Consumer Cellular Tempts Seniors with Doro Phones
Consumer Cellular recently announced the addition of two new phones to its stable of senior-focused handsets. The Doro PhoneEasy 410 and 345 both have large buttons, strong vibrating alerts, loud ringers, Bluetooth and support for hearing aids. The phones also feature an alarm clock, FM radio, calculator, flashlight and games, which can be turned off for an easier-to-interact-with menu. Both phones require a $35 activation fee and have plans that cost $20 per month for 250 minutes.
- 410: The 410 is a basic clamshell that comes in either black or white. It costs $50.
- 345: This is a simple bar-style phone that costs $40.
Hands On with the Doro Liberto 825
The Doro Liberto 825 is a smartphone for people who don’t like smartphones. It’s an Android phone with a an unique, extra-simple interface, that can still run any Android apps you like.
Hands On with RCA's New Senior Phone
Feature phones with big, traditional buttons are becoming rare, but there's still a market for them among older consumers. RCA has a new phone out to address this market, with a number of senior-friendly features, and it costs just $29.
Consumer Cellular Launches Doro 824 Smartphone
Consumer Cellular today announced the Doro 824 SmartEasy handset, an Android phone that features a user interface simplified for senior users. The 824 is based on Android 5.1, but trades in the typical home screen experience for an action-based menu for sending messages, making calls, browsing the web, and so on.
Consumer Cellular Adds Alcatel Pop 3 and Others to Lineup
Consumer Cellular recently added four phones to its roster of inexpensive devices, including the Alcatel Pop 3. The Pop 3 (pictured) has a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen, 1.1 GHz quad-core processor with 8 GB of storage, 5-megapixel camera, and FM radio.
Sprint Marketing the Alcatel Retro to Seniors
Sprint today announced the availability of the Alcatel OneTouch Retro, a simple flip phone with accessibility features on board. The device, which is also sold as the Speakeasy and Fling, is being marketed to senior users as well as those who are hard of hearing or visually impaired.