09
February
2021
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10:27
Europe/Amsterdam

BT launches Advanced Digital Home Phone with Alexa built-in

  • BT’s new Advanced Digital Home Phone with Alexa built-in combines ease-of-use with the convenience and great range of features that Alexa provides

  • The cordless handset offers an ideal introduction to smart technology – customers can simply tap the Alexa button and ask to listen to the news, check the weather and control smart devices around the home and more

  • The digital home phone also comes with a large colour screen, outstanding battery life and works with BT’s Digital Voice service to provide crystal-clear HD calling, Call Diversion, Multi Call and Call Protect

  • The BT Advanced Digital Home Phone with Alexa built-in will be available as a free handset upgrade to customers taking BT’s Broadband and Digital Voice service - with additional handsets available to purchase

BT today unveiled the new Advanced Digital Home Phone with Alexa built-in, which will be available free to customers taking BT’s Broadband and Digital Voice service, offering crystal-clear HD calling.

Using the dedicated Alexa button, customers can ask their home phone to call contacts, check the weather, adjust the volume, read out the latest news headlines and even stream music. The handset’s Alexa feature can also be used to control Alexa-enabled smart devices around the home such as heating, lighting, and security.

The new Advanced Digital Home Phone with Alexa built-in features a large 2.0-inch colour screen and a range of practical accessibility features, including ringer volume boost and large text, as well as a hands-free speaker. The phone also has an impressive 240 hours of battery life in standby, 50 meters of indoor wireless range and one touch access to BT Voicemail.

The handset works with BT’s Digital Voice home phone service, for clearer calls as well as exceptional convenience and reliability. Instead of plugging their home phone into the phone socket, customers pair their Digital Home Phone to their Smart Hub 2 router. Digital Voice forms part of BT’s plan to run all landline calls over broadband by 2025.

Digital Voice enables exciting new features such as crystal-clear HD calling, which provides incredible sound quality on a home phone – it’s almost as if the person they’re speaking to is in the same room. Digital Voice also comes with a helpful Call Diversion feature, so if a customer is heading out, they can simply divert calls to a mobile and never miss an important conversation.

Blocking those annoying nuisance calls has never been easier with the handset’s enhanced Call Protect service – customers can simply block any number with one touch of the side button, either when the number is ringing, or while on the phone to the number.

Sharon Meadows, Director of Propositions, BT Consumer said, As our customers’ homes become more connected, we’re bringing our broadband and voice technologies together to improve quality of service, and we’ve collaborated with Amazon to make our latest digital home phone Alexa enabled. During these extraordinary times, a phone call from a friend or family member can make your day, and with our Advanced Digital Home Phone with Alexa built-in, customers can enjoy clearer calls – as well as the convenience and great range of features that Alexa provides.”

Pricing and availability

The new Advanced Digital Home Phone with Alexa built-in will be available for free to customers who take out BT’s Broadband and Digital Voice services starting from Wednesday 10th Feb. Additional handsets can also be purchased from BT to work with BT’s Digital Voice service as follows:

  • Single pack - £44.99

  • Dual pack - £69.99

  • Triple pack - £89.99

  • Quad pack - £109.99

For more information on broadband plans and services from BT, please visit www.bt.com.

About BT

BT Group is the UK’s leading telecommunications and network provider and a leading provider of global communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities in the UK include the provision of fixed voice, mobile, broadband and TV (including Sport) and a range of products and services over converged fixed and mobile networks to consumer, business and public sector customers. For its global customers, BT provides managed services, security and network and IT infrastructure services to support their operations all over the world. BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Openreach, which provides access network services to over 650 communications provider customers who sell phone, broadband and Ethernet services to homes and businesses across the UK.

For the year ended 31 March 2020, BT Group’s reported revenue was £22,905m with reported profit before taxation of £2,353m.

British Telecommunications plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

For more information, visit www.bt.com/about.