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    • googler
    • By googler 11th Feb 18, 11:27 PM
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    Big Button phones for elderly
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    • 11th Feb 18, 11:27 PM
    Big Button phones for elderly 11th Feb 18 at 11:27 PM
    Looking on Amazon, but don't seem to be any from the mainstream manufacturers. TTFone, Denver seem to dominate.

    Anyone got any recommendations or experience from their parents' and grandparents' purchases?
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    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 12th Feb 18, 9:18 AM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 9:18 AM
    Doro is the big player in this market.
    • hightara
    • By hightara 12th Feb 18, 9:36 AM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 9:36 AM
    pmduk

    only phone my husband can use.... this link is for used/like new googler

    https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/phones/doro/6520-like-new#contractType=payasyougo

    or search ebay etc.
    • boatman
    • By boatman 12th Feb 18, 11:08 AM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 11:08 AM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 11:08 AM
    pmduk

    only phone my husband can use.... this link is for used/like new googler

    https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/phones/doro/6520-like-new#contractType=payasyougo

    or search ebay etc.
    Originally posted by hightara
    Or this one a bit cheaper(can be unlocked for £2.99 on ebay),
    https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/phones/doro/5516-like-new

    Doro are good.
    Last edited by boatman; 12-02-2018 at 2:16 PM. Reason: ii
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 12th Feb 18, 12:46 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 12:46 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 12:46 PM
    Do you mean mobile or landline?

    My father in law had the BT Big Button landline phone which worked well. We also programmed important numbers into it so he only had to press a single button to call someone.

    https://www.shop.bt.com/products/bt-big-button-200-061130-7SS3.html
    • googler
    • By googler 13th Feb 18, 10:19 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 10:19 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 10:19 PM
    Do you mean mobile or landline?

    My father in law had the BT Big Button landline phone which worked well. We also programmed important numbers into it so he only had to press a single button to call someone.

    https://www.shop.bt.com/products/bt-big-button-200-061130-7SS3.html
    Originally posted by chrisw
    Thanks, I meant mobile
    • googler
    • By googler 13th Feb 18, 10:23 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 10:23 PM
    Maybe I'm missing something, but the Doro phones don't look like big button phones ... they just look like regular. And there's no mention in the blurb of them being any different....
    • boatman
    • By boatman 13th Feb 18, 11:57 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 11:57 PM
    Maybe I'm missing something, but the Doro phones don't look like big button phones ... they just look like regular. And there's no mention in the blurb of them being any different....
    Originally posted by googler
    Some are bigger than others, the buttons may have bigger spacing or contrasting colours, and the screen wording is generally larger and simplified, and can be made even bigger in the menu. Have a look on youtube, or better still in a phone shop and ask for demonstration.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 14th Feb 18, 9:45 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 9:45 AM
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    • 14th Feb 18, 9:45 AM
    I had the same request

    Doro big button phone was disapointing & old tech. No Apps

    Ending up with a Moto G4 with 5.5 screen

    Made Display xtra large, worked great
    • googler
    • By googler 14th Feb 18, 4:43 PM
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    Thanks everyone, have gone for the MaxCom from the RNIB website.

    http://shop.rnib.org.uk/accessible-technology/telephones-and-mobiles/easy-to-see-mobile-phones/easy-to-see-mobile-phone.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjJWg4-yl2QIVCBbTCh1anwA_EAQYAyABEgLuBvD_BwE#fo_c=1594&fo _k=8c1cc1a2cb31fd834f19ca9b9c11b6b6&fo_s=gplauk
    • googler
    • By googler 14th Feb 18, 4:44 PM
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    Doro big button phone was disapointing & old tech. No Apps
    Originally posted by ballyblack
    Thanks, but no apps required, just a basic phone that can be used to make contact
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 14th Feb 18, 5:25 PM
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    Be careful this phone only works on the 2G networks, which be closing sometime soon (don't know when).
    • Zandy_23
    • By Zandy_23 15th Feb 18, 5:30 PM
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    Google some online stores selling phones for the elderly. Some touch screen mobile phones allow the text on screen to be as big as possible.
    • pmduk
    • By pmduk 15th Feb 18, 6:28 PM
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    Be careful this phone only works on the 2G networks, which be closing sometime soon (don't know when).
    Originally posted by Mister G
    I think it's safe to assume that they'll be around for at least 2-3 years yet.
    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 15th Feb 18, 7:19 PM
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    It's shown as out of stock, uses obsolete 2G connectivity (ie won’t work on Three or any providers that use Three such as ID) and is of limited use if roaming outside the UK. 2G is being turned off in several countries, how long Voda, O2 and EE will support it in the UK is anyone’s guess.

    Additionally, it may not have all the recent frequency bands that some networks are currently using to provide improved coverage, especially inside buildings.

    If that doesn’t put you off... still it’s cheap.
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