Top 10 Best BT Cordless Phones of 2018

BT is one of the oldest and best known telecommunications companies in the UK. There are many excellent BT cordless phones with all sorts of great features on the market today. BT stands out with unparalleled call-blocking technology, and some fantastic designs.

BT offers a stream of different cordless phones, all with exciting features. This is our list of the best, highest-quality choices, along with their most compelling features:

  • 1. BT Elements 1K
    Product Features
    • Up to 1km Outdoor Range
    • 50 Number Calls List
    • Splash and Dust Proof (IP67 rated)
    • Nuisance Call Blocking technology installed
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 96/100
    What We Think
    If range is an issue or you like to use your cordless phone outside in all types of weather then the BT Elements 1K Weatherproof Cordless Phone is definitely the top choice. This easy to use long range phone offers so many features, but the one that really sets it apart from the rest on this list is its impressive splash and dust proofing. The BT Elements 1K is GAP compatible, meaning you can register any matching handsets to its base station. You can connect up to five handsets this way, making it a great choice for those with larger properties and lots of rooms. Up to 10 hours of talk time and 250 hours charge on standby make this cordless telephone a great choice for anyone. If a reliable cordless telephone is what you need, the BT Elements 1K offers that and so much more. With a backlit screen to make for easy reading, and the possibility to save up to 30 numbers on redial, the BT Elements 1K is the perfect telephone for any busy household.
    Product Features
    • Up to 1km Outdoor Range
    • 50 Number Calls List
    • Splash and Dust Proof (IP67 rated)
    • Nuisance Call Blocking technology installed
    RRP: £89.99
    £79.99
    11% Off - Save a total of £10.00
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 96/100
  • 2. BT 8600 Advanced Call Blocker Cordless Home Phone
    Product Features
    • BT Premium Call Blocking to block up to 100% of Nuisance Calls
    • Block 1,000 individual numbers
    • Excellent sound quality & handsfree loudspeaker
    • Answering machine with up to 60 minutes recording time
    • Unique design of the ear-piece was developed to provide maximum clarity on calls
    Average Customer Review 2.8/5
    Editors Rating 83/100
    What We Think
    The only entry from BT on our Top 10 is their latest Nuisance Call Blocking Cordless Phone. The BT 8600 features the latest Call Blocking technology from TrueCall, which can effectively eliminate 100% of unwanted calls thanks to the nifty Call Guardian feature. The stylish design is well-suited to modern homes and the handsets come packed with a whole range of intuitive features that include: 200 name and number phonebook, Do Not Disturb Mode, and One-Touch Call Block (for up to 1,000 numbers).
    Product Features
    • BT Premium Call Blocking to block up to 100% of Nuisance Calls
    • Block 1,000 individual numbers
    • Excellent sound quality & handsfree loudspeaker
    • Answering machine with up to 60 minutes recording time
    • Unique design of the ear-piece was developed to provide maximum clarity on calls
    RRP: £69.99
    £59.99
    14% Off - Save a total of £10.00
    Average Customer Review 2.8/5
    Editors Rating 83/100
  • 3. BT 6600 Cordless Phone
    Product Features
    • Block calls by type: withheld, International, No Caller ID
