Amplicomms BigTel 1283 Big Button Amplified Cordless Telephone with Two Extra Handsets

Amplicomms BigTel 1283 Big Button Amplified Cordless Telephone with Two Extra Handsets

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

Amplicomms BigTel 1283 Big Button Amplified Cordless Telephone with Two Extra Handsets

Whether you're hard of hearing, or find it increasingly difficult to get to the phone in time, setting up amplified cordless handsets in different areas of your home could greatly improve your quality of life. The Amplicomms BigTel 1283 Big Button Amplified Cordless Telephone with Two Extra Handsets is a practical phone system that includes a cordless telephone with an answering machine, and two additional cordless handsets with amplified ringing and receiver volume that ensures you won't have to strain your ears ever again.

What's Included?

  • 1 x BigTel 1280 Base Unit with answering machine controls 
  • 2 x BigTel 1201 Base Units for additional handsets
  • 3 x AC power adaptors for base
  • 3 x Cordless handset 
  • 6 x AAA rechargeable batteries for handset
  • 3 x Battery compartment cover
  • 1 x Telephone line cord
  • 1 x User manual

Key Information

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

How Loud Is the Receiver Volume?

The BigTel 1283 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 1283 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 1283 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.

What Size Is The Base Footprint?

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.

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.

Can I Connect More Handsets?

Yes, the base can be paired with up to four additional BigTel 1201 Handsets, including the two provided. 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 1283 Big Button Amplified Cordless Telephone is supplied with a two-year manufacturer's warranty.

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 15 minutes recording time

Technical Specifications

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

Please note: Your BigTel 1201 Handsets must be paired with your BigTel 1280 Base Unit for use as one connected system. Full pairing instructions can be found in the User Manual link above, and also in the instruction manual provided with your package)

Applying for VAT Relief

This product may be suitable for VAT relief, meaning that if you are buying this item, you do not have to pay VAT. Please visit our VAT Exemption Page to find out more about eligibility for VAT exemption and how to claim back your VAT after purchase.

If you want to claim VAT relief when making your purchase, you can do so by selecting this option at the checkout:

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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.

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Average Rating (2 Reviews):  
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instructions for linking in handsets needs to be improved
Thursday, 1 April 2021  | 

Product works OK as described - linkin instructions for new handsets poorly described. Improvements needed in instruction manual- doubly see given the target market

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Good sound +big button numbers to dial your number
Monday, 22 March 2021  | 

I highly recommend the big tel 1280 with two 1201 extra handsets the listening volume is so good and the keypad numbers are very big which makes dialing a number so much easier. The user guide instructions should be more detailed not enough clarity and more information needed. I had to ring twice to get more information and Chris was so helpful and solved my small issues straight away. Please do not be put off these phones are spot on.

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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, 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 14 day returns policy on all orders, full details of which can be found here.

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