Product Type: BT telephones
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BT Freelance XB2500
Member Name: Whizz11
BT Freelance XB2500
Date: 16/07/13, updated on 16/07/13 (38 review reads)
Advantages: Good handsets, hold charge well
We had to buy a new home telephone recently and decided to buy these after a quick look around in Curry's. They were in the middle price bracket of a home telephone that we were looking for, not too cheap, not too expensive, in the £30-£40 region which I thought was a good price for a home phone.
Firstly what I really liked about these phones and what made up part of my buying decision is that the phone actually comes with 2 handsets and two cradles for which the phones sit in so we can have one downstairs and one upstairs. I find this really handy as I never like to run up or downstairs if the phone rings and like to have one on each level. The one downstairs has the answer machine function on it and is a bigger cradle than the other one, this is what I call the base phone. The other phone just sits on a small cradle upstairs and charges when it is in this cradle.
Firstly I will talk about the handset itself. It's a bit plastic looking and doesn't feel like the most expensive phone ever but the buttons press well as they are fairly large and there are not too many complicated buttons. There is a green button with a phone icon on it that is the button you press to either answer a call or make a call and then there is a red button with a phone icon on it that allows you to end a call, very simple buttons really. I find the handset gets really good reception and whenever I am talking to someone the calls are always clear and crisp. It's very easy to scroll through the functions on the phone to access things like call list and messages, etc.
The phone has an answer machine and if you have a message the home cradle will flash telling you you have a message waiting. Then you simply press the button to hear the message. The answer machine had 15 minutes of recording time which in my opinion is plenty and we never go over this time.
If you want to set up a phone book you have space for 50 names and numbers. I find this really handy as I never remember numbers any more so to be able to scroll through and find them is great.
Another great feature for me is that there is a lock you can put on the keys so little fingers cannot make calls, great when you have two toddlers running around the house.
The phones are cordless which I really like and I find they hold their charge really well. We've left them off the cradle charger for a few days at a time and they still have charge left in them which I think is great.
All in all a good set of BT phones.
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