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Doro PhoneEasy cell phones for seniors

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October 19, 2009

Doro PhoneEasy 345 and 410, ideal for seniors, are now offered by Consumer Cellular (Photo...

Doro PhoneEasy 345 and 410, ideal for seniors, are now offered by Consumer Cellular (Photo: Business Wire)

Cell phone and services provider, Consumer Cellular, has released two senior-friendly cell phones with bigger, raised buttons and easy-to-read display text. The Doro PhoneEasy 345 and 410 cell phones are designed by Swedish company Doro – with more than 30 years of product design experience – and are being offered exclusively by Consumer Cellular after they surveyed customers and found that 62 percent would prefer cell phones with these features.

Designed with active seniors in mind, Consumer Cellular’s Doro phones accommodate reduced dexterity, hearing loss and decreased vision. The Doro PhoneEasy models feature a loud and vibrating ringer, soft-touch surfaces for better grip and Bluetooth technology to connect with wireless headsets and neck loops, as well as some advanced hearing aids.

Consumer Cellular says its Doro PhoneEasy 345 and 410 are also more contemporary and stylish than other models on the market and offer an alarm clock, FM radio, calculator, flashlight and games, which can be turned off from a simplified menu.

“Doro phones are well-liked with senior citizens and are among the most successful phones with Europe’s mature individuals,” said Doro’s CEO Jérôme Arnaud. “I am confident that these models will be equally popular in the U.S.”

The Doro PhoneEasy 345 is a basic, bar-style phone, while the 410 features a clamshell flip design and is available in black and white.

Other features of the Doro PhoneEasy models include:
  • Two-way speakerphone
  • Phonebook with up to 300 entries
  • SMS text messaging
  • Emergency text-message alerts and call list
  • Option to hide unwanted functions
A cell phone with bigger buttons, easier to read display and louder ringer might also be a handy accessory for less senior citizens when contemplating a big night out.
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4 Comments

About bloody time! But where are they sold?

TheRogue1000
21st October, 2009 @ 06:53 am PDT

Now there's a better alternative to these phones available to actually buy online, and they're unlocked, called Just5 phone. I tried it on my father - and he's happy with it!))

check them yourself at www.Just5.com

Facebook User
27th April, 2010 @ 03:50 pm PDT

For seniors' safety, I recommend more the use of the Just5 cell phone. My grandma is using this one and she is confident about this phone being her lifesaver. She is happy that the phone can allow her to call for help during emergencies in as simple as a press of a button. Plus, she loves the phone's senior-friendly features including large keys, bright display, speaking keypad, and amplified sound. I learned about this phone at www.just5.com.

Rafael
14th January, 2011 @ 07:50 am PST

Aye, I looked at the just5 phones but the handsets cost as much as a smartphone! WhY?!

I got a tracfone senior value cell for me mom instead. $20, that's all. Got the same big buttons and text and loud speaker.

Megan Bradley
30th January, 2012 @ 12:22 pm PST
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