Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Oricom EZY100 Mobile Phone for Seniors

Looking for a basic phone with extra large buttons for seniors? Well, here's another mobile phone that's specially designed for seniors and users suffering from hearing loss and or low vision, the Oricom EZY100.

The Oricom EZY100 is a very simple handset that features a large easy to read high contrast display which is ideal for users with weak eyesight. The large text size also makes it easy to read the information the screen.

This senior-friendly phone also comes with high visibility tactile buttons that are backlit for easy dialling, even in low light situations. Perfect for senior citizens.

The Oricom EZY100 also offer other elderly-friendly features like a loud ringer, amplified earpiece volume, hearing aid compatibility, speakerphone, and SOS emergency button. This cell phone for seniors also come with an espy phone book that can store up to 500 names and numbers.

That's it for this cell phone for seniors. Tune in to this blog to get more news and information on services and mobile devices for the elderly.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Danger of Walking While Talking on Cell Phones for Seniors

I have posted numerous cell phones for senior citizens in this blog but I also feel that it's important to inform readers of the dangers that come with these modern devices. A study has revealed that using a mobile phone for seniors while walking may increase an elderly user's chances of being run over by a vehicle.

The study which was that was published online Nov. 5 in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, aimed to measure the danger's of talking while walking on a mobile phone.

The results shows that participants trying to hold a phone conversation took 25 percent longer to cross the street compared with those without phones and those listening to iPods. Cell-phone users were also less likely to finish crossing the street in the 30 seconds. However, the figures got worst when it comes to seniors.

Art Kramer, a psychology professor at the University of Illinois who conducted the research says, "Older adults on the phone got run over about 15 percent more often [than those not on the phone]...walking and talking on the phone while old, especially, appears to be dangerous"

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that talking on a cell phone takes a bit of concentration which might put someone in danger if he or she happens to be crossing the street. This appears to be amplified for seniors so elderly users are advised not to use their handset while walking.

That's it for this post on the dangers of walking while talking on cell phones for seniors. Keep on dropping by to get more information on services and phones for senior citizens.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

LG 300G Mobile Phone for Seniors

Here's another affordable cell phone for seniors: the LG 300G from Net10.

But before we delve into the intricacies of this senior-friendly mobile phone, I thought that it would be ideal to offer a bit of background into the phone's provider. Net10 is a prepaid wireless service is provided by TracFone Wireless. The company's slogan is: "No Bills, No Contracts, No Evil." It offers affordable prepaid offerings including voice minute that costs ten cents (five cents for text messages), with no additional fees.

Now on to the company's cell phone for senior citizens. As you might guess, the LG 300G is a simple and easy-to-use mobile. It sports a basic design with simple menu and functions.

It sports a 1.50 inch color display, which is a bit small but it makes up for it with relatively easy to read characters. This handset for the elderly also comes with good sized, nicely labeled buttons. The Send and End button are clearly labeled and seniors will have no problems finding them.

The LG 300G is also suitable for seniors who are hard of hearing. This Net10 handset comes with a a strong speaker and speaker phone for the hearing impaired.

This handset also comes with a few modern features that are a good bonus to its features that are suitable for seniors. Here are the rest of the features for the LG 300G cell phone for seniors:
  • Voicemail
  • Call Waiting
  • Caller ID
  • Text Messaging
  • Vibration Alert
  • Auto Redialing
  • Phone Book with up to 500 Entries
  • 32 Polyphonic Ringtones
  • Alarm Clock
This cheap handset for senior citizens costs $29.99 and comes with a nice bonus of 60 days initial service and 300 free minutes to start.

That's it for this cell phone for seniors. Tune in to this blog to get information on phones like the LG 300G.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recycle and Donate Cell Phones for Seniors

I've recently been read about recycling and donating old mobile phones because I have a few old working handsets at home.

I realized that the wireless phone industry is growing at a steady rate and the technology has reached great heights but cell phones also account for more than 65,000 tons of toxic waste each year. I also found out that a single cell phone can pollute up to 132,000 liters of water. These figures illustrate the importance of recycling old handsets.

But what has recycling mobile phones to do with senior citizens? Well, it turns out that senior citizens benefit from programs and organizations that convince consumers to recycle and donate their mobile phones.

According to the folks at, donated cell phones are reusable and can dial a 911 call center so they can be used as emergency lifelines for:
  • senior centers
  • senior citizens living alone, who are especially vulnerable to accidents
  • senior citizens with disabilities and limited incomes, who are especially vulnerable to elder abuse (physical abuse, assault, exploitation, or neglect)
Mobile phone collection drives have also been used to provide working telephones and 911 service to at-risk individuals, such as indigent senior citizens, who would otherwise be without phone service.

I guess it makes sense. Mobile phones that are usually donated for recycling are old models which possess characteristics that makes them suitable for elderly users. Many old models of handsets are easy-to-use devices with large buttons making them ideal cell phones for seniors.

I think donating mobile phones for seniors is a great idea. This way one can help elderly users and help to ease the burden that cell phone pollution is placing on the environment.

So how can one donate a cell phone for senior citizens? Well, it's fairly simple. You only need to type a few keywords into a search engine and you will get all the information you need on how to recycle and donate a mobile phone for seniors.

That's it for this post on recycling and donating cell phones for seniors. Tune in to this blog for more news and updates on senior-friendly mobile phones an services.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Geemarc CL8200 Senior-Friendly Mobile Phone

Here's another mobile phone that's specifically designed for seniors. This handset is an amplified cell phone that's ideal for seniors with hearing problems.

