BT 4500 Big Button Digital Cordless Telephone and Answering Machine with Nuisance Call Control, Single DECT

Product information

The BT 4500 Big Button Telephone is a practical solution designed to aid sight, hearing and dexterity impaired people. It features large, responsive buttons to make dialling, a large 1.8" full graphic display to make reading the screen easy and has been tested to provide clearer sound. It is also compatible with hearing aids, so you'll be able to comfortably hear calls through your hearing aid.

Key Features:

  • Call Control allows you to choose which calls you answer and which calls are sent straight to the answer machine. For example, you can block all International and Withheld numbers, cutting out a large proportion of unwanted sales calls. You can also block up to 10 specific numbers to stop any particular nuisances from contacting you too.

  • A 'Do not disturb' function prevents your phone from ringing or lighting up in times when you need some peace and quiet.

  • Visual Voicemail will give you a list of who's called you and allow you to choose which voicemail message you want to listen to first, so you can prioritise the most important messages.

  • The large 1.8" full graphic display enables you to instantly view how many voice messages, missed calls or text messages you have, and makes it easy for you to find the number you want from your phonebook. A blue backlight makes it easy to read, even at night.

  • A hands-free speaker mean you can share a conversation with other people in the room or use your hands for something else as you talk.

Please Note: In order to use Call Control, text messaging and visual voicemail features you must be subscribed to a Caller Display Service from your network provider. Charge may apply.

Answering machine
Caller ID display Information See name and number of who's calling (there may be a charge for this service)
Caller memory Information Stores popular numbers so you can retrieve them easily
100 name and number directory
Base Station: H53 x W110 x D172mm. Handset: H180 x W61.3 x D40.2mm
1.8" LCD display
Eligible for International Delivery
GAP compatible Information Use more than one phone from the same base station: e.g. have one phone in the hallway, another in the bedroom
Last number redials Information Lists the previous numbers so you can redial them very quickly
Maximum range Information How far away from its base the phone will pick up a signal (normally 300m outdoors)
Maximum Standby Time Information The time the phone can be left off the charger (when not in use) before needing a recharge
160 hours
Maximum Talk Time Information How long you can use the cordless phone for, once it’s been fully charged
13 hours
Message Recording Time Information How many minutes' worth of messages can be recorded
60 mins.
Model name / number
BT 4500 Single
Phone set
Ringtones Information Choice of ringtones: polyphonic tones have a greater range of tone for better sound quality; with MP3 ringtones you can use music as a ringtone, such as a favourite song
10 polyphonic and 5 standard
SMS capable Information Send text messages from your phone to another SMS-capable phone
Wall Mountable
Base Station: 202g. Handset: 142g


Click & collect

Free Click & collect from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection tomorrow from 2pm
342 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Standard delivery


Next or named day delivery


Next or named morning delivery


Collect+ from a local shop from tomorrow - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

5000+ participating Collect+ shops

International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, just return the products to us or to one of our shops. Unless faulty, we'd like this to be within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Depending on the type of product, you can make free returns via our shops, Royal Mail (or courier collection for large or heavy items), Collect+ or via MyHermes.

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Q & As

BT 4500 Big Button Digital Cordless Telephone and Answering Machine with Nuisance Call Control, Single DECT 4.2 5 6 6
Cordless phone Excellent cordless . Easy to use. Large buttons making it easy to see. 16 September 2014
Extremely pleased with the product Very pleased with the style of the phone and very easy to use 02 September 2014
The Best Telephone and Answering Machine I've Ever Had The Big Buttons for the Numbers and Commands are wonderful! >>> No need to wrestle with my reading glasses when I use the phone these days! I'm quite hard of hearing, so I press the hands free and the amplify buttons and can now have great phone conversations with my friends and family, just like I used to long ago. As much as cordless and hands free phones are wonderful for allowing us to be able to do other things as we chat on the phone, leaving them somewhere, and not being able to find them can be an absolute pain; Well, not with this phone; No messing about with trying to find which tiny button with a weird symbol on it will make the base ring the receiver; Just press the large button with the words "Find Phone" printed across it in clear white font on a black background; I've recommended this model to everyone I know, and particularly to my very elderly parents. The price is excellent as well. 27 August 2014
Dreadful sound quality Maybe I had a defective example, but the sound was thin and scratchy. It was very much poorer than on my old cordless phone, so I returned it to JL for a refund., 21 August 2014
It tells us where it is! This phone is handy because, although it doesn't take up much space, it provides the functions we need. Usefully, when we've forgotten where we left the handset, at the press of a button on the base, it tells us where it is hiding. The price compares favourably, e.g. with catalogue products and it is important to see what you are buying rather than just looking at the picture. 22 April 2014
Veyy happy with the big button dials and nuisance call control No more nuisance calls !!! Very pleased with the product and price. Easy to use and lots of useful features. 25 February 2014
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