Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Nostalgic LG Select MN180

Here's a new prepaid cell phone that can cater to the need of seniors who need a mobile communication device. The LG Select MN180 recently went live on the MetroPCS website with a senior-friendly prepaid price of $59.00.

I describe the LG Select MN180 as nostalgic because its design does not seem to belong to the current era of mobile phones. It's design reflects the handsets that were manufactured a few years ago. While that might seem like a negative description, it is actually a good thing for senior users who prefer simple and easy to use mobile phones.

The LG Select MN180 features a clamshell design with dual color displays. The main displays measures 2 inches and supports 262 K colors. It is large enough to compare with other mobile phone for seniors plus the color support and solid resolution (76X220) is suitable for the elderly with weak vision.

This senior-friendly cell phone a large and user-friendly keypad. Combine it with an easy to use menu and you have a down-to-earth handset hat provides practicality on the go.

The other notable features for the nostalgic LG Select MN180 include a one-touch button for speakerphone, 1.3 MP camera, Bluetooth connectivity, Voicemail, text messaging, and a 1000 mAh LiIon battery.

The LG Select MN180 is a good choice for seniors who are looking for an affordable and easy-to-use cell phone.

That's it for this quick look at another cell phone for senior citizens. Visit us every week as we preview new mobile phones for the elderly as well as news and updates related to cell phones for seniors.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Jitterbug Cell Phones Expands Across the New York City Metropolitan Area

GreatCall the company behind the Jitterbug cell phones for senior citizens recently announced an expansion of its retail presence in the tri-state area.

Seniors throughout Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania can now avail of the senior-friendly Jitterbug J mobile phone. The handset for the elderly will be available via all 65 P.C. Richard & Son stores across the New York City Metropolitan Area.

Ryan Jones, Vice President of Sales for GreatCall, commented on this development:

“As we continue to expand GreatCall’s retail presence, we’re excited to reach a new group of users who want simple handsets, including the Jitterbug J, as well as easy-to-use and helpful services and applications. By working with retailing leaders and partners such as P.C. Richard & Son, we succeed in reaching those targeted customers who may not have had such convenient access to our products until now.”

In case, you don't know about the Jitterbug cell phones then you should be aware that these devices are specially designed for seniors. These handsets feature large buttons, large fonts, and dedicated 911 emergency keys.

Here are some of our blog post that feature Jitterbug mobile phones:

Jitterbug Cell Phone Plans for Seniors
The Jitterbug J
The Jitterbug LiveNurse Service

Consumers can also purchase Jitterbug handsets from Best Buy, RadioShack, Sears, Fry's and Meijer's.

That's it for now. Stay tuned for more news and updates on mobile phones for seniors.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

John's Phone: The Simplest Cell Phone in the World

Simplicity is one of the requirements for a good cell phone for senior citizens. The elderly prefer basic or simple handsets because they are easy to navigate, cheap and uncomplicated. So is the world's simplest mobile phone ideal for seniors? Let's find out.

THe folks over at John Doe Amsterdam wanted to build a basic phone. It's going to be the most basic phone ever but it won't be as dull and boring as other affordable phones on the market. But in this blog, we need to see if it can serve the need of seniors so let's look a the features of the John's Phone.

The John's Phone sports a black on white display at the top. Yes, it doesn't have a color display. Just the black on white display at the top that provides two lines that shows the recently dialed phone numbers, the signal strength, position of the lock switch and the battery status.

This senior-friendly phone also offers a large key pad. The circular buttons are large and dialing by feel is easy. The handset also offers a flap containing an address book and a pen. Users can then update address file at any time, even when the phone is switched off.

The John's Phone allows users to save 10 speed-dial numbers: one under each number key. It's ringer is loud and the vibration was strong enough to get noticed in a pocket. This handset for the elderly has no speakerphone but it ships with an earphone / mic that plugs into the micro-USB jack for hands-free calling.

This handset is strictly designed for calling. It does not offer ext messaging n an effort to be as simple as it can be.

That's it for this quick look at the world's most basic phone. Tune in as we feature more mobile phones for senior citizens.

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