T-Home Sine A 201

True to the motto “everyone who wants to be old nobody be old however,” the term “Senior phone” is not just promote sales. Especially as the models designed for the older audience so far mostly looked as sprung from the Healthcare catalog. However, because the trend is not only older semester control problems of miniaturization, some companies have responded and launched the device genus “Family telephone”.

  1. T-Home sine A 201
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

Their claim: Of the grandchildren to grandparents all can chat easily and comfortably. This challenge has turned the Festival network mogul T-home and put much energy into the development of sinus A 201.

Although, it would have been easier to buy a device from a supplier such as in the past, and to provide with the T-Home logo, the Bonner wanted to keep the threads in the hand but deliberately. So this was new sinus as a joint development of the Deutsche Telekom laboratories and design 3.

In the implementation of the idea of the joint venture has brought also support from the target group itself: the work community of seniors (BAGSO) has gruppentests scrutinized first models in focus and evaluated form, materials, and controls.

Unusual, but handy

What came out at the end, can be seen: the handset is big, but not solid. The top arches slightly forward, so that adapts to the phone of of shape of the head and is perfectly located on the ear. Thanks to the otherwise flat back you can stable on the table to drop the phone in hands-free mode or left in the base and serve as a desk phone.

The keys are pretty large with a diameter of about 9 millimeters, the distance of about 4 millimeters between them also ensures convenience as the clearly defined pressure point. A failure is that instead of the full keyboard only the red and green handset button as well as the navigation buttons are lit, however.

Good against: The soft keys below the display and the handset buttons stand out some of the housing, so that the printer can also be felt. In vain, however, looking for the almost mandatory Longpress function for the key lock on the # button and the buttons to turn off the ring tone on the *-key. But: the keys are perfectly except for the missing light.

Precise display, fine appearance

Just like the monochrome display: it is not only bright and evenly lit, but also big and serves a precise display in fine dot matrix display, which represents menu entries in a larger font.

If the user sets but even hand and typing a phone number, toggle the display on a smaller font – at least the first five digits of a given number can appear in similarly large font as the menu entries.

In the ground state, the display provides the most important functions of the telephone to direct access: the caller list, the phonebook and the messages that are received on the integrated answering machine or in the SMS mailbox. The right soft key leads in another menu, conceal less frequently used settings. The left softkey brings the customers with “OK” in the selected menu item is marked with a frame.

Useful facilities

The submenus are commendable clearly structured if also not numerous scattered. Because in terms of facilities, A 201 is the Church in the village, which sure is the right way in the face of the target group – more features usually confuse and make complex menus.

So the developers have focused on the features requested in everyday life: the phone book keeps track of lush 200 the caller list entries, 30 lost contact attempts. The quick dial buttons are handy: you can save three frequently dialed numbers on the three push buttons under the display marked with symbols.

The owner is time not at home, the built-in answering machine takes over the phone service. He is either the base or the handset to operate and offers storage capacity of 15 minutes. A 201 not only on the handset, but also by flashing at the base indicates new messages.

Good sound, good endurance

Speaking of: With a bright Flash led on base and handset calls are signaled visually – that makes sense not only for Hörschwache, also while vacuuming, so no call by the cloth goes a. On top of that is the sine A 201 hearing aid compatible and features a headset connector for hands-free chatting.

In the acoustic tests, A 201 in the laboratory measurements as well as at the hearing tests made a good figure. The stamina is above-average power consumption with approximately 1.2 Watts, moderately.

Briefly: Who places no value on high-end equipment, but looking for a phone that is easy to use with good sound and near-perfect ergonomics, is well served with the sine of A 201 – No matter how old he is.

Technical data and test results

Caller display CLID / optical call signaling /
Display alphanumeric / Max digits of phone number / 24
Number ringtones handset / base 5 / 5
Paging (handset search) / key lock /
Lighting display / keyboard /
Speakerphone on the handset
Headset connector
Baby monitor / vibrating alert /
Radiation reduction: Eco-mode / fully eco fashion /
Transmitting power of based on manually drosselbar
dynamic power of the handset
Bluetooth interface
senior-friendly / outdoor fitness /
Firmware update of possible handset
CAT-iq (vb): handset / system /
If color display: the number colours / resolution (pixels) /
SMS / text input help / RSS feeds / /
Caller list: memories / visual signalling 60 /.
Memory phonebook / phone numbers per contact 200 / 1
Phone book: Name, first name separately / characters per name / 12
VIP ring tone / picture CLIP /
Battery type / standard batteries NiMh /.
Total system power consumption in Watts (mix) 1.2
Charging station separately from base station
Max a bookable handsets 5
Answering machine / sister model without answering machine / –
Data retention when power failure / remote access /
Keyboard / display on the base /
Length of the announcement / registration messages 02:59 / 14:59
Operating time standby / …mit full eco mode (hh: mm) / (hh: mm) 242:33 / 00:00
Operating time conversation (hh: mm) 11:22
Sensitivity dBSPL 107.9
Max SPL dB SPL 112
dBm Max line level 6.0
Distortion / frequency response (points v 14 / 15) 11 / 13
DBm transmission level -6.6
dBm Max line level -3.1
Max SPL dB SPL 108
Distortion / frequency response (points v 14 / 15) 8 / 10
Weight of the handset (grams) 156
ENDURANCE (50) satisfactory (37)
Standby time / talk (25 / 25) 25 / 12
EQUIPMENT up 175 sufficient (107)
Basic functions / comfort (55 / 50) 36 / 28
Phone number management (35) 22
Power supply & radiation (15) 7
Power consumption (5) 5
Multimedia and messaging / special functions (10 / 5) 5 / 4
HANDLING maximum (175) well (138)
Menu / keyboard (70 / 20) 53 / 19
Display / handling (25 / 25) 17 / 20
Workmanship / operating instructions 20 / 10) 20 / 8
Weight 5 1
SOUND Max (100) very good (93)
Laboratory values receiving / sending (50 / 50) 48 / 45
CONNECT judgment Max 500 points well (375.0)
tested in issue: 02 / 09


Standby time / talk 25 / 25
Basic functions 55
Comfort features 50
Phone number management 35
Power supply & radiation 20
Multimedia and messaging 10
Special functions 5
HANDLING maximum 175
Menu / keyboard 70 / 20
Display / handling 25 / 25
Workmanship / operating instructions 20 / 10
Dimensions & weight 5
Laboratory phone handset on the head received / send 40 / 30
Laboratory phone handset speakerphone received / send 15 / 15
CONNECT judgment Max 500 points
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