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Anonymous
January 8, 2005 6:53:46 PM

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She's 80 years old and quite hard of hearing. Her eyesight is OK for her
age. I want to encourage her to learn to use a cell-phone (she's a real
technophobe) with the goal of maybe getting rid of her land-line altogether.
Can someone recommend a good phone for her please?

Her requirements as I see them:

1) Very simple keyboard with as few buttons as possible. Buttons as large
and legible as possible. No joystick or other device that will confuse her.

2) Minimal feature set. She just needs a phone - no web browser, camera, mp3
player, etc. etc. The more features, the harder for her to use.

3) Good, clear volume. She was able to hear quite well when using my old
Nokia 8260 with its earpiece/microphone, so something at least this good is
needed.

4) Medium to large size. The sleek, tiny phones are cool, but wrong for her.

Thanks to all.

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January 8, 2005 6:53:47 PM

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On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 15:53:46 GMT, "Kancamagus"
<kancamagus@hotmail.com> wrote:

>She's 80 years old and quite hard of hearing. Her eyesight is OK for her
>age. I want to encourage her to learn to use a cell-phone (she's a real
>technophobe) with the goal of maybe getting rid of her land-line altogether.
>Can someone recommend a good phone for her please?
>
>Her requirements as I see them:
>
>1) Very simple keyboard with as few buttons as possible. Buttons as large
>and legible as possible. No joystick or other device that will confuse her.
>
>2) Minimal feature set. She just needs a phone - no web browser, camera, mp3
>player, etc. etc. The more features, the harder for her to use.
>
>3) Good, clear volume. She was able to hear quite well when using my old
>Nokia 8260 with its earpiece/microphone, so something at least this good is
>needed.
>
>4) Medium to large size. The sleek, tiny phones are cool, but wrong for her.
>

For GSM either Nokia 3590 (monochrome screen) or Nokia 6010 (color)

For TDMA Nokia 3560, 6560 or 6360.
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Anonymous
January 8, 2005 8:34:53 PM

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In <emTDd.4654$eb.34@trndny01> on Sat, 08 Jan 2005 15:53:46 GMT, "Kancamagus"
<kancamagus@hotmail.com> wrote:

>She's 80 years old and quite hard of hearing. Her eyesight is OK for her
>age. I want to encourage her to learn to use a cell-phone (she's a real
>technophobe) with the goal of maybe getting rid of her land-line altogether.
>...

Why? A landline is more reliable and safe, and suitable landline phones are
readily available. I would never put my aged aunt on a cell phone alone
because she would probably forget to keep it charged. She has a line-powered
landline phone with very large buttons and volume boosting, which is perfect
for her.

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Anonymous
January 8, 2005 9:24:12 PM

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On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 17:34:53 +0000, John Navas wrote:

> [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
>
> In <emTDd.4654$eb.34@trndny01> on Sat, 08 Jan 2005 15:53:46 GMT,
> "Kancamagus" <kancamagus@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>She's 80 years old and quite hard of hearing. Her eyesight is OK for her
>>age. I want to encourage her to learn to use a cell-phone (she's a real
>>technophobe) with the goal of maybe getting rid of her land-line
>>altogether. ...
>
> Why? A landline is more reliable and safe, and suitable landline phones
> are readily available. I would never put my aged aunt on a cell phone
> alone because she would probably forget to keep it charged. She has a
> line-powered landline phone with very large buttons and volume boosting,
> which is perfect for her.

In addition, in the case of an emergency, it should be much easier for
emergency services to get an address.

Now, a small cordless phone would be handy in addition if she would want
to carry a phone around the house.

I don't know about where you live, but in Oklahoma and SBC, it is possible
to get a low use landline for about $16/month after taxes. It is the
reason I keep a landline in addition to my cell phone(s).



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Anonymous
January 9, 2005 12:12:40 PM

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"Joseph" <JoeOfSeattle@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:vq90u01f8ppjaivi79udm7oueji0nbcim6@4ax.com...
> On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 15:53:46 GMT, "Kancamagus"
> <kancamagus@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >She's 80 years old and quite hard of hearing. Her eyesight is OK for her
> >age. I want to encourage her to learn to use a cell-phone (she's a real
> >technophobe) with the goal of maybe getting rid of her land-line
altogether.
> >Can someone recommend a good phone for her please?
> >
> >Her requirements as I see them:
> >
> >1) Very simple keyboard with as few buttons as possible. Buttons as large
> >and legible as possible. No joystick or other device that will confuse
her.
> >
> >2) Minimal feature set. She just needs a phone - no web browser, camera,
mp3
> >player, etc. etc. The more features, the harder for her to use.
> >
> >3) Good, clear volume. She was able to hear quite well when using my old
> >Nokia 8260 with its earpiece/microphone, so something at least this good
is
> >needed.
> >
> >4) Medium to large size. The sleek, tiny phones are cool, but wrong for
her.
> >
>
> For GSM either Nokia 3590 (monochrome screen) or Nokia 6010 (color)



Ditto the 6010. It's a great phone.

http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=425

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SS
January 10, 2005 1:33:43 PM

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A nokia 3595 or Nokia 6010 I say.
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