Monday, May 30, 2011

Accessories for the Snapfon ez One Cell Phone for Seniors

The Snapfon ez One is one of the best mobile phones for the elderly in the US market. This handset can cater to the needs of seniors but the handset's official website also offered other enhancements that can improve one's experience with the ez One. For instance, one can check out the plans that will suit your needs be it a pay as you go plan or an unlimited rate plan.Justify Full

The website also offers a number of accessories for the Snapfon ez One. These items can help to enhance the way one uses a handset. Let's discuss a few of these useful accessories for cell phones for seniors.

Desktop Battery Charger: this accessory is ideal for a battery that has been depleted and will not charge. It will bring a battery back to life even if it does not charge under normal circumstances. This item is compatible with Nokia-BL5c batteries and cost about ten bucks.

Hands-free Headset: This handy tool allows one to use the phone hands free. A convenient button allows owners to easily answer or end phone calls. This accessory is also cheap at just ten bucks.

Lanyard: This lanyard for the Snapfon ez One allows users to carry the phone round your neck. It's a good tool for users who often misplace their handsets. This accessory cost around five dollars.

These three items are just a few of the gadgets available for Snapfon ez One owners. Check out the website if you are interested in any of these accessories for mobile phones for the elderly.

That's it for this post. Visit us often to get more articles on accessories, plans and cell phones for senior citizens.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

EPI Life Phone: the EKG Mobile Phone

Can a cell phone save a user's life? A number of mobile phones for seniors come with a Personal Emergency Response System, which allows users to automatically call your emergency contacts in case of any untoward incident. However, one phone took it to another level.

The EPI Life features a built-in electrocardiogram measurement function linked to a 24-hour health concierge service. That's right. This mobile phone can take an EKG measurement.

So how does it work? well, the device can complete a reading within 30 seconds. This data can be sent back to the firm via GPRS anywhere in the world. A team of 10 cardiologists is available round the clock to analyze the collected data for life-threatening conditions. An appropriate emergency response will be rendered by Ephone International's call center including a private ambulance service, which will expedite patient admission into any of its three partnering local hospitals, and on-call doctors.

The other medical features for the EPI Life phone also include the ability to monitor blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol. Other features for this handset include a 2.8 inch full touch screen, multimedia suite, calendar and internet browser.

This special cell phone for seniors is designed by Singapore company Ephone International. It was first showcased at CommunicAsia 2010. This handset is currently available in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

The makers of this handset plans to offer the technology to other mobile phone manufacturers in the market, so there's a chance that we will have an EKG mobile phone in the US.

Stay tuned for more posts on cell phones for senior citizens and related topics.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

5Star Personal Security Now Available at GreatCall

GreatCall, the force behind the Jitterbug cell phones for senior citizens, has launched the 5Star Personal Security Service. This service for seniors was introduced in February and is now available for GreatCall customers.

So what is the 5Star Personal Security Service? It is described as a cell phone-based mobile, personal emergency response system (mPERS). It works by proving customers with real-time access to help in any situation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The service is reportedly reliable and easy-to-use so senior users can manage it without any problem. Users simply dial the (5) and the (*) keys on the Jitterbug cell phone to be connected to a specially trained response agent. This agent is certified by the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch (NAED) so the person has been trained well to deal with a number of situations.

So what happens if an emergence occur? Well, a response team can dispatch 911 personnel or get users other assistance that can help them overcome unsafe situations. The service agent will arrange for appropriate assistance and will stay on the line with customers until they are safe and secure.

Now the question you might want to know about the fees associated with this service. This service for the elderly cost $14.99 per month and $8.99 for each additional family member.

If you are interested in this app for seniors, then visit the Great Call website for more details.

That's it for today's post. Stay tuned for more information on mobile phones for seniors and other related topics.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

The Samsung Wise Classic and Samsung Wise Modern

Samsung has launch a number of cell phones for seniors arround the globe. The senior-friendly mobile phones by Samsung that have been featured on this blog include the Jitterbug, the Knack, the Haven, and more.

Samsung also recently introduced a couple of mobile phones for senior citizens for its South Korean market. The Samsung Wise Classic (SHC-Z100S) and Samsung Wise Modern (SHC-Z140S / SHW-A240S) are simple mobile phones that can cater to the need of the elderly.

The features for these handsets include a GPS, T-DMB, media player, and dual screens. But what are the senior-friendly features of these handsets.? Well, you have a large screen, large buttons and a simple interface with large fonts and icons.

Now these handsets are not likely to arrive stateside but let's hope that Samsung will bring similar models to the US.

Do you think that the Samsung Wise Classic and Samsung Wise Modern can help US senior mobile phone users?

Stay tuned as we bring you more phones for seniors and related topics such as plans, accessories and services.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The GreatCall Basic 14 Cell phone Plan for Seniors

We have been blogging about cell phones for seniors for our past several post so I thought that it would be agood time to look at another mobile phone plan for the elderly. Let's discuss the GreatCall Basic 14, a prepaid plan from the makers of the Jitterbug cell phone for seniors.

I decided to feature this plan because it's the most affordable among GreatCall's line-up. Price is an important factor in choosing a plan for the elderly because most of them do not have a steady source of income. However, the plan also needs to satisfy their needs along with its cheap price.

The GreatCall Basic 14 offers a good number of features for its price. It is offered for only $14. 99 with 50 anytime nationwide minutes. This cell phone plan for senior citizens do not include a contracts and there are no roaming charges. Users will also benefit from the absence of cancellation fees and data charges.

This senior-friendly cell plan also provides a phonebook, calendar, daily health tips, and text messaging.

The monthly anytime minutes of the GreatCall Basic 14 also carry over and are available for 60 days.

That's it for this post on this cell phone plan for seniors. Stay tuned as we feature more plans, phones and related topics.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Simple LG Accolade VX5600

Senior mobile phone users do not demand a lot from their handsets. A good cell phone for the elderly should be a simple device with good performance.

A mobile phone like the LG Accolade VX5600 should fit the needs of senior citizens. This handset features an easy-to-use design, and a feature set that focuses on the essentials. The Accolade also performs well and is a reliable device for folks who want to be in touch with friends and family.

Let's delve into the attributes that make the LG Accolade a good cell phone for seniors.

This mobile phone sports a flip phone design with a 1.76 inch main display. It's a bit small but it makes up for it with its resolution (220x176 pixels) and vibrant colors (262,000 hues). The image displayed on this device are clear and sharp.

Users will not find it difficult to navigate the menu on the LG Accolade. The navigation array on this mobile phone for seniors is spacious and comfortable. Consumers can use them by feel because the central OK button, two soft keys, a dedicated speakerphone control, clear button, and the Talk and End/power keys are slightly raised.

The keypad on this handset also marks it as a good mobile phone for the elderly. The buttons are slightly raised so users can dial by feel. The keys are user-friendly because they are spacious and feature large backlit numbers. It's safe to say that seniors can dial contacts and compose text quickly without making a lot of mistakes.

The LG Accolade VX5600 is also priced very reasonably. It is now available free online with an additional discount. This is a good thing for senior who do not have a steady source of income.

That's it for this senior-friendly cell phone. Stay tuned from more cell phones, plans, accessories and more.

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