Product Type: BT telephones
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Good phone for granny
BT Duet 210
Member Name: shewhoguards
BT Duet 210
Advantages: Flashes when ringing, large numbers
Disadvantages: Very few features
Some phones are designed with all the whizzy features, with the ability to change ring-tones, look at the last ten thousand callers and save addresses and some phones are designed for calling people. This falls into the latter category.
That said, it is designed to be accessible and is very good for those with extra needs. A red LED light on the top flashes when the phone rings to let you know, even if you can't hear it (and it is also hearing aid compatible). Large numbers make the phone easy to use even if you struggle to see, and it'seasy to tell when you're pushing them down even if your fingers are a bit creaky.
With only a ten number memory it's never going to compete with the newest whizzy phone but it is a phone my nan could happily use without worrying. It has a nice loud ring (which does turn off with a switch if you need), attaches to the wall to take up less space, and of course, being corded, isn't going to be misplaced and will still work in powercuts. Sure, it doesn't have a built-in answer phone but at less than a tenner you can use 1571.
Summary: Nice simple phone with accessibility features
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