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BT Essential Phone Y single review

£41.90 View retailers

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Key features
  • Phone & answering machine
  • 1 handset

The BT Essential Phone Y allows you to tag VIP numbers so that they can get through even when you've blocked all other calls, so you won't miss out on anything important. But is it easy to blacklist those nuisance numbers, or does the addition of an answering machine make this phone tricky to set up? Our full review tells you all you need to know, so read on to find out more.

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  • What is it?
  • What's it like to use?
  • What's the sound quality like?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know
  • Should I buy it
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First reviewed by Which?

April 18

Released

January 2018

Technical specifications

General

  • Type of devicePhone & answering machine
  • Number of handsets1 handset
  • Phonebook size100 contacts
  • Answering machine memory30 minutes
  • Location of message indicatorHandset & base
  • Handset display size1.8-inches
  • Location of ringerHandset & base
  • Display typeBlack & white

Test results

The overall Which? test score is made up of the following star ratings, all determined by our rigorous lab tests.

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We have tested 124 cordless phones and found that there are 2 Don't Buys and 44 Best Buys.
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  2. 69%
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  3. 88%
    Highest score
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