Sometimes for one reason or another the volume of a standard phone just doesn't fulfill the needs of your environment. This maybe due to machines at work in an area of a factory, workshop or home, a very noisy office or just plain old loss of hearing, whatever the case, there are many simple solutions readily available. Many of these solutions do not even need an engineer visit and in many cases can be purchased locally or ordered online at a very competitive price. It is worth noting that some loud phone ringers require mains power to function, whilst others operated just from your line / correctly wired telephone socket.
In order to help you make the right decision of what to buy, you may find the following sound level diagram useful.
Please note that some extra loud bell ringers may effect broadband service performance on the same telephone line.
REN - Ring Equivalent Number
Typically you should expect to pay, including VAT, packaging & postage, something in the region of:- £15 from ebay, £18 from dabs, £18 from RS, £21 from CPC
Designed for an office or light commercial environment the BT ringer bell 50E has been around for quite a while. Its principle elements are two 50 mm diameter dome bells & a central gong, which can generate up 77dB . Like the tone caller 2 the ringer bell 50E loud phone ringer has no built in socket to attach other phone line devices, so again a double adaptor is required should you need a phone from the same socket location. Whilst still available from many suppliers, It is worth noting that this product is listed as discontinued at the BT online shop. Rear mounting holes as well a 3 meter lead attached, REN = 1
Typically you should expect to pay, including VAT, packaging & postage, something in the region of:- £18 from RS, £26 from CPC
The BT Bell 80D loud ringer is suitable for both internal & sheltered external use, perfect for noisy environments such as garages, factories, workshops, etc.. This unit can generate up to 105dB of sound, it is designed to be directly connected into customer side wiring. The installation of this item is quite straight forward and can be accomplished by any competent DIY enthusiast willing to follow the accompanied documentation. Again whilst still available from many sources, It is worth noting that this product is listed as discontinued at the BT online shop. REN = 1
Typically you should expect to pay, including VAT, packaging & postage, something in the region of:- £32 from RS, £32 from CPC
The Doro RingPlus is an extra loud phone ringer with a built in flashing strobe light feature, this device takes a slightly different approach to sensing incoming calls. The RingPlus uses an external sensor that should be positioned beneath a working phone, this negates the requirement of an extra socket, double adaptor or direct connection into the telephone line wiring. Its has setting for both the loud ringer and strobe light. The sensor comes with a 5 metre connection lead and the unit itself can generate sounds levels in the region of 91dB. Because of the unique way this sound alert device works its clearly possible to adapt its use case, one example could be to attach it to a door bell sounder. REN = 1, requires mains power.
Typically you should expect to pay, including VAT, packaging & postage, something in the region of:- £29 from UKS Mobility, £20 from Amazon
The Amplicomm Ring Flash 100 is an extra loud ringer with a built in bright flashing strobe light feature, there are three tone option settings as well as an pillow Shaker interface. The device is mains powered and has a built in socket for connecting a telephone. Generating sound levels of up to 95dB, this can be silenced by pressing the stop button during an incoming call.
Typically you should expect to pay, including VAT, packaging & postage, something in the region of:- £24 from Health and Care, £20 from Ebay
The Bedlam Tonecaller generates up to 105dB of sound, the unit has an internal variable resister which allows for the sound level out put to be adjusted as required. This loud phone call bell ringer is ideally suited to a more commercial / industrial environment, it is IP66 rated for use outside. It has a REN of 1.5 and is powered by the phone line voltage. The Tonecaller can be directly wired to the line or via a a removable standard telephone lead with plug. Where a call alert is only required during certain times a switch can be installed to activate/ de-activate as required. In its basic form this loud call bell ringer works only on analouge lines, however with the addition of an ATA (Analouge Telephone Adapter & a REN booster) the Tonecaller can be used with Voice Over Internet Protocol telephone systems. This device can be purchased with or without an pre - wired telephone cable and plug attached. An excellent choice as a direct replacement for any of the discontinued BT devices.
REN = 1.5, Wall mountable
Typically you should expect to pay, including VAT, packaging & postage, something in the region of:- £50-£60 from ebay, £55 from TLC Direct
The Geemarc CL1 loud ringer call alert device requires mains power to operate, it can generate sound levels up to 95dB. The CL1 has a built in strobe light and volume control as well as a tone controller switch setting with three tone options. A shaker accessories can also be used with the CL1, CL1's can also be connected together in order to create additional coverage.
REN = 1, Wall mountable
Typically you should expect to pay, including VAT, packaging & postage, something in the region of:- £20 -£25 from Amazon, hearing Direct, Complete Care Shop, £55 from TLC Direct
THE CL2 VERSION HAS A BUILT IN DOOR BELL FEATURE