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BT BT8500

BT BT8500
alaScore 92

2251 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2251 reviews of BT BT8500. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cordless Phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cordless Phones the BT BT8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BT BT8500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1322 user reviews of BT BT8500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cordless Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BT8500 Advanced Call Blocker Cordless Home Phone (Twin Handset Pack)BT8500 Advanced Call Blocker Cordless Home Phone (Twin Handset Pack)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Seth Barton (expertreviews.co.uk)

BT BT8500 review - The best call-blocker phone yet

 

The BT8500 is simply a must-have, it's the best home phone we've ever used

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

BT8500 Advanced Call Block Twin review: We test BT's spam slaying phone

 

We review the BT8500 Advanced Call Blocker landline phone, which provides a helpful barrier between yourself and those PPI pests.You've just poured yourself and your loved one a tall glass of Blue Nun…

Easy to use ; Feature packed ; Stops PPI morons

You need call screening

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

BT 8500 single review

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The BT 8500 is BT's new weapon in the war on nuisance calls. This premium phone uses BT's 'Call Guardian' system, which is based on TrueCall's excellent call blocker. It sounds appealing, but is this cordless phone easy to use? And is the call quality...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Sami Mughal (oxgadgets.com)

Review: The BT8500 (Advanced Call Blocker) – Twin

 

Landlines may sound like a myth from the past, but they are well and truly surviving, and while many of us may not have one at our homes, businesses still[...]

Landline phones hardly make the news among the tech circles these days, and it is understandable. However, as any business or phone owner knows, time is precious and call vetting is priceless. The BT8500 throws that feature in with an extremely good...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

Unwanted Call Blocking : BT BT8500 Call Guardian

 

Working from home, I regularly find myself having to put up with unwanted calls from companies wanting to provide a so-called service I do not want or have asked for. Maybe this next product could help.

A fairly recent modern phenomenon concerns the numerous cold calls we have to put up with from companies who have so little concern for the general public and think we have nothing better to do than listening to their marketing spiel. There are also...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: keeper (which.co.uk)

BT 8500 Quad Cordless Phones

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We run a small business from Home and were receiving at least 3 cold or silent calls a day seven days a week and since fitting the 8500 system have not recieved any unwanted calls, caller display must be enabled and this is free if you are a Bt...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: 2011-08-12 18:56:25.377 (which.co.uk)

No more unwanted calls.

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This phone is great for blocking out unwanted calls. I haven't had a single unwanted caller since we got the phone. The downside, as Which has said is sound quality. It can be very difficult to hear when someone leaves their name before you accept the...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Malbatross (which.co.uk)

Good phone but jury still out on reliability

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Was very pleased when I purchased this phone. Time consuming to set up, especially loading all friends and family numbers, but excellent at stopping nuisance calls. Unfortunately the base station developed a fault after only 3 months, whereby it would...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: 1921800 (which.co.uk)

MIKE NADIN

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I have the BT 8500 Cordless phone and note that your review cites, on page 65 CONS:-'sound quality on calls and messages could be better'. Your test showed sound down rated to ***. When I first had this phone[triple] I did find sound to be subject to...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: CMR403182104 (which.co.uk)

Nuisance calls blocked

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While I've only been using the BT8500 for a few days, I am already very impressed.The only drawback so far is that I haven't yet entered all my phone numbers, so a call form any one of them forces the 'announce name' feature - a couple of callers have...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call screening: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID:No / Yes
Conference call: Yes
Explicit call transfer: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
Design:Rectangle
Elderly phone: Yes
Mounting type:Desk

Display

Backlight display: Yes
Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:4.57
Display number of lines:6

Indication

Battery low indication: Yes

Management features

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: No

Memory

Phonebook capacity:200 / 50

Packaging Content

Number of handsets included:1 / 2 / 4
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Answering Machine:No / Yes
GAP compatible: Yes
Keypad illumination:Y
Maximum indoor range:50
Maximum outdoor range:300
On/off switch:Y
Recommended usage:Tablet / Smartphone
Recording Time:60
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Type:DECT

Phone features

Multi base capability:4
Multi handset capability:6
Number of melodies:10
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Wallpapers & colour schemes: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Interface:3.5 mm
Wireless Connection: Yes
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Power

Battery Capacity:750 / 850
Battery technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) / Nickel–Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AAA
Power source type:Battery
Standby time:240
Talk Time:21
USB charging:Y

Technical Details

Keypad illumination: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Base dimensions:130 x 49 x 95
Base weight:134
Handset dimensions (WxDxH):47 x 33 x 70
Handset weight:108.4
Package depth:18.3 / 8 / 9.7
Package height:18
Package weight:1.02 / 1.81 / 651
Package width:21 / 26