Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Can Cell Phone Radiation Stop Alzheimer's Disease?

We usually see electronic gadgets such as mobile phone as gadgets that come with dangerous side effects. I posted about the dangers of radiation from cell phones for seniors. Many people also believe that cell phone use can cause major diseases such as brain cancer. However, a recent study shows that mobile phone radiation may be the key to stopping an illness that plagues seniors.

A study led by Gary Arendash of the University of South Florida in Tampa shows that cell phone radiation can prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Mice that were genetically altered to develop the rodent equivalent of Alzheimer's disease were exposed to the cell phone radiation. The results show that the mice exposed to radiation did better on tasks requiring memory than those not exposed. Amazingly, an impaired old mice regained memory after the treatment.

Apparently, the radiation broke up plaques of beta amyloid protein in the mice's brain cells. These plaques, which are found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease, cause the brain cells to degenerate and produces memory loss and other symptoms.

Obviously, this study has significance with seniors. Alzheimer's disease is generally diagnosed in people over 65 years of age.

Hopefully, this study can lead to a medical device that replicates the cell phone radiation's benefits for humans.

It's interesting to know that cell phones for senior citizens have other useful benefits other than connecting the elderly with family and friends.

That's it for this interesting bit of mobile phones for seniors news. Tune in to this blog for more senior friendly phones, news and updates.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Just5 Cell Phone for Seniors at CTIA 2010

Here's another cell phone for senior citizens that was displayed at the recently concluded CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas Nevada.

The Just5 booth showcased a solid mobile phone for seniors to CTIA Wireless 2010 attendees. This European company specializes in selling senior-friendly phones. In this manner, the company is similar to Doro and Jitterbug.

Just5 showcased only ne handset at the event. The Just5 09 model is the company's sole handset for the US market. Consumers can purchase this cell phone for seniors in black, red, gray, orange, and white. The cost? This phone sells for around $120 dollars but it's unlocked so you can use them with any GSM carrier.

The Just5 09 features a small and compact design. It's very similar to the ZTE S302, iNO CP09 and the ez One. Here's a list of the senior-friendly features of this handset:
  • huge buttons for those with bad eyesight
  • an SOS button that can be programmed with an emergency number
  • really loud volume
  • simple and easy-to-use menu
  • make and receive calls and text messages
  • Bluetooth
  • FM radio
  • long-lasting battery with around 100 minutes of talk time

That's it for this new mobile phone for the elderly. Visit this blog regularly to get the latest news and more mobile phones for seniors.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Snapfon Ez One Cell Phone for Seniors at CTIA

I have to say that I'm pleased to see cell phones for seniors being displayed at major wireless shows like CTIA. Emporia phones were showcased at MWC and Doro phones got some action at CES so I hope this trend will continue.

This the time the Snapfon Ez One cell phone for senior citizens was showcased at CTIA Wireless 2010 in Las Vegas. This handset looks very similar to the ZTE S302 and the iNO CP09. I guess it's the same model under different names. The device is being sold for $99.99.

Here's the video captured by the folks at Butterscotch.com:

The Ez One cell phone for seniors is an ideal device for senior users. Like other senior-friendly handsets, it has big and bright keypad buttons, large fonts, and a built-in SOS button.

This handset also has some interesting bonus features such as the LED flashlight, built-in digital FM tuner, and included Hi Fi headset.

I hope you enjoyed the video. I think it will tell you much moe about the Ez One than any text I cn add.

That's it for this post. Tune in to this blog for more information on services and cell phones for seniors.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Free One-on-one Classes on Cellphone Use for Seniors

Modern technology can be very intimidating for seniors. Cell phones fall into this category and many of the elderly feel that these devices are too complicated and sophisticated to use.

Wendy Rogers, a Georgia Tech researcher on the use of technology by older people says that, older users often have trouble understanding what icons mean or the recorded instructional prompts”

Well, this blog is full of handsets that are simple, easy-to-use and designed for senior users. However, even the simplest of handsets may not be able to shake the feeling of intimidation posed by modern technology to some senior citizens.

