Nuisance calls are on the rise, with Ofcom reporting an 83% increase in call complaints between October and December of 2020 compared to 2019. Those figures are echoed by the Information Commissioner’s Office, which also recorded a 27% rise in complaints between September and December 2020.
There’s a great solution to this growing problem though, so if you’ve got a landline and want to put a stop to nuisance calls the place to head for is BT Shop. BT has a suite of nuisance call blocking landline phones and all come with everything you need to block 100% of those irritating and stressful nuisance calls.
That’s good news in itself, but the easy-to-use technology built into the BT range of landline phones lets you do so much more. Alongside banishing those unwanted callers, models in the BT range make it much easier to talk to the people you want to. This is because its phones make use of the trueCall virtual assistant. This is a brilliant innovation that announces all unknown calls, allowing you to either accept or block them.
It’s such a simple process but powerful too, and lets you prevent a whole range of common nuisance calls that we all tend to get. This includes those calls that appear to be international, have their numbers withheld or simply seem like unknown or even payphone numbers. In short, if you get a problem caller they can be quickly dispatched, and you’ll hopefully not hear from them again.
BT has developed its range of landline phones to suit everyone. That means you’ll be able to find one to suit your needs and your budget. For example, if you’re looking to upgrade or replace an existing phone then there’ll be a model for you. Similarly, we’ve all been spending more time at home over the last year or so, which means having a shiny new landline phone can make a lot of sense if you’ve got a phone port but nothing attached.
In fact, while a mobile phone can certainly be handy, if you purchase a quality landline handset then you’ll be able to enjoy great cordless quality. This can be a real boon if you’re working from home a lot more than you used to, for example. The BT range of landline phones have also been designed with a raft of other features and functions too, which might be as much, if not more, use to you than using a mobile.
You may actually just prefer a traditional landline phone compared to a mobile, or perhaps you favour both for different reasons. The BT range of landline phones are great because they offer enough features that make them the perfect supplement to a mobile. However, in some cases you may find you prefer the safety and clarity that comes from a landline handset. Whatever your reasons for buying one, the current BT range covers all bases, and budgets too.
What to buy?
There’s a landline phone to suit any kind of requirement within the BT Phones store. Meanwhile, the BT Shop is another must-see web location that features not just phones but a wealth of other great technology-focused products. However, if you’re after a specific landline phone model from BT then the following products make the perfect place to start.
The BT Shop’s most popular nuisance call blocking phones include the BT Premium Phone. This handset features a 3000-number directory, last-30-number redial plus a large graphic display so you can easily see your missed calls and messages. Sync your mobile to your Premium Phone and simply copy contacts across.
You can even make and receive mobile phone calls through your landline, which is great if you have mobile phone deadspots. Just put your mobile somewhere it has a signal and use your landline to receive mobile calls in the next room. Worried you'll miss important messages while you're away? Access messages remotely. It’s easy.
The BT Advanced Phone features a hands-free speaker, long-range reception and an incredible 22 hours of talking time (240 hours on standby). It can also block up to 1,000 numbers. Similarly impressive is the BT4600 Premium Nuisance Call Blocker, which lets you record up to 60 minutes of messages, blocks up to 1,000 numbers and boasts a wonderful large screen and buttons.
Better still, the phone can also block numbers if you’re already in a call or you’ve answered it by accident. Pushing the ‘block’ button will add the number to your blocked numbers list and they won’t be able to contact you again. They'll then be added to the list of blocked numbers when the Caller ID is displayed. It’s also possible to save up to 200 contacts and share them between handsets.
This is a wonderfully simple but effective solution that’s a real stress-buster too. In fact, it’s a great feeling knowing that you’ve regained control from nuisance callers once and for all.
All BT landline phones in the collection feature the trueCall Virtual Assistant to help you get the job done. This lets you block 100% of nuisance calls and provides a brilliantly simple way of preventing unwanted phone numbers pestering you at all times of the day and night. Even more brilliantly, the BT landline phones can be used to block calls from everyone, other than the people contained in your address book of course.
Cleverly, BT landline phones let you add a list of blocked numbers manually, perhaps if you’re moving up from an older phone. It’s the same as adding a list of contacts really and just as straightforward to do. Not only that, the BT 4600 Premium Nuisance Call Blocker handset is really simple to operate, thanks to its big buttons and 1.8-inch full graphic display.
This landline phone comes packed with other features and functions too, which includes the one touch blocking option alongside the ability to block up to 100% of nuisance calls. You must subscribe to a Caller Display service from your network provider for the block nuisance calls feature to work and charges may apply. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be fully in charge of your future incoming calls.
Adding extra appeal, the phone also has the ability to block up to 1,000 numbers and lets you build up that 200 strong name and number directory in no time. It’s possible to record up to 60 minutes of messages too, so you can be sure you’ll never miss an important call from a family member, friend or work colleague.
There are plenty of other models that boast similarly formidable features. First up there’s the Premium Phones with Answer Machine collection. Secondly, BT has its Advanced Phones with Answer Machine range. It’s also possible to view the fabulous Advanced Phones Z model, which like the other models in the range lends a real touch of high-tech style to any home location.
This model can block up to 1,000 specific numbers, save up to 200 contacts, delivers excellent sound quality and lets you record up to 30 minutes of messages. There’s a dedicated 'Do Not Disturb' button too, which will silence your calls if you have other things to do.
And, with handsfree functionality and automatic sharing of contacts between handsets, the phone is extremely easy to use. There’s a crisp and clear 1.8-inch black and white screen that shows when you have messages. So, like the others in the BT landline phone range, it’s great at doing a little bit of everything. Finally, take a look at the best-selling BT4600 Nuisance Call Blocker Phone collection to help complete the picture.
Buying the right BT landline phone will certainly ensure that you enjoy a quieter life by removing nuisance calls from the home handset equation. However, BT also has a stack of great guides that are also designed with improving your landline situation. For starters there’s a comprehensive overview on how best to tackle nuisance calls, which provides lots of additional tips and tricks to supplement your new BT phone.
In addition, BT has assembled a string of other essential guides, which offer a fascinating insight into all aspects of having a landline and how to get the best out of it. You can find out how cordless phones work, get the lowdown on how to choose the best landline for your needs and, usefully, there are guides and resources for all of the BT phones in the collection too.
While BT landline phones will certainly make talking to family and friends easier in the future, there’s also the opportunity to keep up to speed with any developments at the BT Shop. BT has a dedicated Facebook page and Instagram account, both of which are worth following. Once you’ve done that you’ll be able to keep an eye out for deals, offers and any other developments relating to BT and its shop packed full of technology and great gadgets.