Doro PhoneEasy Handsets Make Mobile Calling Easy For Oldies - HotHardware
Doro PhoneEasy Handsets Make Mobile Calling Easy For Oldies

Doro PhoneEasy Handsets Make Mobile Calling Easy For Oldies

Jitterbug may have the "senior phone" on lockdown, but believe it or not, those with aging eyes and a desire for simplicity actually do have more options than just that one iconic flip phone. This winter, Consumer Cellular has teamed up with Doro in order to offer up two super-simple cell phones to "active seniors." Or you, if you don't feel like dealing with the bells and whistles.

The Doro PhoneEasy 345 and 410 models are said to be "the perfect present for parents, grandparents and great-grandparents looking to simplify their overall mobile user experience." Wondering what makes 'em so perfect for "those people?" Have a look at this:
"Offered exclusively by Consumer Cellular, the Doro PhoneEasy models feature large, raised buttons, soft-touch surfaces for better grip, oversized displays, loud and vibrating ringers, and Bluetooth technology for operation with wireless headsets and neck loops, as well as advanced hearing aids. The cell phones also offer an alarm clock, FM radio, calculator, flashlight and games, which can be turned off depending on user preferences or for a simpler menu."
The Doro PhoneEasy 345 is currently available for $40.00 and the Doro PhoneEasy 410 is available for $50.00, but there's no guarantee that you won't feel a little embarrassed by selecting this over something like the Palm Pixi, which is available for less right now on contract.


“Our new PhoneEasy models are specifically designed for consumers who would like a simple, affordable way to stay in touch with friends and loved ones,” said John Marick, Consumer Cellular co-founder and CEO. “We know our customers will be spending wisely this holiday season, and these mobile devices are the perfect gift for fiscally-responsible shoppers searching for a thoughtful, convenient present for the older adult on their holiday list.”

The Doro PhoneEasy 345 is a basic, bar-style cell phone, while the 410 features a clamshell flip design. Both devices are available in black and white. Other smart features of the Doro PhoneEasy models include:

  • Two-way speakerphone
  • One-touch emergency contact feature
  • Phonebook with up to 300 entries
  • Soft-touch coating for better grip
  • SMS text messaging
  • Option to hide unwanted functions
  • Lightweight; handset weight including batteries
  • Wall charger
  • Ear-bud headset for hands-free use

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Dammit, another company unclear on the concept.

We (those of us with "aging eyes," or those which were never that good in the first place) want the bells and whistles. We just want larger-sizable screen text, as an OS feature to make it applicable to all apps on the phone, so that we can use the bells and whistles.

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