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BT Paragon 650 Corded Phone With Answer Machine

Send and receive text messages
BT Paragon 650 Corded Phone With Answer Machine

Customer rating:3.0*
Quicklinx: 52XJWS00
Mfr#: 032116
Type: Corded phone
Express delivery Delivered on Tuesday
Standard delivery Delivered within 3 working days
24 in stock
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£42.69

Description

Mobile phone SIM card reader/writer(1)

The BT Paragon has a built-in SIM card reader/writer so there's no need to re-enter all your contacts into your new phone. Just insert your mobile's SIM card into the BT Paragon and copy all the numbers from there. It's also a great way to keep a backup of the numbers stored on your mobile phone.

Answering machine with up to 32 minutes digital recording time

The answering machine has two pre-recorded male and female outgoing messages (answer & record and answer only option) or you can record your own. You can playback messages via the loudspeaker or privately through the handset and you can screen calls. There is a memo feature so you can leave messages for other handset users and you can access your answering machine remotely and listen to your messages when you are away from home.

Text messaging with message storage space(2)

Send and receive text messages from your BT Paragon phone. A flashing light on the base, a message on the display and an audible alert indicate that new text messages have been received.

200 Name and number directory

Your BT Paragon phone can store up to 200 of your most frequently used names and numbers to make dialling quick and easy. If you subscribe to a Caller Display service you can also assign group ringtones when you store directory entries - the assigned ringtone will then play when someone from a particular group calls you.

Caller Display with 50 number calls list(3)

See who is calling you before you answer the phone. The calls list holds details of your last 50 callers, including the phone number and time and date of the call. If a number matches a stored directory entry, the caller's name is displayed as well as the number.

Key features

  • Digital Answering Machine
  • Mobile phone SIM card reader/writer(1)
  • Send and receive text messages(2)
  • 200 Entry directory
  • Caller Display with 50 number calls list(3)
  • Handsfree

Additional features

  • Call Waiting(3)
  • 4 Line backlit, inverse display with contrast control
  • 3 Quickdial numbers
  • 10 Last number redial
  • Secrecy feature
  • Headset port (RJ11)
  • Call and message indicator lights
  • Inductive coupler for hearing aid compatibility
  • BT Select Services button
  • Clock, calendar and alarm functions
  • Ringer volume control Ringtone options - 5 melodies/10 polyphonic
  • Earpiece volume control

  • Switchboard compatible (Tone/Pulse/TBR)

  • Pause/Recall/PBX Access code (Auto Prefix)

Answering machine features

  • Up to 32 minutes digital recording time
  • Pre-recorded male and female outgoing messages: Answer & record and Answer only

  • Facility to record your own outgoing message

  • Answer delay setting
  • Call screening/intercept
  • Message counter
  • Playback via the base or handset
  • Voice prompts
  • Playback volume control
  • Memo facility
  • Memory full alert
  • Answering machine on/off timer function
  • Remote access (security code protected)

What's in the box?

  • BT Paragon 650 corded telephone
  • Telephone line cord
  • Handset with cord
  • Mains power adaptor
  • Desk mounting plinth
  • Quick Start Guide

We do our best to supply our customers with the apparatus they ask for, but we may have to provide apparatus which does not accord exactly with the illustrations and shades of colour shown on the pack. This product is intended for connection to analogue public switched telephone networks and private switchboards in the UK.

1 3G and 5V SIM cards are not compatible with this product. Please check with your network provider first if you are unsure what SIM card you have.

2 You must subscribe to your network provider's Caller Display service for text messaging to work and you must not withhold your number. Your network provider may charge you for these services. Please note some other network provider lines may not be compatible with this text messaging service.

3 You must subscribe to a Caller Display or Call Waiting service for these features to work. Your network provider may charge you for these services.

† Trademark of British Telecommunications plc.

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BT Paragon 650 Corded Phone With Answer Machine
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£42.69
BT Paragon 650 Corded Phone With Answer Machine
BT Paragon 650
Reviewed by . Review Posted 18/10/2013
5 5

BT Paragon 650 answerphone

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Great Phone
Reviewed by . Review Posted 05/05/2010
5 5

You read a lot of negative reviews about this phone, but yet it is a great quality phone. Yes the ring tones are a bit naff, and the answer machine could be a bit louder, but if you pick up the handset, and listen to the messages, it's great. The quality of the hands free speaker is great, you can adjust the volume, and it's loud, also the call quality of the handset is excellent. I got mine for £24.99 from BT Outlet on ebay, so am well pleased.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Ringtone solution
Reviewed by . Review Posted 28/10/2009
4 5

Overall I'm happy with the Paragon 650. It's easy to use, and it looks like it means business - so it makes a good home office phone.
There is a solution to replace the ringtones for an extra £20 or so. You need to buy a 'Tonecaller II' and a splitter.
Plug the phone and the Tonecaller into the splitter, then plug the splitter into your phone socket. Then set the phone to silent by turning the ringer volume off, and the Tonecaller will ring instead.
Of the 4 ringtones available on the Tonecaller at least 2 of them sound like the good old-fashioned ring-ring, and you can set the volume to a level that's similar to the phone.
The Tonecaller is listed on the BT shop, but they sent me an incorrect item that didn't have a choice of tones or a volume control, so I am currently (still) trying to return it. I purchased the Tonecaller elsewhere. My advice is to shop around for the phone and Tonecaller, the 2 together didn’t cost me much more than the phone is listed for here.

