Wednesday, May 19, 2010

LG 420G: A Senior-Friendly Phone from Tracfone

Here's a prepaid cell phone from Tracfone that might stir the interest of senior citizens. The simple LG 420G has the makings of a good mobile phone for seniors. Let's take a closer look at this phone and see why it may be suitable for the calling and texting needs of the elderly.

First, the LG 420 is a basic handset. This phone is a simple flip phone that seniors can use without much difficulty. With senior users and beginners, simplicity is a key attribute. This phone is ideal for simple tasks like making calls or sending text messages.

The handset has a color display but it's a bit small for seniors who have weak eyes. The fonts on this phone should be customizable to make up for its size. It also has a tiny external display which shows basic information such as the time, battery and signal strength.

The keypad on the LG 420G is also suitable for elderly users. The buttons are large and raised, making dialing by feel easy and quick.

The phone is also hearing aid compatible making it suitable to the needs of senior consumers who have poor hearing. This cell phone for seniors has a (HAC) rating of M3/T3. It also comes with a speakerphone and loud alarms which are also a big help to hearing impaired consumers.

Here are the rest of the features for this prepaid mobile phone for senior citizens:
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • VGA Camera
  • Mobile Web Access
  • Text and Picture Messaging
  • Hands-Free Speaker
  • External Caller ID
  • Voice Mail, Free Call Waiting, Caller ID
  • Voice Recorder
  • Auto Redial
  • Vibration Alert
  • Phone Book with up to 1,000 Entries
  • 64 Polyphonic Ringtones
  • Alarm Clock
  • Flashlight
  • Lightweight - 2.87 ounces
  • Battery life with up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 23 days of standby time

That's it for this quick look on the LG 420G from Tracfone. Visit us next week for more news and updates on the latest cell phones for senior citizens.

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Blogger Unknown said...

Simple is the way to go for cell phones for seniors, like my grandparents. They don't require a lot of minutes at all and paying less than $10 a month each is totally doable thanks to Tracfone.

August 12, 2010 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey! This is also a very nice phone for the junior members of the crowd. I've had one for a little less than a year and it's been absolutely magic. The only reservation I have regarding the phone is the reaction time for the camera to 'wake up'. Other than that it's been a deceptively good upgrade for a really small handset fee.

October 26, 2010 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good deal. Much cheaper than Jitterbg and the coverage is super-solid. Very inxpense and good quality. That's perfect!

February 6, 2011 at 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great phone. You really can't beat the price for the phone and the scalable choices for minutes. I have it on the TracFone value monthly plan for minutes and then add extra minutes if needed directly from the phone.

Also, it came with double minutes plus the accessory kit directly from the TracFone website as a special, all for about $20. It works well and seems a quality unit. My monthly plan with a major cell phone company was just getting too expensive, I did not need that many minutes per month anymore. To me, this is a great phone for anyone that does not need a feature intensive phone and a lot of minutes.

March 20, 2011 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Anna Lee said...

People should research the font size. It looks like any change in font size applies to text messages but not to the normal display so it may be difficult for some people to read the phone numbers they are trying to dial or phone numbers that are stored.

March 20, 2011 at 2:46 PM  

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