1. Pear trees

    Pear trees Registered User

    Jan 25, 2015
    442
    My mum regularly does not put the phone receiver back properly so it is engaged all the time until someone pops in later that day. She does not make any calls, preferring us to call her throughout the day to check she is OK.

    Can anyone suggest a simple to use phone that is easy to return onto the hook at the end of a call?
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,623
    Male
    North Manchester
  3. Pear trees

    Pear trees Registered User

    Jan 25, 2015
    442
    Thanks for your suggestions Nitram, the blue one looks good as has got a lighter receiver. Will give it a try!
     
  4. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,623
    Male
    North Manchester
    Note that it does not have a memory, all numbers have to be dialled, if you search a bit you should find something with a memory.

    No memory could mean not as many calls but also many miss-dials.
     
  5. Onlyme

    Onlyme Registered User

    Apr 5, 2010
    4,999
    UK
    Mil forgot how to put the phone in the cradle so would put it across the phone rather than down the phone into its holder. We had to se up a rota to put her phone back on as it was more off than on and her alert button ran off it.
     
  6. SisterAct

    SisterAct Registered User

    We used to ring any of Dad's neighbours and they would pop over to tell him his phone was off the hook. None of them minded.
    He loved their little visits too.
     
  7. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,623
    Male
    North Manchester
    "We used to ring any of Dad's neighbours and they would pop over to tell him his phone was off the hook."

    Another method of reminding the person to put the phone on the hook is to get the cheapest mobile that allows customised ring tones and program the ring tone to say 'put your phone back on the hook please mum'.

    Leave the mobile inaccessible and permanently on charge.

    Purchase a £10 PAYG contract but remember to make a chargeable call frequently enough - usually every 90 days - to prevent the contract being pulled .
     
  8. sheelz

    sheelz Registered User

    Sep 1, 2014
    35
    my mum does this often so we now say to her as a last reminder to 'put the phone down properly now' and we wait til she has...........sometimes it works !!!??? It's very frustrating !!!
     
  9. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,424
    I found a wall mounted phone with a corded handset, where if the phone wasn't hung up properly the handset would dangle and be obvious to Mummy helped with this. Not solved it you understand, but helped.
     
  10. patsy56

    patsy56 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2015
    840
    Fife Scotland
    I know my landline makes a bleeping noise if not back in the cradle
     

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