Summary: Good phone, exactly what I was looking for - all answer phone messages displayed on the base. can turn off the ringer on the base or the phone if needed - only thing is the ringer is very loud - I have turned off the base and only have the phone itself ringing on the lowest tone and I can still hear it at the other end of my house!
Excerpt: "...this three phone set from BT a few months ago after our old phone had an unfortunate meeting with a sink full of water and met a soggy end. The phones come with three seperate bases, two of the bases are merely recharging ports while the third one is the hub for the answerphone as well as charging the phone handset while it is connected to it. What I like about these phones is the simplicity of design and also the fact that they are easy to use, ...
Okay if you get it cheap but beware the little bugs...
Danny Boy 99, Amazon
10 October 2011
Summary: This is decent enough for the price if you can get it cheap. I owned mine for several years, but in the end got rid of it because of the little annoyances that got on my nerves. For a start I found the answering machine a pain to setup. You need the manual to figure out how to set the day and time, and every time you unplug the phone, it resets the answering machine, so you have to dig out the manual and set the time all over again.
Summary: The quality of this phone is very poor. If you read web forums you will realise how many of us have been let down. The answering machine develops a fault after a while and the message recording lasts only 5 seconds so you do not know what your caller wants. This was to be my business phone, but obviously it had to go, no good business if you can not get back to clients because the machine did not record for long enough to hear their details.The handset gets out of range...
Item became faulty, replaced it with another one - also same faults!
8 July 2011
Summary: Answering machine would cut off after 10 seconds so always missed caller's number. Answering machine would give me the wrong time and date of a message even if I set the time and date correctly. Bought another base unit to replace the faulty one. Started off working fine then after a month the exact same problem. Tried resetting to default settings but no luck. I also have no 1571 service that could have been interfering.
Summary: I bought these phones from ebay as i've never been one for paying full price for anything. All I can say is i'm glad a didnt pay full price for them. The good points about these is its only the main base unit that needs to be plugged into a telephone socket the other two can be plugged into the mains this was the main reason for me buying them so I could have a phone upstairs.