The BT Converse 2300 is one of the most popular corded phones for business …we take a look at why…

BT Converse 2300 Review by our experts at Tech-Mag

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Review of BT Converse 2300

The BT Converse 2300 review was written by corded telephone experts to assist you with your eventual purchase and general product knowledge. This particular Converse model is an extremely popular corded phone for business or home, largely owing to the fact it has the balance between cost-effectivity and feature variability.

The duplex hands-free telephone is a proven classic in small to medium businesses –  with its hands-free loud speaker and 10 direct dial buttons (amongst other features which have made it such a common purchase for business use).

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Corded Phone for Business and Home use?

Well not Really.

It’s marketed as a phone “for business or home” which is true to a point, you can of course use this in the home, though we think its features are a little heavy and abilities a little too high-level for domestic use, and even though it’s an affordable corded telephone for the workplace, it may be overpriced (and too complex) to have in the home. That is unless you live with 20 people with whom you want to communicate with frequently from the opposite side of the house.

As for office use, we hold the BT Converse 2300 is very high regard indeed. Equipped with an LCD display for Caller ID, a phonebook for 100 names and numbers, a headset port, and 10 direct dial buttons (we’re not finished yet) – but this alone makes it an ideal purchase.

BT Converse 2300 Review – Bad Points

The only complaint with the Converse 2300 is that it doesn’t list the last caller by number as clearly as you might expect – though it is clearly accessible by going into the phone memory. This pales into insignificance when we look at the benefits it has for a business or office environment, and overall it is actually a bit of a steal considering the features you get.

Converse 2300 Features Include:

  • Caller display
  • Backlit
  • Contrast control
  • Call timer
  • Clock
  • Calendar
  • Caller ID
  • BT MeetMe menu (service short-cuts)
  • BT services menu (Call Divert, Call wait etc.)
  • 50 no. call log
  • 100 name & no. directory
  • 10 last no. redial
  • 10 one touch memory buttons
  • 3 ring tones
  • Headset socket – RJ11
  • Inductive coupler – for hearing aids
  • Handset volume control
  • Earpiece volume control
  • Three standard ringtones
  • Hands-free Speakerphone
  • Ringer volume control
  • Ringer volume on/off
  • Visual ring indicator
  • Message waiting indicator
  • PBX compatible
  • PBX access code
  • Energy efficient “Switch Mode” power supply
  • Wall Mountable

As described by the phone experts at PMC Telecom: “The BT Converse 2300 is the top of the range converse phone from BT, with Caller ID, message waiting indicator and 10 speed dials, this makes it ideal as a business office phone or for hotels & receptions.

“Also featured are a visual ringing indicator, volume control of both handset and ringer volume, Speakerphone, 100 name & number directory, clock and calendar functions and provision for a corded headset in the shape of an RJ11 headset socket. All in all, this is a fully, featured phone for the regular phone user.”

PMC Telecom £47.99
RS Components UK£61.07


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