Amplicomms BigTel 1280 Big Button Amplified Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering Machine
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Amplicomms BigTel 1280 Big Button Amplified Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering Machine

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Brand:  Amplicomms
Style  Cordless
Receiver Volume  30dB
Ringer Volume  80dB
Product Type  Amplified Telephone

Amplicomms BigTel 1280 Big Button Amplified Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering Machine

For the hard of hearing or visually impaired, everyday tasks such as using a telephone can become a constant struggle due to low volumes and small buttons. The Amplicomms BigTel 1280 Big Button Amplified Cordless Telephone with Digital Answering Machine has been designed with these difficulties in mind, offering completely cordless use with adjustable volume and larger buttons for easier viewing and operation.

What's Included?

  • 1 x Base unit
  • 1 x AC power adaptor for base
  • 1 x Cordless handset
  • 2 x AAA rechargeable batteries for handset
  • 1 x Battery compartment cover
  • 1 x Telephone line cord
  • 1 x User manual

Key Information

  • Receiver Volume: Up to 30dB
  • Ringing Volume: Up to 80dB
  • Hearing aid compatible
  • Answering machine
  • Caller ID

How Loud Is the Receiver Volume?

The BigTel 1280 is an ideal telephone for those suffering from mild to moderate hearing difficulties, as it features various volume-adjustable settings. The receiver volume can be increased up to 30dB to help improve the quality of telephone conversations, ensuring that the person on the other end can be clearly heard. This is particularly important if sensitive information or medical advice is being delivered, as it minimises the risk of the information being misheard.

How Loud is the Ringer?

The ringer volume can be adjusted up to an extra-loud 80dB, which is beneficial for anybody who has difficulty hearing the phone ring. The included mute button ensures the phone won't disturb the user when it is activated, and the hearing aid compatibility means the conversation can be transmitted directly to the hearing aid for more efficient listening.

Is the BigTel Phone Suitable for the Visually Impaired?

The larger button size on the BigTel 1280 is ideal for those with visual impairments. The keypad also features a back light to illuminate the buttons, making them easier to read to reduce the risk of incorrect dialling.

Large Buttons for Easy Dialling

This larger button size is also suitable for anybody with reduced dexterity, as they are easier to manage than smaller, traditional dialling buttons. The handsfree function will also reduce the need to hold onto the phone during use.

How Easy is the Phone to Use?

The BigTel 1280 is a practical solution for anyone suffering from memory loss. It features a redial button for the last 15 numbers, reducing the need for the same numbers to be repeatedly entered. The built-in phone book will also help store up to one hundred numbers for convenient dialling.

Does the BigTel Feature Speed-Dial?

Yes, the user has the ability to programme two speed-dial numbers of their choosing. The buttons are labelled "M1" and "M2", and provide practical options for setting frequently dialled numbers such as family members or carers.

How Is This Amplified Telephone Powered?

The base unit needs to be plugged into the mains at all times, while the cordless handset is supplied with rechargeable batteries. To charge the batteries, simply place the handset back on the base. The battery is good for up to 10 hours of continuous talk time before it needs recharging.

Does This Phone Include an Answering Machine?

The digital answering machine features extra-large keys for easier operation, and can record up to 15 minutes of answering machine messages to help ensure you don't miss important messages. It also includes a two-digit LED counter indicating the number of messages, and offers remote interrogation with PIN code for secure access.

Does This Phone Feature Caller ID?

Yes, this phone will work with your service provider's caller ID service. Names and numbers will be displayed clearly on the phone's dot matrix LCD screen.

How Many Names and Numbers Can the Phonebook Store?

This phone has the capacity to store up to 100 names and numbers in its phonebook. This is ideal for virtually any user, ensuring all relevant contacts are available at the touch of a button.

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 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.

What Size Is the Phone?

For precise dimensions, please view the information below:

  • Length of Handset: 18cm
  • Width of Handset: 5.5cm

What Size Is The Base?

The main base unit has a footprint measuring 13 x 11cm, which is small enough to fit on small tables or in areas without much counter space.

Can I Connect More Than One Handset?