Fortunately, there is a quick and FREE solution to the fear of cell phone use by some seniors. The folks at the OASIS Institute offers free one-on-one classes on cellphone use for anyone age 50 or older.

Image credit: Oasisnet.org

Seniors can register for a 20-minute one-on-one coaching session. All mobile phone types and brands are welcome. Some common questions and topics addressed in this free one-on-one classes on cellphone use include:
  • Saving contacts, including ICE emergency contacts
  • Programming speed dials
  • How to shop for a cell phone
  • Voicemail and text messaging
If you are interested in these cellphone for seniors classes, then you should visit the class listings at the OASIS website.

That's it for this post. Tune in for more cell phones and services for the elderly.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

PureTalk USA: a ‘Senior Advocate’

Here's a nationwide wireless provider that offers services that fit the needs of the senior citizen market. The good folks at Senior Approved Services recently declared PureTalkUSA as a Senior Advocate. Senior Approved Services is group advocating services that accommodate the Justify Fullrequirements of senior citizens.

Let's found out why PureTalkUSA earned the right to be labeled as a Senior Advocate. This company is a nationwide provider that offers low-cost, no contract cell phone plans on the GSM network.

PureTalkUSA offers straight forward and uncomplicated plans which are ideal for seniors who do not concerned themselves with the various options and extras associated with many contractual cell phone plans. SIM cards are also available for customers requiring handsets with special features.

This MNVO also offers handsets that are suitable from the elderly. Let's look at a cell phone for seniors currently offered by PureTalkUSA, the Nokia 6010.

This cell phone for senior citizens is ergonomically designed to fit the hand well. It also comes with a large keypads. The buttons are fairly large and illuminated so elderly users can dial or compose a message easily.

The Nokia 6010 also sports a sizable, easy to read screen with color display. This simple phone for seniors also offers a 500-name phone book with up to 5 numbers and 3 text fields per contact. Other useful features include one touch speed dialing, voice dialing for up to 14 numbers, calendar and alarm clock.

This senior-friendly phone is being sold at an affordable price of $ 14.95.

Visit the PureTalk USA website to learn more about this ‘Senior Advocate’,

That's it for this week. Tune in next time for more services and new cell phones for seniors.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Inventor of Cell Phone Uses a Jitterbug Handset!

The Jitterbug phone is arguably the best cell phone for senior citizens on the market. Well, here's another bit of information that might convince one to buy this phone for your grandparents. Martin Cooper, the man credited with inventing the cell phone, admitted that he uses a Jitterbug phone.

Cooper revealed this fact during an interview with the folks at C-SPAN. He stated that he uses a Motorola DROID but resorts to a cell phone for seniors when he needs a handset that only makes calls.

However, upon closer inspection it's not surprising that Cooper would chose a basic phone like the Jitterbug. Cooper is a senior (born in December 26, 1928) and he has in fact co-founded a company devoted to the mobile phone needs of the elderly.

Cooper with his wife, Arlene Harris, co-founded Jitterbug Wireless in 2006.

That's it for this quick bit of cell phones for seniors news. Tune in to this blog for more interesting news and information.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

The ZTE S302 Cell Phone for Seniors

ZTE, a chinese mobile phone manufacturer, is slowly making its presence felt in the US market. The company has released a several phones in the US including one that might be released on Verizon. This manufacturer has also taken a stab at the seniors market with the ZTE S302.

The ZTE S302 is designed to cater to the needs of senior citizens. I think this is another version of the iNO CP09, a simple phone for kids and seniors. However, this version has been released for the US market and has already earned a certification in the American Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

This senior-friendly mobile phone sports a monoblock design with unusually large keys for users with poor eyesight.

This device also features a separate key SOS, designed to automatically dial emergency in three pre-defined numbers. It's a handy feature for seniors who need immediate care and attention.

