A simplistic senior phone: The Doro PhoneEasy 618 Video
A simplistic senior phone: The Doro PhoneEasy 618 Video Transcript
Hello, everybody. It's Lynn La from CNET here with the Doro PhoneEasy 618 from Consumer Cellular. The handset is geared towards seniors. You can see here, it has a generously sized number keypad that are easy to press and see. It includes shortcuts for text messaging, the camera and your top 3 contacts. On the back, there's a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash. The flash doubles as a flashlight as well. There's also a large audio speaker for those who may be hard of hearing and an emergency call button. After you press it quickly 3 times, it will call a preprogrammed number. The UI is also very user friendly. It has large fonts and menu icons that are easy to read. One feature is called ICE which stands for in case of emergency. Here, you can enter information like your insurance company, your doctor's contact info and your blood type for easy recall. You can also set up daily reminders that will alert you of important tasks that you need to do. the phone will be available online mid-December for about $60 and in select retail stores in January 2013. Again, I'm Lyn and this has been the Dora PhoneEasy 618.
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Doro PhoneEasy 618 (Consumer Cellular) Review
The good: The Doro PhoneEasy 618 is extremely user-friendly, has a handful of useful tools, and an external display.
The bad: The PhoneEasy 618's flush keypad can be hard to press and battery life was disappointing.
The bottom line: Designed with seniors in mind, the Doro PhoneEasy 618's not only an affordable buy, but it also includes a few extras without skipping over the essentials.
Doro PhoneEasy 618 (Consumer Cellular) Specs
Manufacturer: Doro LTD
Part number: PHONEEASY618CONSUMCELL
- Product Basic Spec