Yes, the base can be paired with up to four additional BigTel 1201 Handsets. This allows you to place as many handsets as you need around the home, so that the phone is always only a hand's reach away.

To make pairing up the base with extra handsets easier and more affordable for you, we've prepared money-saving bundles that include:

Is the BigTel Hearing Aid Compatible?

Yes, this phone works with most popular hearing aids. To use it with your hearing aid, simply switch the hearing aid to the "T" setting.

Warranty Information

The BigTel 1280 Big Button Amplified Cordless Telephone is supplied with a two-year manufacturer's warranty.

How Do I Pair My BigTel 1280 With an Extra 1201 Handset?

To sync your Amplicomms BigTel 1280 Big Button Amplified Telephone with an Amplicomms BigTel 1201 Additional Handset, simply follow these instructions:

Note: Before beginning the pairing steps below, set the date and time on each additional handset you wish to pair. The handset menu cannot be accessed until this is completed.

  1. Press the "OK" button (shown below) on the 1201 handset.

    BigTel 1201 Sync Instructions
     
  2. Scroll using the "Up-Down" keys (shown below) until you reach "Settings", then press the "OK" button.

    BigTel 1201 Connection Instructions
  3. Using the "Up-Down" keys, scroll until you reach "Handset Settings", then press the "OK" button.
  4. Using the "Up-Down" keys, scroll until you reach "Register Handset", then press the "OK" button.
  5. Base 1 (referring to your 1280 base) will appear as default on the handset screen. Press "OK" button to confirm.
  6. The 1201 handset will now prompt you for a PIN number. Enter "0000" as your PIN, and the display will show as "Registering".
  7. On the main 1280 base, press and hold the "Page" button (button with dot and three lines as shown below) for 6 - 8 seconds until the base beeps to indicate registration mode.

    BigTel 1280 linking instructions - page button
  8. The handset will then fully register in 5 - 8 further seconds.

Is This Phone Compatible With Digital Routers?

BT have announced that by 2025, all analogue phone lines will be switched off, meaning landline phones will need to be compatible with digital routers and hubs. In preparation for the changeover, all Amplicomms Telephones are now fully compatible with digital networks. Amplicomms have confirmed that all phones are suitable for a digital network after testing at BT and Talk Talk labs.

Digital Router Compatibility

User Instruction Manual

You can find out more about how this telephone is set up and used by viewing the user manual linked below:

User Manual
User Manual

Features and Benefits

  • Adjustable ringer volume up to 80dB
  • Adjustable receiver volume up to 30dB
  • Extra large dot-matrix LCD
  • Hearing aid compatible
  • Visual alert for incoming call
  • Two direct-dial memory buttons (M1, M2)
  • Storage of the last 30 callers
  • Visual and audio warnings 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, plus mute
  • Intercom and call transfer between handsets
  • Alarm function with snooze
  • Answering machine with up to 15min recording time

Dimensions and Measurements of the BigTel 1280

For exact handset and base dimensions, please view the information below:

  • Handset Length: 175mm
  • Handset Width: 55mm
  • Base Length: 115mm
  • Base Width: 143mm
  • Base Depth: 55mm

Technical Specifications

  • Power Supply:
    • Input: 100 - 240V 50/60Hz
    • Output: 6VDC 450mA
  • Outdoor Range: 300m
  • Indoor Range: 50m
  • Indoor Range: 50m
  • Display menu languages: EN, DE, FR, NL, ES, IT
  • Continuous Talk Time: 10h
  • Standby Time: 100h
  • Screen Dimensions: 96 x 64mm

Applying for VAT Relief

This product is elligible for VAT relief. This means that if you are buying the item and have a chronic condition or illness (such as being hard of hearing, partially deaf or deaf), you can automatically deduct the VAT from the product at checkout.

Please visit our VAT Exemption Page to find out more about eligibility for VAT exemption, as certain rules apply to elligibility as determined by HMRC.

If you would like to claim VAT relief when making your purchase, you can do so by selecting this option at the checkout basket (please see the image below). If you are purchasing multiple items, please select the VAT relief checkbox on every elligible item in your basket.

