BigTel 1201 Additional Handset for Amplicomms BigTel Cordless Amplified Telephones
The Amplicomms BigTel range of amplified phones offer booming volumes and great accessibility, and they can made even more convenient with the addition of additional amplified handsets. The BigTel 1201 Additional Handset for Amplicomms BigTel Cordless Amplified Telephones offering adjustable extra-loud volume, big buttons and easy connection to a range of Amplicomms BigTel systems.
- 1 x Cordless handset
- 1 x Base charger unit
- 1 x AC power adaptor for the base
- 2 x Rechargeable AAA batteries
- 1 x User manual
- Receiver Volume: Up to 30dB
- Ringing Volume: Up to 80dB
- Hearing aid compatible
- Power cord
- Caller ID
The Additional Handset is designed to be used alongside BigTel amplified telephones. Compatible telephones for use with the BigTel 1201 handset include:
This additional handset can be purchased as either an extra or a spare handset, with the ability to pair up to five handsets to a BigTel 1200, 1280 or 1480 base. This means that you will be able to keep multiple handsets around the house, ensuring you'll never be too far away whenever the phone rings.
How Loud Is the BigTel 1201 Earpiece?
The BigTel 1201 Handset 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 1201?
The BigTel 1201 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 1201 Telephone Work with My Hearing Aid?
Yes, the BigTel 1201 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 1201 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 1201 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 1201 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.
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.
The Additional Handset is a practical solution for anybody suffering from memory loss. It features a redial button for the last fifteen 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 one hundred numbers within the handset for convenient dialling.
Does This Handset Have Speed-Dial Buttons?
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 programming frequently dialled numbers such as family members or carers.