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British Telecom Paragon 550

British Telecom Paragon 550
alaScore 83

34 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of British Telecom Paragon 550. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cordless Phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The price and design also get good reviews.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cordless Phones the British Telecom Paragon 550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of British Telecom Paragon 550 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cordless Phones on Opinions about the size and reliability are generally positive. The design and usability also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the price.

usability, design, reliability, size

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Jen (

Good overall


Pretty good phone, fairly easy to set up and use. HOWEVER, this phone has 15 appalling ringtones - do not buy unless you have a good sense of humour!

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Annie (

Very easy to use.


The phone is very easy to set up and use, and was up and running out of the box within 10 minutes. I like that you can choose male, female or your own outgoing message. The phone feels very solid and robust, and the buttons are large enough for anyone...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: mizz (

my new answerphone


I purchased my new answerphone recently, I have found it excellent in all of its functions and appearance. It is easy and straightforward to use, it is well designed and easy to install. It sits well on my computer desk. The purchase price is very...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Essex (

Home Phone


Nice phone, easy to set up

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Barnowl (



This phone is good, but to access callers list not quick time consuming

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Alexander (

First Class Telephone


I bought this for a Christmas present for my Mum (84). It is easy to use, has Caller Display, Loudspeaker facility, hands free facility and can store up to 100 telephone nos. Very easy to follow and straight forward instructions, would recomend this to...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: chatterbox (

BT Paragon 550 Corded Telephone with Answer Machine


good phone, but does not tell you to enable the answer work .

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: iver (

back to basics


v good phone does a good job better than a dect type

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: janet (

Excellent Product


This was very easy to set up and is really simple to use, unlike a lot of telephone answering machines I have purchased in the past.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: lea (

Don't Bother


The ring tone on this phone is dreadful, the choice of tones are rubbish and even on the loudest setting it couldn't be heard while the TV was on at the same time.

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

PRODUCT FEATURES: 100 name & number directory 3 number speed dial Calls list - 30 numbers Hands free function with on hook dialing and volume control Hearing aid compatible Digital answering machine Up to 16 minutes recording time Pre-recorded male/female answer only and answer record outgoing messages (OGMs) Ability to record your own OGM Memo facility Private playback via handset Speaker playback Call screening Last number redial - 5 Call indicator light (red LED) Text message indicator light (green LED) Clock with call timer function LCD display - 4 line backlit inverse LCD contrast control

Answering Machine

Answering System Type:Digital
Recording Capacity:16min

Call management

Call screening: Yes
Conference call: No
Redialing: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes


Colour of product:White


Display number of lines:4
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BT Paragon

Management features

Alarm Clock: Yes
Volume Control:Digital


Call list capacity phonebook:30
Phonebook capacity:100
SMS storage capacity:25



Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):110 x 180 x 185
Mac compatibility: No
Wall mountable: No


Answering Machine: Yes
Recording Time:16

Phone features

Dialer type:Keypad
Microphone mute: Yes
Multi base capability: No
Night mode: No
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
VIP group function: No

Ports & interfaces

Wireless Connection: No


Dialer Type:Keypad
Header Features:W/ call waiting caller ID & answering system
Type:Corded phone

Telephone Features

Caller ID:Built-in / Yes
Speakerphone:Built-in / Yes

Telephone Memory

Speed Dial Capacity:3

Weight & Dimensions