65 of 68 people found the following review helpful
Excellent phone, but will it last?,
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This review is from: BT Big Button 200 Corded Telephone - White (Electronics)
After getting through about 5 of the previous model BT Big Button 100 phones (see separate review) due, apparently, to an inherent fault in the earpiece, we still decided to get this newer model. We decided that, even if it fails again after 1 or 2 years, it's worth it for the price, because it is simply the best phone available for elderly people with hearing problems, at this price. My father's hearing has deteriorated considerably over the years, but this phone works well with his hearing aids even if he doesn't put the earpiece up to the microphone on the hearing aid - presumably due to the inductive hearing loop compatibility - and so we can finally have a pretty normal phone conversation again. The sound quality is excellent, with none of the humming or buzzing you can experience on other phones with amplifiers.
This new model has an improved user-friendly design, and we find the 13-number memory to be invaluable.