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BT Converse 2100 Corded Telephone – White

BT Converse 2100 Corded Telephone – White

BT Converse 2100 Corded Telephone – White

BT Converse 2100 Corded Telephone - White

  • 3 quick dial memories
  • 3 ring tones
  • Headset socket
  • Inductive coupler
  • PBX compatible

Corded telephone, call indicator light, message waiting indicator, headset socket, ringer volume control, wall moutable, white

List Price: £28.79

Price: £26.99

  1. Jason Rennie "jren207" says:
    47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Brilliantly Simple and Easy to use Telephone, 27 April 2011
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    Jason Rennie “jren207” (United Kingdom) –
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    This review is from: BT Converse 2100 Corded Telephone – White (Electronics)
    I have been using this telephone for just under a month, and it works perfectly fine. I recommend that if you’re looking for a simple telephone, then you should choose this one.

    Its overall design is simple, sleak, stylish, and feels at home wherever you place it. It can be placed on a desk or table using the provided desktop plinth, or the plinth can be removed to allow for wall mounting (The screws and wall plugs needed are provided in the box).

    Not only that, but the overall build quality is great too. It’s made of very durable and sturdy plastic, and doesn’t feel flimsy, or prone to breaking at all.
    It’s also pleasant to hold during a call, and the curly cord has plenty of length to it so you can comfortably make or take a call.
    All of the buttons are large, and easy enough to press, plus they are evenly spaced out, which is very important when you need to quickly dial a number.

    The telephone works out of the box, in that you just plug in and use it. It does not have fancy features, such as an answering machine, which means that it does not require any connection to a mains socket, and is soley powered by your telephone line. The cable used to connect it is of a decent length which will be more than enough for most people.

    Whilst it’s a simple telephone, it does have some very desirable features which I personally find very handy and wish to point out:

    First of all The LED light. Not only does the telephone ring with an audible tone (of which there is a choice of three to pick from, using a switch on the rear), but it also flashes a small LED light at the top right-hand corner. This is handy if it’s in a noisy environment, or if you wish to adjust the audible ringer (using another switch to adjust the volume from High, Low, or to Off), and just rely on the visual alert.

    Next, the memory buttons. This telephone features three programmable memory buttons, which can be used to store three numbers of your choice. Instructions for storing the numbers are kept on the back of the insert, that is provided for noting down the stored numbers for reference (placed below the handset).

    Also, the Secrecy button. It’s a simple feature found on a fair few telephones, which allows you to switch off the microphone. This is for when you want to talk to someone beside you, without the person on the line hearing you. On this telephone, I like it, because it’s a kind of toggle button. When you press it once, it performs the secrecy feature, then pressing it again turns it back off. I also like the LED light on the button, which lights up to let you know that it’s active.

    Finally, the amplify button. This is useful, as it allows you to increase the volume that you hear from the speaker in the handset. Handy for those hard of hearing, or if you’re in a noisy environment. Like the secrecy button, it’s a toggle button (but without an LED light). Don’t worry about it always being amplified, as the feature switches off the next time you pick up the handset.

    As this telephone is aimed towards not only home users, but small businesses too, it has features such as the ability to connect a headset (sold separately) for making/taking calls, and various switches on the rear to make it work with different internal telephone systems. (Both of which I have not tried myself, but might come in handy in the future).

    The telephone is packaged carefully, and protected in a cardbord box just the size to hold the telephone, which is fully assembled (can be dismantled, such as removing the curly cord from the handset, or the phone line cable from the telephone etc.). There is also a small and easy to understand instruction leaflet included, which tells you everything you need to know about the telephone.

    Overall, a very satisfying purchase.

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  2. RV "good value seeker" says:
    18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Easy, 19 May 2011
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    This review is from: BT Converse 2100 Corded Telephone – White (Electronics)
    I am very pleased to have purchased this item as I particularly wanted a white corded model. The numbers are clear, the ring is adjustable and it sits attractively on my white surface. The three memory buttons are sufficient for my purpose. I also like the fact that there is no obtrusive 1517 button. A reasonably priced, useful addition to my office.

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  3. Mike Mckechnie says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect for my home office, 29 July 2013
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    Mike Mckechnie (UK) –
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    This review is from: BT Converse 2100 Corded Telephone – White (Electronics)
    This is not the dull but indestructible brand of phone that BT was once famous for but it is far from flimsy either!

    I found it very easy to mount on the wall with the typical two screw-hole arrangement on the back.

    I use it with a Plantronics wired headset which works very well. My wife uses it with the handset, which she prefers, and that works just fine too. The handset lifts off effortlessly yet stays in place securely, in both wall-mounted and desk mounted positions, without any adjustment required. Unlike other phones I have had, this one stays on the wall where it works well for us both 🙂

    The secrecy button comes in very handy, especially for conference calls.

    I haven’t had to use the amplify button, nor have I tried the 3 memories, so I cannot comment on these features.

    To sum up, this phone has been perfect for my home office, where I work 1 or 2 days a week. I would thoroughly recommend it for that purpose or for typical domestic use.

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