BT Releases Tough Phone

BT Tough Phone

Nimans and BT are talking tough following the launch of a robust landline telephone that has a huge 1 km range.

The BT Elements 1k is also totally dustproof and waterproof up to one metre. The new model is available from Nimans and includes nuisance call blocking functionality to thwart unwanted calls.

The BT Elements 1k is designed to keep users connected far and wide…. a farmer using the phone to take calls in the fields, or a car dealership taking orders at the far end of their forecourt. The BT Elements 1k enables users to remain in contact – especially where there is no or inconsistent mobile reception.

Nimans’ Head of Conferencing and Telephony Sales, Ian Brindle, says the BT Elements 1k is also totally dustproof offering customers the flexibility to make use of the phone in a dusty environment, such as a home workshop or a factory floor. Plus it can be submersed in water up to 1m.

“This durability is reflected in the BT Elements 1k having an IP67 rating giving customers the peace of mind they will always be able to make and receive calls without worrying about damaging the phone.”

He added: “Users can always be in touch, even in extreme environments up to 1km away from their phones base unit. This is ideal across a plethora of sites where range and durability are critical.”

With BT’s Nuisance Call Blocking feature customers will be able to block calls from “international” numbers, “withheld” numbers, and unknown callers. They will also have the option to put the phone into “Do Not Disturb” mode, which switches off the ringer, but can still allow contacts through that are assigned as VIPs in the contacts list. Customers can bar outgoing calls to selected numbers, such as premium rate lines, and block incoming calls from up to 10 telephone numbers.

The BT Elements 1k also boasts high quality call clarity, an answering machine which can be accessed remotely, and hands free capability. It also has the capacity to store up to 250 contacts, with 10 hours of talk time and 250 hours of battery life on standby.