Smart phones are becoming smaller and more complicated with each new version. That meets the demands of most people who want to stay connected on the go. It also excludes seniors from being able to operate one. The numbers are small, each button has more than one function, and programming one can be confusing.The Need
Most seniors will benefit greatly from having a smart phone. They can be out and about more often and not be far from help. Independence can be maintained and family can still call with reminders for medications or just daily conversation.
Seniors can be organized on the go and use the phone to keep appointments, make grocery lists, and place contacts in speed dial. A smart phone will make life easier for seniors, if they can find one they can understand and figure out how to operate. There is one available that is designed by snapfon
especially for seniors.Special Features
The phone has a few features that are geared for senior users. A speaking keypad is helpful for those who do not see well. A low battery warning systems ensures the phone will not be inoperative when it is needed. Large buttons are easy to distinguish and press.
An emergency alert system is built into the phone. The push of the "SOS" button on the phone sets three things in motion. First, a loud siren emanates from the phone to let those near realize the user is in distress. Second, the phone automatically switches to speaker mode for emergency calls.
The third feature is to send a voice and text message to five cellular customers programmed in by users. A family member, local police station, care giver, or neighbor can be among the list. The alert increases peace of mind and security for the users and their loved ones.Added Benefits
comes with a protection policy that covers replacements in the event of physical damage to the phone. There are no deductibles and the company pays for shipping both ways. Return the damaged phone and receive a replacement in the mail.
Twenty-four hour monitoring
can be added to any plan for a small monthly charge. This is perfect for seniors who tend to wander, can get lost easily, or forget where home is exactly. Four service plans are available, or the phone can be purchased for use with most service providers, except Sprint of Verizon.