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.