Aug 04, 2016
BT has launched BT Halo, a new home phone that allows customers to make and receive mobile calls from their home phone using Bluetooth technology - ideal in areas of your home with limited mobile reception.
BT Halo integrates with up to two mobile phones and its screen shows which mobile phone a call has been forwarded from. The contact lists from both mobiles are also copied across to Halo, ensuring customers always have their contacts to hand.
The new easy-to-use BT Halo combines performance with an elegant design and has been created in collaboration with an award-winning UK design agency. It has a distinctive look that combines contemporary design with high spec features and performance.
Designed to fit the shape of the human face, the proportions and curvature of the handset makes the BT Halo comfortable to hold for long conversations. The increased length of the handset sits naturally in the hand and the soft rubber ring around the ear piece gives both comfort and improved audio performance. Aluminium finishes give the phone a quality feel and provide superb sound quality.
The new BT Halo comes with BT’s Premium Nuisance Call Blocking technology, which allows customers to block up to 100 per cent of unwanted calls made to their landline number. It does this by screening incoming calls to the landline so users never have to speak to a cold caller again. Callers on the contact list get straight through, anyone on the blocked list is blocked, and everyone else has to announce their name before the customer answers it. Customers can then choose to accept or block the announced calls and the phone learns over time who the customer wants to speak to and who they don’t.
The BT Halo has all the features of a BT home phone including an answer machine that can record up to 60 minutes of messages, hands free capability, and a backlit keypad. It also has a range from the handset to the base unit of up to 50m indoors and 300m outdoors, and the capacity to store up to 3,000 contacts.
Erik Raphael, director of wi-fi and devices at BT, said: “We’re extremely pleased to add the stylish BT Halo to our range of home phones and believe the premium design of the handset will be a valued addition to any home. With the built-in Bluetooth technology you can take mobile calls on your landline, making it ideal for anyone who at times struggles to get mobile reception around their home.”
The BT Halo is available at www.bt.com/shop. The single unit is £99.99 and the BT Halo Twin is £139.99
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