Product Type: BT telephones
Newest Review: ... is only a 50 number contact list and while this is quite a lot it is not really enough for the number of phone numbers we wanted to stor... more
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BT Studio 4500 Twin
Member Name: sympatic
BT Studio 4500 Twin
Advantages: Easy to operate
Disadvantages: Only 50 contacts
This twin set of cordless phones from BT which include an answer machine as well cost us £39 from Amazon which is a great price in my opinion for what has proven to be a reliable set of phones with good sound quality. Each phione comes with its own base and they each require two AAA batteries which come supplied. As you can see from the picture the bases are different sizes because naturally one of them has to house the answering machine functionality.
The only downside to these phones is that there is only a 50 number contact list and while this is quite a lot it is not really enough for the number of phone numbers we wanted to store, I'm a bit annoyed that I only found this out after the purchase, my fault as I kleft this purchase to my other half and he would never think of such issues.
Set up is very easy although you do need to leave it for 24 hours to charge fully the first time out of the box, there is a digital display to set up the time and date on and the manual is easy to follow, the phones have plenty of features but they are not overly and unnecessarily complicated which I find to be a positive. They are silver in colour and look functional rather than stylish but for the price they represent good value and at least they do not look cheap.
The phones themselves are nice and light to hold so long calls are not an issue and they have a good range, supposedly up to 50 meters inside and 300 metres outside however we have never had need to test these limitations at all. What I do like is the fact that the sound quality is very good and you do not need to have the volume on a high setting to get clearly audible calls through either handset. The sound quality is also good on the answering machine which can hold up to 12 minutes of messages in total and it cuts out after three minutes on any message to prevent those people who forget to hang up from filling your memory up. When a message is available the number of messages is shown on the digital screen.
For me they have been reliable phones in the few months that we have had them, sound quality is good and they are easy to hear when they ring. The only issue for me is I would have preferred the ability to store more contacts. Battery life is good, the original AAA batteries are still in use.
Summary: Good reliable product
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