Product Type: British Telecom telephones
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BT Duet 20
Member Name: ots1987
BT Duet 20
Advantages: Cheap, wall mountable.
Disadvantages: Quite basic
Our old portable landline broke and we decided to just get a very basic landline as we both used our mobiles more anyway, so didn't see the point in a fancy landline phone.
We went to Tesco and were just going to get their Everyday Value phone, but saw the BT Duet for just a few pounds more at only £11.50.
It comes boxed with instructions (but who needs instructions for using a phone these days?!), and an optional attachment for mounting it on the wall. We decided to use this as we have a grabby toddler so wanted to keep it out of his reach.
It's just a basic phone, with a section at the top of the handset for writing your own phone number in, something which is very useful for us as my husband is always forgetting our number! There are four extra buttons below the keypad which are pause, redial, secrecy and call waiting. There is a slider on the side of the handset to change the ringer volume or mute it, and a light on the front which flashes when it's ringing. This is very useful as I often turn the ringer to mute if my son is having a nap, so if a call comes in, I will still know (if I think to look at the phone that is!). It would also be useful to people who are slightly hard of hearing.
Physically, it's a nice shape to hold comfortably, and nice and light so you can speak for hours quite happily (which is a good thing when I get on the phone to my sister!).
It's quite a basic phone and doesn't have contact programming or anything like that, but considering most people have a mobile phone these days I don't see this as a big problem.
Summary: All round good landline phone at a reasonable price.
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