Geemarc AmplidDECT 295 Combi Photo Amplified Corded and Cordless Phone Combination with Answering Machine
When you're hard of hearing, most phones are either too quiet to hear the conversation clearly, or even to quiet to hear them ring in the first place. The Geemarc AmpliDECT 295 Combi Photo Amplified Corded and Cordless Phone Combination with Answering Machine is an excellent solution, featuring a corded and a cordless handset with an adjustable receiver and ringing volume.
- Receiver Volume: Up to 30dB
- Handset Ringing Volume: Up to 75dB
- Base Ringing Volume: Up to 80dB
- Hearing aid compatible
- Answering machine
- Power cord
- Caller ID (if offered by your service provider)
What's Included with Your Purchase?
- 1 x Base station
- 1 x Corded handset
- 1 x Cordless handset
- 1 x Charger with an AC adaptor
- 1 x AC power adaptor (for base unit)
- 1 x NiMH rechargeable battery pack (for handset)
- 1 x Telephone line cord (for base unit)
- 1 x User's manual
How Loud Is This System?
The corded telephone has an adjustable ringer volume of up to 80dB, while the handset ringing volume can be boosted up to 75dB. This way you won't have to worry about not being able to hear the phone ringing.
A loud receiver volume of up to 30dB makes phone calls clearer and easier to hear, ensuring you hear every part of the conversation. The phone is also compatible with hearing aids, making it ideal for providing different users with a more pleasant and reliable telephone experience.
How Can I Benefit from the Cordless Telephone?
The cordless telephone can be kept in its cradle when not in use to help ensure that it is not misplaced. This will be useful if you suffer from memory difficulties or would struggle to quickly locate the phone when it rings. Due to the cordless nature of the phone, you will also have the option to carry it with you around your home, receiving up to eight hours of continuous talk time.
The ability to move the handset between rooms will be ideal for when you are waiting for a phone call but don't want to remain seated by the cradle. It also allows you to walk about while taking calls. You can even take the phone into your bedroom at night for peace of mind that it will be within easy reach should you need to make or receive any urgent calls.
How Easy to Use Is It?
The Geemarc AmpliDECT 295 Telephone is designed for users who might find it difficult to remember to press a button whenever they pick the phone up from the cradle. This is why the AmpliDECT 295 comes with the option to set the handset to "auto answer", in which case you can answer a call by simply picking the phone up from the charging cradle or the base station.
If the handset is not on the charging cradle, however, you need to press either the green button or the speaker button to answer a call. Pressing the button twice activates the speakerphone.
Can I Connect This Phone to My Internet Modem?
Yes, if you subscribe to a digital phone line from your landline provider, this phone can be connected by plugging the telephone cord directly into your internet modem.
Does It Include an Answering Machine?
During those occasions when you're away from your home, the built-in answering machine enables callers to leave messages for you to listen to later. The recorded messages can provide reassurance that you will never miss any important information.
The Geemarc AmpliDECT 295 Telephone has an answering machine that can store up to 59 messages within the maximum recording time of approximately 15 minutes. As well as recording incoming messages, you can record memos for other users of your phone.
How Is This Phone System Powered?
The telephone base needs to be connected to the mains. The cordless handset runs on rechargeable batteries, which need to be charged in order for them to work. The range of the cordless handset is 50 metres inside your house.
Does the Phone Light Up When Receiving a Call?
When an incoming call is detected, the red LED light at the top of each handset will illuminate. This light brightly and steadily flashes, clearly signifying that a call is on the line.
Can I Set A Distinct Ring for Each Caller?
Yes, you can set a different ring for each caller in your phonebook, allowing the user to easily identify the caller from the ring alone. Each AmpliDECT 295 handset features five standard rings and five polyphonic rings, while the base itself features five standard rings. This provides plenty of room for customisation to ensure important numbers can have a distinct ring.
Who Is the AmpliDECT 295 Suitable For?
The AmpliDECT 295 is ideal for anyone looking for both a phone that is always in its place, as well as one that they'll be able to use while walking around the house. This especially includes individuals suffering from memory loss, who might struggle to locate the phone when it rings.
Moreover, the amplified receiver and ringing volume make this telephone combo perfect for anyone suffering from poor hearing. The cordless and corded handsets are also hearing aid compatible, which makes them that much more suitable for those suffering from hearing difficulties.
How Do the Photo Buttons Work?
AmpliDECT 295 systems, both the base and handset versions, are equipped with photo speed dial buttons that allow you to contact your loved ones at the touch of a button. You can use this easy-to-use template to upload your own pictures, and then print them out in the right size for the photo phone buttons.
Please note that for base and handset combination sets, the memory buttons on the handset will retrieve the same set of direct memory speed dial entries stored in the base.
How Do I Apply the Photos?
The photo buttons can be flipped up, at which point you can easily insert the photos that you have cut to size. The diagram below shows the process of placing your photos into the photo buttons.
Is the AmpliDECT 295 Suitable for the Visually Impaired?
The AmpliDECT 295 features display screen and larger button designs, both of which are useful if you suffer from visual impairments or reduced dexterity. The hands-free speaker phone will also provide further support if you find it uncomfortable to hold the phone for extended periods of time. With caller ID and a redial button, this phone system can help reduce any struggles that arise when using a standard telephone.
Does This Phone Feature Caller ID?
Yes, this phone can display Caller ID, providing it is supplied in your current package by your service provider. It will store the last 50 numbers, allowing you to scroll back through your last calls for reference.
Will the Corded Phone Work in a Power Outage?
Yes, the corded desk phone will work in the event of a power failure, but the call amplification, ringer amplification and phonebook features will be disabled, as these functions are powered by the mains power adaptor. Outgoing and receiving calls will work, but with a standard receiver volume (roughly 8dB).
Can I Add Another Handset to My Order?
Yes, the AmpliDECT 295 can be connected with up to four handsets, which means that this phone system can be connected with up to three additional handsets. You can choose from the following:
You can order an extra handset by clicking on the above links, or simply by adding any of the two recommended products at the top of the page to your order.
How Large Is the Base Unit?
The corded base unit of this phone features the following dimensions:
- Full corded unit dimensions (LxWxD): 22 x 20 x 14cm
- Button size (LxW): 1.4 x 2.5cm
- Screen size (LxW): 4.5 x 8cm
- Photo button size (LxW): 2 x 2.3cm
- Cordless charging base footprint (LxW): 8 x 8cm
Where Can I Learn More About the AmpliDECT 295 Phone System?
You can learn more about how to set up and use this phone system by viewing the user manual linked below:
|User Manual |
Features and Benefits
- Includes both a corded and a cordless phone
- Adjustable receiver volume of up to 30dB
- Four one-touch memories, including three photo buttons
- Cordless handset comes with four photo button
- Redial function for last 10 outgoing calls
- Compatible with most hearing aids
- Phone book stores an additional 50 names and numbers
- Base can be connected with up to four handsets
- Ringer with 10 ringtones for the base and 10 ringtones for the handset
- Adjustable ringing volume (mute, plus five positions)
- Power supply by AC adaptor (included)
- Supplied with a two-year manufacturer's warranty
- Handset Indoor Range: 50m
- Handset Talk Time: 10 hours
- Handset Standby Time: Approximately 4 days
- Battery (included): Ni-Mh 2.4V 500mA
- Keys Size: 25 x 14mm
- Characters Height: 10mm