BW Wireless Quad Band GSM Desk Phone : Great phone for sales staff

Bought as a substitute landline phone for care home use. . I bought this for my mother in a care home who just does not manage mobile phones at all well. This one looks like the normal landline phone she had at home which she is used to. Calls are answered by just lifting the handset with no need to press any button and calls are terminated by replacing the handset. It will be used for receiving calls more than making any and the only thing that could go wrong is the on/off button. If this is off it would switch to voicemail which i don’t want to happen. I have fitted a small piece of plastic channel and taped it over the button to prevent this. This does mean it needs to be on all the time so the charger us left connected too. Whether this is a good thing or not i don’t know yet. I used an orange payg sim card and it works through the ee networkyou will find the small manual a bit confusing as it seems to apply to a range of models.

It means my dementia mum can now be rung by us in her new care home.

Not compatible with three payg otherwise ok. . Description states it’s a gsm phone, but description also suggests it will work with any network sim. Three are offering a great deal on pay as you go sim cards – but, be aware – they’re only designed to work with 3g and 4g phones (i. Those that’ll be using data) so – a three payg sim won’t work in this device. It’s a limitation on the three service t’s and c’s – but one a purchaser (like me) may not realise when assuming this phone is compatible with all network sim’s. Here are the specifications for the BW Wireless Quad Band GSM Desk Phone:

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  • Quad Band GSM Desk Phone
  • 2.4 Inch LCD Screen
  • Store up to 200 Numbers
  • Quad Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • About 4 Hours, Hands Free

Good solution for older people who just want to phone. . Make sure you double check your provider, this phone doesn’t work with all networks.

Amazing connectivity if you have poor signal. I live in a rural location and lost vodafone connectivity. I bought an o2 sim card and bought this phone to put it in with low expectations. I have to say it has the best connectivity of any phone i have ever owned. Limited on spec etc but as a phone unrivalled. The speaker phone works brilliantly too. In addition that battery means that while i can leave it plugged in most of the time, it can be portable around the house. It does support text messaging (old style alpha numeric) and call forwarding that may be useful for those that want to forward calls to their usual mobile. Takes an old style big sim so make sure you have an adapter for new smaller sims. If you need connectivity and can’t get it through traditional mobiles this is worth a go.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • A second ‘landline’ in your house the cheapest way
  • GREAT signal, very loud and easy to use. Ideal.
  • She used the doro phone for a year but started to forget how to use it (even with the speed dials) as her dementia is getting wo

Very good let down only by a little too much complexity for the elderly. Bought this a a present for a 97 year old who can’t manage a small hand held. It is a solid and good quality item for the price and seems well made and robust. First impressions having slipped in a sim card are that it has decent quality sound and good reception / transmission. Generally it is fairly manageable by the elderly and non technical yet with a little thought it could be much more so. The buttons are not always obvious as to their purpose and use. Similarly the instructions are better than most chinese product instructions but are not always clear and well structured. I’ve had to design and print up a laminated card of basic operations. I’d looked at several products for this purpose and this seemed the best, with a little extra from me no doubt it will serve its purpose. As an instrument so long as it lasts a couple of years or more it will have been good value.

Great for a second phone line.

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  1. This review is from : BW Wireless Quad Band GSM Desk Phone – 2.4 Inch LCD Screen, Rechargeable Battery, Caller ID, Redial, Hands Free Functions – White

    Works perfectly in rural ireland where there is a weak gsm signal on normal mobile phone (1 or at most 2 bars). This little gem instantly got and maintains at least 4 and frequently 5 bars thanks to small but powerful external antenna.
  2. This review is from : BW Wireless Quad Band GSM Desk Phone – 2.4 Inch LCD Screen, Rechargeable Battery, Caller ID, Redial, Hands Free Functions – White

