Amplicom PowerTel 500 Cordless DECT 6.0 Amplified Phone – Amplicom PowerTel 500 Cordless DECT 6.0 Amplified Phone – HC-PT500HC-PT500

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  1. Anonymous says:
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Eh, June 17, 2012
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    W. Simonds (Austin, TX United States) –
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    This review is from: Amplicom PowerTel 500 Cordless DECT 6.0 Amplified Phone – Amplicom PowerTel 500 Cordless DECT 6.0 Amplified Phone – HC-PT500HC-PT500

    This phone lacks a critically important feature if it’s going to succeed with its target market: Bluetooth.

    It claims to be hearing aid compatible, but it’s not — not if you have the new aids that directly support Bluetooth. It’s only compatible with neckloops, which are certainly less convenient and desirable.

    It does have EQ built in, which is helpful and plenty of gain as long as you don’t use it with a headset.

    However, if you do use it with a headset — for instance, to take notes while on a business call — the volume drops so much you have to use the boost function to compensate. The boost drains the battery so fast, the handset will die in less than 40 minutes, taking your business call with it.

    Thus, you wind up having to use it while it’s still plugged into the base station. This totally defeats the whole point of a cordless phone.

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  2. Anonymous says:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Some flaws, April 28, 2012
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    This review is from: Amplicom PowerTel 500 Cordless DECT 6.0 Amplified Phone – Amplicom PowerTel 500 Cordless DECT 6.0 Amplified Phone – HC-PT500HC-PT500

    I bought this phone for my 90 year old friend. What I don’t like about it is that you cannot set the phone at the hearing level you want and have it maintain that level. So, each time it is used at least one more button needs to be pushed to get the loudness level desired. My friend cannot learn that extra step.

    Also, by nature of the large buttons her hands are reaching around the phone when she speaks and her fingers are inadvertently turning off the the phone!

    We are trying to train her how to use this phone. It should be easier to use.

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