Product Type: British Telecom telephones
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A good little phone, but lacks functionality of others
BT Graphite 1100
Member Name: thingymabob
BT Graphite 1100
Advantages: Small and tidy, easy to use, good sound
Disadvantages: Not many features
I currently have this phone installed in the hall and it works great at this job, but I would never consider replacing my main phone with this one as it just wouldn't cut the mustard.
It is a sturdy little device even if it does feel like a cheaply made stick of plastic, but that is common place with BT's own products. It has a screen which is useful for seeing who is calling but I find it hard to use at night time as it doesn't seem to light up when in use.
It is a simple phone, not too many extra features (in fact there are basically none) it just has the buttons, of course, which are big enough to be viewable and pressable by most users (unless you have the fingers of a troll of course) and therefore has great ease of use. The sound quality during calls is also top notch - which is exactly what you expect from a BT product and I've never been able to fault them there.
The battery life seems to be great, although I haven't quite stretched the handset to a flat battery I have left it for quite a while on the side instead of on it's base (laziness on my behalf) and it survived quite well, this is useful not only for those of you who are forever leaving your phones lying around but also for those of you who tend to have three hour phone calls.
Finally I will mention that you can create a network of these phones if you choose to purchase them in duos or trios, I didn't do this so I can't comment on the phones abilities under these settings but I felt it important to mention this.
Overall it's a good, stable little phone that does what it says on the tin. It is nothing special, good value and works well for me.
Summary: I like this phone for use as a secondary handset.
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