Monday, May 26, 2008

The Life Phone Handset for Seniors

Here's another phone that has been explicitly targeted towards seniors. This handset could be the Jitterbug's biggest rival. Here is the "Life Phone" from Emporia.

The Life Phone is designed for seniors so you can expect it to lose all the flashy features found on most mobile phones today. This mobile phone for seniors is a back-to-basics handset that should prove simpler to use for the technologically challenged senior citizens.

However, some expert say that it would be a good phone for any age. The Life Phone is perfect for those who do not want all the high tech specifications. Personally, I think that the younger generations would prefer other devices. For them it's all about flashy design and features. Anyway, let's get back to the Life Phone.

The main feature for this cell phone for seniors is a built-in, large red emergency button designed for use in emergencies. This button is locted on the back of the Life Phone and can be programmed to call a designated number and send off a pre-written text message in any emergency.

The Life Phone also offers other attributes that makes it a suitable mobile phone for seniors. For instance, the handset has a large screen and larger buttons. The large screen makes it easier for seniors with weak eyes to see information on the screen. As I have often mentioned in this blog, large keys are best for the elderly because pressing them are easier. Emporia's mobile phone for seniors also offer a louder than normal speaker for those who have impaired hearing.

Here are the other features of the Life Phone:
  • 2.7 inch (6.8cm) mono-colour screen
  • Dualband
  • Five emergency numbers can be stored
  • Very loud
  • Very strong vibration mode
You can also watch this Life Phone video to get a better idea of this handset for seniors. Tune in to this blog for more cell phones for seniors and other services for oldies.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Benjemin said...

Sound like it is indeed a good cell phone for the seniors but can I get this phone in Singapore?

February 1, 2009 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Senior Mobile said...

I think you can probably import it to Asia.

February 2, 2009 at 4:30 AM  
Blogger Stephen said...

Is EmporiaLife available yet in the US (Metro DC)? I've so far been unable to find one for my 89 y.o. Dad.
I dis see a page that indicated FCC approval.
http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=2827

April 13, 2009 at 11:32 AM  

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