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Powertel 710 talking cordless telephone

Every time you press a button on the PowerTel 710, it calls out the numbers to you. With voice prompts to fit the needs of blind and visually impaired people. And, for those who aren’t technically minded or mislaid the instruction manual – the phone literally talks you through all menus. Talking keys announce their function so you always know exactly what you’re doing.

Along with big buttons the PowerTel 710 is crystal clear even at very loud volumes (earpiece over 40dB, ringer over 90dB). In fact the handset is so loud that it has two user profiles – so one family member can have it at a much higher volume than everyone else.

Amplicomms has bowled us over with the new PowerTel 710. We’re very excited about selling it because it’s the first of its kind – a cordless home phone where all the features are truly accessible for blind people. It’s easy for everyone to use. Simon McLean, technology product manager at the RNIB


  • Talking menus
  • Talking buttons
  • Talking phonebook with Caller ID
  • Very loud, adjustable earpiece volume( > 40dB, less than 1.5% distortion)
  • Very loud, adjustable ringtone (over 90dB)
  • Boost mode – makes the earpiece even louder at high frequencies
  • Tone “equaliser” to tailor the sound to suit your hearing
  • Two user profiles – ideal if one user wants a louder volume or different tone
  • Hearing Aid Compatible
  • Socket for headset or induction neck loop (available separately)
  • Flashing alert to incoming calls
  • Instruction manual available in Braille from the RNIB
  • Backlit LCD display with large, readable text
  • Hands-free speakerphone
  • Internal calls, conference calls and call transfer between handsets
  • Keypad lock
  • Call timer
  • 3 speed-dial buttons
  • 200-number phonebook
  • Alarm clock and appointment reminders
  • Range: approx 50m indoors, 300m outdoors
  • Battery life: 10 hours talk time, 100 hours standby time
  • Works with all GAP-compatible DECT digital cordless phones

Now available from: www.rnib.org.uk/shop for: £99.99

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Wayne Lewis

Managing Director & Presenter of GeeksTech.co.uk. Specialises in doing video reviews on technology & gadgets that the everyday non techie consumer can understand.

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