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BT8600 vs BT8500

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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:

  • Screen brightness isn't that great when used outdoor - improve the brightness
  • The recording of my announce message isn't great quality - the microphone needs improving.
  • The recording of my announce message is played to the caller after a built-in message that can't be disabled.  I'd like to record the whole message so that the caller only hears me and not the built-in announce message.
  • The handsets don't have a jack port on them - would be useful to plug in a headset mic/phones for handsfree.
  • The announce message and voicemail greeting have to be recorded using a phone handset - would be nice if I could record by some other means (computer) and upload the recording.
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Re: BT8600 vs BT8500

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Hi
I believe the only difference is that the 8600 has a dedicated button for the 'block' function.
Are you aware of the handsfree function already on the phone, accessed by a second press of the 'answer' button?
Regards from Livingston, Scotland
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Re: BT8600 vs BT8500

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Thanks but yes, I'm aware of the speakerphone function already.

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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!

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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  🤔

Regards

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