    • Blacklist up to 100 specific numbers
    • Phonebook memory for up to 200 contacts
    • Up to 22hrs talktime and 240hrs standby
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
    What We Think
    The BT6600 is a top-rated BT cordless phone and has been one of the most popular with our customers. It will easily put an end to most nuisance calls with the block by type feature, and has a blacklist memory for up to 100 specific numbers (which should be more than adequate for most households). Very easy to use with a large user-friendly blue backlit display and integrated digital answering machine. It too features a one-touch call block key so that you can immediately send calls from unwanted numbers straight to your blocked list.
    Product Features
    • Block calls by type: withheld, International, No Caller ID
    • Blacklist up to 100 specific numbers
    • Phonebook memory for up to 200 contacts
    • Up to 22hrs talktime and 240hrs standby
    RRP: £44.99
    £39.99
    11% Off - Save a total of £5.00
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
  • 4. BT 4600 Cordless Phone with Big Buttons
    Product Features
    • BT's latest one-touch blocking "hot key"
    • 200 Name & number phonebook
    • Block up to 1,000 numbers
    • Answering machine with 60min recording time
    Average Customer Review 4.4/5
    Editors Rating 89/100
    What We Think
    An easy to use home phone with big buttons, extra loud volume, and an inductive coupler, the BT4600 provides added convenience for older users. As with the first two entries in our Top 10 the BT 4600 also includes one-touch call blocking and an array of call-blocking features that provide a simple solution to eliminating unwanted and intrusive nuisance calls. Call Guardian can be used effectively to block up to 100% of unwanted calls and the integrated answering machine has a call screening function for added security. This is one of the most dependable and easiest phones there is use and is our top choice for elderly customers looking for a new home phone.
    Product Features
    • BT's latest one-touch blocking "hot key"
    • 200 Name & number phonebook
    • Block up to 1,000 numbers
    • Answering machine with 60min recording time
    £39.99
    Average Customer Review 4.4/5
    Editors Rating 89/100
  • 5. BT 8500
    Product Features
    • Answering machine with up to 60 minutes recording time
    • Large user-friendly display
    • Phonebook with space for up to 200 contacts
    • High-quality loudspeaker
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 90/100
    What We Think
    This was no.1 on our list last year and whilst it has fallen a few places is still an amazing cordless phone offers with great call blocking features. You can blacklist specific numbers, block by type, and take advantage of the phone’s “do not disturb” mode when you just want a quiet evening without interruptions. The BT 8500 is an excellent handset for a great price. Customers have even praised it as the “best call-blocking phone available”, and consistently recommend the cordless phone for its battery life, style, and massive list of features.
    Product Features
    • Answering machine with up to 60 minutes recording time
    • Large user-friendly display
    • Phonebook with space for up to 200 contacts
    • High-quality loudspeaker
    RRP: £59.99
    £24.99
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    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 90/100

