Summary: I bought this phone model for my grandma. It's not so intuitive to set-up, but you only have to do that once. So, do reed the manual and get it set up correctly. Once that is done, there's no guessing around. The very limited number of buttons make it extremely easy to use for the elderly, people with poor eye sight or learning difficulties. This, however, also mean there's very limited functionality. So don't expect more than the obvious four numbers quick dial.
bought for my friend who has alzheimers, living in a care home.
29 January 2014
Summary: We are still in the process of teaching her how to use it due to the memory problems and because she is 95 and has never used a mobile phone before. However, it will only be a matter of time before it will bring her a bit more independance and a way to keep in touch with me when SHE wants to contact me, rather than having to ask staff if she can (which she is reluctant to do because she doesn't like 'to make a fuss'). Another lady in the home has this mobile phone.
Summary: I bought this for my Mum who has very poor sight. I programmed it with her four favourite numbers and she can contact us easilly by pressing one of the four big buttons. The features for emergency calls to family or the emergency services are very clever. My Mum is delighted with it.
Summary: I bought a Doro 334 for my father who has a speech challenge and likes to go out on his mobility scooter. The Doro is quite a well made unit but, for an elderly person, the on off switch is a bit twee. The main problem with it however is that you cannot make up your own emergency SMS message. You have to make do with pre-programmed message: "This is an automatically generated alarm message from my mobile phone, please take appropriate action".
Summary: This mobile phone is a good size, making it easy to hold , the A,B,C,D, lettering is just perfect for elderly folk, especially, if they are sight impaired. I think it is expensive but it gives us the peace of mind that should our Father need us he can easily contact us.
Summary: We bought this phone for our 93 year old mother who is registered blind. The automatic answering and closing down is great but the keys could be improved to have raised A, B. etc as they are not easy for a blind person to feel they are pressing the right button. She has called the wrong person a few times as a result. With the buttons changed it would almost be perfect.
Summary: The phone is almost ideal, but I only have one niggle - an option to let all incomming calls (not just from the 4 presets) be automatically answered and go to hands-free would make it almost perfect. Delivery was very quick, but the phone was returned due to the intended users untimely death. The phone never having been used. The cost was promptly refunded, but minus a re-stocking fee. I have to say I'm not happy about that.
Summary: My mother is 88 years of age and in a home -- she has short term memory loss and arthritis in her hands -- this phone is superb.She only has to tap two buttons to ring me . It is so straight forward and easy to use.It is so nice being able to keep in touch with her - there is no way would she manage an ordinary mobile phone.