But if you miss a call from someone you have a 30 minute long, digital answering machine which seems to be an average for most landline phones.. All in all this phone is very good especially for older people offering a good solid build and some really nice features.
This phone set is very practical. If you do not want a cordless phone and you require something with a clear screen and large buttons then this is for you. I have found this very useful for me to have beside my bed. When I am tired I struggle to look at a mobile phone and I find them difficult to use so I've needed a reliable phone beside my bed for if i need to contact somebody.
This phone is not cordless which is perfect because I tend to misplace the handset otherwise or if I lose my mobile phone I always know where this one is so I can ring it to find it!
It is a chunky phone, it's about 20cm x 10cm so nice and solid. The buttons are large and it's just a case of pick up the receiver and dial a number and away you go. There is nothing complex about this so easy for me to work when I'm feeling tired. You can make it handsfree if you wish by simply pressing a button and the light will light up beneath it so you can see right away you're handsfree. This is useful although the people who I talk to say it's not very clear. It is easy to put on mute too.
This phone can be more complicated if you wish it to be. It has an electronic address book which can hold up to 100 names and it will also recall the last 30 numbers rang which is useful. I haven't ever added to the address book because it's quite fiddly with the numbers on the buttons doubling up as letters and I find that a bit too complex, if I need to ring someone I can easily just put their number in the phone direct from my paper address book but it is useful to have an electronic one should you need it.
It has an answer phone too which is easy to listen to. It holds about half an hour's worth of messages which is plenty. It does lose your messages though if you turn it off by the wall or if you have a powercut though which I found out by mistake so if you have important messages be careful to jot them down incase you do lose them.
The ring tone is nice and loud, you can alter the volume if you wish.
For me this is a very practical phone which is helpful for both myself and my husband when we don't want to use a mobile phone. The buttons are large enough for me and I'm glad I bought it. It is probably too chunky and old fashioned looking for the youngsters but for myself it is just fine.
I needed a few replacement phones for my office so went to Argos and purchased this phone. Many of our staff use headsets so I got this phone hoping it would work, and if it didn't I could swap other phones around as a cheap solution.
This is exactly what I ended up doing, the phone didn't work with our headsets so I had to swap an older phone that was compatible with our headsets (where the user wasn't using the headset) and swap that with the phone that wasn't working. It ended up being my phone that was swapped. Not ideal but it did solve a problem.
The phone cost £30 and for that you get a nice looking phone with big clear buttons that does its job.
After 3 weeks, the first phone broke so I had to take it back and get it replaced. I believe the speaker went on it as you couldn't hear the other person, it was really quiet. The new phone has been working well for the last few weeks. If I get any issues, I will update this review.
There are a few different ringtones, you can redial your last number called and there is a call log. I find the call log feature useful as I can keep track on who has called when I have been away from my desk. I can also have the phone on hands free but the speaker isn't very clear.
While the phone isn't bad, it would have been better if it was compatible with head sets. If you don't need a headset then this phone would be fine.
With its large keys and easy-to-read display screen the BT Decor 2500 White Corded Landline Phone with Answering Machine is a great choice for any home. Fitted with an inductive coupler it's hearing aid compatible while the three-line display has a contrast control making it easier to read. The answer machine features up to 30 minutes of digital recording time and includes base playback two outgoing messages recordable outgoing messages answer delay time saver remote