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BT 8500 Advanced Call Blocker DECT Telephone - Twin

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  • Block 1000 individual numbers
  • Block calls by type – mobile, withheld, payphone, area code, international
  • 1.8’’ Colour Screen

Product overview

• Block 1000 individual numbers
• Block calls by type – mobile, withheld, payphone, area code, international
• 1.8’’ Colour Screen
• Automatically copies contacts between handsets
• 60 minutes of messages on the answer phone
• Powered by Truecall
• Uses multi-award winning trueCall call blocking technology
• Blocks up to 100% of nuisance calls

Even more advanced call blocking

Block by number - The BT8500 can block 1000 individual numbers meaning that you really can avoid speaking to the people you don’t want to.

Block by type - With the BT8500 you can choose the type of calls you want to block. For example mobile, international, withheld, unknown or payphone numbers can all be blocked. Plus you can even block numbers by area code or suffix.

Do Not Disturb - For those times when you just want some peace and quiet, switch on Do Not Disturb so that your phone won't ring or light up. If you want key friends and family to still get through they can do, by tagging them as VIP's in your address book.

Quality, Built-In

The modern stylish design makes this phone a great addition to any room, whilst only taking up minimal space.
Large 1.8" full graphic display that is easy to read. See instantly how many voice messages, missed calls or text messages you have. Large enough screen for text messaging.
Specifically designed to give a clearer sound meaning you won't miss a word. Designed and stringently tested in the UK to ensure all phones meet our high standards
The buttons have been thoroughly tested to ensure the 1000th press is the same as your first
The backlit keypad makes it easy to see the keys at any time of day with it’s ambient glow.

Easy to use

With the BT8500 you can save up to 200 contacts, letting you keep track of all your favourite people. All these contacts are automatically copied to all of your handsets, ensuring you always have the numbers you need.
Visual Voicemail

See a list of who's called you, and choose which message to listen to first.

We've also made it easy to divert calls to your mobile or other numbers when you are away from home. Or if you want to have a 3 way call the BT8500 helps you get it set up in a few simple steps.

Extra Answer Machine Features

Save up to 60 minutes of messages.
Record your own greeting or choose one of ours.
Hear who's calling you before you pick
Choose how many rings you want before the machine picks up
Don't miss important messages when you are away from home, access your messages remotely.

Need a Phone in More Than One Room?

You can get our twin, trio or quad packs should you need additional handsets for other rooms. Whichever pack you buy you will only need one telephone socket in your home to work all the handsets.
What's in the (Recyclable) Box?

One base unit
Power plugs for any extra handsets
Hear who's calling you before you pick
One telephone line cord
One handset or more (depending on the pack size you go for)
Rechargeable batteries (already fitted in the handsets)
A quick start guide

Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of the best I try so far blocks all calls and call you to verify you want to take the call
Date published: 2014-11-11
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Are the number buttons flat or bevelled? My current phone has bevelled number buttons on a bevelled [concave] pad and it causes huge pressing errors all the time when dialling numbers. I need FLAT buttons?

Asked by: Janey
The buttons are concaved .
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-03-22

is there a mute/secrecy setting

Asked by: Georgia
This does have a mute function
Answered by: Nataliemaplin
Date published: 2017-03-07

Do I have to have a caller ID service available on my phone line for these features to work. I am with Virgin and have to pay extra for that.

Asked by: Phil
Yes the call block feature does not work unless caller ID is enabled.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-01-26

Do I need caller I'd 

Asked by: kevin
That would be down to personal preference .
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-08-14

After you buy the phone do you have to pay anything else. Do you have to subscribe to anything

Asked by: Lynn
You would need caller id to be active on the line you are using.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-27

When there's a message left, do both machines indicate this with flashing lights (or similar)?

Asked by: rt777
Only the main unit will indicate if a message has been left.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-02-21

does this phone have internal call facility. Can call from one handset to the other?

Asked by: harry
Yes this will work fine.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-01-05

Is it necessary to subscribe to 'who is calling' with present provider.

Asked by: Ronnie
It is not necessary to subscribe to this service no .
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-03-17
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