Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Simple Nokia 1616 from T-Mobile

A new prepaid phone became available at T-Mobile just a few days ago. The Nokia 1616 is a simple handset that has minimal features. Is this handset suitable for seniors? Let's take a closer look at the 1616 to see if it has the qualities to be a good mobile phone for the elderly.

The Nokia 1616 is a handset's that geared towards consumers looking a device for basic usage. It is designed for users who want to make calls and perhaps send a few text message. The design is basic so it doesn't even have a camera. But that's not a downside when you look at it as a cell phone for seniors because simple phones are ideal for the elderly.

This basic handset sports a simple interface and menu system. It is easy to navigate so it fits the needs of seniors and less-experienced users. Its straightforward approach means that an elderly person can learn to navigate the phone in a short amount of time.

The 1616 also features a 1.8 inch color display. It's not very large but it's colorful so its easy on the eyes of users with weak vision. This phone also offers a all-in-one key mat. It's comfortable to use and it keeps out dust.

This mobile phone for the elderly also features a flashlight built into the top of the phone. It's powerful beam makes it a useful tool that can aid visually impaired users. The handset also offers other useful features including a 3.5mm headphone jack, built-in FM radio, and a speakerphone.

The Nokia 1616 is now available from T-Mobile for a senior-friendly price of $19.99.

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

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