Mobile phones for elderly users

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Mobile phones for elderly users

Whether you are a technophobe or enjoy retro classics, it seems more and more people are seeing the advantage of the old style Flippy Phone.

The benefits are proving popular among the jet set such as Vogue Editor Anna Wintour who was spotted with a Flip Phone last year; a long lasting battery life of up to 8 days, its unlikely your phone will be stolen, the screen won’t be smashed if you drop it, its smaller and lighter than a Smartphone, and neither the phone or the contract cost the earth.

Some of the latest Flip Phones have large fonts and will super amplify ring tones and call reception.  The latest model from amplicomms, the M7000i can make calls 100 times louder than regular phones with clear sound, no distortion and a powerful vibrate, making it virtually impossible to miss a call.

For someone who wears Hearing Aids, the M7000i has a compatibility rating of M4/T4, the best there is and achieved by only a few mobiles.

Amplicomms European Sales Manager Ran Meyrav said,
“Amplicomms has seen an increase in demand for this style of phone, particularly for people with hearing loss.  This demand reflects what has happened in Japan; during 2014 sales of the flip phone increased by 5.7 percent, whilst Smartphone sales have fallen for the second year running.  We know this is partly due to their ageing population, and a preference for the easy to use style.  However, for the younger generation, there is the appeal of a longer battery life and security of a protected screen. We’ve summarised everything required in a mobile for people with hearing difficulties and people who don’t want unnecessary technology and put it in one clamshell styled phone.  The bigger buttons, large fonts, loud sound and simple to operate are all that is needed for a lot of people. With an estimated 10 million people in the UK experiencing some type of hearing problems, we are confident this will be a number one seller.”

The phone also has Bluetooth and Quad Band for worldwide use.   It features an SOS button in case of emergency, its programmed to send a recorded message to 5 selected numbers.
The phone has an incredible standby time of 8 days and can be used continuously for up to 7 hours before recharging and comes with a desktop charging cradle.  The M7000i also has Alarm clock, SMS Text facility, an LED Torch, Calendar and a calculator.

The M7000i comes in Grey and white.
£69.99 Available from  Tel: 0333 220 4023

PowerTel M7000i Features

■ Easy to use big button Flip Phone
■ Calls amplified to 35dB
■ Tone Control
■ Loud ringer up to approx. 90 dB
■ Large LCD colour display (2,4“)
■ SOS Button
■ Most efficient hearing aid compatibility M4/T4
■ Bluetooth® V3.0

■ Twin Stage amplification reduce distortion to under 5% at highest volume setting
■ Visual Ringer LED indicator
■ Vibration alert for incoming calls
■ Handset volume up to approx. 35 dB
■ Voice Assisted keypad and Caller ID
■ 3 Direct Dial memory buttons (M1, M2, M3)
■ Phonebook with up to 300 name & number entries
■ Automatic keypad lock when cover is closed
■ Send/Receive SMS text messages
■ Hands free function
■ Supplied with a desktop charging cradle for easy charging each time
■ Menu in 12 languages (D, GB, F, E, I, NL, TR, P, S, DK, N, FIN)
■ 2,4“ High Resolution LCD colour display with large font size
■ Quad-Band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
■ Headset socket (3,5 mm Jack)
■ Other Functions: LED Torch, Calendar, Calculator, Tasks, Alarm Clock, Stopwatch
■ Operating time of approx. 7 hours
■ Stand-by time of approx. 8 days
■ Battery: Li-Ion 900 mAh


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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