Easy answer telephone

Helfe86

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My husband forgets to press the green button when he answers the landline phone. Are there any phones on the market where you just pick them up to answer.
 

nitram

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There has to be a method of signalling acceptance of call.
Assume cordless, if not lifting handset of cradle does this
Usual system is:
If phone is on base station or separate charger lifting it off does this.
If not on either a button has to be pressed.

Is this how yours works?
 

nitram

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Hello @Helfe86 Some people with dementia find doro phones easy to use.
Easy to use keys and large display, still have to press green to answer if not on base station
/charger.
Else the phone keeps ringing.

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Else look at something like echo show with drop in . I have buds as well but haven't tried them to see how they work. You can switch the camera off with the echo show so maybe that's an option?

I did find with my mum once she had problems with the phone, they never went away and we tried quite a few phones .
 

Agzy

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My husband forgets to press the green button when he answers the landline phone. Are there any phones on the market where you just pick them up to answer.
Alzheimer’s shop, Empora clam phone which you answer by just opening it. Also has three buttons for one press fast dials
 

nitram

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Alzheimer’s shop, Empora clam phone which you answer by just opening it. Also has three buttons for one press fast dials
The request referred to a landline phone.
He may wish to retain his number, permanent forwarding to mobile is expensive.
 

Bod

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Search "Retro phones"
There are now old style dial phones with 1950's design available from national out of town retailers.

Bod
 

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Search "Retro phones"
There are now old style dial phones with 1950's design available from national out of town retailers.

Bod
One of the many phones I bought my mother. She never used it and it was a pain to make a call from for the rest of the family.
 

nitram

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Search "Retro phones"
There are now old style dial phones with 1950's design available from national out of town retailers.

Bod
No need for retro corded, no reported problem with dialling push button, all corded phones just need handset lifted off cradle to answer.
 

Agzy

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The request referred to a landline phone.
He may wish to retain his number, permanent forwarding to mobile is expensive.
Ah, hadn’t realised and yes, we too are keeping our landline as although Pauline won’t/can’t make calls she has no problems picking up and chatting, sorry.
 

nitram

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Ah, hadn’t realised and yes, we too are keeping our landline as although Pauline won’t/can’t make calls she has no problems picking up and chatting, sorry.
Landline phones are far less confusing to answer than mobiles.
 

Agzy

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Landline phones are far less confusing to answer than mobiles.
I agree in the main as swiping etc is a nightmare but the Empora isn’t like that and just needs opening or closing for on and off with 3 very clear fast dial press buttons but it can be a nuisance with various noises it makes for notifications.
 

Puma

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My husband forgets to press the green button when he answers the landline phone. Are there any phones on the market where you just pick them up to answer.
My mother forgets to press the red one to close the line, so once you call her no one else can! You gotta laugh.
 

Jessbow

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