Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The LG GS170 from T-Mobile

We have not featured a lot of cell phones for seniors from T-Mobile so I decided to browse the carrier's line-up to find a handset that is suitable for seniors. Well, I discovered a simple flip phone that some senior citizens might find fitting for their needs.

The LG GS170 from T-Mobile is a simple handset that doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles. It belongs to the entry-level phone classification, which means that it is specially design for users who want to make phone calls and send the occasional text message.

The simplicity in its design and functions makes the LG GS170 a good mobile phone for seniors because it is easy-to-use. Since it is an entry-level handset it also comes at a very affordable price. As f the writing of this post, T-Mobile is selling it at $9.99 with a two-year contract.

The LG GS170 also offers a few features that mark it as a senior-friendly mobile phone. It sports a basic rectangular flip phone design which makes it ideal for seniors with hearing difficulties. The longer profile of clamshell handsets of flip phones minimizes any interference that may occur as a result of proximity to any hearing aid.

This T-Mobile cell phone for senior citizens sports a 1.8-inch) TFT display supports a 176x220 pixel resolution and 262,000 colors. It is a bt small but the color of the dialing font, the font size, and the backlight time can be adjusted to cater the needs of elderly users.

The keypad of the LG GS170 also makes it suitable for senior users. The keypad is roomy, and the keys themselves are a nice size. This handset's buttons have dips and curves that still make it easy to use.

Here are the main features of the LG GS170:
  • 1,000-entry phone book
  • 1.04-inch 96x64 pixel external display
  • Vibrating alert
  • External caller ID
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Calendar
  • Alarm clock
  • battery: 900mA with up to 7.5 hours Talk time
That's it for this mobile phone for seniors from T-Mobile. Join as every week as we discuss new cell phones and news for senior mobile phone users.

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