Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Motorola WX345 from Consumer Cellular

Consumer Cellular has introduced a new senior-friendly phone. The Motorola WX345 will join other cell phones from seniors from the Consumer Cellular line-up such as the Doro PhoneEasy 410 and Doro PhoneEasy 335.

The Motorola WX345 is ideal for senior citizens who are short on funds. Why? well, it is offered for free with a $35 activation fee. Consumer Cellular also offers affordable cell phone plans for the elderly so a large budget will not be necessary.

This new cell phone for senior citizens from Consumer Cellular offers all the needed features that can benefit the elderly including large keys, speakerphone, M3/T3 hearing aid compatibility, and long battery life.

The Motorola WX345 is a simple mobile phone so the elderly will not spend a lot of time when learning how to use it. However, that does not mean that it does not offer a nice set of features. This mobile phone for senior citizens also offer Bluetooth, a digital camera, MP3 player, and FM radio.

Check out this handset if you want to a simple mobile phone with a nice feature set.

THis concludes this post on this new cell phone for seniors. Stay tuned for more devices and plans for the elderly.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Doro Introduces Senior-friendly Cell Phones at MWC 2011

Doro, a known maker of cell phones for seniors, has made its presence felt at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This mobile phone manufacturer has introduced mobile phones that can be used by senior citizens at the event.

The PhoneEasy 615, the PhoneEasy 610, the PhoneEasy 680, and the PhoneEasy 682 are expected to hit the market this year. These new senior-friendly mobile provide features that are helpful to elderly users including loud ringers and earpieces, large display fonts, high contrast displays, dedicated quick dial keys, hearing aid support and large buttons

Let's look at the details for these mobile phones for senior citizens.

The Doro PhoneEasy 615 appears to have the most features among the new handsets. It offers 3G support and a 3.2-megapixel camera. It will be available in June/July.

The Doro PhoneEasy 610 features a with a direct key for text messages and many other improvements. This cell phone for seniors will be available in June/July.

The the PhoneEasy 680, and the PhoneEasy 682 offer noise reduction and an alarm key that is linked to GPS positioning for better emergency response support. Both of these senior mobile phones will hit the market in n September 2011.

Unfortunately, the US carriers for these handset were not revealed. However, they are GSM cell phones so they are compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T when they land in the US market.

Stay tuned as we bring you the latest news and information on cel phones for seniors.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

GreatCall Adds 5Star Personal Security to Senior Services

GreatCall, the company that offers the JitterBug cell phones for seniors, has announced a new service that can help the elderly.

The 5Star Personal Security Service can transform a mobile phone for seniors into a personal security device for almost any situation. This service allows subscribers to immediately connect to a certified emergency response agent. This service is on for 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

When a senior citizens calls, the emergency operator will arrange appropriate assistance, while providing real-time professional support.

Elderly users will not find it hard to use this service. The caller simply touches (5) and (*) on their Jitterbug phone to reach the emergency operator. The operator who receives the call will immediately know who the caller is, where they’re located using the latest GPS technology, and their personal profile. The 5Star Personal Security Service operator will determine the type of emergency, dispatch the appropriate assistance, or connect to 911 or family members for familiar support, while remaining on the line to ensure resolution. The operator will even place a follow-up call as the situation warrants.

This senior mobile phone service will become commercially available in February 2011 for $14.99 per month.

That's it for this cell phone services for senior citizens. Join us every week as we feature mobile phones and services for the elderly.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Amplified Neckloop for Hearing Impaired Seniors

The Jitterbug J, Tracfone SVC phone and the Just5 mobile phones are good devices for seniors because the consider the needs of the hearing impaired in their design. However, there are also some cell phone accessories that can aid hearing impaired users. Let's look at amplified neckloops and see how this accessory can hep hearing impaired seniors.

So how can this device help senior citizens with hearing issues? Well, a neckloop takes the sound coming from the mobile phone for seniors and converts it to an acoustic field compatible with hearing aids. This accessory cuts out the interference and feedback often experienced by hearing aid users.

Most of these devices are designed to be used with a variety of equipment such as corded, cordless and cell phones. Some neckloops can also be used to amplify a variety of audio devices including cd-rom and tape players, iPods and other MP3 players The neckloop can be used with telephones equipped with a 2.5mm microphone/headset jack and with most cell phones.

So how does one use an amplified neckloop for hearing impaired seniors? well, it's really easy and simple. The user simply plug the neckloop into a telephone and they can them can make and receive calls without the need to hold the handset with their hands. These accessories for senior-friendly mobile phones are equipped with built-in microphone that allow users to speak directly to the caller.

So where can one purchase an amplified neckloop for hearing impaired seniors? These devices are available at websites and stores that sell cell phone accessories. Specialty sites that offer amplified devices also have a good supply of neckloops. Amazon also offer a nice collection of these accessories for senior-friendly cell phones.

Tha's it for this post. Stay tuned as we feature more cell phones for senior citizens and other related stuff such as calling plans and accessories.

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