The Phone That Talks Back - amplicomms PowerTel 710 Voice

Amplicomms PowerTel 710 Voice: The phone that talks back

The first talking cordless home phone makes it easy for anyone to get to grips with technology. The Amplicomms PowerTel 710 is the first fully-talking cordless phone which talks to you every time you press a button or scroll through the menu. With amplified sound and big buttons this phone is easy to use by everyone, young or old.

The PowerTel 710's voice prompts have been designed to perfectly fit the needs of blind and visually impaired people. Anyone who has to scrabble around for their reading glasses just to make a phone call will appreciate this. For those who aren't technically minded or mislaid the instruction manual – the phone literally talks you through all menus and set-up options one by one.

Full vocalisation means that numbers are spoken when you press the buttons, and when you use the menus the phone speaks every option to you. Talking keys announce their function so you always know exactly what you're doing.

You can hear who's calling without looking at the display. With the PowerTel 710 you can record up to 13 friends' names to be announced when they call and Caller ID numbers are read out to you. The phone will also spell out names from your phonebook when you make a call.

This is probably the most accessible phone on the market boasting excellent hearing aid compatibility and a flashing ringer alert. Crystal clear sound even at highest volume setting (earpiece over 40dB, ringer over 90dB).

The PowerTel 710 is the latest in a growing number of hi-tech products with accessible features – everything from televisions with talking menus to apps that let you control your smartphone by voice. These products make it much easier for a growing market of older, gadget-loving consumers to stay in touch with friends and family using the latest technology.

Feature list:

Talking menus
Talking buttons
Talking phonebook with Caller ID
Very loud, adjustable earpiece volume( > 40dB, less than 1.5% distortion)
Very loud, adjustable ringtone (over 90dB)
Boost mode – makes the earpiece even louder at high frequencies
Tone “equaliser” to tailor the sound to suit your hearing
Two user profiles – ideal if one user wants a louder volume or different tone
Hearing Aid Compatible
Socket for headset or induction neck loop (available separately)
Flashing alert to incoming calls
Instruction manual available in Braille from the RNIB
Backlit LCD display with large, readable text
Hands-free speakerphone
Internal calls, conference calls and call transfer between handsets
Keypad lock
Call timer
3 speed-dial buttons
200-number phonebook
Alarm clock and appointment reminders
Range: approx 50m indoors, 300m outdoors
Battery life: 10 hours talk time, 100 hours standby time
Works with all GAP-compatible DECT digital cordless phones
£99.99 Available from: Tel: 030 123 9999

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