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5.0 out of 5 stars Great phone for my elderly mother, 31 Oct 2011
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This review is from: BC5i Big Button Sim Free Senior Telephone - Black (Electronics)
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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Initial post: 30 Sep 2012 07:18:00 BDT
HuddyBolly says:
I have just bought one and the first comment that comes to mind concerns the instruction book.
Considering the fact that this phone has obviously been designed to assist those of us with failing eyesight, the 35 page manual, measuring just 2 3/4" X 4 1/4", and packed with instructions printed in the most minute script, is a joke. Symbols used on page 18 are so tiny as being almost impossible to de cypher.
The size of the packaging would have allowed a larger and more easily read booklet to be included.
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