Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Doro PhoneEasy 338 GSM Cell Phone for Seniors

Doro is a company that offers a line of mobile phones for seniors. This company offers a good number of models that cater to the need of elderly mobile phone consumers. We have featured several Doro handset on this blog including the Doro PhoneEasy 410, Doro PhoneEasy 335, Doro HandleEasy 330 and the Doro HandlePlus 334 gsm.

Now, let's look at another Doro handset that's specially made for seniors, the PhoneEasy 338 GSM.

The senior-friendly Doro PhoneEasy 338 GSM follows the same formula that made others in its family succesful. It's an easy-to-use and simple handset that one can learn to operate in no time.

This mobile phone also offers a white on black screen with large text and fonts. Another senior friendly feature are the very large rubberized buttons.

Here are the rest of the elderly centric features of this mobile phone for seniors:
  • 3 Big button speed dials A,B,C
  • High volume hands free loud-speaker
  • Unlocked for use on any network
  • rubberized soft touch finish
  • Large easy to read numbers
  • Alarm/Panic Button
  • Easy grip rubberized finish
  • 50 Name and Number Memory
That's if for this quick look n the Doro PhoneEasy 338 GSM. Tune in for more mobile phones for senior citizens from Doro.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Pre-paid Cell Phones for Seniors

Pay-as-you go phones or pre-paid handsets appear to be suited for the needs of senior users. These handsets are meant for occasional users and as cheap alternatives for contract mobile phones.

Pay-as-you go phones or pre-paid handsets may not be advanced as the latest phones that one can purchase on contract, they can be ideal for the situation of elderly consumers. These cheap mobile phones for senior citizens are often easy to use and offer reliable service at a very economical price.

Most seniors do use mobile phones regularly so a contract deal with a monthly charge will not fit their lifestyle or fixed income budget. Pre-paid handset provide flexibility and low rates for seniors.

Nicholas P. Sullivan, a researcher, stated that,
Clearly, the often high cost of post-paid (also known as contract) cell phones is a
major stumbling block for older Americans and the parents of older
children. That means prepaid cell phones are going to be the most logical
way for millions of older Americans to live safer.”

Most of the phones I featured in this blog are pre-paid phones. The Jitterbug J is a good example of a prepaid handset that is ideal for seniors. They are bought at a low full price and service depends on the consumer.

There are plenty of pre-paid carriers that offer cheap solutions for the elderly like, Jitterbug, Net10, Tracfone, Cricket, Consumer Cellular, and others...

A typical prepaid-deal includes the full price, an activation cost and service can be for a fixed price and minutes or via prepaid cards.

That's it for this post on pre-paid cell phones for the elderly. Visit often to get more information on services and cell phones for senior citizens.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kyocera A101K Simple Cell Phone for Seniors

Let's look at one of the early cell phones for seniors. The Kyocera A101K is one of the earliest mobile phones for seniors and was introduced nearly five years ago.

This device also prides itself in its simplicity. As you probably now, simple mobile phones work best for senior users because they are uncomplicated and easy-to-use.

The Kyocera A101K sports a slim body that is only 15mm. The phone was released a few months after the RAZR V3 so that may explain the trend towards the thin design.

This senior-friendly device offers a number of features that cater to the elderly. For instance, it sports One-touch buttons that make it easy to call numbers registered in advance. This handset also offers 3 programmable quick dial buttons located at the top that can be personalized by labeling it with a name tag.

Of course, the Kyocera A101K also comes with large buttons, a staple feature for a decent mobile phone for senior citizens.

However, this phone is voice-only capable so its limited to making phone calls. It can handle this task pretty well but text messaging is not possible with this device.

The Kyocera A101K features a talk time of 170 minutes per charge with a standby time of 270 hours.

hat's it for this simple cell phone for the elderly. Tune in to this blog for more news updates and cell phones for seniors.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Owasys 22C: A Screenless Cell Phone for Seniors

Many seniors users want to own a cell phone because they want to have a mobile device that can help them to easily contact friends and family. Most of these users do not care about advanced features like 3G, Wi-Fi, or a camera. Some of them might not even mind losing the display.

The Owasys 22C is a phone that can be ideal for senior users with poor vision and blind consumers. This screenless mobile phone for seniors offers features needed to make and receive telephone calls. An easily understood speaking interface makes up for the missing display.

What are the other useful features of the Owasys 22C? Well, this senior-friendly phone also offers hemispherical-shaped keys tha protrude from the panel and are spaced sufficiently apart from each other so that it is easy to distinguish one key from another. A user with poor vision can easily dial by feel using this keypad.

Here are the remaining features of the

  • Menus and submenus
  • Battery Status and signal strength
  • Caller ID
  • Call history
  • Phone book
  • Ring tones and volume settings
  • Text Messaging
Needless to say, the Owasys 22C is a very simple phone. It's ideal for seniors who want an easy-to-use phone for calling.

