Im ready to display my sheer ignorance again about anything even vaguely technical -- this time its phones.
I presume the advanced call blocking uncorded phones you can get, screen and stop the unwanted calls youve set it for , so you dont even hear the ringing?
If you have a second phone elsewhere in the house , bog standard with no call blocking ability , does that mean youre going to get the unwanted call ringing anyway via that one?
My mum has these and they are great, she was so vulnerable, as she likes to chat with anyone lol.
The BT phones, if you have a remote handset then you would need to pair it with the base unit. I have seen you can purchase additional compatible phones, but its cheaper to buy what you really need.
The problem with not having a similar phone, could be down to functionality when using it. The base unit does the blocking, but i bet if you read way down in the small print that not just any digital handset will do.
Well worth the investment.
On my mums we also have changed the ring tone to indicate when the pain in the backside is calling lol that can be fun.
You can disable the call screening or add family n friends to it and then they don't have to go via the screening.
Its a great idea and BT have done a good job.
I think the only requirement is that your provider can enable caller ID it free with most but check. Without it I don't think it functions as it should.
Hope that helps.