Sales of GSM Desk Phones in the UK have risen dramitically over the last 12 months. A GSM Desk Phone is a mobile phone in the form of a traditional desk phone. This means you can have a mains powered phone on your desk with a SIM card inside and when you make calls the call goes over the mobile phone network. This makes them ideal for temporary offices or sales offices where alot of calls are made to mobile phones and users want to save money on lanline to mobile calls by using the competitive cross network mobile phone tariffs offered by the mobile phone companies.
However, this basic use of GSM Desk Phones is not what has driven the demand for these devices. The most common application for GSM Desk Phones is their use as a Taxi Phone.
Taxi companies can install a GSM Desk Phone as a Taxi Phone in a multitude of locations including pubs, clubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarkets, train stations, bus stations, colleges and universities. In fact a GSM Taxi Phone can be installed anywhere there is a mains power supply, providing customers a convenient way of booking a taxi.
Some GSM Desk Phones have been tweaked to meet this growing demand for Taxi Phones and include features like Hot Dial that allows the taxi company to configure the phone to dial the Taxi Operator’s telephone number simply by lifting the handset. A great example of this is the DPH500 Taxi Phone that includes the easy to use Hotdial feature, and also prevents other calls or SMS messages being used on the phone when it is in Hot Dial mode.