Here's a list of the features of the ZTE S302:
  • GSM 900/1800 or 850/1900 MHz
  • Dimensions: 103h49h14, 8 mm
  • Weight: 79 gr.
  • Display: 1.6-inch, resolution 128h48 pixels, Monochrome
  • memory for 100 contacts SMS/100
  • Sound: 16-tone polyphony
  • Battery: Li-Ion, 1000 mA / h
  • Built in flashlight
  • FM-radio receiver with a built-in antenna
  • a separate key SOS, designed to automatically dial emergency in three pre-defined numbers.
That's it for this quick look on another handset for the elderly. Check this site often for more of the latest news, services and mobile phones for seniors.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Simple Samsung Stunt SCH-r100

It's not easy to find a new simple cell phone for seniors these days. Most manufacturers are concentrating on packing high-end features on handsets and finding a new senior-friendly model can be challenging. Fortunately, manufacturers understand that a market for simple and affordable handsets like the Samsung Stunt SCH-r100.

The Samsung Stunt SCH-r100 is a new handset offered by metroPCS and recently by Cricket. It's a simple device that may be ideal for senior uses. Let's take a closer look at this device to emphasize the qualities that make it a viable mobile phone for senior citizens.

This handset sports an internal display that measures 1.7 inches with backlighting and font sizes. It's a pretty good-sized phone for a compact device. Handsets for the elderly should have large displays for easier viewing by users with poor eyesight.

The Samsung Stunt SCH-r100 keypad is suited for senior users. It has a slight upward curve that leaves room for comfortable typing and plastic troughs between the rows of keys keep the buttons from feeling too flushed.

As mentioned before, this phone is simple to operate. The menu interface is mostly easy to use, with the help of an icon carousel for getting at tools.

This device also comes with a senior-friendly price: $39 and doesn't require a service contract.

That's it for this quick look on the Samsung Stunt SCH-r100 as a cell phone for seniors. Tune in to this blog for more useful news and information.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Emporia Solid Senior-Friendly Handset

In my last post, I previewed the stylish Emporia Elegance mobile phone for seniors. This time We'll look at the Elegance's partner, the Solid. Both od these handsets were showcased at the recent MWC in Barcelona.

The Elegance exudes style while the Emporia Solid emphasis toughness. This cell phones for seniors is a rugged phone that's resistant to water and dirt. It can als withstand a few bumps and bruises so its ideal for users who have a tendency to drop their phones.

The Emporia Solid is also targeted to adventuring seeking users who want to bring along a simple handset while on the outdoors. Of curse, this does not discount seniors because they can also be fans of adventure sports.

Like the elegance, the Solid is equipped with senior-friendly features including a high contrast display with large and easy to read fonts, huge keys, extra loud ringer and hearing aid compatibility.

This cell phone for seniors also include Bluetooth and senior users have the option of adding a distress call button.

The Emporia Solid is also expected to released on Spring 2010. However, it's more expensive than the Elegance ($175) at roughly $275.

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

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The New Emporia Elegance Cell Phone for Senior Citizens

The Mobile World Congress was recently held in Barcelona. Like CES, this event is a key venue to introduce new mobile phones and wireless technology. Luckily for elderly consumers, a couple of new senior-friendly mobile phones were introduced at the show. These new cell phones for grandparents were introduced by Emporia the same folks that delivered the Lifephone.

The company introduced the Elegance and Solid cell phones fr seniors. Let's take a closer look at the Emporia Elegance for now. We'll feature the Emporia Solid later this week.

Now since, this is a new device the information is a bit limited. However, there is enough info to keep one excited about this upcoming mobile phone for seniors

The Emporia Elegance is a cell phone for seniors that emphasizes style. The company's website describes it as "Simple telephony with style." Well, simple is good for senior users.

This handset comes with features that are friendly towards elderly users. The Emporia Elegance features a 1.8-inch OLED high contrast display with large and easy to read fonts, huge keys, and a slim feature set. Other senior-friendly features include an extra loud ringer, hearing aid compatibility, and 900/1800 GSM radios.

The Emporia Elegance will retail for €129 (roughly $175) and will hit the shops round spring 2010 onwards.

That's it for this quick preview of the new Emporia Elegance. Stay tuned for our preview of the Emporia Solid and other mobile phones for seniors.

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