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BT 8500 Quad

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Answering machine with up to 60 minutes recording time Large user-friendly display Phonebook with space for up to 200 contacts High-quality loudspeaker

BT 8500 Quad Cordless Telephones: For great call quality & useful features

If you’re looking for a home cordless phone to put an end to nuisance calls that will also deliver reliable sound quality, good range, and user-friendly features; BT’s stylish new model – the BT 8500 – ticks all the boxes.

DECT features for your home

The BT 8500 is an excellent choice for a home phone thanks to its call blocking capabilities, which will help you to combat and manage unwanted sales calls. The handsets can be named, which makes placing calls to other areas in your home or transferring calls quick and easy; whist up to 200 contacts can be stored on the phonebook, which can be copied between all 4 handsets. Additional advantages of the 8500 include: loudspeaker on each handset for hands-free calls, integrated answering machine on the base for up to 60 minutes of messages, and a DECT range for up to 50 metres range indoors, and up to 300m outdoors.

For analogue line (BT, Virgin, TalkTalk, etc.)
No of handsets 4
System can be expanded to 5 handsets in total
Answering machine Yes | 60 minutes
Phonebook Up to 200 contacts
Keypad/touchsceen Yes | No
Caller ID (Display):
Wall mountable base | additional handsets No | No
Range indoors | outdoors in metres 50 | 300
Talk time | standby in hours 21 | 240
Warranty 1 year
Advanced Features
Anonymous call blocking/silencing BT Call Guardian - allows you to control which calls to allow or block. 1,000 numbers can be stored on the blacklist
Repeater compatible


Headset compatible

via GAP only

Hearing Aid Compatible No
Large buttons/font No
Screen size | Backlit 1.8" | Yes
Colour Yes
Backlit/ Illuminated Keypad
Date & time
Screensavers pre-installed | downloadable - | -
Out of range indicator | alert Yes | Yes
Low battery indicator | alert Yes | Yes
Space per entry 3 numbers (Home, Work, Mobile)
VIP contacts
Automatic contact sharing between handsets
Phonebook transfer
Base Answering Machine
Record time 60
Remote access from outside line
Playback: handset| base Yes | Yes
Pre-recorded/ personalised outgoing message Yes | Yes
PIN protected
Handset locator
Call management & sound
Call blocking
Call transfer between handsets
Call waiting
Conference call
Internal calls (intercom)
Hold | with music Yes | No
Last number redial
One-touch loudspeaker
Earpiece volume control 5 levels
Handsfree volume control
Call Duration displayed
List of last...missed calls with time/date 50
List of last...dialled numbers with time/date 30
Ringtones: melodies| polyphonic | real | downloadable 5 | 10 | - | -
Technical information
Talk time 20 hours +
Standby time 200 hours +
Handset dimensions (mm) 17 x 47 x 33
Base dimensions (mm) 95 x 13 x 49
Charger dimensions (mm) 83 x 80 x 43
PSU length -
Line cord length -
Battery type NiMH
Battery size AAA
Battery capacity 750 mAh
Transmission technology DECT & GAP
Frequency band 1.88 - 1.90
Languages -
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  • Easy to read screen (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • clear voice (4)
  • long lasting (4)
Bad points
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  • Call quality is average (1)

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product reviewsproduct reviewsproduct reviewsproduct reviewsproduct reviews 4.5/5 Quality product, excellent nuisance call filtering "Before getting this I received several unsolicited nuisance calls every day. As soon as I set it up all those calls were blocked." Read the full review › Nov 01, 2014 by Mike

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BT 8500 - User manual.pdf

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