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VTech Communications Unveils Hotel Phones

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

VTech Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of VTech Holdings and cordless phone manufacturer, announced a new product line exclusively for the hospitality industry.

The new "Hotel Phones" will be available in both Classic and Contemporary designs. VTech Hotel Phones have enhanced voice and audio features that are easy to use.   Company officials say VTech's advanced and intuitive product line will refresh existing rooms and offer a better experience for all guests.

With more than 25 years of telephony experience, VTech provides phones for the home and office.  The company has invested heavily in understanding what consumers like about phones, such as ease-of-use, design and style, and intuitive interface.

With the new product line, VTech shows its competitiveness in offering communication solutions customized specifically for the hospitality market.

"Hotel guests can make the most of their hotel room by using it as an office with the VTech Hotel Phones, balancing style and functionality," the company said.

The ergonomic design offers increased productivity with seven hours of cordless battery talk time, USB charging port, full-duplex speakerphone, and conferencing feature buttons such as hold, mute and flash.    

The sleek and contemporary phone features optional caller ID to screen calls, automatic expired redial for privacy and up to 10 different guest services buttons to reach a desired destination quickly.

VTech's new hospitality product line provides a clear cost and feature advantage that is backed by decades of expertise in the corded/cordless telephony industry, according to company officials. These scalable solutions can be customized for a variety of different business models, property needs and special requirement such as the option of cordless, digital and contemporary design regardless of type of accommodations.

Different models of VTech Hotel Phones are SIP Phones, Analog Phones, TrimStyle Phone (News - Alert) and Cordless Handset with Charging Base; all are made of antimicrobial plastic with customized features that are suitable for a variety of customers.

The new product line of Hotel Phones is being demonstrated at HITEC hospitality
technology show in Orlando, Fla., June 21-24.

Earlier this year, VTech hit headlines by announcing its new LS 6325 Series DECT (News - Alert) 6.0 cordless phones featuring Push-to-Talk or "PTT" functionality that enables instant voice delivery through the handset speakerphone.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight


[August 05, 2010]

Start The School Year Right - Donate Your Old Cell Phone to HopeLine

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug 05, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Students with the hottest new cell phones on their back-to-school shopping lists have an easy way to get rid of their old ones. Verizon Wireless encourages students and their parents to donate their no-longer-used cell phones and accessories to HopeLine(R), the company's cell phone recycling and refurbishing program, to benefit victims of domestic violence.


HopeLine collects no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories in any condition from any wireless service provider. The phones are then refurbished or recycled in an environmentally sound way. Refurbished phones - complete with 3,000 minutes of wireless service - are provided to local domestic violence organizations or local government and law enforcement agencies for use with their domestic violence clients.

As part of the refurbishing and recycling processes, HopeLine's recycling vendor removes all customer information from donated phones, including contacts, text messages, games and apps, and images, prior to distributing the cell phones for reuse.

Donating a no-longer-used wireless phone to HopeLine is an easy way for students to help victims of domestic violence and support domestic violence awareness organizations. Students, graduates and family members can donate their wireless phones and accessories at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the country. For students who can't make it to a store, phones and accessories can also be sent by mail with the postage-paid label. Students, faculty members and parents planning activities and events for their schools, colleges or universities should also consider organizing a HopeLine phone drive.

Since the October 2001 launch of the HopeLine cell phone recycling program, Verizon Wireless has collected more than 7 million phones, distributed more than 90,000 phones with free wireless service to victims of domestic violence, and awarded cash grants of more than $7.9 million to organizations working to prevent domestic violence. HopeLine has properly disposed of nearly 1.6 million no-longer-used wireless phones in an environmentally sound way and kept more than 200 tons of electronic waste and batteries out of landfills.

For additional information on Verizon Wireless' HopeLine program and for Verizon Wireless Communications Store locations, visit

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