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BC5i Big Button Sim Free Senior Telephone - Black

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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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  • Boxed-product Weight: 200 g
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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 (220 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,055 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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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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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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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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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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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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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I bought this as a replacement for my trusty Binatone mobile which had been chewed by a dog! It looks almost exactly the same, the specs are the same and so is the price. It is nowhere near as good - I'm lucky if I get 3 days out of it without having to recharge, and that's without making any calls or texts, just on standby. Trying to charge it is a nightmare - it's just taken (timed) 4 minutes before I even got a message saying that the phone was recharging. It feels skimpy and insubstantial in my hand. No way would I ever buy one of these again - I'm off to find a replacement Binatone. Forgot to add - when the battery goes flat and has to be recharged, you lose the date/time info and it all has to be entered again! Not good.
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