Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Samsung A137: A Simple Flip Cell Phone for Seniors

Last, week I introduced the second Pantech Breeze for the AT&T network. This time let's look at another AT&T phone that's also suitable for the needs of senior citizen consumers. Here's a closer look at the Samsung A137 and the features that makes it a good mobile phone for seniors.

The simple Samsung A137 features a flip phone or clamshell design. This very basic, no frills handset is a great match for newbies. It's also a good choice for senior who want the modern convenience offered by wireless phones. This handset is so simple that senior citizens will have no problem learning how to use it.

This senior-friendly cell phone also comes with hardware features that make it ideal for elderly users. For instance, the keypad is quite user-friendly. The buttons are large and spaced widely apart making it easy to dial by feel.

The display is also suitable for weak eyes. It's not as large as other cell phones for seniors but the color display with 128 x 128 pixels resolution is good enough.

The price of the Samsung A137 is also a good match for seniors who do not have a steady source of income. At only $29.99, this handset can fit the budget of most senior consumers.

Here's a list of the features of the simple Samsung A137:
  • weight: 2.86 ounces
  • dimensions: 3.46" x 1.76" x 0.78"
  • 800mAh Li-ion battery with 300 minutes talk time and 250 hours standby time
  • external display: monochrome LCD with 96 x 96 pixels
  • MMS, 2-way text messaging, text messaging templates
  • 40 polyphonic ringtones
  • Picture ID and ringer ID
  • T9 predictive text entry
  • alarm, calculator and calendar
  • Phonebook capacity: 100 names and numbers
  • Speakerphone
That's it for this cell phone for seniors. Stay tuned for more devices and plans for the elderly.

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