Up until January I had always had a wired phone in my sitting room but decided that I would buy a nice new phone with a built in answer machine. I wanted a cordless phone that was able to send text messages as I had been reading a magazine that assured me this was the newest feature.
I done the usual - searched online, Argos book, popped in to my local curry's store and a few other electrical outlets. My budget was £100 and I was sticking to my guns and not spending a penny over it. Whilst in my local curry's store the sales assistance that was very knowledgeable shown me several different phones and i narrowed it down to a select few. It was between BT, Binatone and a Panasonic model. In the end I decided on BT as it's a name that I feel I can trust and have used for many years.
BT also known as British Telecom one of the largest telecommunication
retailers, providing the market with exceptional products at excellent prices. BT sells products worldwide and also has a extensive range on their very own website.
BT is well known for providing Telephone
lines, broadband, and additional services to householders throughout the world.
Price and availability
I bough mines from Curry's in store at a cost of £54.99 that was on special offer.
As I write this review today the phone retails at:
Amazon - £68.83 inclusive of delivery
Comms2u - £54.78 inclusive of delivery
BT.com - £84.99 inclusive of delivery
These retailers are all online; however I would also suggest that you check your local electrical retailer.
Please note there are several options available when buying this particular phone, I bought and I am reviewing the BT Diverse 6450Cordless telephone
with digital answer machine. This is a single unit and you do have the options to buy additional handsets.
Contents of the box
Well packed and protected in bubble wrap
you will find the following with the box (if bought brand new)
Handset - LCD screen
is protected with a removable little sheet of film.
Base unit - wrapped well in bubble wrap and secured to egg carton type box
Cables/Plug/Battery - a cable to allow you to connect the base unit to the main supply and a telephone cable
that is approximately 2 meters long which needs to be connected to the telephone line in order for the phone to work. A very small battery is hidden in the corner of the box; make sure you do not throw it in the bin like I did. A usb cable
to allow you to add ringtones from your PC
on to the phone. Belt clip
so you can clip the phone on to your trousers when walking about the house. And finally in each box you have your headset
which will allow you to use the phone hands free.
Comprehensive instruction book which covers all one
would need to know. There is also a guarantee card which requests you complete and return to BT in order to have a year guarantee. However as most buyers will know you do not need to return this as your purchase receipt provides enough evidence in order for your retailer to provide you with a years guarantee
I have to say I think this little beauty
is a quite a looker, Silver and grey in colour and very modern in appearance.