The Geemarc CL8200 is specifically designed to cater to the need of the hearing impaired and elderly users. It possesses all the features needed by senior citizens such as the large screen with extra large characters, easy to use navigation menu, and a big button keypad.

Since this cell phone for seniors is an amplified device it comes with an extra loud adjustable ringing volume (up to 100dB). The Geemarc CL8200 is also a fully hearing aid compatible mobile phone and offers extra loud hands free speakerphone.

These features and capabilities show that the Geemarc CL8200 is suitable for seniors with hearing difficulties.

Here are the rest of the features and specs for this handset for the elderly:

  • Adjustable receiving volume (up to 25dB)
  • Shaker ring alerter function
  • 3 memory buttons
  • Sends and receives SMS text messages
  • Clock with date and time
  • Message waiting icon
  • Charging time: 2 hours
  • Standby time: 180 hours
  • Continuous talk time: 150 minutes
  • Box contents: sim card, headset, user guide, charging pod
That's if for this senior-friendly cell phone. Stay tuned for more services and cell phone for seniors.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Doro Mobile Phones for Seniors at CES 2010

The Jitterbug J in Red wasn't the only cell phone for seniors that was displayed at CES 2010. Apparently, Doro and its smart, easy-to-use, and stylish phones for senior citizens were also at the show.

The company showcased products and services that aim to help baby boomers and seniors enjoy the benefits of technology at the Silvers Summit in Las Vegas.

Jérôme Arnaud, CEO of Doro, also delivered a speech called “Forever Young: Tech Assist for Life After 50” at the show.

Here are some of the statements delivered by Jérôme Arnaud, CEO of Doro.
We launched Doro Care in Europe several years ago with the belief that simple, stylish product designs will appeal to seniors and consumers worldwide

With one year’s success in the U.S. and 30 years’ success in Europe, we at Doro see from our senior-testing facilities and from our sales reports that there is a growing market for smart, innovative designs for seniors.

When people are young, they get used to the conveniences of technology, but as they age, those technologies become more difficult to use. Our designers spent years working with seniors, testing dexterity, vision, hearing, and memory. We crafted a stylish and thoughtful line of consumer electronics to meet the needs of anyone as they age

We launched Doro Care in Europe several years ago with the belief that simple, stylish product designs will appeal to seniors and consumers worldwide. Doro’s huge jump in worldwide sales validates this conviction. We saw an order uptake of 38% in the 3rd quarter of this year and have established a truly global presence.

The Swedish heritage of Doro helped us be at the forefront of designing consumer technology for seniors, this is the reason we named the product line Doro Care.This is a very personal issue for all of us at Doro and something we feel passionately about.

We are grateful to companies like Doro who cater to the needs of the elderly. We have blogged about some of the Doro cell phones for seniors in this blog. These phones include the Doro HandlePlus 334gsm and the Doro PhoneEasy 410 and Doro PhoneEasy 335 from Consumer Cellular.

Tune in to this blog for more news on senior-friendly phones and services.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Jitterbug J in Red Announced at CES 2010

The Consumer Electronics Show or CES 201o is currently going on and this international event has featured a familiar mobile phone for seniors.

The Samsung A310 or Jitterbug J was released last year and a new version has been showcased at Las Vegas.

The Jitterbug J in Red was launched “in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement” and is part of a health and wellness initiative which encourages women to “speak up” against heart diseases.

If the Jitterbug J cell phone for senior sales reach expectation then Samsung and Jitterbug will donate up to $500,000 to the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. I have to say that this is a good cause.

What are the new features offered by this mobile phone for seniors? Well, this version offers health and wellness apps and services, including Jitterbug’s 24-hour LiveNurse service, and a “Daily Health Tips” application.

Of course, this handset for the elderly come with the familiar senior friendly specs and features like: a large keypad, Bluetooth, a large 2.1 inch display with 176 x 220 pixels, and a 1.07 inches external screen.

The Jitterbug J in Red cell phone for seniors will be available starting this month.

That's it for this post. Stay tuned to this blog for more news and updates on mobile phone for seniors and services.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Samsung Axle Handset for Seniors

Here's the first mobile phone for seniors to be features on this blog for 2010.

The Samsung Axle is a simple handset offered by US Cellular. This device possess some attributes that makes it ideal for elderly users. Let explore this phone and discuss its usefulness as a phone for senior citizens.

The Axle is a basic phone thus it is easy to use. It does not require a long learning curve and senior can have a basic grasp of how to use it in a short amount of time. The menu on this device is also simple and user friendly.

The hardware on this device also makes it suitable for seniors. For instance, it's display measure nearly to inches and has been described as "relatively bright with vibrant colors." Users can change the backlight time, the dialing font size, and the clock style to make it easier for visually impaired seniors to see the information on the screen.

The keypad on the Samsung Axle is almost flush which isn't ideal for seniors. Fortunately, the buttons are large so seniors can dial numbers comfortably and without much difficulty.

This cell phone for seniors also come with bonus features. While these features are not necessary for a handset for the elderly, it's still nice to have them on a handset. The Axle carries a VGA camera as well as Bluetooth and voice dialling.

The price of this handset is also suited for senior citizens. The Samsung Axle is being offered free with a contract and $30 without a contract.

That's it for this mobile phone for seniors. Tune in to this blog for more services and phones for the elderly.

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