The Home SmartPhone S also comes with our unique Nuisance Call Blocking technology, which lets you block up to 80 per cent of unwanted calls. This follows the huge popularity of our bestselling BT6500, which was the first of our landline phones to block nuisance callers.
With our unique Nuisance Call Blocking feature, you can block calls from ‘international’ numbers, ‘withheld’ numbers, and unknown callers. They will also have the option to put the phone into “Do Not Disturb” mode, which switches off the ringer, as well as being able to bar outgoing calls to selected numbers, such as premium rate lines, and block incoming calls from up to 10 telephone numbers.
Nuisance calls are a growing concern in the UK. Last year we received on average more than 50,000 calls a month to our Nuisance Calls Advice Line. However, since the introduction of the BT6500 Nuisance Call Blocker at the start of 2013, the number of calls has halved. Research from Ofcom shows that people received on average two nuisance calls per week. More than half of these were from Payment Protection Insurance companies.
Erik Raphael, Director BT Wifi and Devices at BT, said: “The new BT Home SmartPhone S allows customers to enjoy the features they would expect from a smartphone combined with the great features of a BT home phone, including nuisance call blocking to put them back in control of who they want to speak to. The Home SmartPhone S makes the home phone central to family life again, allowing you to look up numbers online and communicate with friends and family via email, facebook or calls.”
The BT Home SmartPhone S, is available in Argos stores and at www.bt.com/shop.