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BC5i Big Button Sim Free Senior Telephone - Black

by Bluechip
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
RRP: £49.99
Price: £29.18 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Large button keypad making it simplier to view and use
  • Colour screen with SMS Messaging
  • 100 Number Phonebook
  • SOS function
  • FM Radio and Torch feature
  • UNLOCKED - Please note this phone will not work on the Three network as it is not 3G
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BC5i Big Button Sim Free Senior Telephone - Black + O2 Pre Pay Sim Card With £10.00 Credit . + O2 Pay As You Go Sim Card
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 195 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: BC-5I
  • ASIN: B004D7NQE8
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Nov 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,503 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Product Description

The Bluechip BC5i is a big button sim free mobile phone combining large buttons and a large display to make texting and dialing easier for the elderly or people who are visually impaired. The Bluechip BC5i mobile phone has a loud ring volume to make sure that you never miss a call. The Bluechip BC5i mobile phone is compatible with all networks (apart from 3 network) which means that it can be used by anyone with either a pay as you go or contract sim card making it perfect as a second or back up mobile phone. The Bluechip BC5i mobile phone also features a large orange SOS button for emergencies which can be used to call the emergency services or upto 5 preset numbers.

Further features of the Bluechip BC5i mobile phone include: Upto 10 numbers can be set for one touch speed dial, 2.2 inch LCD colour screen, sms text messaging, upto 100 contact storage capacity, optional FM radio with digital tuner, handsfree feature allowing user to complete tasks while taking calls, alarm clock, calculator, torch feature to illuminate your surroundings for safety in the dark, loud volume for better sound for the hard of hearing, standby time of upto 200 hours and talk time of upto 250 mins. The Bluechip BC5i mobile phone also comes with a 1 year warranty.

Box Contains

1 x Bluechip BC5i Mobile Phone
1 x 750mAh Rechargeable Battery
1 x Mains AC Charger
1 x User Guide


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
85 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great phone for my elderly mother 31 Oct 2011
By APBH
I bought this phone for my mother (23 Oct 201). She said this is the best phone she has ever had. She loves everything about it. The numbers on the keys and screen are large enough for her to see with or without her glasses. The numbers fill the screen. Incoming/Outgoing calls are displayed visually and verbally notified so you know who is calling before you pick up and also if you are phoning the right person. Verbal notifications of incoming calls seem to work only on UK calls; however international calls are displayed on screen. The FM radio does not require headphones and the flashlight is great. After reading the review I bought a USB 3-pin plug charger to plug in to the wall socket; however mum's phone came with one; funnily her old phone's charger also fits(she has 3 chargers now).

If the green key and then the middle key with the two white arrows are pressed the phone's menu appears on screen. Scrolling with arrow keys you'll find Phones Settings, SMS, and Calender etc. Mum has learnt how to text, the letters are slightly smaller than the number keys; nevertheless fills about half the screen. By pressing the # key the dictionary can be turned off, mum prefers to create text using the single letter process. Yes, the instructions can be awkward; however sheis having fun learning how to use her new phone. She does not need internet or camera and prefers the traditional way of communicating and taking pictures.
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137 of 141 people found the following review helpful
By Eileen
Would have given this phone a 4 or 5 star had it not been for the charger issue mentioned in the previous review. Great basic phone for my elderly mother again for all the reasons mentioned in the previous review. There were no reviews on Amazon when I bought this phone last week but decided to take a chance due to the fab price as I was not too sure if my technology phobic mother would take to a mobile phone. But so far its great for her purpose. If used to setting up mobile phones then this one is easy to set up but the instruction manual is very small with small print.
My major problem with this phone is the USB charger. Amazon did not make it clear when I was buying the phone that this product did not include a regular plug charger and that you would need a computer to charge the phone. I would imagine that this phone would appeal to seniors who may not have access to a pc. This point needs to be made very clear. I sent an email to Amazon asking for a plug charger but received an email from the supplier (My Memory) that it only comes with a USB charger and they apologised for any confusion caused. Not sure if I would have bought the phone if I had known this at the time.
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 19 Sep 2011
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We ordered this for an elderly friend. The phone is really clear to see, very straightforward to use. Good choice of text and ring tones. It has a torch which is really useful. Much as it says you charge it with a USB it does in fact come complete with a plug you can put the USB into and then charge it at the wall like any other phone charger.

