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Amplicomms BigTel 280 Amplified Cordless Telephone


The Amplicomms BigTel 280 Amplified Cordless Telephone is much louder than your standard phone. The extra loud volume and sound the Amplicomms BigTel 20 provides can be adjusted to suit the needs of your hearing impairment. 

This fantastic amplified cordless phone at outstanding value for money, offers high quality, extra loud, near distortion free volume with hands-free speakerphone and useful easy to use features. This model also offers an answering machine integrated into the base unit.

Fully compatible with BT phone lines. BT_Logo.jpg

Hearing aid compatible for those hearing aid wearers using their ‘T’ setting.TCoil.jpg



  • Extra-large dot-matrix LCD display with large characters and bright backlit display
  • Incredible sound with less than 2% distortion at full amplification
  • Amplified volume adjustment on handset >30dB
  • Hearing aid compatible preferred (highest level)
  • Extra loud adjustable ringer volume >80db
  • Hands-free Speakerphone
  • Caller ID Presentation (CLIP) with storage of the last 30 incoming numbers
  • Phone book - 50 entries of name & number
  • 9 ringtones including 5 polytonic ring tones
  • Up to 100 hours standby operation time
  • Up to 11 hours of permanent talk time
  • 2 Direct-Dial memory buttons on handset (M1/M2)
  • DECT-GAP Standard for connection of up to 4 handsets per base station


  • Answering machine with extra large keys
  • 11 minutes recording time for incoming calls
  • Announcement of day and time of incoming calls
  • Remote interrogation
  • Outgoing message recording or pre-recorded message
  • Answer only facility
  • 2-digit LED message counter
  • Beeping Pager function (Search for handset)
  • 9 ringtones on base station
  • 5 volume settings plus switch-off function for ring tones on base station


  • Volume amplification button with memory (Boost)
  • Extra loud adjustable ringer volume up to 80dB
  • Extra bright LED on handset and base station for visual alert of incoming calls

Box content:

  • 1 x Base station
  • 1 x Cordless handset
  • 1 x Instruction manual
  • 1 x Power supply
  • 1 x Phone connection cable
  • 3 x Rechargeable AAA batteries
BigTel 280 User Guide
5th Apr, 2012 746KB
Vat Relief Declaration
10th Jun, 2011 45KB


Big Tel 280

Review by Topsie (Posted on 05/01/2017)
Volume control excellent. My biggest problem is that Caller Display does not always work. The Caller Display often says Extended Call instead of the name of the person phoning, even when name is in Phone Book. These calls are not registered when using the down arrow button to see who and when anyone has called.
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My phone is very important to me as a do...

Review by Linda (Posted on 17/05/2015)
My phone is very important to me as a dog groomer for appointments and I was struggling to hear anyone even with my hearing aid. This phone is excellent, easy to use, brilliant volume, I can now hold proper conversations with friends, great value for money and delivered very promptly.
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Purchased this phone to help my wife who...

Review by David (Posted on 13/04/2015)
Purchased this phone to help my wife who is hard of hearing. It has a very loud ear piece volume and also ring volume on the phone and base unit. The range of ring tones is OK, but does not have enough options of the lower pitch sounds which is what we require. We found one that was OK on the phone and one that was perfect on the base unit (they are different tones), but unfortunately when the phone is in the base unit it cuts out the base unit ringer and only rings on the phone. This seems a bit daft, as you would need to leave the phone off the base to hear the base ring and then the battery will eventually run down. Anyway, we are working with it for now as we have not found a better hands free phone.
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We purchased this phone for my father an...

Review by Linda Jesney (Posted on 01/04/2015)
We purchased this phone for my father and he is really pleased with it. He can see the large number and his fingers fit the large pads, the screen is well lit and he can hear it ring and me speak. So good to be able to talk to him on the telephone without shouting myself hoarse. In fact, it is so good we have bought ourselves one
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Very quciky delivered. Very pleased with...

Review by Peter (Posted on 09/09/2014)
Very quciky delivered. Very pleased with the Phone, easy to set up and nice and clear when receiving calls!!
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Delivered earlier than promised. Feedbac...

Review by Y S Peacock (Posted on 30/04/2012)
Delivered earlier than promised. Feedback and questions answered promptly, advice excellent. Would not hesitate to use company again.
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I would rate this product, and the servi...

Review by K Oldknow (Posted on 05/04/2012)
I would rate this product, and the service from Hearing Direct, as 5 - excellent. A very versatile phone with lots of options to personalise, easy to set up and alter settings as required, good volume control, great value for money. I also had helpful advice from Joan to ensure the phone would meet my requirements, and the phone then arrived within three days. Thank you very much.
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