Noting his disability problems, why not get an answering machine to take
messages? He could call back to anyone that he wanted to talk to when
he was able to get there, and not try to run to answer what probably
would be the telemarketers calls.
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He does use the answering machine from time to time. Generally, it is best
he answers his calls as he is generally available to talk. Those who call
often have busy schedules and this is an ideal time for them to reach him.
As for the telemarketers, I wish there were more of them. He doesn't get
He can't hear very well. And, would probably frustrate these callers so
much they'd take him off the list themselves.
To be honest, I wish of his friends and family would call him. He's getting
more depressed with his walking and having lost his wife (my mom) a few
There are some cordless handsets with speaker-phone mode. With push of a
button, it gets LOUD and talk without holding the HS close to mouth.
Also you can tailor your voice or sound for better hearing.
Thanks Tony, that might be a good idea. He has a cordless answering machine
with a speaker phone mode. It makes sense to put it where he sits most of
the day. That way, in case he misses any calls he won't have to get up to
check for his messages. I don't know how he will like using speaker-phone
mode. I am going to have him test it out.
Thanks for the offer. He's on the Do Not Call list. I don't think he gets
very many solicitors.
An answering machine to screen calls? I hate when people do that to me. It
makes me feel as though, if I'm worth your time,you'll answer. I like
caller Id better. Everyone is entitled to their own style.
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