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Cell Phones For Seniors
The latest cell phones for seniors increasingly reflect the expanding use and benefits of the mobile phone. According to the AARP, people age 50 and older are as likely as younger people to have cell phones while most people age 65 and older buy them for security in an emergency. [MORE...]
The Snapfon cell phone for seniors ranks up there with the best big button mobile phones designed for simplicity and ease of use. Most elderly people will find that the Snapfon ez phone lives up to its name. The latest in the ez series is the Snapfon ezTWO mobile phone. More | Snapfon ezTWO Mobile Phone
The Just5 cell phone for seniors and kids is one of a handful of phones now bucking the conventional trend for the latest and greatest mobiles. Fitting into a growing category of cell phones in which less is better, the Just5 J509 is as handy as it is simple. The newest Just5 phone is the J510 model. More | Just5 J510 | Cell Phones With Big Buttons
Modeled after the European EmporiaLife mobile phone for seniors, the ClarityLife C900 is said to be twice as loud as a regular cell phone, making it ideal for seniors needing the extra sound volume, even when wearing a hearing aid. A newer Clarity mobile phone is the Clarity Pal cell phone for seniors. Clarity Pal | Related Mobile Phones For Seniors
Regular cell phones are just fine for younger seniors. However, in general, larger keypads and display screens are more desireable on cell phones for seniors. Select phones offer these ergonomic features.
For example, in "Simple Mode," many Vodafone handsets offer zoom options that enlarge the display screen characters for better visibility. Voice command features, available on most cell phones, can also be adapted for special needs of older consumers.
Cell phones for seniors and children generally have a good bit in common, especially in features related to large keypads, large screens and large fonts.
Efforts to design phones for the elderly and aging continue especially in Asia and Europe. The solutions range from full-blown cell phones to emergency mobile phones.
In Taiwan, Guidetek Technology of China's i-Care S-series mobile phone designed for the elderly is a follow-on to the K3300 for kids. Like most cell phones for seniors, the S-series model emphasizes simplicity. It allows for speed-dialing, including preprogrammed emergency numbers, and provides one-way communication for remote monitoring.
For the Korean market, LG Electronics has the NS1000, a lightweight cell phone targeting the elderly. It makes regular phone calls, sends text messages and has extra-large keys. This cell phone is not to be confused with another product with a similar name - that would be the NS1000 Back To Basics Nutri Source Juicer.
Austria-based Emporia Telecom is taking the complexity out of mobile phones for seniors with its EmporiaLife product. It emphasizes big buttons, large screen with large type and a simple menu for the hearing-aid compatible phone.
Two noteworthy EmporiaLife features - the ability to manage the device's phonebook via SMS text messaging and the automatic switch to voice command mode once a phone connection is made. Expanding well beyond its Austrian and German market base, this simple phone has surfaced in the U.S. as the ClarityLife C900 Amplified Mobile Phone.
In Australia, Benefon's Seraph is a three-button phone for direct-dialing predefined numbers.
Telemedicine company Vitaphone and Mobi-Click AG in Germany, offer a three-button phone called SeniorTel III.