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BT 8500 Twin

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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 Twin DECT Cordless Phones & Answering Machine

The 8500 Twin is stylish new set of digital cordless phones, which provides advanced call blocking to help you put an end to unwanted sales calls to your landline in addition to a host of other features.

BT Sound Quality

BT phones are optimised for the UK market, and deliver crystal-clear audio on your landline calls whether using the ear-piece or integrated loudspeaker. The ear-piece was specially designed by BT to ensure optimum comfort and sound quality.


As with previous cordless phones from BT; the menu interface of the 8500 is simple and straightforward to use whilst the large backlit display makes it easy to see information such as incoming callers. There is a name and number phonebook, which you can use to store up to 200 contacts, which can be conveniently copied from one handset to another.

Integrated answer machine

You can use the BT 8500 to handle your missed calls with the in-built answering machine base, which has a memory for up to 60 minutes of messages. You can personalise your outgoing message by recording your own or use the pre-set greeting instead.

For analogue line (BT, Virgin, TalkTalk, etc.)
No of handsets 2
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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Customers most agreed on the following
Good points
  • Easy to read screen (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Easy to set up (4)
  • clear voice (4)
Bad points
  • None (3)
  • None (3)
  • Call quality is average (1)

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The most helpful favorable review 36 of 36 people found the following review helpful

product reviewsproduct reviewsproduct reviewsproduct reviewsproduct reviews 5/5 does what it says on the tin "Was fed up with nuisance calls this phone promised they would end them and it did. Tried everything to stop them told them not to phone anymore they did.reported them they still phoned. Did everything I could then bought this ... Read the full review › Oct 15, 2014 by dirk

The most helpful critical review 44 of 45 people found the following review helpful

product reviewsproduct reviewsproduct reviewsproduct reviewsproduct reviews 4.6/5 A very good phone "Very happy with the phone. We were being plagued with cold callers. All unwanted calls have now stopped. Peace at last." Read the full review › Oct 17, 2014 by Anonymous

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Product Manuals BT 8500 Twin
BT 8500 - User manual.pdf

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