Thanks, Pat ...
My wife is in about the same place -- she can move around ok, but
getting to the phone on time is a challenge.
I was hoping for something that didn't require something to be clipped
on a belt or shirt pocket (apparently the fairer sex do not normally
have these things), but I will look into this as a start !!
[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Well, the Uniden cordless phone is sort
of light-weight, you don't really notice it in your pocket or clipped
on your belt, and mine at least goes about a block away from home
if I wish to carry it around, when walking outside, although in those
cases I usually just carry my cell phone. (My set up is landline rings
three times, and call is set on ring/no answer to then go to my cell
phone. I'd let the landline ring 4-5 times before transfer to cell
phone but many people would grow impatient and disconnect, which they
sometimes do anyway, even with just three rings [which they hear; I
may have only recieved two rings and the start of the third], and
there is the briefest pause where they hear silence while the central
office yanks the call back and forwards it to my cell phone.) The
other suggestion made today was 'Hello Direct' which is a fine company
but I think a bit pricey. PAT]