Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Jitterbug LiveNurse Service

GreatCall's Jitterbug has made a living out of the senior mobile phone market. Their efforts are not limited to their mobile phones for senior citizens, rate plans and accessories but also with services geared towards the elderly. Let's take a quick look at the award-winning LiveNurse service from Jitterbug.

The Jitterbug LiveNurse service provides unlimited, 24-hour telephone access (English and Spanish) to friendly, registered nurses. Consumers can get health care advice when they have have questions or need information about health and well-being topics. This is certainly a senior-friendly service.

But what about the cost? The Jitterbug LiveNurse service is available for only $4 per month. The company is also offering a limited time offer that provides the service for free on all rate plans $29.99 and above.

The Jitterbug LiveNurse service for seniors include 24-hour access to a pre-recorded health library, featuring current information on hundreds of general health topics.

This service on the Jitterbug cell phone for senors received the award in the Best Mobile Consumer Application Category in the CTIA 2009 Hot for the Holidays Awards Program.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Samsung Haven: Verizon's New Cell Phone for Seniors

AT&T recently introduced the Pantech Breeze II, the update to their popular mobile phone for the elderly. Well, Verizon Wireless obviously took note of the move and decided to release a new mobile phone for senior citizens. Let's check out the newly announced Samsung Haven.

The Samsung Haven is a very simple mobile phone which will be available at Verizon Wireless starting July 29 for $40 with a new contract.

This new cell phone for seniors is obviously designed to be user friendly. For instance, it's a very basic device which one can learn to use in a few hours. The design does not even include a camera in an effort to be simple and easy-to-use.

The Samsung Haven sports a large display at 2.2 inches which features adjustable fonts for better visibility. It also offers a smaller external display (1.07 inch) that indicates basic information such as signal strength, time and battery life.
This new Verizon Wireless cell phone for senior citizens also come with dedicated 911 keys and ICE (In Case of Emergency) buttons.

Here are the rest of info for the Samsung Haven for Verizon:
  • 2.2″ 176×220 internal screen and a 1.07″ 96×96 external display
  • voice-capable menu system
  • speakerphone, voicemail and voice commands
  • pill reminder, fitness trainer, soothing music, and medical information app
  • 16 MB of RAM and 64 MB of ROM
  • dual band CDMA (800/1900) with CDMA 2000 1x RTT data
  • Dimensions: 100 x 51 x 18 mm
  • Weight: 99 g
That's it for this new senior-friendly phone. Stay tuned for more news and Updates on mobile phones for the elderly.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Amplicom PT M6000 Big Button Cell Phone for Seniors

Here's another big button mobile phone for senior citizens. I previously featured a senior-friendly Amplicom phone in this blog called the M5000. Well, this time let's look at its sibling the PT M6000 and see if it can fit the needs of the elderly.

The Amplicom PT M6000 really lives up to its billing as a big button mobile phone. Well, as you can see the handset do offer a large set of buttons that matches the needs of the elderly. Like all cell phones for senior citizens, it's built to be simple and user-friendly.

The PT M6000 is a bit more modern than the M5000. It features a 2 inch color display as oppose to the black and white display of its predecessor. The colors on the display makes it more friendly to users with weak eyesight.

This mobile phone for seniors as features Amplified volume Ringer volume (up to 100 dB), increased handset volume (up to 30 dB) and hearing-aid compatibility (M4 / T4). This qualities makes it a good device for seniors with weak sense of hearing.

The Amplicom PT M6000 also provides a dedicated emergency call button that dials up to 5 numbers that can save a life should the user need emergency assistance.

Here are the rest of the info for this handset:
  • Fully Hearing Aid Compatible
  • Large easy to read numbers
  • Bright visual call indication
  • Send and receive SMS
  • Vibration Alarm
  • 3 Short dial numbers - M1, M2, M3
  • 500 name and number phone book
  • Automatic keypad lock
  • Handsfree function
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Emporia LifePlus Cell Phone for Seniors

The Emporia Life Phone was one of the best mobile phone for senior citizens. It was one of the hottest phones worldwide at least in the senior market. However, the manufacturers have decided to create a second generation device with improvements. The Emporia LifePlus hopes to continue the success of its predecessor by offering great benefits to the elderly.

Let's look at the details of the new Emporia LifePlus.

This new cell phone for seniors feature new enhancements that improve the original design of the original handset. Of course, the overall design was retained since it was very successful and has garnered more than a few awards. This means that the phone sill offered the proven senior-friendly phone features such as the large display, over sized buttons as well as the extra loud volume and tones.

The built-in, large red emergency button designed for use in emergencies is also included in this handset's overall design. This useful feature allows users to dial a number (up to 5 emergency numbers) automatically after one press of a key.
The new feature and enhancements found on the Emporia LifePlus include the easy operation slide- switches which can control all of the important functions. This new feature makes it easier to use the phone. The designers also included a new hands-free function.

This phone is also ideal for senior citizens because its simple and easy to use. So simple that one does not need a user manual to use it.

