Burnside Telecom has launched a new phone that can automatically answer calls in handsfree mode for those who are able to talk but are unable to come to or operate their phone.
The Automatic Handsfree Answering feature is designed to make it easier for the elderly, infirm or disabled to take calls. However subsequent market research indicates that many other people whether at work or play would find it ‘extremely useful’.
This new accessibility feature is available only to callers whose numbers are stored in the phone’s memory keys.
To prevent unauthorised use all outgoing calls can be restricted to those numbers stored in memory keys. A hotline number can be called simply by lifting handset or pressing the handsfree key.
The Burnside P230 Desktop Mobile Phone combines the use it anywhere flexibility of a mobile phone and the ease of use of an ordinary big button desktop telephone.
The insertion of a mobile phone SIM is all that is required for instant connection to GSM cellular wireless networks without the delay or expense of landline installation or reconnection. A Pay As You Go SIM also avoids the pay even if you don’t use it rental of a landline phone.
SMS text messages can be composed, sent and received using the P230 or from applications like Microsoft’s Outlook e-mail client running on a PC connected via its USB port.
The P230 is a new addition to a range of Burnside desktop mobile phones already in use by amongst others Sainsbury’s, Tesco and the Metropolitan Police.
The P230 is available from mobile network operators, distributors and telecom dealers. It is designed and made in the United Kingdom.