Product Type: BT telephones
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Good home phones
BT Freelance XB2500
Member Name: Georgieex
BT Freelance XB2500
Date: 23/10/13, updated on 23/10/13 (36 review reads)
Advantages: Good clear and loud sound, easy to set up, handy
Disadvantages: Battery life
After our corded simple value phone stopped working after a couple of years we had to get a new one, we knew what we had in mind..a cordless phone so we could use it around the house instead of one place so when browsing in Tesco as it's a quick walk to get too, we found these BT phones on special offer I think they was around £20 for a triple set, although I'm not sure what price they are as of now, as I bought them around 5-6 months ago.
~About the phones
The phones are black and basic looking without too many buttons going on with your standard 0 to 9 numbers along with the # and * buttons, there's also some extra buttons including: Speaker phone, phone book, Recall button, call list, redial and volume controls and the screen is a blue back lit display so it's clear and simple with black text, The phones aren't too big either and not heavy so it's comfortable sitting in my hand.
As I have the triple set two of the phones come with a charging dock sort of thing that's fairly small and can be placed anywhere in the house near a plug socket. The base of the phones has to be plugged into the wall and also the phone line which has to be within 2 meters of a mains power and phone line socket so the cable will reach it this goes in the back of the base.
This base is also the voice mail part where you have you have the voice mail controls such as a display showing how many voice mails you have with red numbers, various buttons such as Play,delete, skip and answer phone on/off, also you can put the third phone in this base while the other two are around the house.
These phones charge when they are in there own handsets, but I've sometimes left one phone lying around somewhere and the battery soon goes quite quickly weather your using it a lot or not which you can see the battery life on the screen with a battery icon that will tell you if it's low or not,also it doesn't matter which phone sits in what as they're interchangeable. You can also name the phones such as "main phone" or as I've done and named it nicknames.
When someone rings all three phones start to ring too so it doesn't matter where I am in the house I'm always near a phone so I don't have to rush to a certain spot and then missing the call! You can also get different ringtones on the phone which is in the settings area most of them are pretty loud too.
What I most like about these phones in the sound on them when I'm having a conversation on the phone, as I'm partially deaf and am use to relying on lipreading I can sometimes struggle to hear people on the phone, but these phones are loud enough for me and they are very clear!
I'm so far very satisfied with these phones apart from the battery life as if it's not charging after around 2 days of it sitting somewhere else it's near enough dead but then I have two others to rely on while ones charging up so its not to much of a big deal.
I'd recommend these phones as they are cheap and do the job well, easy to set up and has many features with it although I can't comment on the Phone book as I haven't used it yet.
I mainly love the sound on it as I've had a few phones that I can't hear very well with due to my partial deafness, but these phones make it so much clearer and louder for me!
This review is also on Ciao under the same username =)
Summary: Handy home phones
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