Product Type: BT telephones
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BT Graphite 1100 Trio
Member Name: Lydsabug
BT Graphite 1100 Trio
Advantages: Easy set up, good sound quality and sturdy
Disadvantages: Phone numbers only store on one handset
I have owned these 3 BT Graphite phones for over a year now and they are wonderful quality for such basic home units. I really wanted an answer machine but I have an office phone at home also and a mobile so didn't feel it was absolutely necessary now family and friends try the mobile when I don't answer
They are sturdy phones with a slightly wide barrel to them that tapers off towards the top of the handset, and each one has a lit plastic panel on the front. They use half the amount of electricity than the average house phone but I am particularly impressed with the sound quality of the calls. I own a Philips phone for my business and the sound on that is nowhere near as good as my BT Graphite phones and to the point I am thinking of swapping them out.
These phones are cordless and sit on a base unit for charging. The backlight colour is blue and the menu is easy to navigate on the phones. They have a phonebook which can store up to 50 numbers, on the website I purchased them from they did say it was 100 numbers but this isn't the case.
Each phone has caller display so its easy to decide whether to answer or not, I believe my husband filters calls when he thinks the 'monster in law' is calling! There is a handsfree option if you fancy sharing your calls or like me, usually have your hands tied to some food preparation episode and are unable to hold said phone to your ear. There is also a 50 number all log which is great, it enables you to redial at your leisure, its an easy scroll on the menu to see each call and also there is a facility to delete each call individually or delete all at once.
I love the choice of ringtones but in fairness, there would only be about 3 I would use out of the total 16 available. They are fair quality and the ones I would chose are pretty gentle on the ear, they don't blast around the house but generally have you running to find the phone which will often prove difficult as they are not that loud on the ring itself.
Once you have drained the battery in each unit, it will give an audible bleep in your ear as a warning, giving a few minutes to swap the phone over if needed, thankfully its only you who hears this as your caller hears nothing but your conversation. They can take a little time to recharge (over and hour to enable you to make a few calls) but this isn't a problem when you have 3 sitting around. I have tried to use these phones anywhere but in the house and garden and the range for them is pretty good for that, my garden is about 20 feet long and the sound doesn't falter even when im at the bottom of the garden.
The setup is really quick and easy, you plug one unit into the mains and the phone line and the other then only need a power supply (no extra lines needed) so I have 1 unit upstairs, 1 in the lounge and 1 in the kitchen although I do tend for find all 3 phones sitting on my sofa by the end of the day!
There is no facility for text on this phone but again, I wasn't expecting that when I bought them.
One downside to these phones is that once you enter your phone number s into the phone you need to update on all the other phones as they don't automatically port across, I usually just go to redial as mostly I have called the people from each unit at some point and their numbers are then stored.
Great little phones on a basic level, good sound quality and reliable
Summary: Good quality phones for the price, good range and easy to use
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