BT Paragon 650 Telephone Answering Machine

Product information

If you value your privacy you’ll appreciate the black BT Paragon 650 Telephone Answering Machine. Let the built-in answering machine intercept your calls while you decide if you wish to pick up or not. There’s even an optional choice of male or female pre-recorded outgoing messages for extra peace of mind. You can also enjoy private playback of your messages via the handset.

The BT Paragon 650 has a built-in SIM card reader/writer so there's no need to re-enter all your contacts into your new phone. Just insert your mobile's SIM card into the Paragon 650 and copy all the numbers from there. It's also a great way to keep a backup of the numbers stored on your mobile phone.

A 4-line backlit LCD display makes it easy to see what number you’re dialling or the last 50 numbers that have called you. A hands-free option lets others join in the conversation and you can record a memo to remind yourself to do something at a later time. Useful calculator, calendar and alarm functions are also included.

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
200 name and number directory
H110 x W180 x D185mm
Four-line inverse 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
Message Recording Time Information How many minutes' worth of messages can be recorded
32 minutes
Model name / number
Paragon 650
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
SMS capable Information Send text messages from your phone to another SMS-capable phone
Wall Mountable


Click & collect

Free Click & Collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops for collection tomorrow from 2pm
262 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Standard UK delivery within 5 working days


Next, named or Saturday UK delivery.


Next/named working day UK delivery pre-10.30am.


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

5000+ participating Collect+ shops

International delivery not available


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Q & As


BT Paragon 650 Telephone Answering Machine 4.1 5 13 13
Good value BT Paragon wired telephone Does what it says. Messages are silently stored with a green flashing light when one has been saved. Just press 'play' to hear it and 'delete' to remove it. You can listen to incoming calls that are being recorded and interrupt the recording by lifting the receiver and taking the call as normal. Very convenient. Only slight negative is that the speaker volume could be a bit low for those who are on the deaf side, like me. Overall, though a good buy. Usual excellent free John Lewis next day delivery system for pickup in store. 11 June 2014
Annoying ring tone Has the most annoying ringtones.i need a phone that rings like a normal phone .it also keeps ringing a couple of times more if u answer from a different handset.otherwise it functions well . 26 February 2014
easy to set up, but tricky to use This is a dream to set up. Having a SIM facility means I have all my numbers loaded - and no typos - in double quick time. I've learned to respond to incoming calls with the hands free facility as it cuts off if I lift the receiver. I'm sure I can get to the bottom of this when I have the time, but it's a great phone. Logical to navigate and easy to make out gping calls. Has the advantage of working when power cuts out..... and it's good to know where it is all the time rather than trailing round looking to find which cushion the phone's stuck under, as happened with the old radio phone 10 December 2013
Answerphone Very good phone does the job it was bought for One small gripe is the naff ring tones 04 December 2013
The ideal desk telephone Does everything a landline telephone should: no battery to run down or get tired; has huge phonebook, which can be filled painlessly from your SIM card; redials plenty of numbers; speaker lets you get on with other things while waiting for a call centre; handles text messages; and has a fine answering machine. 22 October 2013
Great value Great looking and great value. I would definately consider buying another one when the need arises. 29 February 2012
Excellent Desk Telephone with all facilities required I was impressed by the ease with which the order could be placed (my first to JL on line) and the speed and efficiency with which the product was delivered to my door. 30 January 2012
BT Paragon 650 answering machine Sent it back. It had only loud, ugly ringtones--and I wanted a normal ring-ring, which I had been assured it would offer, among other ringtones. But then what does one expect of useless BT? 23 November 2011
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