Amplicomms PowerTel 196 Extra-Loud Corded Amplified Telephone
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Amplicomms PowerTel 196 Extra-Loud Corded Amplified Telephone

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Brand:  Amplicomms
Receiver Volume:  60dB
Ringer Volume:  90dB

Amplicomms PowerTel 196 Extra-Loud Corded Amplified Telephone

The elderly or hearing impaired will often need an extra-loud phone to hear conversations clearly, but a lot of these phones focus solely on amplification at the expense of sound quality. The Amplicomms PowerTel 196 Extra-Loud Corded Amplified Telephone not only provides an amplified handset adjustable to a booming 60dB, but also incorporates the latest technology to ensure the loud sound is clear, without any distortion.

What's Included?

  • 1 x Base Unit
  • 1 x Receiver
  • 1 x Coiled receiver cord
  • 1 x AC power adaptor for corded phone
  • 1 x Telephone line cord

Key Information

  • Handset volume: Up to 60dB (32x a standard phone)
  • Ringer volume: Up to 90dB
  • Visual ring indicator: Extra-bright LED
  • Hearing aid compatible: Yes
  • Speed-dial: Two direct memory keys
  • Phone book: 200 number storage
  • Caller ID: Yes
  • Answering machine: No

Sizing Information for the Amplicomms PowerTel 196

When you're purchasing an amplified telephone, it's important to know exactly how large the handset, buttons and screen are. Please view the information below to find out:

  • Button Size (Width x Length): 2.7cm x 1.9cm
  • Screen Size (Width x Length): 9.3cm x 3.8cm 
  • Base Unit Size (Width x Length): 21.6cm x 19.3cm
  • Base Unit Height at Maximum Point: 5.2cm

How Loud Is This Amplified Telephone?

In terms of volume, the PowerTel 196 matches our loudest amplified telephones with an extra-loud 60dB of receiver volume, which is roughly 32 times louder than a standard handset. The ringer is also extraordinarily loud, as it is adjustable up to 90db to ensure that even those with severe hearing impairment should be able to detect a call when it comes in.

Amplicomms PowerTel 196 60dB volume

How Clear is the Sound?

The PowerTel 196 separates itself from similar phones with its use of the latest technology to provide the clearest sound possible – even at high levels of amplification. Built with a high-quality acoustic chamber, sound quality is maintained at all volume levels, and echo cancellation helps to eliminate acoustic feedback to ensure every word is heard as clearly as possible.

Does Handsfree Mode Provide the Same Sound Quality?

As many of us will use handsfree mode as often as picking up the receiver, it is designed to be loud and clear with Duplex simultaneous two-way audio technology. This will provide a loud and clear sound during handsfree calls, and will limit any echo or distortion on higher volumes.

Is the Display Easy to Read?

The PowerTel includes a large backlit display that will show the caller's name and number while on a call, and the date and time when in standby mode. This bright screen can be adjusted between five contrast modes, providing an easy viewing experience for those with deteriorating eyesight.

Does the PowerTel Amplified Telephone Include an Answering Machine?

No, unfortunately this amplified phone does not include an answering machine. If you're looking for a similarly loud phone that includes a built-in answering machine, we recommend the Geemarc CL595 Big Button Amplified Telephone with Answering Machine.

Does This Phone Need to Be Plugged Into the Mains Power?

Yes, the base of this amplified telephone needs to be plugged into the mains power. To connect the base unit:

  1. Plug the included coiled receiver cord into the handset, and plug the other end into the socket on the left side of the phone
  2. Plug the small end of the power cord into the into the power jack on the PowerTel base unit, and plug the large three-prong UK plug into your desired wall outlet
  3. Plug the telephone cord into the socket at the rear of the base unit, and plug the other end into your desired outlet or telephone port of your internet box

Is the Phone Easy to Use?

As well as providing excellent audio volume and clarity, the PowerTel 196 provides improved usability. Two speed-dial buttons are included under the large high-contrast display, and the handsfree, audio boost and volume control options can all be selected with the touch of a large button on the right-hand side of the unit.

Does the Phone Light Up When Ringing?

Particularly useful for the hard of hearing, this phone features an extra-bright red LED call indicator light on the top right of the unit which will flash brightly when a call is incoming. This means that users, particularly individuals with reduced hearing, will be less likely to miss a call as the bright light will catch their attention when in eyeshot.

Extra-bright LED light indicates a call is coming in

Does the PowerTel Include a Digital Phonebook?

Yes, the PowerTel Amplified Telephone features a phonebook that is able to store up to 200 numbers at a time, allowing all important numbers to be kept at the ready. The phone also stores a log of the previous 30 missed, incoming or answered calls with the date and time, providing a useful reference for keeping track of callers.