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  • 6. BT 2600 Cordless Phone
    Product Features
    • 50 name and number phonebook memory
    • Handsfree loudspeaker
    • One-touch Do Not Disturb mode
    • Answer machine with up to 20 mins record time
    Average Customer Review 4.2/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
    What We Think
    This entry-level phone has a lot to offer for its budget price, which is why it’s no. 5 on our list of best bt phones. We were impressed with the sound quality of the BT2600, especially the hands-free loudspeaker, which was better than other phones in its price range. It also boasts a one-touch “Do not Disturb” hot-key so that you can stop your home phone from ringing if you’re in the middle of something (just don’t forget to switch it back off when you’re done!). Further benefits of this budget friendly home phone includes an integrated answering machine (there is also an answer machine-free version of this model – the BT2100) with a recording time of up to 20 minutes.
    Product Features
    • 50 name and number phonebook memory
    • Handsfree loudspeaker
    • One-touch Do Not Disturb mode
    • Answer machine with up to 20 mins record time
    RRP: £39.99
    £27.49
    31% Off - Save a total of £12.50
    Average Customer Review 4.2/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
  • 7. BT 1100 Cordless Phone
    Product Features
    • Type II Caller display
    • 50 Number calls list
    • Phonebook for up to 50 contacts
    • 20 Number redial list
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 85/100
    What We Think
    The BT 1100 is a stylish entry level cordless telephone, boasting exceptional sound quality for its price along with reliable performance making it one of the best budget home phones you can buy. Not rich on features but built for dependable indoor and outdoor range, great sound quality, and ease of use; the BT1100 won’t disappoint those on a tight budget looking for a home phone without answering machine. It is still Caller ID enabled and has a phonebook memory for up to 50 contacts.
    Product Features
    • Type II Caller display
    • 50 Number calls list
    • Phonebook for up to 50 contacts
    • 20 Number redial list
    RRP: £24.99
    £19.99
    20% Off - Save a total of £5.00
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 85/100
  • 8. BT 6500 with Nuisance Call Blocking
    Product Features
    • Blocks nuisance calls
    • Phonebook for up to 200 contacts
    • Answering machine with up to 30 minutes recording time
    • Visual voicemail
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 80/100
    What We Think
    The BT 6500 is a superb home phone and was one of the first of BT’s cordless phones to include call-blocking technology. It also comes with the Do Not Disturb mode so that you can programme certain times of day (or night) when you do not want to be bothered by calls, with its innovative “do not disturb” mode. The stylish handset impresses with a backlit blue screen and dependable battery life of up to 12 hours of talk-time, and 120 hours on standby. The phonebook can save up to 200 contacts, and the answering machine is able to record up to 30 minutes of recording time – so you’ll never miss out again, and will always know who is phoning you and when. The BT 6500 cordless phone with nuisance call blocking is a fantastic choice available at a low price. With visual voicemail and essential DECT features, the BT 6500 is a great buy if you need a new cordless phone for your home.
    Product Features
    • Blocks nuisance calls
    • Phonebook for up to 200 contacts
    • Answering machine with up to 30 minutes recording time
    • Visual voicemail
    RRP: £69.99
    £44.99
    36% Off - Save a total of £25.00
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 80/100
  • 9. BT 4000 Big Button Cordless Phone
    Product Features
    • Large display & buttons
    • Extra loud volume & Hearing Aid friendly
    • Nuisance call blocking
    • Do Not Disturb Mode
    Average Customer Review 4.0/5
    Editors Rating 77/100
    What We Think
    The second big button cordless phone from BT to make it onto our top 10 is the BT4000. An easy to use home phone without answering machine that has proven a favourite with our customers. The orange backlit display is easy to read, and shouldn’t pose issues even for those with slight visual impairments, and the handset has extra loud volume and hearing aid compatible features making this a brilliant choice for older users. The BT 4000 Big Button phone boasts with a dependable 13 hours talk-time battery life, and an impressive 160 hours of standby when it is fully charged. If you are looking for a cordless phone with big buttons, nuisance call blocking features (a great feature of many BT telephones!), and functions specifically geared at elderly customers, the BT 4500 is the perfect solution for you.
    Product Features
    • Large display & buttons
    • Extra loud volume & Hearing Aid friendly
    • Nuisance call blocking
    • Do Not Disturb Mode
    RRP: £39.99
    £29.99
    25% Off - Save a total of £10.00
    Average Customer Review 4.0/5
    Editors Rating 77/100
  • 10. BT 2000 DECT Cordless Phone
    Product Features
    • 1.6" backlit display
    • 50 name and number phonebook
    • Up to 12 hrs talk time
    • Handsfree speaker with volume control
    Average Customer Review 4.0/5
    Editors Rating 70/100
    What We Think
    And just making it into our list of the Top 10 Best Cordless Phones by BT is the practical and easy to use BT2000. This basic home phone might not come with as many bells and whistles as some of the higher entries in our list but that’s partly what we love about this phone. It does what it is supposed to (namely provide good call quality for your landline) very well and is really easy to use. The BT 2000 phone also offers a useful “do not disturb” mode, which you can easily turn on or off during night time or dinner – or any other time when you just don’t want to be called. The range of the BT 2000 is impressive at up to 300 metres outdoors and 50 indoors. Further benefits of this little gem include dependable battery life, and a phonebook memory for up to 50 contacts making the BT 2000 a great, reliable choice, for those wanting a basic cordless phone without answering machine.
    Product Features
    • 1.6" backlit display
    • 50 name and number phonebook
    • Up to 12 hrs talk time
    • Handsfree speaker with volume control
    £24.99
    Average Customer Review 4.0/5
    Editors Rating 70/100

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With so many excellent choices available from BT, and endless features to choose from at that, we hope the liGo top 10 list of best cordless phones has made your buying choice a little easier

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