Convenient new phone system for residents

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Care homes can now provide residents with personal telephones that use pre-payment cards – the new Solitaire 500 from Landis & Gyr Communications. The resident buys a phonecard to the value of £5.00 from the care home. He or she then lifts the handset, passes the card through a card-swipe mechanism – a slot on the side of the phone – waits briefly for a message from the system and then dials the number required. When the call ends, the cost is deducted from the card. Empty cards can be “topped-up” using credit or debit cards, or simply replaced. The cost of calling is comparable to a BT street payphone – 14p per minute peak, 9p per minute off-peak. Calling a Solitaire 500 phone costs the same as a call to any other land-line phone. Landis & Gyr says the Solitaire 500 offers residents convenience and privacy when making calls – as each room can contain its own phone. For care home managers, the system is fully controllable and cost-effective. A switchboard can connect each phone to the telephone network, and

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