This is such a good value phone,
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 20 Oct 2011
This is a first class mobile for those that are happy just to text and call, nothing fancy but brillant big numbers and very simple to operate. Instructions are rather small but the phone is so easy that you can work it out easily. I was nervous when other reviews said you could only charge via a PC, that is not the case, just plug it in and off you go.
My 67 year old husband is very happy with it and I will be forever grateful that he has stopped moaning about his old Noika mobile and how frustrating it was for him to use. We have now also produced one for my 88 year old mother in law, yes it is that simple.
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76 of 79 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars USB only charger 25 Nov 2010
This is a nice, smart, compact, very easy to use mobile phone. It comes with a built-in SOS emergency function, 10 speed dial numbers, an FM radio button, a torch and a 100 number phone book. The only drawback, possibly, is that it only has a USB cable to charge the 1000mAh battery. Now that may suit some people, but I would have thought that a big button phone like this would have great appeal to the more elderly person who probably doesn't have access to something with a USB socket, so limiting the phone like this strikes me as daft. The price is great compared to most similar models around, so it will certainly make a good present, but do check first that the recipient will be able to charge it! (Amazon do sell adaptor plugs like this one - 3 PIN 1000mA USB Power Adapter Mains Charger UK Wall Plug for MP3 players, ipods, iphone 4G, iphone 3G, Apple iPad, Mobile phones, PDA's and Digital Cameras etc - so there is hope, but it's still a bit bad not to warn people about this in the description.]
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It does come with a regular plug charger 20 Oct 2011
By rols
I got this for my Dad because he couldn`t handle a small fiddly phone with lots of features. I notice some reviews mention it only comes with a USB charger. I thought I should mention that it does in fact now come with a regular three pin UK plug charger (My Memory Oct 2011). I can`t comment too much about the actual phone because I haven`t really used it myself and he`s only had it a couple of weeks. But so far my Dad likes it and he generally hates stuff like this! (still struggles with DVD player!). It doesn`t come with any SIM card, so we loaded a £10 Orange pay as you go (SIM was free). Instruction booklet is a tad small.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars no good
wasted my money on this phone can not get a signal my advice spend more money and buy a reliable phone
Published 10 days ago by Ridha
4.0 out of 5 stars Big button phone
Very good for people who cannot see small numbers or text. Only downside is trying to send a text message is very fiddly.
Published 16 days ago by Linda Bargery
1.0 out of 5 stars never buy like these phones i got it no sound return back to amazon...
no good at all no sound, when you return you not guranteen to repair pr get replace no no no
Published 18 days ago by Abu Y.
1.0 out of 5 stars completely useless
The phone which I was sent was faulty and had to be returned. Instead of a replacement I was simply given a refund - no option to replace. I will avoid this provider in future
Published 24 days ago by michael brown
1.0 out of 5 stars A very poor product fail to work with the sim reordered the sim only...
A very poor product failed to work with the sim reordered the sim only to find that the phone was at fault.cheap plastic feel.
Published 25 days ago by im a rocker1955
2.0 out of 5 stars bad quality
put sim in.......no signal, so returned. Good display for the elderly and large buttons, just not very good build quality.
Published 1 month ago by logan2010
1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish
cant get signal on any network useless the seller should check this before selling it online, if it worked it would have been ideal for my mum
Published 1 month ago by chris woods
2.0 out of 5 stars big button phone
I purchased this product for my wife who has problems with her arthritic hands, I thought this would be the ideal phone for her. Read more
Published 1 month ago by michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Button Easy Phone
This phone was for my 93 yr old father. He wanted big display, big buttons and big noise (controlable) as his sight and hearing aren't what they were. Read more
Published 2 months ago by amauser
1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish
i bought 2 of these phones they were unlocked
but reception was very poor returned both was for an elderly person
Published 2 months ago by jabszee34.
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