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BT Launches new phone to stop unwanted calls

Hi All

Seen today in a National Paper HERE// that BT have launched a new phone that will block unwanted callers.

A quote from the paper says:

 

A new landline phone that is able to blocks up to 80 per cent of unwanted calls, including from infamous PPI reclaiming firms, was launched by BT today.

The BT 6500 phone - which is available to everyone, not just its customers - can block calls from international, withheld and up to 10 specific numbers.

The telecoms giant said the launch is in response to it receiving more than 50,000 complaints to their nuisance calls advice line every month.



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Re: BT Launches new phone to stop unwanted calls

Dave,

It mentions

"can block calls from international, withheld and up to 10 specific numbers. "

 

But nothing about those numbers that say "Unavailable"

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Re: BT Launches new phone to stop unwanted calls

I think poss if the incoming call does not have CLI attached to it the call gets blocked so I guess the base station interrogates the incoming call and depending on what the user has set the base station will not ring. Only set back on this is when you have more phones plugged in other than the 6500.

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Re: BT Launches new phone to stop unwanted calls

It would have to look for the "unavailable" message as that is sent by CLI as far as I am aware.

For anyone without caller display, the phone would have to have a bypass facility.

 

Its a pity there isn`t an online manual yet for people to read, still its some progress.

Now we just need one to divert unwanted door-to-door salespeople, to the wheely bin Smiley Wink

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Re: BT Launches new phone to stop unwanted calls

Just found the BT Press Release on it HERE//

and the user guide HERE//

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Not to be confused with BT Synergy 6500. Smiley Wink

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monarchjock
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I've always thought, there has to be a market for an answering machine with individual answers, using the CLI, which takes this idea a little further. It has been available in software for many years but maybe this could be the start.

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Re: BT Launches new phone to stop unwanted calls

For me the downside is that it includes an answering machine.

So many people do not want to leave a message an unwittingly pay for calls which go to answering machines on the basis that 'they have been connected'   £0.25 or so into the hands of BT each time so probably why they include answering machines on many of their branded telephones.

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Re: BT Launches new phone to stop unwanted calls

Just an update to this thread for all my readers, this phone IS NOT the same phone as a phone with a similar name the Synergy 6500, so please check your purchase before buying.

 

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Most cordless systems that have a built in answering phone normally have the facility to leave the answering part switched off.

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