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Make it simple.
Phones were created to make things simple for people. An enormous step ahead of the telegram, the phone promised to deliver one person’s words to another without complications.
So then why are today’s phones more confusing than ever? Users have to shuffle through endless folders and files just to do something basic.
Who are simple phones good for?
When people get past their desire to impress others or be up-to-date on inconsequential things, they realize that their needs are basic. An easy-to-use device is good for anyone who wants to get things done without hassle. Seniors in particular can benefit from a simple phone.
Here are 3 super simple phones for seniors:
The iBall doesn’t just look simple, it is simple. Its soft design and contoured edges feel great in your hand. The phone is light in both weight and complexity. Large numbers allow for speedy dialing. Many of today’s phones have very small numbers and letters, making it difficult to dial.
Not the iBall. The Indian company has backed off on frills and reintroduced a once-important quality: simplicity.
– Features: Amplified sound, 3.5 hours of talk time, FM radio.
– Price: $50-75.
The Jitterbug focuses all its energy on usability and assistance. Every time you open the phone, it automatically accesses the help guide. Audible menus aid the hearing-impaired, and a backlit keypad makes dialing in the dark possible.
The Jitterbug doesn’t mess around with fancy designs. It sticks to the most basic color of all: black.
– Features: User-friendly software, no-contract plans, operator assistance.
– Price: $125-150.
Sprint has managed to keep its head above the rising cell phone waters by recognizing the importance of simplicity. All of their phones, even the advanced ones, are based on a straightforward layout.
Everything is easy to find on the Sanyo. The phone has no back alleys or side streets to navigate. If you need something, it’s just a few clicks away. The functions are easily customized, and the buttons are well-spaced.
– Features: 6 hours of talk time, audio quality.
– Price: $200-230.
Despite all the incredible advances in communication technology, a phone is still just a button-pushing talk system. A simple phone should require only three things from a senior:
1) Remove from pocket,
2) dial phone number
About the Author: Thsi article is written by Mike. You can catch him at @thetechlegend.