Product Type: BT telephones
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BT Graphite 2100 Telephone
BT Graphite 2100 Twin
Member Name: baby-cakes
BT Graphite 2100 Twin
Advantages: stylish, easy to use
For the last few years I have had novelty telephones in my house rather than a "grown up" kind of one as I just love the quirkiness of them, the most recent being a Hello Kitty phone! However, the Hello Kitty phone started to play up and go all crackly all the time a couple of months ago so I knew it was coming to the end and I would have to start looking for a new phone. Unfortunately novelty phones are quite expensive so I knew I would just have to have a standard phone this time as money is a little tight.
Looking online I came across the BT Graphite 2100 phones which was two phones in the set so that was ideal for my house as it meant I could have a phone in my bedroom also without having to put a new phone line in up there. The phones are digital cordless ones which instantly made them more appealing to me as corded phones and my kitten really do not mix!
When the phones arrived they were in a cardboard box which showed a picture of the two phones on the front. Inside the box were the two phones and base units, two power leads and the instruction manual. The phones are very stylish in appearance with their slightly curved shape and they are black and quite sleek looking. The screen on the phone has an LED blue backlight which I think looks really effective against the stylishness. The bases in which the phones sit are also quite stylish, they are small and round with a light at the front of the unit which shows the battery level and when the phone is in use. The buttons on the phones are quite large, certainly bigger than any cordless phone I have used in the past so you can easily use your thumb to press the keys without the risk of hitting another button by mistake - something I have done many times on my mums phone!! Along with the standard buttons you will find on a phone (numbers) there is a menu button, phonebook, secrecy and large volume/calls button.
Setting up the phones really couldn't have been any more simple at all, just plug the base units into the mains and leave to charge for 24 hours and they are ready to use! The menu button has five options - phonebook, settings, clock/alarm, BT services and advanced options. You can store up to 50 names and numbers in your phonebook, and putting them in is quite easy and just takes a matter of seconds for each one. The BT services option in the menu contains helpful numbers such as BT 118500. Other features on the phone include volume control, call waiting, handsfree calling and caller display which shows you who is calling before you answer the phone.
I think the BT Graphite 2100 phones are excellent and have pretty much everything I could ask for in a phone. One downside for some may be that there is no answerphone but I have always used 1571 so that isn't an issue for me. The phones look great and don't take up much room at all, in fact they look a little lost in my window sill compared to my old novelty phone! I would say that this would be a good phone for anyone who is looking to buy a cordless phone, and the fact there are two in the set is an added bonus. Another thing I really like about these phones is that they are very simple to use whereas some phones I have seen are a lot more complex than they actually need to be. The battery life is excellent with these phones, I have regularly used them for long periods and left them off charge and they have never ran out of power so you don't need to worry about making sure they are always in the bases.
I paid £37.00 for the set of BT Graphite 2100 phones and I do think that is a really good price to pay, though I have seen them on sale for up to £50 so it is worth shopping around.
Thank you for reading my review
Summary: Great phones
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