Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Samsung a177: a Full QWERTY Keyboard Mobile Phone for Seniors

Here's another senior-friendly phone from Consumer Cellular. The Samsung a177 is a simple handset that features a full QWERTY keyboard.

Most consumers prefer a full QWERTY keyboard over a numeric keypad because it's easier to use especially when composing an email or a txt message. However, they keys tend to be smaller since it offers a full row of buttons.

So why is the Samsung a177 with its full QWERTY keyboard suitable for senior citizens? Well, consumers over the age of 60 can also adapt to modern technology and learn the benefits of text messaging and email. And so a simple affordable and easy-to-use phone with a QWERTY keypad will fit the needs of elderly consumers who feel comfortable with communicating via text and email.

The Samsung a177 also offers several senior-friendly features that can cater to the needs of the elderly. For instance, it sports a large, readable color screen that measures 2.2 inches. it's large enough to be useful to consumers with weak vision. It's also affordable with a full price (no contract) of only $40, plus a $35 activation fee.

However, the Samsung a177 is not a hearing aid compatible device so it's not recommended for elderly users who regularly use a hearing aid.

Here are the rest of the details for this cell phone for the elderly:
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Hands-free speakerphone
  • Integrated camera
  • Wireless Web enabled
  • W: 2.32" D: 0.47" H: 4.29"
  • Weight: 3.09oz
  • Battery life: up to 5 hours talk time / 10 days standby

Tha's it for this new cell phone for seniors. Stay tuned for more phones, accessories and services for the elderly.

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