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British Telecom BT6500 Trio

British Telecom BT6500 Trio
alaScore 85

2424 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2424 reviews of British Telecom BT6500 Trio. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cordless Phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cordless Phones the British Telecom BT6500 Trio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2038 user reviews of British Telecom BT6500 Trio from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cordless Phones on

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BT 6500 Cordless DECT Phone with Answer Machine and Nuisance Call Blocking (Pack of 2)BT 6500 Cordless DECT Phone with Answer Machine and Nuisance Call Blocking (Pack of 2)

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (

BT 6500 twin review

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The BT6500 cordless phone has attracted a lot of interest due to its nuisance call-blocking feature which is designed to help combat unwanted calls without needing a separate call-blocking device or service. But does it work? We've had it in our labs...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (

BT Synergy 6500


We will be reviewing this phone shortly but in the meantime, you can expect the following features from the new BT Synergy 6500.

Prices are expected to be in-line with current Synergy models.

Mar, 2010

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Great phone


The keypad lock handy with 2yr old about!!

Apr, 2013

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Range seems to be an issue

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It's a biggish phone (to accommodate the big buttons) and I like the feel in the hand. As the review says, the sound quality is only average. But only a few weeks in and I'm having issues with the range (which the review gives four stars to). One of my...

Aug, 2015

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BT6500 now 8500

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I wanted a phone that would screen / block all the nuisance calls, I couldn't get the 6500 as it seems to have been replaced by the 8500. I bought the 8500 but the model with 2 additional hand sets. I wish I had bought this phone a year back to deal...

Dec, 2014

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Ordered this phone from BT waited 3 wks for 2-3 day delivery cancelled order and bought from currys collect proved easy to set up After sacking BT services and taking up Virgin this phone still works well the call blocking is very effective favourite...

Nov, 2014

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BT 6500 twin

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Purchased from BT. Sound quality deteriorated rapidly over the first couple of months and speech became broken. BT claimed it was because the base station was located close to a PC and TV but relocating, apart from being inconvenient, made no...

Sep, 2014

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Good old B.T.


" Great phones at a very good price. Good loud ring and great range for in garden, etc. "

Jan, 2016

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Great all round phone and answering machine


" Really pleased with purchase. I will list the features that I think will be key to buyers. Easy prompted set up, clear sccreen, very loud ringtones, phones auto sync to each other so only need to set up on one phone, answering machine beeps when...

Jan, 2016

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Good product


" Nice looking product. Easy to set up and use. Does what it claims to do and blocks nuisance calls. Only one has managed to get through and I have now blocked that myself. Would highly recommend. "

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Call Management

Call screening: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting:No / Yes
Caller ID:No / Yes
Conference call: Yes
Direct call:Y
Explicit call transfer: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes


Backlight buttons: No
Color of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Integrated antenna: Yes
Mounting type:Desk


Backlight color:Blue / Green
Backlight display: Yes
Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:1.8
Display number of colors:Monochrome
Display number of lines:4 / 6
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery performance:750
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AAA
Number of batteries supported:2
Standby Time:100 / 120
Talk Time:10 / 12


Battery capacity indicator: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes

Management Features

Alarm clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Clock with calendar: Yes
Volume Control:Digital


Call list capacity phonebook:30 / 50
Phonebook capacity:200 / 250
Redial list capacity:20 / 30
SMS storage capacity:50

Other Features

Battery level indicator: Yes
Camera included: No
Mac compatibility: No
Number of products included:1
Wall mountable: No

Packaging Content

Base station: Yes
Belt clip: No
Charger: Yes
Detachable belt-clip: No
Manual: Yes
Number of handsets included:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Quick start guide: Yes


Answering machine:Y
Integrated answering machine: Yes
Intercom: Yes
Maximum indoor range:1968.5
Maximum outdoor range:11811
Recording Time:30
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Phone Features

Multi base capability:4
Multi handset capability:5
Number of melodies:10 / 20
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
VIP group function: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes


Battery Capacity:750
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AAA
Number of batteries supported:2
Standby Time:100 / 120
Talk Time:10 / 12

Weight & Dimensions

Base dimensions:5.51 x 3.7 x 2.52 / 5.91 x 4.33 x 1.81
Base weight:4.94 / 6.7
Handset dimensions (WxDxH):1.97 x 1.08 x 6.3 / 2.05 x 1.14 x 6.3 / 2.05 x 2.48 x 6.3
Handset weight:4.16 / 4.3