The BT Studio Plus 5500 DECT cordless phone is the stylish, impressively functioned and yet amazingly priced current member of BT's market leading cordless phone family. Sleek, lightweight and slim, the fantastic design of the Studio Plus has meant home users have been snapping it up along side the traditional workplace buyers. What's also helped this mass appeal is the amazingly simple set-up and user instructions for all functions, and again a quick trip to the internet feedback boards shows overwhelming appreciation for the usage simplicity and ingenious design.
As for technical features, the Studio Plus lives fully up to its brand. Battery life is in general rated excellent, and the second phone – once charged – works simply through an electrical socket meaning it can be moved around with you to any plug point in your home or work. What's more, the 5500 provides hands-free speakers on both handsets, and the blue backlit LCD displays provides clear info making bonus features like the alarm clock so easy to use.
The range is also excellent, and functions such as call screen option and caller display make it easy to deal with only the phone calls you choose to. Another feature worth noting is the built in address book where up to fifty names and numbers can be stored. However, the function that really sets this phone apart is that it comes with a 30 minutes answer machine recording time – a better capacity than many higher priced models currently available.
Box Contents (For The Twin Set)
- BT Studio Plus 5500 Base
- BT Studio Plus 5500 Charger Pod
- 2 BT Studio Plus 5500 Handsets
- 4 NiMH Rechargeable batteries
- 2 Mains power adaptors
- Telephone line cord
- Quick start guide
Plus Points at a Glance
- Hands-free speaker-phone on all handsets
- Stylish blue backlit LCD display
- 30 minutes answer machine recording time
- Alarm clock
All in all, this is a neat, amazingly priced, cordless phone that's keeping BT's reputation well and truly in the lead.