This amplified cordless phone has an answering machine and is compatible with hearing aids with a T setting. Volume is adjusted easily using buttons on the side of the handset and there is a useful boost button. It also has a hands-free speaker if you need to write or type while on the phone.
Take a look at this video which gives you a thorough tour of the Amplidect 285 telephone and shows you how it works.
Tone control: This enables you to adjust the high and low tones of the caller’s voice to suit your hearing loss. You can also clip the phone to your belt and set the handset to vibrate when you receive an incoming call.
Answer machine: It will replay messages through the base unit or via the handset speaker phone which can also be amplified to the volume you require. You can even pick up your answer machine messages when you're away from home by calling your home number and using a secure password.
Caller ID function This means you can see the number of the person calling you or even their name if you programme the number into the phonebook. You need to subscribe to Caller ID with your telephone line provider to use this service. This is great for avoiding calls you don't want to answer!
Hands-free function: This allows you to speak and hear without holding the handset, leaving your hands free to write or type while you're on the telephone.
A sleek modern design with well spaced and sized buttons and lots of features makes this a good all-round phone, particularly if you are likely to use it a lot.
- Maximum handset volume of 106dB
- Ringer volume of 71dB
- Adjustable tone control
- Hands-free function
- Choice of ringer melodies
- Visual incoming call indication
- Four direct dial buttons
- Caller ID compatible
- Wall mountable
- Handset can be used as a torch
- Redial function
- Paging and mute function
- Large backlit display
- Handset belp-clip
- Telephone lead of 3m
- Standby time of up to five days and continuous talk-time of up to six hours
- Operating range of up to 300m
- 50 number phonebook
- Size: 70 x 105 x 155mm (base)
- Size: 170 x 60 x 30mm (handset)