Simple question: What's the difference between the BT8600 and the BT8500?
For what it's worth, my suggestions on what needed improving on the BT8500:
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I'd like the ability to connect to the internet and upgrade software when available, then they could respond to software problems, or improvements. Also, just having listened to a lengthy message on my answerphone, only to miss the one important bit after 3 minutes, an ability to fast forward a message!
Does anyone know the forward and backwards compatibility between the BT8500 and BT8600.
My situation is that I have a quad set of BT8500s which work fine but one of the handsets is broken. I was offered a BT8600 additional handset and base, which I've managed to register on my BT8500 main base but it seems to work just as a basic DECT phone. that's fair enough since its a newer model than the 8500.
Basically I've got 2 options.
1. Just buy a replacement BT8500, or
2. Buy a BT8600 main base unit for the 8600 handset I've now got and register the other 3 BT8500s with the newer base.
There's not a lot of difference cost-wise if I'm buying either option as Pre-owned.
Question is will I get any better compatibility using option 2 - so I get any improved features in the BT8600 will getting the full BT8500 features on the other 3 older phones??
Any thoughts 🤔