At liGo we have tried numerous headsets over the years, but the models that have been rated as the best for reliability, comfort, and sound have consistently been those manufactured by Plantronics. The headset recommendations we make to our customers is based on our own experiences of use, and as such are confident in our endorsement of Plantronics whose headsets are used globally to service the needs of pilots, call centre staff, mobile professionals, and even astronauts! In point of fact it was via a Plantronics headset that in 1969 a half a billion of the world’s population listened to Neil Armstrong’s first words on the moon!
We take a look at their top 3 wireless headsets at the moment: Continue reading “Top 3 professional wireless headsets from Plantronics” »
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At liGo, we are often contacted by people looking to buy a cordless phone with ‘the best range’ to replace a model they are unhappy with. Whilst there is a degree of truth in the maxim that you get what you pay for (with more expensive phones typically making better use of their output power for a stronger signal); most DECT phones will provide roughly the same range (roughly 50 meters indoors, 300 meters outdoors) so opting for the most expensive model is not necessarily the answer. If you’re happy with your phone in all other respects (sound quality, usability, etc) but are struggling to get reception in certain areas, whether due to: thick impermeable walls; modern insulation blocking the radio signals; or simply need coverage over a larger area….there is likely to be a solution for you that doesn’t involve buying a brand new set of phones.
Here are our 4 tried and tested tips on the most effective ways to boost, extend, repeat, lengthen, expand, and exponentially broaden the range of your landline phones to help you get the coverage you need. Continue reading “4 ways to improve cordless phone signal for increased range and a boost in sound quality” »
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The advances in modern communication over the past few years has been rapid. So rapid that older generations are in danger of being left behind, as evidenced by the fact that in 2012 only 15% of those aged 65 or over in the UK accessed the internet ‘on the go’ as opposed to over three-quarters of adults under the age of 45. And whilst it could be argued that this discrepancy is down to a reluctance of older generations to embrace the latest technologies, when you consider that many products exclude the elderly by their very design (eg. the average response time for the icons on an iPhone screen is 0.7 seconds, yet the average response time of someone aged 65 or over is one second) perhaps there is another reason.
Luckily, Doro, the leading manufacturer of easy to use mobile phones, aims to redress the balance with their second smartphone to date – the Doro Liberto 810. Specifically designed at making the Smartphone more accessible, the UK managing director for Doro claims the company are “liberating those who perceive smartphones to be overly complicated and crowded with difficult-to-use apps. Our new mobile will bring them into a world of technology in a positive and engaged way.”
We take a look at what this Smart easy-to-use mobile is offering:
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Whether you are looking to buy a new phone or perhaps you need some gift ideas, here is our much coveted top 10 best cordless phones of 2013 to help you make the right choice.
We tested all phones released based on:
- Sound quality
- Build quality
- General performance (range, battery life, answering machine etc)
- All reviews are conducted strictly on phones released in the last 12 months
Siemens features heavily in our list of best home phones and it’s no surprise. Their outstanding build and sound quality combined with intuitive features, sets them apart from the rest. So here we go…
Continue reading “Top 10 – best cordless phones on the market” »
Anyone with a landline phone will at some point have had the misfortune of being disturbed by an unwanted cold call. And whilst some of us are adept at inventing amusing ways of responding to cold callers (or even making money from them), for other more vulnerable individuals it can become a source of anxiety and distress when persistently pestered by them.
Unwanted nuisance calls take many different forms, but more often than not come from international or withheld numbers. Below is a list of the most common types:
- Live marketing calls – is when someone calls to try and sell you something.
- Recorded message calls – is….you’ve guessed it… when you answer the phone to a recorded message.
- Silent/ Abandoned calls – occur when equipment is used that generates calls and no staff are available when the call is connected.
- Scam phone calls – each year millions of consumers fall victim to scams.
- Threatening/abusive calls – whether from people you know or from strangers are a criminal offence should be reported to the police
How to stop unwanted sales calls
Registering with the ‘Telephone Preference Service’ is a free and easy way to Continue reading “How to block unwanted and nuisance sales calls” »
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This year we’ve seen the emergence of Siemens and Panasonic as clearly the best brands for cordless phones. But with an abundance of choice, we wanted to bring you the best of the best. We tested each phone for best sound, durability, styling, features and much more.
Here they are, the best cordless phones to have graced us in 2013.
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Hot on the heels of Ofcom’s new figures showing that 71% of landline customers receive unwanted nuisance calls, BT has launched a new handset designed to alleviate the problem.
Available to buy even for non BT customers, the BT 6500 is already generating serious market attention due to BT’s claim that it can block up to 80% of unwanted calls.
They include all calls from international numbers as well as withheld numbers and a further 10 numbers specified by the handset’s user.
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Gigaset replaces lithium-ion batteries in the SL910 series
Product warning: The cell may overheat in rare cases
December 15, 2011 – Gigaset Communications GmbH is replacing the lithium-ion batteries in the handsets of its SL910 series (the Gigaset SL910, Gigaset SL910A and Gigaset SL910H) because the storage cells may overheat in very rare cases. As a manufacturer of quality products, Gigaset is taking this precautionary measure to rule out any safety risks due to the batteries, which all come from one supplier. Affected consumers are strongly urged to stop using the batteries in question right away and replace them with new ones.
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The recently launched Gigaset SL910a was quickly reviewed by Which. Here is their Video
Buy the Gigaset SL910a here
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The first thing that i will say about the SL400a phones is that they are not cheap, after having numerous BT branded phones (that were of dubious quality) and a few Binatone phones(that were even worse) over the last few years i thought it was time to bite the bullet and splash out on what i can only describe as one of the best phones i have ever seen or used.
The first thing that you notice about the phones as you unpack them is the weight and build quality, they comprise of a nice chromium plated solid metal frame and a metal keypad similar to the laser cut key pads of the Motorola Razr. The batteries install easily and are of the flat lithium-ion type you find in mobile phones. Once the batteries are installed and the shiny black back is clipped on you realise that all that chrome and shiny black is going to show up all the fingerprints. Belt clips are supplied as an option if you want to use them and do not really detract from the overall design of the phone. Continue reading “Customer Review of the Siemens Gigaset SL400 / Gigaset SL400A” »