“ Caller display - answering machine - Caller ID - cordless - 300 m outdoor range - telephone book „
When moving into our new house, my mum desperately wanted new modern phones so we could have one phone upstairs, and one phone downstairs.
These cost us around £50 to buy which is not so bad, but they do not do half the features they said they would!
The set up is easy enough but when reading through the manual to keep a contact list on the phones as if they were a mobile phone, well when inputting onto one phone, it doesn't automatically input onto the other phone which is a bit of a bother. As really when you put the numbers in with the contact names, they don't even show up on the caller ID, its still just a number! Grrr!
These handsets don't really have a point to being in colour as they are only good for the standard making calls and receiving calls. The answering machine is quite unresponsive as it takes around 12 hours for it suddenly to realise that it got a message.
This also promises to pick up SMS and display them, well we tried this from our mobile phones and the machine doesn't pick up SMS on the screen, it does the standard creepy phonecall from the automated woman who hilariously tries to speak in text talk.
One small advantage is that if someone picks up the call on one phone, if someone picks up the other phone they can't listen in to the conversation.
Really not worth the money. BT have gone downhill.
We had these phones for approximately 3 months before they were bin bound and replaced with a far superior, non BT cordless handset.
The set up for these is itself, fairly straightforward. However, when you put the numbers into the phonebook of one handset, they are not automatically added to the second handset, thus you have to go through the process repeatedly for each handset. This isn't a huge problem though, as once it's done it's done. And I'm sure we have had to do this for our previous twin cordless sets.
It's in the use and reliability that our problems really began. frequently, when going to make a call, the buttons wouldn't work so we would have to use the 2nd handset. At first we suspected a duff handset, but the problem appeared with both.
With an incoming call, the phone would often only ring at one base/handset. And when trying to answer a call, one or both handsets would not respond, so either the call is not answered, or a dash to another room is called for, to pick up before the answering machine kicks in - no mean feat with a 2 month old baby in tow!
So after 3 months we got replaced these, unfortunately not having kept the receipt to return them.