The BT Diverse 5200 is a really neat phone. It is moulded in a way that it fits into my hand like a glove, and when placed against my ear it really is comfortable to hold and use. Looks wise, I guess against more modern day wireless phones some people might say it is chunky and outdated, but I tend to disagree as it is more reliable and sturdy than newer phones.
The clarity is truly amazing. Both receiving and outgoing voices are clear and easy to hear. It has one of the easiest handset interfaces to use. All it takes is pressing one button and you can search all your telephone contacts, it even allows you to dial the number without picking it up, yes that's right, hands free. The LCD display shows up wording on the screen clearly and bold. When any button is pressed, a nicely lit background light is switched on and lasts about five seconds.
After having several phones before opting for a wireless, the wireless really gives me the freedom to answer the phone anywhere in the house. It can even be taken into the garden and used. Battery wise, it is fair. I normally just keep it on the charger, but it lasts up to around ten hours (maybe more) when off the charger and in use.
Previous wired telephones have that same old monotone ring-ring that I started to despise. The Diverse has about ten different melodies to use and when you get fed up of one, you can alternate between them all which is a nice feature. How loud you want it when someone rings you can be adjusted, and I normally have it on just over half way which the integral speaker seems to cope with perfectly at letting out a loud ring.
It is easy enough to install. Yes there is some wiring to be done and cords need to be plugged in etc but if you have an IQ over 1, it shouldn't take long and should hopefully be a quick, painless and easy process.