BT Cordless Home Phones With Text Messaging
If you are thinking about purchasing a BT cordless home phone with text messaging, there are a number of different options open to you.
There are two popular models of home phones with text messaging that are available to purchase in black. These are the BT Diverse 7150 Plus digital cordless phone and the BT 8500 Series.
The 8500 Series is the model which gives you options of having the single phone, or an additional one, two, or even three handsets - known as slave handsets - for use in different rooms in the home. The base station is the only phone which needs to be plugged into the BT socket, as the slave handsets operate wirelessly.
Features of BT cordless phones
The 8500 Series provides enhanced call blocking through Call Guardian. You can programme these phones with up to 200 numbers of your friends and contacts who will be able to get straight through to you. However, Call Guardian blocks other numbers which it does not recognise and the caller is required to announce his or her name or company identity. This means that the user can choose whether or not to accept the call, thus getting rid of nuisance calls while letting permitted friends and relatives speak to you.
The handsets of these BT cordless home phones with text messaging feature a 1.8" coloured screen which is backlit for easy use in the dark and is large enough for text messaging. They also have PIN protected outgoing call controls which can prevent elderly relatives calling high cost numbers and running up a large bill unintentionally. Reception of the slave handsets can be up to 50m indoors. The screen also displays up to eight lines of messages and numbers showing you who has called when you were out or unable to answer. The handset also incorporates an answerphone.