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BT XD56 quad review

£65.00 Typical price

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Key features
  • Phone & answering machine
  • 4 handsets
Reviewed

The BT XD56 is a fairly inexpensive cordless phone, especially when you take into consideration that it also has an answering machine and call-blocking technology. It's also claimed to have an extensive indoor and outdoor range, but we'll see if that's true when we put it to the test. Read on to see what we found.

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  • What's it like to use?
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  • Should I buy it?
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Technical specifications

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General

  • Type of devicePhone & answering machine
  • Number of handsets4 handsets
  • Phonebook size50 contacts
  • Answering machine memory30 minutes
  • Location of message indicatorHandset & base
  • Display typeBlack & white
  • Display size1.6-inches
  • Location of ringerHandset & base

Test results

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We have tested 130 cordless phones and found that there are 2 Don't Buys and 30 Best Buys.
Range of Cordless phone scores
  1. 44%
    Lowest score
  2. 68%
    Average score
  3. 88%
    Highest score
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