There's more to these basic cell phones from Doro
By Joni Blecher Follow me on Twitter | Thursday, January 20, 2011 (permalink)
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The cell phones featured below (the Doro PhoneEasy410 GSM) look pretty straight-forward. The simple design and large numeric keypad makes it ideal for people who may have trouble with touchscreens or some of the smaller keys found on phones today. Besides appearing simple, these GSM cell phones from a company called Doro are all about ease-of-use, the ability to de-clutter available features, and most importantly help users in a time of need. How does that last feature work on these cell phones? Well, there's a panic button on the phone and if a user holds the panic down for 3 seconds the phone will send a text message to up to 5 designated contacts. If there's no response from those contacts, the phone will then activate the speakerphone and call those 5 contacts. One way or another the people you need to know that you are in need of help will be notified. Pretty smart for a simple phone.