Fonerange Big Button Easy to use Senior Sim-Free / Unlocked / Torch function / Mobile Phone / SOS button and large easy to read display Black £19.99 delivered @ Amazon (PPM)
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Fonerange Big Button Easy to use Senior Sim-Free / Unlocked / Torch function / Mobile Phone / SOS button and large easy to read display Black £19.99 delivered @ Amazon (PPM)

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Found 16th Apr 2013
Very good price for this phone, cheapest I've seen it. Very handy for older people or people with huge fingers and thumbs.

The popular Fonerange big button sim-free mobile combines large buttons and a large display to make texting, dialling and other tasks on the phone easier. It has a loud ring volume to ensure calls are heard, making it an excellent handset choice for the more senior customers. The Fonerange big button sim-free mobile provides easy communication for users with large buttons, an sos emergency button, and straight-forward menus toprovide peace-of-mind at times of emergency. The compact lightweight design makes it fully portable.The Fonerange big button mobile phone is compatible with all networks (excluding 3g) so it can be usedby pay as you go or contract customers.

SOS Emergency Function(Dedicated Button)
Big Keypad for easy use
Big Font for easy viewing
Big Volume for easy hearing
One Touch To Call (Dedicated 10 one-touch numbers)

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Still better than a Blackberry!

Bought my Dad one of these for Christmas. Considering it's supposed to be 'Senior' friendly with the big buttons, it's got an utterly nightmarish interface and loads of functionality that a simple phone doesn't need, like importing MIDI files for ring tones. I'm pretty tech savvy, but it took even me a while to figure it out. The form factor is great, the amount of faffing to navigate the menus is not.

does this work with three network ? quite a few of the 'big button' phones don't

fluffywelshsheep

does this work with three network ? quite a few of the 'big button' … does this work with three network ? quite a few of the 'big button' phones don't



The Fonerange big button mobile phone is compatible with all networks … The Fonerange big button mobile phone is compatible with all networks (excluding 3g)

I hope these dont make over the top beeps when you press them.

Knew there was a reason the ATM i used was empty.

Go for the "BC5C" if you need a better menu & a colour display.

fluffywelshsheep

does this work with three network ? quite a few of the 'big button' … does this work with three network ? quite a few of the 'big button' phones don't


Presumably because the 3 network uses 3G only for voice (and not GSM) and these phones use GSM (and not 3G).

juniper

Presumably because the 3 network uses 3G only for voice (and not GSM) and … Presumably because the 3 network uses 3G only for voice (and not GSM) and these phones use GSM (and not 3G).


Thanks

jami3rez

Bought my Dad one of these for Christmas. Considering it's supposed to be … Bought my Dad one of these for Christmas. Considering it's supposed to be 'Senior' friendly with the big buttons, it's got an utterly nightmarish interface and loads of functionality that a simple phone doesn't need, like importing MIDI files for ring tones. I'm pretty tech savvy, but it took even me a while to figure it out. The form factor is great, the amount of faffing to navigate the menus is not.



Agreed - this is a terrible phone. The only advantage for "less techy" people are the big buttons. Like you say, menu navigation is an absolutely nightmare so don't buy for anyone who'd want to do anything except call out.

I came across one of these because the elderly woman down the road has bought one for her equally elderly husband and couldn't work out how to unlock the keys. She was looking for a key combo (menu+star) or something when in fact it has its own unlock button on the side. Yeah, it took me - the owner of close to a million handsets over the years - a bit of time to work it out too.

Menus are totally unintuitive, utter waste.

To whoever commented asking about the sound the keytones make - you're in for a nightmare! It has an overly loud Asian (afaik) woman saying each key press - the elderly couple commented "we can't understand the numbers she's saying anyway".

I'd recommend getting something else for your elderly relatives/friends. I've always handed out £10 Nokias which have week long battery lifes and can easily be customised to the users needs, super easy to navigate menus, etc. The only downside are the smaller buttons, but that can be overcome with easy access to the phone book.

EDIT: Looking closely at the Amazon link, I may be commenting on a different "Fonerange" phone. This one I set up looked different. Either way, take my advice with a pinch of salt, or not, it's all good. lol
Edited by: "TGB" 16th Apr 2013

Please dont buy this phones until you have a look at it and use it. it has only Big buttons rest all small. more difficult to use than Nokia 15 pounds phone. My father who is 87 years old did not use even for one day. He went back to his Nokia 1616 phone. Its very difficult to redial or to check missed calls.

I will ditto the comments about these being hard to use. We bought one for my Dad who hates phones and he can't use it - and I know phones inside out - and I can't blooming use it!!!! If you own a technophobe like my Dad - get them a touch screen like a cheapo iPhone 3 or 4 or a Samsung Galaxy S2... so much more intuitive and far easier to use. (_;)

Is this the new windows phone weve all been waiting for?Windows sc(senior citizen)Big improvement on previous editions if you ask me.

micks_missus

I will ditto the comments about these being hard to use. We bought one … I will ditto the comments about these being hard to use. We bought one for my Dad who hates phones and he can't use it - and I know phones inside out - and I can't blooming use it!!!! If you own a technophobe like my Dad - get them a touch screen like a cheapo iPhone 3 or 4 or a Samsung Galaxy S2... so much more intuitive and far easier to use. (_;)


Agree with that one - 75 year old father of a friend wanted a new phone with big buttons and I was showing him my Galaxy Nexus with the 4.65" screen. Big screen = big dial buttons! In the end she got him an iPhone because she has an iPod Touch so could help him with most of the menu / navigation questions (other than the phone "app" obviously.
Edited by: "juniper" 16th Apr 2013

http://www.sellmymobile.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/dom_joly_phone.jpg

What a good idea for an emergency 'phone.

my parents still have a nokia 3330 each

Are the TTfones any better? (e.g. ebay.co.uk/itm…600?pt=UK_Mobile_Phones&hash=item27d1884278) They have a red panic button on the back which dials a preset number and automatically sends a text, which sounds a good idea for an older person.
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