    Works perfectly in rural ireland where there is a weak gsm signal on normal mobile phone (1 or at most 2 bars). This little gem instantly got and maintains at least 4 and frequently 5 bars thanks to small but powerful external antenna.
  3. This review is from : BW Wireless Quad Band GSM Desk Phone – 2.4 Inch LCD Screen, Rechargeable Battery, Caller ID, Redial, Hands Free Functions – White

    A ‘mobile’ phone that works like a traditional desk phone – just bin the instructions and work it out for yourself. This phone really does work like a traditional desk phone. You can pick up the handset, hear a dialling tone and dial. You can also dial before picking up. Replace the handset to finish the call. The sound is loud and clear and adjustable. I haven’t tested the hands-free sound. It is almost exactly what i wanted for my father, who has difficulty with a small mobile phone and no land line easily available. The instructions are written by a chinese engineer with a poor grasp of english and are almost worthless. Fortunately the menu structure is reasonably clear – just explore all the routes.
  4. This review is from : BW Wireless Quad Band GSM Desk Phone – 2.4 Inch LCD Screen, Rechargeable Battery, Caller ID, Redial, Hands Free Functions – White

    A ‘mobile’ phone that works like a traditional desk phone – just bin the instructions and work it out for yourself. This phone really does work like a traditional desk phone. You can pick up the handset, hear a dialling tone and dial. You can also dial before picking up. Replace the handset to finish the call. The sound is loud and clear and adjustable. I haven’t tested the hands-free sound. It is almost exactly what i wanted for my father, who has difficulty with a small mobile phone and no land line easily available. The instructions are written by a chinese engineer with a poor grasp of english and are almost worthless. Fortunately the menu structure is reasonably clear – just explore all the routes.
  5. This review is from : BW Wireless Quad Band GSM Desk Phone – 2.4 Inch LCD Screen, Rechargeable Battery, Caller ID, Redial, Hands Free Functions – White

    Good and easy to use for older folk as more like a conventional land line.
    1. Good and easy to use for older folk as more like a conventional land line.
  6. This review is from : BW Wireless Quad Band GSM Desk Phone – 2.4 Inch LCD Screen, Rechargeable Battery, Caller ID, Redial, Hands Free Functions – White

    Uses a mobile sim (asda in this case) and provides you with a desktop phone. Simple to use, calls much cheaper than land line and only needs charging twice a week. I was at tesco click and collect last week and they were using exactly the same phone.
    1. Uses a mobile sim (asda in this case) and provides you with a desktop phone. Simple to use, calls much cheaper than land line and only needs charging twice a week. I was at tesco click and collect last week and they were using exactly the same phone.
  7. This review is from : BW Wireless Quad Band GSM Desk Phone – 2.4 Inch LCD Screen, Rechargeable Battery, Caller ID, Redial, Hands Free Functions – White

    Very happy with this phone, ideal for a senior person to use & simple instructions to set up.
    1. Very happy with this phone, ideal for a senior person to use & simple instructions to set up.
  8. This review is from : BW Wireless Quad Band GSM Desk Phone – 2.4 Inch LCD Screen, Rechargeable Battery, Caller ID, Redial, Hands Free Functions – White

    Great signal, very loud and easy to use. I bought this for my elderly mother who is a little hard of hearing. As well as having hearing problems she simply cannot get used to mobile phones – from touch screens to clam shells she hates them all and they were never loud enough for her unless she used the speakerphone. This thing is just like the old landline phone she used to love and she loves this even more. It is simple enough to use with 1 button speed dials (hold a number 0-9 and it will dial the associated contact). The earpiece is very loud at the default setting of 13 but can go up to 15 for the very hard of hearing. Sound quality is very good and clear with a little bass and warmth in the sound that you just dont get on mobile phones. The speakerphone is exceptionally loud and clear and has quite a lot of bass in it for a speakerphone – not ‘tinny’ sounding at all. The handset is comfortable to hold and is ideal for older people who like to have the mouthpiece near their mouth like an old fashioned phone.
  9. This review is from : BW Wireless Quad Band GSM Desk Phone – 2.4 Inch LCD Screen, Rechargeable Battery, Caller ID, Redial, Hands Free Functions – White