Can I Wall Mount This Phone?

Yes, this phone can be wall-mounted. In order to mount the base unit to a wall, you will need two dowels and two wood screws (preferably 3mm in diameter with a length of 30mm). Please use caution and be aware of all electrical wires and water pipes before drilling.

Is the Phone Compatible with Hearing Aids?

Yes, this phone will work seamlessly with the vast majority of available hearing aids.

User Instruction Manual

To learn more about how to set up and use the features of this telephone, view the user manual linked below:

User Manual
User Manual

Additional Features and Benefits

  • Extra-loud corded amplified telephone for loud and clear calls
  • Ideal for the elderly and hearing impairment up to severe
  • One of the loudest phones on the market with a 60dB handset (32x a regular phone)
  • Extra-loud ringer of 90dB and extra-bright ring indicator ensure calls are heard
  • Suitable for both domestic and business use
  • Corded handset ideal for fixing to one place for familiarity in the home
  • Compatible with hearing aids to ensure reliable and flexible use
  • Two dedicated speed-dial keys (M1 and M2) to keep important numbers on hand
  • Eight handset volume levels can be easily adjusted with + and - keys
  • Audio boost key provides extra volume for users with severe hearing loss
  • Four-line extra-large point matrix display screen with blue backlight for easier viewing
  • Large keys with large easy-to-see numbers for easy dialling
  • Built-in equaliser with three settings for greater audio control
  • Visual alert for incoming calls helps reduce risks of calls being missed
  • Caller ID presentation (CLIP) with a capacity to store the last 30 callers
  • Telephone book for storing up to 200 numbers for quicker and easier calling
  • Redial function for the ten most recent numbers

Technical Specifications

  • Maximum Earpiece Volume: 60dB
  • Menu Languages: GB, DE, FR, NL, ES, IT, TR
  • FSK protocol
  • Hearing aid compatible (ETS 300381)
  • Power supply: 6V
  • Battery not required

Other Buying Options Available

This telephone is also available in the following money-saving bundles:

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.

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Average Rating (21 Reviews):  
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Smashing
Monday, 23 May 2022  | 

Hello
This is a wonderful phone and good value for the money. My sister can now hear a conversation on this phone which she needs as she wears two hearing aids. Very good phone

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satisfied
Thursday, 24 March 2022  | 

so far have found it much better than other phones for hard of hearing I have had

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Amplified telephone
Sunday, 20 February 2022  | 

Being severely deaf (2/3rd’s hearing loss), I can hear a lot better on this phone than my old one. However, the buttons are really annoying, they do not always register the number when pressed and if you leave your finger on the button too long the letter registers instead of the number to call; as the buttons double up to enter contacts names in the address book. I’d prefer the incoming ring to be a deeper sound as I have a high frequency loss and it would be better if it was a bit louder. I have decided to keep it and put up with the negatives. I bought one for my elderly mother too but I’m not sure she’ll cope with it and the 14 days return policy is too tight to know whether to return it or not for her.

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Better!
Saturday, 22 January 2022  | 

I have found this phone to be much better than the previous one I had for ‘hard of hearing’. It’s excellent with the different tones for voices, I’m really happy with it

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Contented Mother-in-Law
Sunday, 16 January 2022  | 

We needed to get a really loud phone with a hands-free facility for an elderly parent who struggles to hear with standard phones. This does the job very well. The ringer is loud, the hands-free is loud and clear and what she also likes is the fact that the caller's name comes up on the display when somebody calls so she is not taken unawares.

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Amplified Telephone
Friday, 31 December 2021  | 

Arrived on time is a great help to me

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Excellent service
Sunday, 26 December 2021  | 

The phone has made my father very happy! He can now hear clearly what the person to whom he is speaking is saying to him. Wonderful, has made his life so much easier. Very grateful to you all for all your help and speedy delivery even amidst the Christmas rush.

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Great buy
Thursday, 2 December 2021  | 

I ordered this phone for my neighbour he said it was really good as other phones hes struggles to hear what people say so hes really pleased it arrived in good time as well

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Great bed side phone
Saturday, 9 October 2021  | 

Enjoying this phone which is loud, good for my poor hearing and very easy to dial.

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Good phone
Monday, 13 September 2021  | 

Bought for my mum who was really struggling to hear her phone ring,and couldn't hear us talking. She was panicking and pressed her lifeline 3 times one day thinking she couldn't get us. This phone sorted it out! It even wakes her up from the bedroom. She's very happy with it and so are we!

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

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