That's it for this new mobile phone for the elderly. Visit weekly (or everyday:)) for more senior-friendly cell phones and related topics.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Senior Friendly Phone: The Alcatel OT-S215A

Here's another good handset from Alcatel. This handset offers qualities that make it a suitable mobile communication device for senior citizens. Let's take a more personal look at the Alcatel OT-S215A.

The simple yet classy Alcatel OT-S215A features a sturdy bar style design with smooth contours combined with a dark chrome finishing. This mobile phone for seniors may be simple when compared to powerful smartphones but it has the right tools to suit the needs of the elderly.

The Alcatel OT-S215A sports a vibrant 1.8 inch CSTN display with 128x160 pixels. The display is large enough for seniors with weak eyes.

This cell phone for the elderly also provides a very good keypad. It is large and designed for easy SMS and the size makes dialing by feel an easy task. The buttons are also slightly raised and the labels are large.

The Alcatel OT-S215A is a basic mobile phone so the menus are simple and easy to navigate. Learning how to use this cell phone for seniors can be achieved in a few hours.

Here are the rest of the key features for the Alcatel OT-S215A:
  • Network: GSM 850 /1900 MHz
  • Size: 98 x 43.6 x 13.8 mm and 70g
  • FM Radio
  • MP3 Ringtones, 64-tone polyphonic melodies
  • E-mailMMS1.2
  • SMS capacity up to 500
  • Group messagingWAP 2.0
  • Phonebook up to 800Calculator
  • Alarm clock with Multiple ring tones
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Simple but Elegant Phillips E100

Here's the first Phillips handset to be featured in this cell phones for senior citizens blog. The Phillips E100 is a basic mobile phone but this elegant handset has some good qualities that make it a senior-friendly device.

Let's take a quick look at this handset.

Like other basic cell phones, the Phillips E100 does not pack a lot of features in its mono block body. However, simplicity is a positive attribute for a handset for the elderly since that means that the learning curve is not steep. It's easy to use and a anybody over 65 can learn how to use it in just a matter of hours.

This senior-friendly mobile phone sports a 1.8 inch display which supports up to 65,000 vibrant colors. Users can edit the font and adjust the brightness to suit their vision.
The Phillips E100 also offers a very usable keypad. The buttons are a bit flat but their size makes it easy to dial numbers or compose text messages.

This handset also comes with an MP3 player so seniors can enjoy their favorite songs on this cellphone. It also comes with an FM receiver which means more music for the elderly!
Here are the rest of the info for the Phillips E100:
  • Support for standard connection: 900/1800 MHz, GPRS Class 12
  • Size: 104x44x13, 7 mm
  • Weight: 75 gr.
  • Messaging: SMS / MMS
  • Sound: 64-tone polyphonic ringtones, MP3 player
  • FM-receiver
  • Memory: 2 MB, expanded with microSD cards
  • Support for multiple languages, including Russian
  • Other applications: Alarm clock, calculator, calendar, converter values
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ear Hooks for Cell Phones for Senior Citizens

Here's a useful accessory for mobile phones for seniors or any other type of cell phone for that matter. Ear hooks are helpful for users who wear hearing aids. I'm sure a fair share of seniors are wearing hearing aids as our auditory senses generally weaken as we advance in age.

Making a phone call while wearing a hearing aid is not easy since the microphone is on top of the ear so there is little contact with the phone receiver. Touching the hearing aid with the phone will not help since this will generates a lot of noise.

This is where ear hooks for mobile phones for seniors come in handy. This cell phone accessory for the elderly is placed close to the hearing aid includes a magnetic coil that transfers the sound to the device.

Consumers who experience interference when using a senior-friendly phone whilst the hearing aid is on should try an ear hook.

Here's an example of a ear hooks for cell phones for senior citizens. This device is compatible with the Doro HandleEasy phone.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Senior-Friendly Phone: The Sturdy Motorola i365

More than two years ago, I made a post about the Motorola i335. Well, here's another phone in the same mold, the Motorola i365. This phone is actually the update to the i335. Well, you might say that the i365 has a more modern look but the fact remains that both phones are durable and very easy to use.

Let's take a closer look at the Motorola i365 and its senior-friendly features.

The Motorola i365 is quite a large phone which is good for the elderly in one sense because it's not overly thin and fragile. However, it size can also bother people especially senior citizens who want a more portable device.

This mobile phone for seniors sports a relatively small display at 1.62 inches, 130x130 pixels. Fortunately, the colors are sharp and the users can change the backlight time and the font size.

The Motorola i365 shines as a mobile phone for seniors because it has a nice keypad with a spacious layout and pleasantly tactile controls. The buttons have a rubberized covering and give a distinct "push" feeling when pressed.

As previously mentioned, this mobile phone for the elderly is easy to use. The menu is the standard, multipage Nextel design which is easy to use and simple.

The Motorola i365 comes with a sturdy or rugged design that can take a pounding.

Tha's it for tis new moble for senior citizens. Tune in as we feature more phones and bring you the related news.

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