BT 4500 Cordless Big Button Phone : does my mother reach the phone in time very annoying also there is no speaker option

Simple to set up and does what it says. My elderly mother was having real problems with nuisance callers – and with rapidly decreasing mobility it was sad to see her fight her way to the (tethered) phone and, if she made it in time, to be greeted by either a dead phone or someone offering her recompense for ppi that she had never bought. The crunch came when i answered the phone on a visit and was greeted by someone that told me that my computer at this address had developed a security fault and he would fix it for me – after i explained that the number was owned was a 90 years old who wouldn’t recognised a computer if it hit her over the head, he became obscenely abusive. It appears that registering with the telephone preference service has little effect on these calls as they are made from outside of the uk. Bt advice was to buy the 4500. They could have sold it direct to me (but the price was higher than amazon). I took their advice and bought a two phone system, placing the main phone where the corded had been and the other by my mother’s favourite seat in the back of the house (so she wouldn’t have to walk). Set up was as simple as it could be – a walk through menu – and i took the option of blocking all overseas numbers and numbers with-held. If you want a really secure setup, then key in the family numbers that you have as favourites and then accept calls from only those numbers.

Dad are very elderly and these phones are just great for them. My mum and dad are very elderly and these phones are just great for them, because they have big buttons and easy instructions :).

Very good phones highly recommend these phones. Here are the specifications for the BT 4500 Cordless Big Button Phone:

  • Enter your model number
    to make sure this fits.
  • Call Control that blocks nuisance calls
  • Caller Display required to use Caller ID and Blocking Service
  • 100 name and number directory with copy between handsets
  • Large Buttons make it easy to dial quickly and accurately
  • Handsfree speaker with volume control
  • Answer Machine with upto 60 minutes recording time

It does as it said on the box.

Good but don’t throw the box away until you’re sure all handsets are working 100%. They seem fine now but one of the handsets went silent when i answered it once and it wouldn’t give me any sound until i turned it off and on again. I’ve kept the box just in case. They are great phones though – especially for someone elderly.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Stopped sales calls completely
  • Very good system
  • Excellent BT telephone

Simple to set up and does what it says. My elderly mother was having real problems with nuisance callers – and with rapidly decreasing mobility it was sad to see her fight her way to the (tethered) phone and, if she made it in time, to be greeted by either a dead phone or someone offering her recompense for ppi that she had never bought. The crunch came when i answered the phone on a visit and was greeted by someone that told me that my computer at this address had developed a security fault and he would fix it for me – after i explained that the number was owned was a 90 years old who wouldn’t recognised a computer if it hit her over the head, he became obscenely abusive. It appears that registering with the telephone preference service has little effect on these calls as they are made from outside of the uk. Bt advice was to buy the 4500. They could have sold it direct to me (but the price was higher than amazon). I took their advice and bought a two phone system, placing the main phone where the corded had been and the other by my mother’s favourite seat in the back of the house (so she wouldn’t have to walk). Set up was as simple as it could be – a walk through menu – and i took the option of blocking all overseas numbers and numbers with-held. If you want a really secure setup, then key in the family numbers that you have as favourites and then accept calls from only those numbers.

Bt 4500 cordless big button phone with answer machine. One of the things i like about this phone is the call blocking facility. Has completely halted the nuisance calls. And also having an answer machine i’m not missing important calls anymore.

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  1. This phone for my mum, was ok for money but it broke just after a year, would of like it to last a littl longer.
    1. This phone for my mum, was ok for money but it broke just after a year, would of like it to last a littl longer.
  2. This review is from : BT 4500 Cordless Big Button Phone with Answer Machine and Nuisance Call Blocker

    I’ve never grown to like this phone but it works well enough.
  3. This review is from : BT 4500 Cordless Big Button Phone with Answer Machine and Nuisance Call Blocker

    Does my mother reach the phone in time very annoying also there is no speaker option. It’s ring lasts for about 30 seconds before it cuts to voicemail never ever does my mother reach the phone in time very annoying also there is no speaker option.
    1. Does my mother reach the phone in time very annoying also there is no speaker option. It’s ring lasts for about 30 seconds before it cuts to voicemail never ever does my mother reach the phone in time very annoying also there is no speaker option.

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