Product Type: British Telecom telephones
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Good Budget Buy
BT Duet 20
Member Name: J_Colly
BT Duet 20
Advantages: Good quality, cheap.
Disadvantages: No screen.
To be honest, we hardly ever use landlines any more - we always have one or more mobile phones on us, and it's pretty cheap to call with that, and we're just used to it. There are times, though, when we need to or prefer to use the landline. For this purpose, of just making the occasional call, we really didn't need anything special or fancy, and didn't need any particular features - it just needed to be something basic and functional that wouldn't go, wouldn't need recharging or fixing, something that we could just pick up and use every now and then. For these needs, this is really the perfect phone for us, and only cost £10, so was a real bargain, I think.
-ooo- The Product -ooo-
As I mentioned, this is really a very basic product, and you more or less get what you'd imagine for the money. It makes calls - and that's it, really. It has a choice of two ring tones, and that's really the only feature. It's made of white plastic and is very lightweight, but also quite tough and strong - there's not really anything that you could break or damage on this phone.
The handset is connected to the base unit by a cord, so you can't walk around with the phone - in this sense, it's quite an old-fashioned design, but this does mean on the other hand that you don't need to worry about making sure the handset is charged, so there's less fuss about using this phone.
-ooo- Would I Recommend? -ooo-
For what we needed, this phone is just perfect. It was so easy to set up, and there have never been any problems with it. The sound quality is really good, and it's comfortable to hold and use. I like the fact that it's simple to use and doesn't have unnecessary features - if there could be one extra element to it, I'd like it to have a screen so that you can see the numbers that you're typing in, although this isn't a really big issue. Overall, I think if you only occasionally use a landline, and you just need something basic that looks fine and does a good job, this is ideal.
Summary: A great landline phone for a good price.
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