Best Solution for my Mum
Great solution for my elderly Mum who just moved to a new unit. She won't use a mobile phone and this is a much more economical alternative to the cost of a landline service with added benefit of the phones easy to use features.
Purchased in December 2020.
Makes a great second phone
This phone was ordered to be used as a second phone and it will do the job nicely. There was no problem with setting it up,apart from the sim card which I am still having trouble with. Hopefully willl be able to get it sorted out.
Purchased in November 2020 at Olitech for A$189.00.
A very good solution for helping keep elderly in touch with the world during China Virus lockdown
I purchased this telephone for my elderly parent because said parent lives in a residential care setting and required a telephone for keeping in contact with family during the China Virus lockdown. A previous mobile phone was rendered inoperable due to the need to frequently insert a charging cable, which due to parent's declining physical dexterity eventually resulted in destruction of the telephone's charging socket. This new phone only needs to be plugged into a power point to operate, because it re-used the mobile phone SIM card that I tran...ferred from the previous phone. This has helped parent to connect with the outside world much more easily than the mobile phone, not only because of its highly recognizable landline-looking style, but because it does not rely on a touch screen (some elderly people don't handle those well), and does not get lost in pockets or in bedding, has a very loud ringer and massive dial keys, it is very easy to use and has helped keep parent in touch with the world during this lockdown. One point of improvement would be to improve the programmable speed-dial buttons. They work well, but it would have been better if they were larger and had the facility to insert a nice printed card representing their favorite calling destination, whether a large-print name or a photograph. Sure, this may look slightly dated, but that's how telephones looked when today's elderly were of working age.
Purchased in August 2020 for A$209.00.
Now I can speak to my Mum
My mother is in an aged care facility and is legally blind and has very bad hearing. She was adamant that she didn't want a phone, but with the Corona Virus and isolation we had no contact. I finally talked her into your mobile phone and now we can communicate with her regularly. I thought it would be just us ringing her but she quickly learned which button to push to ring us. We are very happy with the product.
Purchased in August 2020 at Olitech for A$189.00.
Very good alternative to mobile phone
purchased this as alternative for aging mother who could no longer figure out a mobile phone menu. Arrived very quickly from Olitech. the handset is a bit heavy for mum, but I guess it has a lot of electronics in it. she will use the speakerphone more, which is a great alternative. I have combined this with a medialert mobile device and now she is covered whether she is in the house, or moving about. Great innovation from this Australian (big tick) company.
Purchased in August 2020 at olitech for A$189.00.
Ideal phone for home or Aged Care
At a difficult time to get a room phone installed for a new Aged Care resident, this phone was the ideal solution. Just plug it in to a powerpoint and use. Obliging staff had given me a number, inserted the Sim card and assembled the phone for me.
Purchased in July 2020 for A$189.00.
Would love to see added to the phone - the ability to create a wifi hotspot - a better alarm pendant as this one simply does not have the range to perform properly in an average home nor does it provide the facility to converse with whoever answers the emergency call. it appears that battery life was the main concern of developers when the main concern of most people is their safety. Recharging a pendant is not an issue.
mostly the phone covers what most older people require in a phone with added benefits.
June 28th 2020 Update: like it
only bitch is that the olitech sim card does not give the coverage of telstra. Passing through Mullewa and Yalgoo in WA and had full bars of reception but was limited to emergency calls only. NOT GOOD
Purchased in June 2020 at internet purchase for A$212.00.
Easy to use home phone.
Purchased the phone for friends in their late Eighties who have very little technical ability and do not want to learn new things.
They have been able to use the Olitech EasyTel Mobile Homephone OLT2017 as it is very similar to the old Telstra land line telephone that they had used for many years. They will not be capable of using all the extra feature available on the phone other than the contacts in the phone book and smart keys.
Purchased in April 2020 for A$189.00.
Elderly parent has difficulty with too many buttons
Perhaps there is a place for a simpler device with 10 memory buttons on which the recipients names can be displayed. EasyTel Homephone comes as advertised. is easy for us. hope our elderly parent learns to use it.
Purchased in April 2020 at olitech on line.
Good product but some restart issues!
I bought the product for my mom who is in an aged care facility. The product has been a godsend due to the coronavirus lockdown. The only issue I have with the product is that if the product is disconnected and the battery runs out, once it is plugged in again it does not automatically restart. A restart button needs to be pressed. This has caused issues because aged care staff are constantly moving the phone and once they realise that the battery has run out they just power it up and think that it is working. We have to call up the nursing home to restart the phone and that might take two days. This function should be changed to allow for mobility.
Purchased in March 2020.
My mum is in her 80's and doesn't like using mobile phones. She has recently moved into a serviced apartment in a retirement village and this phone was perfect for her. It's easy for her to use and simple to set up, the only issue I have is that the answering machine doesn't give much time for her to answer the phone and picks up after just 4 rings which I think is a negative for an elderly persons phone but unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a way to turn this off or delay the answering machine pick up. Otherwise she is a happy customer.
Purchased in March 2020.
Great transition phone
Purchased for elderly parents who were resistant to changing to a traditional mobile style. My mum seems most happy with using it so far, loving the easy memory buttons, and the fact that it looks and works very similarly to a usual landline handset.
A pity, she says, that she has to dial, before picking up the receiver, but is getting used to it already. She's 94 years!
Peace of mind for all, as parents will be losing their landline (due to nbn) in a few weeks.
Purchased in February 2020 for A$189.00.
Great phone easy for my 98 yr old father in law to use.
The one critic I have is the sim card is difficult to install with the flip up silver tab, I popped it out of position and had to relocate it in its lugs to install sim, a slide in interface as per a normal mobile would be easier and simpler, simple design change would solve the problem.
Purchased in December 2019.
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A great alternative for elderly when the NBN rolls into town. Works and fells just like a landline.
As the NBN was being rolled out into an Aged Care facility, many residence faced having their room landlines disconnected. The Oltech solution provided familiar phone functionality for elderly mother. Easy to use with three large memory buttons to press to call her three children. Once we made adjustments to the ringing length and disabled voice mail. She was very pleased with the new device.
Purchased in October 2019 for A$209.00.
Questions & Answers
Mi Papa hard of heering. Papa has big shaky hard hands. He need to swipe or pres hard on buttons to work? How well wil work with and without hearing aids?
Mi apolojies for español is first language.
he would have to be very deaf not to hear someone talking over the phone, perhaps the ringer would have to be at maximum setting but the phone is visual (lights up) when ringing. The phone appears sturdy enough for harder than normal use. It would be best to contact Olitech to find out how the contacts on the buttons work, if they operate on the same principal as buttons on a computer keyboard then there shouldn't be a problem.
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