Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The LG VX-4700 Handset for Senior Citizens

I was exploring Ebay when I came upon an article called the "Top 3 Best Cell Phones For Elderly And Senior Citizens." Naturally, I was interested in the guide since I was hoping to find a phone that I can feature on this blog.

Luckily, I found that one the phones, the LG VX-4700, has not been featured on this blog. So let's take a closer look at his potential mobile phone for seniors and see if it can be a good device for the elderly.

LG VX-4700
Strengths: Let's look at the features and capabilities that makes this phone a good cellphone for seniors.

The LG VX-4700 is a good device for seniors and users who have the misfortune of suffering from hearing difficulties. This handset is one highest rating phone for earset volume and has been tested to have great call quality.
The phone is also hearing aid compatible.

This handset for senior citizens also comes with TTY/TDD capabilities which enables all information to be given digitally. Users with profound hearing loss can benefit from this feature since the information does not require the use of the auditory sense.

The main display on this phone is small at only 1.5 inches when measured diagonally. However, it makes up for it by being bright and exceptionally readable.

The keys are also a bit small but they are slightly raised above the surface of the phone which makes dialing easy and fast.

The LG VX-4700 also has its share of drawbacks and flaws.

The external display is quite disappointing. This feature provides the time, the date, the battery life, the signal strength, and caller ID. However, it is very small and in monochrome.

The battery life on this handset is also mediocre. Simple handsets usually have strong battery life since they do not have any advanced features that consume a lot of power.

That's about it for this preview on the
LG VX-4700 as a cell phone for seniors. Keep on visiting to see more of our cellphones for seniors and related topics.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Nokia 6131: A Senior-Friendly Cell Phone

I scoured the web for new mobile phones to feature in this blog and explored some of the online forums dedicated to handsets. In one of them, a poster was asking for information on the best phone for his Dad.

The Nokia 6131 was included among the suggestions which piqued my curiosity to know more about this phone. Let's see if the handset will be suitable for elderly users.

The reviews featuring the Nokia 6131 gave me the impression that it will be a solid cellphone for seniors.

For instance, they indicate that it's a simple with a few advanced features. Well, simple is always good for senior citizens since they have no use for fancy features like web browsers or Wi-Fi. Simplicity is an attribute that should aways be present in a handset for the elderly.

The display on the device is also solid. It's large enough at 2.2 inches to be used by seniors. It's also vibrant and bright with 16.7 million colors so it has a screen that should be featured on a mobile phone for seniors.

The Nokia 6131 is equipped with a large internal keypad for ease of use. Large buttons is a requirement for any cell phone for senior citizens.

This mobile phone comes with the basic tools to be a good handset for the elderly. However, it also brings a few extras that are not found on basic phones. It offers e-mail support, microSD expandable memory and a camera. None of these are essential for the elderly but it's nice to have them as well.

That's it f0or this new addition to the list of cell phones for seniors featured in this blog. Tune in next time for more handsets and news.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

The Binatone SpeakEasy Cellphone for Seniors

Big buttons and large keypads are essential features for any mobile phone for seniors. They are helpful for the elderly who may have weak eyes and unsteady fingers. Well, this feature is the specialty of the Binatone SpeakEasy Big Button phone.

Aside from it's large buttons, this cellphone for seniors also provides a number of features that are useful for elderly users. For instance, it's name suggest that it's a simple and easy-to-use device.

The Binatone SpeakEasy Big Button cell phone for senior citizens may not look as sleek as modern mobile phones but it will get the job done. It offers an extra large display with large numbers and letters and a direct SMS key for instant communication.

This handset is suitable for users who have impaired hearing. The device is Digital Hearing Aid Compatible and it offers extra loud ringer that can generate up to 90dB. It also comes with an extra loud speaker with a volume that can reach up to 20 dB.

Here are the basic information and features for the Binatone SpeakEasy Big Button cellphone for seniors:
  • Size : 135mm H x 53mm W x 18mm D
  • Weight including battery <>
  • Talk Time up to 240 Minutes
  • Standby Time up to 200 Hours
  • Battery Li-Ion 1000 mAh
  • Dual Band GSM (900 / 1800 MHz)
  • Caller ID
  • Visual Call Alert
  • 100 name and number phone book
  • Dedicated big keypad lock button
  • SMS Text send and receive
  • Handsfree function
  • Clock and Alarm
  • 10 Ringer Tones
  • Call Log, Call Waiting, Call Divert, Call Barring

That's it for this post on the Binatone SpeakEasy. Stay tuned for more mobile phone for seniors.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Motorola W259: a Simple and Affordable Cell Phone for Seniors

Here's a new phone that might suit the needs of senior users. The Motorola W259 is a cheap and basic cell phone that some senior citizens might find to be suitable for their needs. Let's delve into the qualities of this handset.

I'd say that the price is the most attractive quality of the Motorola W259. It's offered for free over at Consumer Cellular after a $35.00 activation fee. Seniors do not have a steady source of income so a free handsets fits their budget.

The Motorola W259 is a no frills, easy to use cell phone for seniors. Learning how to use it is a breeze and it's uncomplicated. A basic clamshell with simple functions, menu and interface.

The hardware on this device also marks it as a good mobile phone for senior citizens. The W259 has a large display, large keys and a robust body.

The features of this cellphone for seniors also favor the elderly. It has hearing aid compatibility, speakerphone and plenty of memory. It also comes with a good battery that can power the phone for hours talk time 9 hours/18 days standby.

The facts and figures leads me to believe that this handset is a good cell phone for seniors. It comes at a great price and possess all of the good qualities. But you might want to hustle if you want this handset. Motorola W259 units are limited to stock on hand and may not be available in all areas.

That's it for this new mobile phone for seniors. Tune in to this blog to get the latest news and updates on device and services for the elderly.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Jitterbug Cell Phones to Offer Emergency Response Services Next Year?

A large number of senior citizens use Jitterbug cell phones for communication. This company offers phones and services that are suitable for seniors. However, it appears that service will be added to its roster next year.

Jitterbug has announced that it has acquired MobiWatch, a company focused on developing Mobile Personal Emergency Response Services (M-PERS).

Now Mobile Personal Emergency Response Services (M-PERS) is currently only being offered on landlines. With the acquisition, this useful and life-saving service may be available on the Jitterbug cell phones for seniors.

Users of cellphones for seniors from Jitterbug will be able to quickly and effectively reach trained emergency response personnel via their handsets.

Combining the he easy-to-use Jitterbug cell phone for seniors with the intuitive and reliable personal safety services will be great for elderly users. Jitterbug customers will be able to benefit from the enhanced safety, security and the ability to stay connected with family and friends .

As this service is in the process of being developed, Senior citizens and Jitterbug users can expect the service to go live in late 2010.

That's it for this report on the addition of Mobile Personal Emergency Response Services to the premiere service for the elderly. Tune in to this blog for more news and updates on mobile phones for the elderly.

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