A Sponsored Story on behalf of Vtech communications
Great technology should serve our needs, be easy to use and affordable, VTech Communications solidly delivers all this via their CareLine™ home telephone and personal communication system. Normally my focus here is on smart phones and tablets but this ignores a huge community of people who like the security of a landline phone system. Many find mobile devices and safety systems intimidating to use and too costly to afford on an ongoing basis, people like my 85-year-old Father in law. Don proudly resists computers and cell phones, he’s refused the gift of a tablet, his dislike of technology makes getting help quickly from all areas of his sprawling 3,400 square foot home a lot more difficult.
Enter The VTech CareLine™ home telephone and personal communication system to the rescue! Feature rich, the system consists of a solidly constructed touch-tone telephone base with corded handset, a cordless handset, and a wearable safety pendant. All three system components come with charging bases and offer speakerphone capability.
The system comes with a quick start guide and my husband had the basic system setup for Don in under 30 minutes. A second, more detailed user manual is also included that explains everything the Careline system can do and how to program it’s advanced features. The VTech writers clearly understand that many people often become frustrated with confusing geek speak and put together both manuals using illustrations and instructions written in a clear, easy to understand manner.
The telephone base is attractive, solidly built and can be plugged into any phone jack. The base buttons are large, easy to see and touch. The unit offers programmable 4 button speed dial, voice caller ID which announces who is calling and an audio assist system that enhances clarity and volume of the callers voice, a benefit for users who may have hearing limitations. The “Soft Button” menu screen allows the user to check the call log and set up the functions etc. The instructions were clear and advanced feature set up was simple to navigate.
The remote handset is also feature rich, Voice Alert caller ID, audio assist, visual ring alert, speaker and volume controls and a menu screen which allows you to check your call log and voice messages. The sound quality is very good on the handset and the speakerphone option allows you to enjoy hands free calls with crisp, clear sound. Don keeps the handset next to him on his recliner as he watches TV.
The wearable Safety pendant is the star of the show, it’s equipped with two buttons that when pressed will dial either speed dial one or two on the base. Additionally you can use voice command on the pendant to dial all four-speed buttons you’ve programmed on the base. The voice command system is quite impressive, simply speak the commands the system is programmed for and voice command performs the function you’ve requested, no need for frustrating, time consuming “voice training”. You can also program the pendant to alert you when you’ve got an appointment or need to take medication, access time and date, voice messages and call logs. Don has an acre lot around his house that he navigates using a scooter and appreciates that he can clip the pendant on his belt or wear it on a soft cord around his neck. The Safety Pendant also has impressive range and he was able to use the device reliably from anywhere on his property.
Summing it all up
The VTech CareLine™ home telephone and personal communication system is great technology! A well constructed, good looking, feature rich phone system at a surprisingly attractive price. The system provides users with the ability to control how they wish to communicate conveniently & the ability to summon help in an emergency without paying monthly a monthly fee. My husband and I are grateful to know that Don can enjoy his home, spend time out in his yard, lounge near his pool and BBQ to his heart’s content while being able to quickly and easily summon help if he should need assistance.
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Disclaimer: This post is written on behalf of Vtech communications, I received a Careline Phone system for review & compensation for my participation in this BOOMBOXNetwork.com campaign.