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BT’s Accessibility Range Offers Comfort To Mature Phone Users

With colder months beckoning, leading telecommunications provider BT has pointed out the importance of accessible phones for those with limited physical, oral and aural capabilities – particularly the elderly.

Using the telephone to stay in touch with family, friends and the wider world is something that many of us take for granted, but it is not always simple for those who are hard of hearing or struggle to press small buttons.

BT’s Paragon, Converse and Big Button telephone ranges are designed with this in mind, with an array of special features to assist users who are entirely or partially blind or deaf; or who have problems with mobility, dexterity or speech.

BT shop Executive, Caroline Hodgson said: “Many older people suffer with one or more of these difficulties and some of them worsen with cold weather, particularly dexterity. During autumn and winter it is especially important that people are able to maintain contact with loved ones and essential resources.

“A landline handset such as the Big Button 100 has large, widely-spaced buttons, easy volume controls and an inductive coupler so that the user can attach a hearing aid. It also has a handset that is easy to grip. Details like this are indispensible for many people.”

A similarly ergonomic telephone is the BT Converse 2200, which can be used hands-free or with a headset if needed. It can also be wall-mounted for ease of use and is more energy-efficient than many other phones, meaning more capacity for other essentials such as heating bills.

Consumers can also choose models such as the BT Freestyle 710, which is cordless and light; or the BT Paragon 550, which offers an easy answerphone facility and a speaker phone replay option for extra clarity.

Along with the Big Button, Converse and Paragon ranges, the Relate 2100 is suitable for those with a learning disability or mental impairment; and all phones can be used with accessories such as loud indoor ringers and baby monitors, for extra peace of mind.

More information about phones for the elderly and easy to use phones can be found on BT Shop’s website.

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BT Shop’s Joy At Which? Best Buy Status For Cordless Phones

BT Shop has expressed its pride in being Which?’s current Best Buy choice for cordless phones, with the Synergy 6500 range, Studio 4100 Plus range and Freestyle 710 range all highlighted for praise.

Consumer magazine Which? has long been renowned for its careful analysis and reviews of goods and services in many different markets and is respected as a leading independent authority.

Every year, the publication awards Best Buy status to the products it judges to have earned the highest results in comparative testing.

BT Shop Executive Caroline Hodgson said: “We are delighted to be the current holders of Which?’s Best Buy accolade for our three cordless phone ranges. It is a great honour, as the judgement and advice of Which? has been trusted by consumers for decades.

“We know how rigorous Which?’s procedures are and so we’re very pleased that they have recognised our dedication to quality and providing the best possible service to our customers.”

The BT Synergy 6500 range is available in single, twin, trio and quad sets, depending on the number of handsets required by a household. Its primary features include digital answering with a 30-minute capacity for recordings, a 250-entry phone book and text messaging; while its clever design means that extra handsets can be added without installing more phone sockets.

Models in the BT Studio 4100 Plus range use a low energy power supply and are each equipped with a clock, alarm and five different ringer melodies; while BT Freestyle 710 phones have big buttons for easy use and are compatible with digital hearing aids.

Which?’s cordless phone reviews are produced using a wide range of diverse criteria, including tests for durability, the loudness of the ear piece and sound quality. Which?’s experts also assess reception, maximum range, ease of use, battery life, power consumption, versatility and features of each model.

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BT Launches New Range Of Cameras In Time For Summer

One of the UK’s leading online electronics and technology retailers BT Shop has announced the release of a new range of camcorders and cameras in time for the summer holiday season.

With schools around the country preparing to break up in the next few days and people everywhere counting down until their own summer holiday, BT Shop has ensured that everyone will be able to afford to keep a record of their time in the sun.

The company’s range of digital cameras and camcorders are made by some of the most trusted names in the industry – the likes of Pentax, Kodak and Samsung. All the models on offer have a huge variety of shooting options to choose from, but are also simple for novices to use. So whether you’re a budding David Bailey or just prefer to point and click, there is sure to be a model to suit your needs.

The Kodak EASYSHARE C143 silver digital camera has proved extremely popular with people looking for a simple way to take pictures and capture memories forever. Its 2GB SD card will ensure that you won’t run out of space in a hurry, while the camera’s Easyshare technology means it is possible to upload your pictures to the internet within seconds.

Caroline Hodgson, Executive at BT Shop, said: “Everyone wants to be able to capture great images when they’re on holiday and with our range of digital cameras and digital camcorders, taking fantastic photos has never been easier. There is a large range available to choose from and like all products at BT Shop, everything is competitively priced.”

For photographers who like to get active, the Fuji FinePix XP30 is sure to appeal. With its rugged build, 14.2-megapixel resolution and five times wide zoom, it is able to perform in the most demanding conditions and provide fantastic shots every time.

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BT’s Accessibility Phones Make It Easier For You To Stay Connected

BT’s most useful range of home phones can help you to dial more easily, improve the volume of your calls and know exactly who is calling before you even pick up the handset.

Landline handsets in the Big Button, Converse, Freestyle and Paragon ranges are carefully designed to assist you with hearing or sight difficulties, and allow you the freedom to control how you communicate with people.

Caroline Hodgson, BT Shop Executive says: “Our most popular phone, the Big Button 100, lives up to its name with large, generously-spaced buttons. It also has straightforward volume controls and can be used with a hearing aid, via an inductive coupler. It is recommended for people with impairments to their sight, hearing, speech, mobility and dexterity; and also those who are uncomfortable with technology.”

The Converse, Freestyle and Paragon phones can also be used with a hearing aid – and each has its own additional set of useful features, depending on your requirements.

For example, the Converse 2200 can also be used hands-free or with a headset; uses less energy than most types of phone; and can be mounted on a wall for easy access. Alternatively, the Paragon 550 is equipped with an answerphone which operates via the handset or a speaker option. Other models include the Converse 2300 and the Paragon 650, which have additional capabilities such as speed dialling and text messaging.

The Freestyle 710 and 750 are light, cordless models, allowing them to be used in different rooms of the home while still retaining many of the features that make BT’s traditional corded phones so useful, including hearing aid compatibility.

If you visit BT’s website, you can find out a lot more about accessibility phones and disability phones.

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BT Home Hub 3 Makes A Strong Connection With Sleek New Look

The new BT Home Hub 3 combines a glossy new design with superb practical benefits, including a powerful signal range, high-level energy efficiency and the ability to seek out the best BT connection available.

Like previous Home Hub models, the BT Home Hub 3 connects devices around the home, providing a central focus for a household’s landline, mobile phone, wireless networking, broadband internet and television services. It operates either using a wireless signal or wires, depending on the preference of each user.

However, the new BT Home Hub 3 boasts BT’s best ever wireless signal. Known as‘smart wireless’, the system detects and automatically selects the strongest channel available.

Caroline Hodgson, BT Shop Executive says: “Once connected, BT’s latest Hub constantly monitors the signal for interference or other problems – and, if it detects any issues, it will switch to a preferable channel. The Hub uses wireless‘N’ technology, which reflects wireless signals around rooms and improves overall coverage in your home.”

The BT Home Hub 3 also has superb energy efficiency properties, including the ability to automatically switch to ‘low power’ mode when not connected. Full power is always restored if it reconnects or is prompted by internet traffic.

Like the Home Hub v2.0, the Hub 3 looks stylish in smooth black, but in a much more compact form. With the added benefits of protective Wi-Fi security and easy setup with help from an accessible user guide, the BT Home Hub 3 is the perfect choice for helping your household work in harmony.

The BT Home Hub 3 retails at £91.90 with the Infinity Welcome Pack or ADSL Welcome Pack.

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