Big Button Speaker-phone with SOS Remote-£34.99@Lidl from 6th Jan 2011 - HotUKDeals
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Nice phone for those of us with elderly rellies. (or ABBA fans)

Features include:
- Emergency SOS button and wireless SOS remote
- Extra large 3-line backlit LCD display
- Large easy-to-read buttons
- Hands-free speakerphone
- 2 one-touch speed dial buttons
- 30 phonebook entries
- Mute and adjustable volume
# Hearing aid compatible
# Batteries included
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suspended#1
Am I missing the point? It is a phone with big buttons so warrants a 35 quid price tag?!?
#2
jonny619447
Am I missing the point? It is a phone with big buttons so warrants a 35 quid price tag?!?


Yeah it has a button to instant dial a life-line service that the user can wear around their neck. My other half's nan has one, she seems to have a stroke every other week and pressing the button instantly calls an ambulance out to her house.
#3
what is this life line - a relatives number , the emergency services ?
#4
janz70
what is this life line - a relatives number , the emergency services ?


Well.. the set-up she has is to a call centre which if there is no reply will dispatch an ambulance and treat the situation as an emergency. I don't know much about it to be honest, could google it if you really like.
#5
is there a charge for this service
#6
janz70
is there a charge for this service


I am not sure if it's NHS sponsored / yearly charge / charge for 'false alarms' / etc. You would have to look into it. I know the service exists but had no need to personally investigate it.

http://www.lifelinesys.com/content/lifeline-products/how-lifeline-works/lifeline-caregiver

This seems like the product but an American version, hope it points you on the right path.
#7
janz70
what is this life line - a relatives number , the emergency services ?


* In an emergency, press the SOS button on the phone or remote and an alarm will sound on the phone.
* The phone will then dial designated emergency phone numbers from the user’s phonebook.
* The recipient of the call will hear an emergency announcement or a custom recorded message.
* An LED indicator on the phone flashes to show that the call has connected.
* If the call is not connected, the phone will dial the next emergency number.
* The SOS button on the remote can also be used to accept incoming calls and activate the hands-free mode.
#8
I have a similar system for my elderly parents called the Yale distress system. You should not include emergency numbers in the call register - only relatives/friends. My Dad has pressed the button many times by accident. Its a comfort for me that they have it. Hot deal in my opinion.
#9
janz70
is there a charge for this service


I enquired about this Lifeline service for myself and was told it was £16 and some pennies plus VAT per week, I just don't have that money anymore. This was my local council though and I'm not sure if other councils charge a different rate.
#10
moose109
janz70
is there a charge for this service
I enquired about this Lifeline service for myself and was told it was £16 and some pennies plus VAT per week, I just don't have that money anymore. This was my local council though and I'm not sure if other councils charge a different rate.

What you are refering to is a fully fledged system with a call centre with a service cost assoicated with it. This a normal phone with a remote which then rings a programmable number of your choice. Perfect to alert the relatives/friends that something is amiss.
#11
My Gran has the full blown system & I believe it costs £1 a week as she's on her own and in a wheelchair.

It's worth 50 times that amount as she has been saved a number of times due to falls and other mishaps.


Now my mother in law is able bodied but lives on her own, so this system would be perfect as she may never use it for weeks/ months.... but if something were to happen, a trip / fall, she could press the button and call a friend / neighbor who could then come to her aid.
#12
Given the target audience for this item, should the description be in LARGE TYPE ?
#13
My nan wore the remote around her neck, that's the thing that killed her, strangled by the thing that was supposed to save her :'(. R.I.P Ethel
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moose109
janz70
is there a charge for this service
I enquired about this Lifeline service for myself and was told it was £16 and some pennies plus VAT per week, I just don't have that money anymore. This was my local council though and I'm not sure if other councils charge a different rate.

I work for one of the Lifeline services which although is comparable with the this telephone advertised has variable differences.
1. This telephone will allow you to call one of your OWN predesignated contacts via a pendant which generally has a range of up to 130 ft . You cannot include the emergency services as they will not normally respond to this private telephone service.
2. Lifeline/Careline/Aid Call to name but a few were at one time local Council sponsored (very few still are). Many are now sponsored via a local Social Housing Association which do not supply units free of charge. The service supplies a unit similar to the one advertised here and the payments in our area are £4:20 per week + vat (Vat if applicable) The call made from the pendant comes to a control centre and the problem is identified and the correct agency called ie Family/ neighbour/doctor or Emergency Services, and I would suggest the user is correctly looked after. I can add that nothing in this world is free anymore (Yes we are talking about the most vulnerable in our society) and the service has still to be funded by the user or their families. I would comment only briefly on the comment that Deano 1985 nan was starngled by the thing that was supposed to save her. Many people against our advice insist on wearing the pendant around their neck in bed at night (fine in the daytimes) And unfortunately there can be tragic circumstances resulting in this. There are 10's of thousands of these units around the UK saving peoples lives. Today I am at work providing such a service....
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I work for one of the Lifeline services which although is comparable with the this telephone advertised has variable differences.
1. This telephone will allow you to call one of your OWN predesignated contacts via a pendant which generally has a range of up to 130 ft . You cannot include the emergency services as they will not normally respond to this private telephone service.
2. Lifeline/Careline/Aid Call to name but a few were at one time local Council sponsored (very few still are). Many are now sponsored via a local Social Housing Association which do not supply units free of charge. The service supplies a unit similar to the one advertised here and the payments in our area are £4:20 per week + vat (Vat if applicable) The call made from the pendant comes to a control centre and the problem is identified and the correct agency called ie Family/ neighbour/doctor or Emergency Services, and I would suggest the user is correctly looked after. I can add that nothing in this world is free anymore (Yes we are talking about the most vulnerable in our society) and the service has still to be funded by the user or their families. I would comment only briefly on the comment that Deano 1985 nan was starngled by the thing that was supposed to save her. Many people against our advice insist on wearing the pendant around their neck in bed at night (fine in the daytimes) And unfortunately there can be tragic circumstances resulting in this. There are 10's of thousands of these units around the UK saving peoples lives. Today I am at work providing such a service....



Thank you to yourself and the many that do the same job, as I previously posted, my Gran uses the fully paid system and it's a life line thats worth every penny. The operator has stayed connected, talking to my gran while we make the quick 20min dash to help. often we are the 2nd call as an ambulance is already there.


This speaker phone is only really good for a back up for people who don't carry / use a mobile phone. Those that need a life saving device need to pay for the lifeline system.... please.


Also, the neck strap supplied with my Grans system is a plastic popper which un-pops if caught - will now check to ensure it does. Thank you.

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