    Great signal, very loud and easy to use. I bought this for my elderly mother who is a little hard of hearing. As well as having hearing problems she simply cannot get used to mobile phones – from touch screens to clam shells she hates them all and they were never loud enough for her unless she used the speakerphone. This thing is just like the old landline phone she used to love and she loves this even more. It is simple enough to use with 1 button speed dials (hold a number 0-9 and it will dial the associated contact). The earpiece is very loud at the default setting of 13 but can go up to 15 for the very hard of hearing. Sound quality is very good and clear with a little bass and warmth in the sound that you just dont get on mobile phones. The speakerphone is exceptionally loud and clear and has quite a lot of bass in it for a speakerphone – not ‘tinny’ sounding at all. The handset is comfortable to hold and is ideal for older people who like to have the mouthpiece near their mouth like an old fashioned phone.
    1. Great for the elderly used to the functionality of a traditional landline phone. Got it for my 91 yeasr old grandmother as she was battling with a normal mobile phone we got for her. It works just like a normal phone. It has made a huge difference as we can contact her and she is able to contact us without any difficulty. You can also turn the ring volume up high which is great as her hearing isn’t that good. Quality of the device is very good as well.
  10. This review is from : BW Wireless Quad Band GSM Desk Phone – 2.4 Inch LCD Screen, Rechargeable Battery, Caller ID, Redial, Hands Free Functions – White

    Great for the elderly used to the functionality of a traditional landline phone. Got it for my 91 yeasr old grandmother as she was battling with a normal mobile phone we got for her. It works just like a normal phone. It has made a huge difference as we can contact her and she is able to contact us without any difficulty. You can also turn the ring volume up high which is great as her hearing isn’t that good. Quality of the device is very good as well.
    1. Great phone using her mobile sim card. Bought for my mother who has just become resident in care home. Great phone using her mobile sim card, took some time working out the menu setup for the phone book. Only fault is that the mobile customer service numbers and voicemail numbers are displayed ahead of friends and family, which could be confusing for an 89 year old.
      1. Great phone using her mobile sim card. Bought for my mother who has just become resident in care home. Great phone using her mobile sim card, took some time working out the menu setup for the phone book. Only fault is that the mobile customer service numbers and voicemail numbers are displayed ahead of friends and family, which could be confusing for an 89 year old.
  11. This is a great phone for someone who wouldn’t want a mobile as it looks like a land line – but without the standing costs.
  12. This review is from : BW Wireless Quad Band GSM Desk Phone – 2.4 Inch LCD Screen, Rechargeable Battery, Caller ID, Redial, Hands Free Functions – White

    This is a great phone for someone who wouldn’t want a mobile as it looks like a land line – but without the standing costs.
  13. This review is from : BW Wireless Quad Band GSM Desk Phone – 2.4 Inch LCD Screen, Rechargeable Battery, Caller ID, Redial, Hands Free Functions – White

    Solid phone with easily accessible buttons. Needs to be plugged in if you want to keep it on all day. Menus can be a bit puzzling and the instructions are useless hence 4 stars. We put a delight mobile sim in with 3p a minute calls and its cheaper than our landline. No on screen keypad so text messaging can be slow.
    1. Solid phone with easily accessible buttons. Needs to be plugged in if you want to keep it on all day. Menus can be a bit puzzling and the instructions are useless hence 4 stars. We put a delight mobile sim in with 3p a minute calls and its cheaper than our landline. No on screen keypad so text messaging can be slow.
      1. A great solution for my elderly father who is unable to use a mobile phone and is in a nursing home. The cost of installing a phone line was prohibitive. I can ring him anytime and vice versa. You just obtain a sim card and your away.
  14. A great solution for my elderly father who is unable to use a mobile phone and is in a nursing home. The cost of installing a phone line was prohibitive. I can ring him anytime and vice versa. You just obtain a sim card and your away.

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