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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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HANDS FREE PHONES VS SPEAKERPHONES

Most electronic telephones have a feature called hands free. These telephones have a small speaker that serves as a receiver if the phone is on hook. After pushing a button to access a line, dial tone is heard in the speaker. If the phone is taken off hook, the receiver of the handset will replace the speaker. Thus you can listen to the progress of a call being established through either the handset or the hands free speaker. The speaker will allow you to hear the called phone ringing. You will also hear the voice of the called party when he or she answers, but that person cannot hear you through the speaker. You must speak into the transmitter of the handset. A hands free telephone allows you to place a call ...

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