Product Type: British Telecom telephones
Newest Review: ... of their great big range of handsets and it was the 3205 in the end. We did not want a phone fitted with an answer machine, mainly due to ... more
BT 3205 Synergy phone.........
BT Synergy 3205
Member Name: MEL0611
BT Synergy 3205
Advantages: Really good quality, good sized buttons, good features, good battery life
Disadvantages: No answer machine if you wanted that feature
When I first moved out of home I simply did not have enough money to be able to afford a landline, myself and my partner had our mobile telephones and we made sure we always had them close by but as time went on and we wanted the Sky and broadband fitted we realised we needed the landline and that also it is good to have a phone fitted up, my Nan was forever calling the wrong persons mobile bless her so a landline was a big benefit for her as much as me! When it came to start shopping for a landline phone there was so much choice I was stunned! Now, although my other half was with me when we picked I am certainly no technology genius but I know what I like and don't and after much browsing we settled on the BT Synergy 3205 model handset and here are my thoughts on the product.
As I mentioned, we did really do some browsing and after settling on a BT branded phone we then had to settle on which one out of their great big range of handsets and it was the 3205 in the end. We did not want a phone fitted with an answer machine, mainly due to that it would add to the cost and also there's no point as we have mobiles if people cannot reach us on the landline so that helped with the choice as the Synergy model does not have an answering facility. This phone cost us £32.99 and this was from the Argos store. I think give or take a couple of pounds it is about the same price no matter where you get it from. Amazon, Comet or Curry's.
The phone came in a brightly packaged cardboard box with a list of features listed on the front. The phone was really easy to install, perfect! All you need to do is find your phone line and socket and then plug in. There is a good amount of flexible cord on the phone base so you can situate it where you want really. The base, as you can see in the picture that has been provided with this review is a grey colour and this is also the colour of the handheld phone as well. The phone is also really lightweight so it is not heavy to hold or walk around talking on.
The numbers are really quite soft when you need to press them and are also quite large so they are easy to use and well spaced out. The numbers are in a black print. At the top of the phone is the digital display screen and when you are using this phone the screen will light up with a blue background light which makes the display stand out even better.
When the phone is in the base, there is a red light that will show up to indicate that your phone is charging and when the charge is full this red light will disappear and on the opposite side of the base a green light will appear indicating you are back up to full battery life. When fully charged from memory I think that there is 45 hours of usage but I find it best to pop the phone on charge of an evening and get into a routine with it.
I tend to wander all around the house with this phone and there is always a good reception with it and it picks up really well and has a really clear speaker on it. There is an instruction booklet that comes with this phone and it tells you how to get the most out of it. There are features such as an SMS service direct from the phone but I have never used it but like a mobile phone there are letters allocated to each key. There is a number of different ringtones that you can use with this phone so it is quite recognisable and you can also adjust the volume of it as well.
There is a storage device that allows you to store up to 40 names and numbers and this is also a handy feature for me, there is a caller ID facility and a counter that tells you the length of time you have been on calls for.
In summary, for a low price this phone has a great number of features for me and it has been really reliable, battery life is good and it is a comfy phone to use.
5 out of 5 from me on this one
Thank you for reading
Summary: A great BT phone!
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