Doro (3G) 5516 PAYG £14.99 @ O2
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Doro (3G) 5516 PAYG £14.99 @ O2

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Found 3rd Jul 2017Edited by:"seaniboy"
Previously I posted this as 'like new' refurbished -NEW is now available at the same price?? Only you o2 ! Lol

Minimum £10 top up needed too, so add that to price
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Can the assistance button on the back be turned off?
random_man

Can the assistance button on the back be turned off?



Yeah you have to configure it first for it to be active
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KyleGM1 m ago

Yeah you have to configure it first for it to be active


Glad you knew that answer
KyleGM

Yeah you have to configure it first for it to be active


Thanks for the info! No pocket dialling the police for me
Why get a phone that's not a smartphone?? Don't get it! It's useless imo
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Bitbotbang5 m ago

Why get a phone that's not a smartphone?? Don't get it! It's useless imo


Well not everyone is 'smart' enough or wants to be smart enough to use a telephone with more than the telephone/help function, elderly/disabled/learning capability. Does a old school Mini Cooper carry a family of 6 and dog?
Edited by: "seaniboy" 3rd Jul 2017
seaniboy1 h, 8 m ago

Well not everyone is 'smart' enough or wants to be smart enough to use a …Well not everyone is 'smart' enough or wants to be smart enough to use a telephone with more than the telephone/help function, elderly/disabled/learning capability. Does a old school Mini Cooper carry a family of 6 and dog?











​I had the same issue recently with my grandad. His 82 with slight dementia.





























He has one of those doro flip phones but it's pretty beat. As everyone around him using a touch screen phone he now gets confused with his phone.





























As the back and select button are under the hinge but on the screen it does say what those buttons are (menu, back, select, call etc).





























So he now presses the screen thinking it'll do what it says.





























Got him an iPhone 4 and used guided access to lock the phone on phonebook only. So he can unlock the phone, dial calls, check his contact list and answer.





























Android have a similar feature or apps that do a better job.





























With a stylist pen it's alot easier now getting onto a smart phone with zero features.
Edited by: "kos1c" 4th Jul 2017
seaniboy

Well not everyone is 'smart' enough or wants to be smart enough to use a … Well not everyone is 'smart' enough or wants to be smart enough to use a telephone with more than the telephone/help function, elderly/disabled/learning capability. Does a old school Mini Cooper carry a family of 6 and dog?



Both of you are correct, lol.

Horses for courses basically?. :-)
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kos1c9 h, 9 m ago

​I had the same issue recently with my grandad. His 82 with slight d …​I had the same issue recently with my grandad. His 82 with slight dementia. He has one of those doro flip phones but it's pretty beat. As everyone around him using a touch screen phone he now gets confused with his phone. As the back and select button are under the hinge but on the screen it does say what those buttons are (menu, back, select, call etc). So he now presses the screen thinking it'll do what it says. Got him an iPhone 4 and used guided access to lock the phone on phonebook only. So he can unlock the phone, dial calls, check his contact list and answer. Android have a similar feature or apps that do a better job. With a stylist pen it's alot easier now getting onto a smart phone with zero features.


I can see my old man needing a non smart phone in years to come, I guess it comes down to individual needs like many things.
seaniboy2 h, 32 m ago

I can see my old man needing a non smart phone in years to come, I guess …I can see my old man needing a non smart phone in years to come, I guess it comes down to individual needs like many things.

​If he has a smart phone currently. He could make use of guided access on an iPhone in years to come.

If you're unsure what that is.

Basically you pick an app (phone book in my case), triple press home button to lock the phone to that app via a passcode and they have full access to that app only.

Home button disabled, volume buttons disabled, power button only turns on/off the screen but doesn't power down.

Going to a doro 0-9 key phone isn't difficult to learn but at least smart phones aren't either for the elderly.
Bitbotbang

Why get a phone that's not a smartphone?? Don't get it! It's useless imo


A rather ignorant comment.

That would be a

kos1c

I had the same issue recently with my grandad. His 82 with slight … I had the same issue recently with my grandad. His 82 with slight dementia. He has one of those doro flip phones but it's pretty beat. As everyone around him using a touch screen phone he now gets confused with his phone. As the back and select button are under the hinge but on the screen it does say what those buttons are (menu, back, select, call etc). So he now presses the screen thinking it'll do what it says. Got him an iPhone 4 and used guided access to lock the phone on phonebook only. So he can unlock the phone, dial calls, check his contact list and answer. Android have a similar feature or apps that do a better job. With a stylist pen it's alot easier now getting onto a smart phone with zero features.


Nice idea but what an expensive solution and so- so battery life. Does guided access exist on older versions of IOS, could a used iPhone 4 do the trick?
Any unlocks appeared? There wasn't any when I looked..
buglawton1 h, 12 m ago

That would be a Nice idea but what an expensive solution and so- so …That would be a Nice idea but what an expensive solution and so- so battery life. Does guided access exist on older versions of IOS, could a used iPhone 4 do the trick?

​Works on iPhone 3gs, 4, 4s. (tested all 4 phones)
I started out with an old found in a draw 3gs but the battery was so bad it would just cut out.

Then got him a iPhone 4 boxed, almost new condition, unlocked for £30 off Shpock.

If he struggles with it I can find a buyer for £20-35, or another family member would make use off it.
buglawton1 h, 16 m ago

That would be a Nice idea but what an expensive solution and so- so …That would be a Nice idea but what an expensive solution and so- so battery life. Does guided access exist on older versions of IOS, could a used iPhone 4 do the trick?


​Also, with out apps running in the background the phone life would increase. Remember smart phones die faster the more we use em.





Only issue is his phone died as he didn't charge it and it has unlocked the phone from guided access.





Other option I did was take all apps off the home screen and put them into a folder on page 2).





Leaving the green phone icon/app as the only icon on display.
Edited by: "kos1c" 4th Jul 2017
Bitbotbang

Why get a phone that's not a smartphone?? Don't get it! It's useless imo



You're right, a phone that makes phone calls is useless. Like reading glass for reading, cycles for cycling or calculators that calculate - do these manufacturers know nothing!!!
Raspberry5 h, 17 m ago

You're right, a phone that makes phone calls is useless. Like reading …You're right, a phone that makes phone calls is useless. Like reading glass for reading, cycles for cycling or calculators that calculate - do these manufacturers know nothing!!!

​You got some crazy ideas!
Calculators are for writing 8008135!
Glasses are a fashion statement who ever used them to read..

And don't get my started on cycling. their used for "i can jump red light card"

No one buys products for their sole purpose anymore.
Do you know the dimensions I can't find them... although the internet is a distracting place
\x09124 x 48 x 11.5mm

\x09124 x 48 x 11.5mm
Weight\x0991g
Screen Size\x092.4 inch
Internal Phone Memory\x0943MB
Can this be unlocked guys? Thanks
Torres76

Can this be unlocked guys? Thanks


ebay.co.uk/itm…603
Looks like it. Not seen an unlock for it before.
Unlocked?
plus 30p on quidco
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