Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Senior Cell Phone Comparison: Tracfone SVC Phone Vs Consumer Cellular Doro PhoneEasy 410

Are you ready for another battle of mobile phones for seniors? A week ago we matched up the Jitterbug J against the Just5. This time we will compare two more excellent phones for the elderly. Here's a comparison of the top senior-friendly features of the Tracfone Senior Value Cellphone and the Doro PhoneEasy 410 from Consumer Cellular.

We will follow the same formats with images and information to let our readers decide. Let's begin with:

Overall Design:
Front closed:


Displays/ Screens:

The Tracfone SVC phone sports dual displays. The external screen has a resolution of 128 x 128 and the larger internal display measures 1.5 inches with 65K colors. On the other hand, the Doro PhoneEasy 410 features a larger 2 inch LCD display with 176 x 220 pixels.


Both of these phones have keypad with buttons that are ideal for senior mobile phone users. The SVC Phone comes with over-sized lighted keys while the Consumer Cellular Doro PhoneEasy 410 offers a spacious  keypad with large digits, and the separated keys that are raised above the surface.

Senior-friendly features:

Let me enumerate the features of these phones that can help seniors. Let's begin with the SVC phone:
  • Easy menu navigation
  • 911 Emergency Location Assistance
  • Hearing Aid Compatible
And for the PhoneEasy 410:
  • Emergency SOS button 
  • Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility: M3 T4

 Price: (reflects price at the time this post was published)

SVC Phone$14.99 at KMart (Senior Package) with leather case, car charger, and hands-free headset

Doro PhoneEasy 410: $25.00 after instant rebate, applied at time of purchase.

Cell Phone Plans:

Tracfone SVC:

Doro PhoneEasy 410:
This comparison clearly show that both of this handsets can fit the needs of seniors. The handsets are pretty similar with both offering flip phone designs, simple features, easy navigation, and cheap pre-paid plans. 
We hope that this comparison can help you pick a phone for your needs. 
Stay tuned for more comparisons of cell phones for seniors and other similar topics.

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Blogger Hannah said...

Thanks for the great comparison. I am looking for a phone for my mother and while I like the Doro phone better (for this comparison), I dont think my mom would care. It really boils down to use I guess and I doubt she would use much more than 50min/mo since she is glued to her landline while at home. I'd much rather pay $10/mo for her to actually get service rather than just keep her number alive.

February 28, 2012 at 4:14 PM  

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