Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SafeLink Wireless: Free Mobile Phones for Senior Cititzens

I've just came across a program that can be helpful for the elderly. It's a public assistance program called Lifeline from SafeLink Wireless that provides assistance that ensures telephone service is available and affordable for low-income subscribers.

SafeLink Wireless is able to provide assistance to seniors with help from Tracfone (the maker of the SVC) and the Universal Service Fund. The Universal Service Fund subsidy to an allotment of free airtime minutes and TracFone provides the wireless handset.

Seniors can benefit from this program because they can qualify for the free cell phone and minutes from SafeLink Wireless.

The mobile phone for seniors from LifeLine provides some decent perks including voicemail, text, three-way calling, call waiting, caller ID and access to 911.

So who can qualify to receive a mobile hone for seniors plus services from the Lifeline program of SafeLink Wireless? Consumers who participate in a public assistance program such as Food Stamps, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), National Free School Lunch, Federal Housing/Section 8 Assistance. Consumers may also qualify based on total household gross monthly income.

The exact benefits, including the number of free Minutes you will receive, depend on the state that the consumer lives in.

Customers can learn more or apply by calling 1-800-SAFELINK or visiting www.SafeLink.com

Here's a video that adveretises the befenits that SafeLink Wireless can provide to senior users:

That's it for this post. Tune in weekly for more senior-friendly phones and services.

Labels: , , , , , , , ,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Rugged Motorola i576 for Seniors

Rugged mobile phones can be a good solution for seniors who are prone to dropping objects due to their weak hands. A good example would be the Motorola i576 from Sprint. This handset is rugged and can take a beating that would render most other phones useless.

However, the Motorola i576's rugged design isn't the only characteristic that makes it ideal for seniors. This handset belongs to Sprint's stable of Nextel Direct Connect cell phones. Now, these handsets can be good mobile phones for seniors citizens because they provide one button that allows users to connect to their family and friends. This service provides instant, one-to-one push-to-talk communication nationwide with any other Nextel Direct Connect subscriber. Ideal for quick, to the point conversations with families, friends, and co-workers

The Motorola i576 is not only a rugged Nextel Direct Connect cell phone. It also a simple device that can cater to the need of the elderly who want a no frills handset. This senior-friendly phone is so simple that it doesn't offer a camera. The design for this handset was focused on making calls. The menu system in this phone has a multipage design in either list or grid formats. Both designs are relatively easy to use.

This mobile phone also offers a 1.75 inch display with 64,000 colors. It's not very large but users can change the backlighting time and the font size to make the information on the screen more visible to seniors with weak eyesight.

The rugged Motorola i576 provides a keypad that can work with the elderly. This cell phone comes with keypad buttons that are sizeable and spaced far apart from either each other. They're also raised above the surface of the phone with large numbers and letters and a bright backlighting.

Here are the rest of the info for this mobile phone for seniors:
  • GPS Navigation enabled
  • Web browsing capable
  • Email capable
  • Bluetooth
  • Voice activated dialing
  • Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC)
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibra-call Alert
  • Multimedia Messaging
That concludes our quick look at the Motorola i576. Visit every week for new content on mobile phones for seniors and other related topics.

Labels: , , , , , , ,

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Best Samsung Cell Phones for Seniors

This blog has been around for more than two years and in that span we have featured different plans, services, accessories and mobile phones for senior citizens. We have complied a large number of mobile phones so I thought that it would be helpful to categories the posts by manufacturer.

In this post, I will post links that lead to posts on Samsung mobile phones for seniors. I will update the inks as I feature more senior-friendly mobile phones from Samsung.

Hopefully, this lis will help visitors to find Samsung mobile phones that can help seniors.

Samsung Cell Phones for Seniors
Samsung has created a number of good handsets for the elderly. These are simple handsets that fits the life style of senior citizens.

Tune in as I compile more of the senior phones featured on this blog.

Labels: , , , , ,

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Simple LG LX290 from Sprint

Here's another simple slider phone that can be useful for senior users. Let's look at the LG LX290 from Sprint.

Sprint does not offer a special plan for seniors but its line-up features a few senior-friendly mobile phones like the LG LX290.

This basic mobile phone is designed for the market for simpler phones without too many bells and whistles. It combines dedicated hot keys and quick access to vital features to simplify things for senior users.

The LG LX290 sports a sturdy slider design with a 2.17-inch display on the front that support 262,000 colors and 240x320-pixel resolution. This display produces colorful images and sharp legible text. A good feature for senior citizens with weak eyesight.

This mobile phone for seniors also offer a user-friendly keypad. The keys are well spaced and are in the form of raised bumps so elderly users can easily dial by feel. This handset also provides shortcut keys lead directly to the text messaging menu, your e-mail in-box, the alarm clock, and the calendar.

The LG LX290 does not offer a lot of features but it would still be great if list some of the highlights:
  • 1.3-megapixel camera
  • GPS with turn-by-turn directions
  • Bluetooth
  • mobile e-mail
  • 600-entry phone book
  • 34 polyphonic ringtone
  • wireless Web browser
  • USB syncing, Bluetooth
  • instant messaging (AIM, Windows Live, and Yahoo)
That's it for this quick look at a Sprint cell phone for seniors. Tune every week for more senior friendly handsets.

Labels: , , , , , ,