Amplicomms BigTel 1200 Big Button Amplified Cordless Telephone
For the hard of hearing or visually impaired, everyday tasks such as using a telephone can become a constant struggle due to low volumes, small buttons and unclear displays. The Amplicomms BigTel 1200 Big Button Amplified Cordless Telephone has been designed with these difficulties in mind, offering a cordless telephone with adjustable volume, larger buttons and a clear, high-contrast display screen.
What's in the Box?
- 1 x Cordless handset
- 1 x Base unit
- 1 x AC power adaptor for the base
- 1 x Telephone line cord
- 2 x Rechargeable AAA batteries
- 1 x Battery compartment cover
- 1 x User manual
- Receiver Volume: Up to 30dB
- Ringing Volume: Up to 80dB
- Hearing aid compatible
- Power cord
- Caller ID
How Loud Is the BigTel 1200 Earpiece?
The BigTel 1200 is an ideal telephone for anybody suffering from hearing difficulties, as it features various volume-adjustable settings. The receiver volume can be increased up to 30dB, which will help to improve the quality of telephone conversations by ensuring that the person on the other end can be clearly heard. This is particularly important when sensitive information or medical advice is being delivered, as it minimises the risk of the information being misheard.
How Loud is the Ringing Volume?
The ringer volume can be adjusted up to a booming 80dB, which will be beneficial for anybody who has difficulty hearing the phone when it rings. The addition of a mute button ensures that the phone will not disturb the user when it is activated, while the hearing aid compatibility means the audible functions can be transmitted directly to a hearing aid for more efficient listening.
How Clear is the BigTel 1200?
The BigTel 1200 is a DECT phone, which stands for 'Digital Enhanced Cordless Technology'. This is a cordless phone that works with your landline phone line, allowing superior volume and clarity when compared to standard cordless phones.
How Easy is This Phone to Use?
While this type of phone allows you to roam in the house while you talk, it comes with one potential downside. It requires the user to press the green button to answer a call, which can sometimes be confusing for users who are accustomed to answering the phone by simply picking up the handset.
Will the BigTel 1200 Telephone Work with My Hearing Aid?
Yes, the BigTel 1200 works with most popular hearing aids. To use this phone with your hearing aid, simply set the hearing aid to T (telecoil) setting.
Does It Have a Visual Ring Indicator?
The BigTel 1200 Phone has a visual alert for incoming calls, which is ideal for the severely hearing impaired. Moreover, the phone also has visual and audio warning in case of low battery.
Is This Phone Suitable for the Visually Impaired?
The larger button size on the BigTel 1200 is ideal for those with visual impairments. The keypad also features a back-light to illuminate the buttons, making them easier to read, thus reducing the risk of telephone numbers being incorrectly dialled. This larger size is also suitable for anybody with reduced dexterity as the larger buttons are easier to manage than their smaller, traditional counterparts.
The additional handsfree function will also reduce the need to hold onto the phone during use. The telephone is fitted with a large LCD back-lit display screen, and enables dot-matrix text to be read clearly and easily.
Is This Phone Suitable for Those Suffering from Dementia?
The BigTel 1200 is a practical solution for anybody suffering from memory loss. It features a redial button for the last 15 numbers, which reduces the need for the same numbers to be repeatedly entered in succession. The built-in phonebook will also help store up to 100 numbers within the handset for convenient dialling.
Does This Phone Have a Boost Key?
Yes, this phone features a "boost" key to temporarily amplify the volume of the receiver. This is ideal for situations in which multiple users will be using the phone, allowing those with hearing impairment to boost their volume without affecting users on other calls.
Is a Louder Cordless Phone Available?
For severe cases of hearing loss, a louder amplified phone may be necessary. For this purpose we would recommend our loudest cordless telephone:
Does It Have Direct-Dial Memory Buttons?
The two direct-dial memory buttons, M1 and M2, allow you to save two of your most commonly used numbers. This is ideal for emergency situations, and users who might find it difficult to operate the phone book.
How Is the BigTel 1200 Powered?
The base unit needs to be connected to the mains, as well as to the telephone jack. The cordless handset runs on two rechargeable batteries, which are included with this purchase.
How Long Will the Battery Last Away from the Base?
The handset offers up to 10 hours of continuous use, and up to 100 hours of standby time. To recharge it, all you need to do is place it on the base.
Can I Connect Additional Handsets?
Yes, the BigTel 1200 Telephone can be connected with up to five additional handsets per base. You will need to purchase the compatible BigTel 1201 Additional Handsets separately.
To make pairing up the base with extra handsets easier and more affordable for you, we've prepared five money-saving bundles that include:
What Warranty Does the BigTel 1200 Big Button Amplified Cordless Telephone Have?
This amplified telephone is guaranteed for a period of 24 months from the date of purchase.
Where Can I Learn More About the BigTel 1200 Big Button Telephone?
You can learn more about how to set up and use the BigTel 1200 Big Button Telephone by viewing the user manual linked below:
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More Features and Benefits
- Extra-large dot-matrix back-lit LCD screen
- Back-lit big keys for easy typing
- Amplified volume and extra loud ring
- Hearing aid and PABX compatible
- Visual alert for incoming calls
- Two direct-dial memory buttons
- Caller ID presentation with 15 last callers stored
- Menu in six languages: DE, GB, FR, NL, ES, IT
- Visual and audio warning in case of low battery
- Telephone book with up to 100 entries
- Redial up to 15 last numbers
- Ten different ringtones, including five polyphonic
- Five different volume levels and mute function
- Intercom and call transfer between handsets
- Alarm function with snooze
- Standard: DECT
- Power Supply:
- Input: 100 - 240V 50/60Hz
- Output: 6 VDC 450mA
- Outdoor: 300m
- Indoor: 50m
- Standby: up to 100h
- Maximum Talk Time: up to 10h
- Rechargeable Battery: AAA, 1.2 V, 400 mAh NiMH