VAT Relief Button on Checkout

If you'd like more information regarding VAT Relief, please contact our customer care team on 020 7501 1101 and we'll be happy to talk you through the process.

Please note: Not all products are eligible for VAT relief.

Average Rating (11 Reviews):  
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Perfect for my 89 year old mother
21 December 2022  | 

Needed to replace an older model of BigTel phone for my mother. Very satisfied with newer model.

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amplicomms big tel 1280
08 December 2022  | 

bought for wife very pleased

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Phone volume
13 September 2021  | 

The volume for the ringer and calls could be improved. Also the button to increase volume on the side is difficult for older people to use and can accidentally be turned off

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Disappointed
09 September 2021  | 

I have moderate hearing & purchased this phone hoping it would help, but I didnít find it any better than a standard phone. Even with the boost it didnít sound any louder. I have e mailed amplicomms asking for help but have not had a response.

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At last!
24 August 2021  | 

Brilliant phone. I can hear them at last!! Many thanks for a great phone.!

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nice and loud easy to use
05 July 2021  | 

found phone loud and easy to use.delivered quickly and price good for what you get

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Crisp and clear
01 July 2021  | 

I do not have a hearing problem, but due to working in restaurant environment, sometimes it is hard to hear from customers over the phone. When on internet and found exactly what I am looking for at your website. I am very pleased with the phone, crisp and clear sound, can also adjust the volume as people speak, and big buttons. Would recommend.

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Nice and loud
01 April 2021  | 

Overall the Performance is very good. It does what is advertised, the phone allows a good level of volume both in the Ring tone and level of volume when listening to a caller. Only issue is the instructions manual could be a bit clearer to follow given that the phone is most likely to be purchased by older people who Are less tech savvy

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Ammplicons Bigtel 1280 phone
07 February 2021  | 

Was a good purchase easy to use louder than a standard phone and has light up feature making easier to see

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Good buy
28 August 2019  | 

Bought this for my elderly dad who is very hard of hearing. Great phone easy to use. Volume levels great for him with extra volume boost.

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Delivery - Fast, Free UK Delivery

This item is usually dispatched by Royal Mail post or better and, when in stock, is usually dispatched the same day if ordered before 2.00pm, Monday to Friday.

The delivery expectation of Royal Mail is 1 to 3 working days.

Please call our Amplified Telephones customer care team on 020 7501 1101 if you have any questions about the delivery of this item.


Hassle-free Returns & Exchanges

We hope that you are delighted with your order from AmplifiedTelephones.co.uk, but we understand that sometimes there may be a reason why you would like to return an item to us. We aim to make this returns process as simple as possible.

We offer a 30 day returns policy on all orders, full details of which can be found here.

How Do I Pair My BigTel 1280 With an Extra 1201 Handset?

To sync your Amplicomms BigTel 1280 Big Button Amplified Telephone with an Amplicomms BigTel 1201 Additional Handset, simply follow these instructions:

Note: Before beginning the pairing steps below, set the date and time on each additional handset you wish to pair. The handset menu cannot be accessed until this is completed.

  1. Press the "OK" button (shown below) on the 1201 handset.

    BigTel 1201 Sync Instructions
     
  2. Scroll using the "Up-Down" keys (shown below) until you reach "Settings", then press the "OK" button.

    BigTel 1201 Connection Instructions
  3. Using the "Up-Down" keys, scroll until you reach "Handset Settings", then press the "OK" button.
  4. Using the "Up-Down" keys, scroll until you reach "Register Handset", then press the "OK" button.
  5. Base 1 (referring to your 1280 base) will appear as default on the handset screen. Press "OK" button to confirm.
  6. The 1201 handset will now prompt you for a PIN number. Enter "0000" as your PIN, and the display will show as "Registering".
  7. On the main 1280 base, press and hold the "Page" button (button with dot and three lines as shown below) for 6 - 8 seconds until the base beeps to indicate registration mode.

    BigTel 1280 linking instructions - page button
  8. The handset will then fully register in 5 - 8 further seconds.
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