The Owasys 22C is currently only available for GSM networks like AT&T or T-Mobile in the U.S. If you already have service with AT&T or T-Mobile, you can simply move the SIM card from your existing telephone to the 22C to start using it.

That's it for this post. Tune in for more cell phones for seniors and related topics.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The ITT EasyHelp Cell Phone for Seniors

Here's another gem of a cell phone that has been designed to cater to the need of senior users. Let's take a look at the ITT EasyProject EasyHelp mobile phone for seniors.

This senior-friendly phone is designed to be simple and easy to grip. The ITT EasyHelp is ideal for users who want a phone to make and receive phone calls and SMS.
  • Here are the main features for the ITT EasyHelp:
  • Easy to read large colour display
  • High volume hands free loud-speaker
  • 100 Mem phonebook and Full SMS
  • Big keys with large travel distance
  • Unlocked for use on any network
  • Large easy to read numbers
  • Safety button and flashlight
  • Hearing Aid Compatible
  • Handy magnifying glass

As you can see, it provides a lot of benefits for senior consumers.

I was intrigued to find out that it comes with a magnifying glass. This makes it easy for the elderly with poor eyesight to see the data on the screen or the numbers on the keys. The
large fonts on the high contrast colour display also makes it easy to see the phone number keyed in when making a call.
The ITT EasyHelp also comes with a very loud hands free speaker which is helpful for users who are hard of hearing.

That's it for this post. I'm looking forward to featuring other ITT phones on this blog. Visit often to read more about the latest news and updates on cell phones for senior citizens.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Hearing Impaired /Amplified Phones for Seniors at Cordlessworkz

I've discovered another online store that offers a number of devices for the elderly. Cordlessworkz.com is a wholesale provider of cordless phones and cordless phone systems. However, this company also specializes in senior-friendly phones and products especially for the hearing impaired.

This provider is based in Cary, North Carolina and sells amplified devices and a line-up of cell phones of seniors made up of handsets that are highly recommended on this blog.

Here are the mobile phones for seniors offered by Cordlessworkz:
(Click on the phones to go to their respective dedicated pages)
If you've following this blog, then you'll recognize those handsets among the top cell phones for seniors in the market. This line-up indicates that the site is truly dedicated to the needs of elderly consumers.

Consumers can also purchase accessories, telephones and plans for hearing-impaired consumers at this store.

That's it for this supplier of top cell phones for senior citizens. Drop by often to get the latest updates, devices and news on handsets for the elderly.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The FIT Concept Cell Phones for Seniors

I've found an interesting concept phones designed for seniors. This cell phone design was created with the needs of senior users in mind combined with a futuristic design. Now, this phone is not in the market yet but it offers a glimpse of the future of designs and trends of senior-friendly handsets. Let's look at the Fit phone designed by Jongmu Lee.

The Fit cell phone concept for seniors is targeted towards 65+ demographic. It attempts to marry advanced features with user-friendliness. The result is a futuristic looking device with easy-to-use features.

This cool mobile phone for senior citizens comes with a a central movable scroll that allows users to move up and down the menu with ease. This feature enables one to reduce or increase the size of the number pad.

The Fit phone also allows users to use the image-enabled speed dial simply by tapping on the image.

This phone does not come with a physical keyboard but one can adjust it large enough to make up for it. Well, the display is certainly large enough. However, we can't judge if it will have a loud ringer since it's a concept cell phone fr the elderly.

This handset looks hip enough to attract users that do not belong in the 65+ demographic.

That's it for this post. Tune in to this blog for more cell phone for seniors news and updates.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Senior Citizens one of the Hottest Cell Phone Markets According to IBM

Cell phones have become tremendously popular in the last several yeas and seniors have started to use them. However, new models of cell phone for seniors are not being released every week as opposed to the smart phones, fashion phones, texting phones and camera phones for younger markets. This means that the seniors market is a ripe market for handsets.

To target the potential of this market, the folks at IBM have initiated a two-year research program that focuses on making cell phones easier to use, for both the elderly and the illiterate. the National Institute of Design of India and Tokyo University are also involved in this project.

Ben Wood, research director at British consultancy CCS Insight comments, "As the population in Europe and North America ages, the need for specialized mobile devices will become acute. Phone makers will have to adapt if they want to appeal to a generation that has grown up with mobile devices, but can't use them in the ways they used to.

This effort is also open-source, so all governments and businesses can take advantage of the fruits of this cell phones for seniors and the illiterate research.

Hopefully, this will increase the number of senior-friendly phones in the market.

That's it for this cell phone for seniors news. Tune in for news and updates as well as devices for the elderly.

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