  • Overall 4*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
ok ish
Reviewed by . Review Posted 08/04/2014
3 5

Was ok until just over a year old, it suddenly started to not work properly, you would hear it ring and pick up the receiver and you couldn't hear the other person, if you quickly switched from handset to speaker phone and back again then it would sometimes work. 14 months for nearly £50? no i will find a cheaper model with a more than a years guarantee this time.

  • Overall 3*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 1*
 
paragon650
Reviewed by . Review Posted 15/02/2013
3 5

dreadful ringtones backlight doesn't stay on long enough I wish I had the reviews before I bought the thing I wanted a proper home and answer phone not a substitute mobile

  • Overall 3*
  • Ease of use 2*
  • Value for money 3*
 
BT Paragon 650
Reviewed by . Review Posted 09/10/2012
3 5

Having used BT Paragon phones before we hoped that this new one would be an improvement in quality over the 500. Although the sound quality was indeed an improvement, we found such problems with the answerphone we are having to return the device to the shop. The problem stems from the fact messages are not easily linked to the number displayed on the calls list. With older people phoning in to the surgery leaving messages, they often do not say their contact numbers correctly and we need to check on the calls list. This phone makes it almost impossible except via timing and often there are several calls logged in the same minute. Result phone is useless!! Also the ring tone selection left us totally annoyed, being unable to set a standard ring, being stuck with a tune, to the annoyance of patients in the waiting room. The only positive item remaining is the ability to read a SIM card for a contacts list.

  • Overall 3*
  • Ease of use 1*
  • Value for money 1*
 
ok
Reviewed by . Review Posted 24/05/2010
3 5

A good solid feeling phone but oh dear oh dear who came up with the ringtones ????? this is supposed to be a business/home phone who's little boy was given the task of choosing the tones. He has his computer games tones mixed up with the purpose of the ring on a telephone. In case you wonder I say little boy as a little girl would have done it much better, I know I have two of them. BT please bring out a modification I can use with this phone, a proper ring please or its money wasted for me.

  • Overall 3*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
BT Paragon 650 - Mains failure
Reviewed by . Review Posted 24/08/2009
3 5

I have used the BT Paragon 650 for some time now and find it to sit my requirements. However it doesn't appear to have a battery so when the mails fails, the date and time have to be set again. this is very inconvenient. Anyone else experience similar problems?
regards, Robert

  • Overall 3*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 4*
 
Come on, why such egregious design flaws?
Reviewed by . Review Posted 21/09/2010
2 5

I do have to seriously question the intelligence of BT's product designers. It should not be difficult in this day and age to design a decent phone. On the positive side the hardware is generally well designed - the phone looks nice, the keyboard is well laid out, and it has all the features you want. But it is badly let down by its shortcomings (awful ringtones, screen backlight that goes out after a few seconds so you can't see the menus, delay before ringing starts) that it really is an example of how you can't judge a book by its cover. One big flaw is that the lights that show you that there have been new calls and messages do not come on and stay on, but blink every five seconds. So you have to look at the phone for up to five seconds until they blink. After a short while of use this becomes infuriating, particularly because it is such a stupid error in design. Why do the lights not just come on and stay on?

  • Overall 2*
  • Ease of use 2*
  • Value for money 4*
 
Come on, why such egregious design flaws?
Reviewed by . Review Posted 20/09/2010
2 5

I do have to seriously question the intelligence of BT's product designers. It should not be difficult in this day and age to design a decent phone. On the positive side the hardware is generally well designed - the phone looks nice, the keyboard is well laid out, and it has all the features you want. But it is badly let down by its shortcomings (awful ringtones, screen backlight that goes out after a few seconds so you can't see the menus, delay before ringing starts) that it really is an example of how you can't judge a book by its cover. One big flaw is that the lights that show you that there have been new calls and messages do not come on and stay on, but blink every five seconds. So you have to look at the phone for up to five seconds until they blink.
After a short while of use this becomes infuriating, particularly because it is such a stupid error in design. Why do the lights not just come on and stay on?

  • Overall 2*
  • Ease of use 2*
  • Value for money 4*
 

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Type: Corded phone
Handsets Included: 1
Answer Machine: Yes
Refurbished: No
Brand: BT
Stock Status: In Stock
Price Range Inc VAT: 0 - 50

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