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.

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.

BT Halo

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 now from the BT Shop. The single unit is £99.99 and the BT Halo Twin is £139.99.