Apr 30, 2015

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Amplicomms Powertel M8000 Sim Free Mobile Phone – Silver

Amplicomms Powertel M8000 Sim Free Mobile Phone – Silver

Amplicomms Powertel M8000 Sim Free Mobile Phone – Silver

Amplicomms Powertel M8000 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Silver

  • Product code : NIM51135
  • Brand : Amplicomms
  • Manufacturer part number : 902919
  • PLEASE SEE PRODUCT DESCRIPTION BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

Easy to use mobile phone

List Price: £99.99

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  1. Michael Allsopp says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice size phone with large clear screen and key pad, 31 Mar. 2015
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    This review is from: Amplicomms Powertel M8000 Sim Free Mobile Phone – Silver (Electronics)
    Nice size phone with large clear screen and key pad.Good amplification for people with hearing difficulties plus a 2Mg camera.Great phone for those who do want internet connection like the smart phones.Easy to charge in the supplied docking station.

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  2. John Ryan "One man and his Kat" says:
    5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic design, large numbers and VERY LOUD. Love it!, 8 Feb. 2015
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    This review is from: Amplicomms Powertel M8000 Sim Free Mobile Phone – Silver (Electronics)

    Firstly I need to disclose contacted Amlicoms myself to offer to review their products. My entire family have suffered from hearing difficulties, especially my 87 year old dad, and I received the M8000 mobile phone in return for an unbiased and independent review. I’m delighted I did, because it’s incredibly well designed, and highly recommended.

    The first thing that struck me was the size and design. At 5 x 2 inches and 1/2 inch deep it’s remarkably light in the hand at just 97g. Having said that, it’s a nice size that fits well in the hand and is comfortable to use. The numeric keys are all large (about 20 point font) and well spaced out, and both myself and my dad had no problems reading them, even without reading glasses.

    Glad to say the bright green “Answer” and red “Hang up” buttons are also large, and there’s a set of 3 special buttons, marked A, B and C which can be programmed to call specific numbers. I particularly liked this feature, because however easy a phone is to use, it’s reassuring to know you can get in touch with family with just the press of a single button. No messing around with menus and call numbers.

    This also has a remarkably loud ring tone, and works well with most hearing aids, another great feature my dad appreciated.

    The stand-out feature for me, is however the “Emergency SOS” button.

    A wonderful design feature, specifically useful for elderly users, this allows you to set up to 5 numbers to call on the press of a single “Emergency SOS” button at the rear of the phone. This button is slightly indented within the case to avoid accidental calls, but is easily found as it’s by itself on the back of the device.

    Once pressed, the phone cycles around each number in sequence, and if answered, plays a pre-recorded emergency message. If a number is not answered or busy, the phone skips to the next in sequence, but if answered, the phone switches to “speaker phone” mode, to talk. As an additional safety feature, the caller must press zero within 10 seconds to avoid a call going to answer phone. This makes sure the SOS call is answered by a person before the sequence stops.

    This really is a terrific, well designed and well thought through feature, and should provide great reassurance that help is on hand with just the press of a single button.

    As you’d expect from Amplicomms, it’s designed to work well for people with hearing difficulties. It has a built in T-Coil coupler which works with most hearing aids, and a reassuringly loud ring tone (it set the dog off the first few times I tried it).

    What I really loved about it though, was the attention to detail. Small design features like the ability to announce who was calling with a pre-recorded message, for example “John is calling”, or the ability to different vibrate or ring tones for different people.

    Even the charging stand is well designed. Unlike most mobile phones which have a fiddly micro-USB socket which would be difficult for people with sight or limited dexterity, this has an up-right stand. Once set up, you just drop it in, and the phone stands up where it’s easy to pick up.

    Finally, the instruction guide on the CD is excellent including information on how to install a SIM card, and even takes the time to explain the difference between pay as you go and contract mobile phone services.

    Of course, there’s a huge number of additional functions (almost too many to mention), but here’s a selection:-

    * Emergency SOS call. Set up to 5 private numbers to call including a pre-recorded voice message called in the event of an emergency
    * Speed dialling – assign a contact to a given number and it calls when you hold the key down for 3 seconds
    * Special extra large keys A, B and C which can be assigned to dial particular people. Great to call the family without menus or numbers
    * Last number redial – Press the green call button to list the last numbers called
    * Accept or Reject incoming calls by pressing the extra large C button – great to reject a call if needed
    * Hands free calling – hear the caller over the speaker – great for a conference call if the family are visiting
    * Set up a recorded message to announce incoming calls by name. e.g. “Sarah is calling”. Fantastic feature!
    * Set up different ring tones, vibration alert or voice message for each contact to alert incoming calls.
    * Full messaging including SMS and MMS (text and multi-media messaging) included
    * Call time reminder. Sound a beep every 50 minutes – to alert you you’re running up a large bill
    * Built in camera/video recorder to record or show videos and photos taken with the camera phone
    * Alarm – to alert the user at a set time each day – useful for example, to remind you to take medication
    * Includes a T-Coil coupler which means it works with most…

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  3. Mr Richard Templeton says:
    5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Five Stars, 14 Jan. 2015
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