Where's the old fogey icon
You need to see a screen while dialing?
Has the internet completely killed your attention span?
John's Phone, from the designer firm John Doe Amsterdam, could be the greatest grandparent phone of all time. It is certainly an interesting minimalist experiment in usability. Ten centimetres tall and weighing 95g, John's Phone cuts the crap so pretty much all that remains is a basic box with a standard keypad. A screen …
My old folks need to check every 2 digits that they have entered the correct ones, so yeah they need to be able to see the screen.
To be honest, better would be a series of buttons marked "John", "Mary" etc. so they don't have to worry about numbers. Some of them seem to even have trouble remembering which name is which, let alone what numbers to dial to who.
is a hand-phone into which up to 5 numbers could pre-programmed, with a graphic capability for each number, so children could be given a phone which permits them only to call trusted people without the risk of dialing any other number without cost control. The graphic along each number could be of the person whose number is programmed.
Since some jurisdictions require GPS be fitted, this data could be transmitted so the called party would know where the child user was located.
A lot of people have smartphones these days that barely last 24 hours before needing to be recharged. I would definitely buy one of these phones to take camping, on holiday and on weekends away along side my smartphone.
However, it doesn't mention SMS, and by the sounds of it, it doesn't support SMS. That rules it out for me. Like most people, I spend more time talking via SMS than via voice...
I love it. A mobile phone that's actually a phone, rather than a camera or a web browser or whatever. Great concept. I'd have one tomorrow were it not for one thing. The price.
Why does it cost that much when all it will do is make a receive phone calls? There are any number of cheap phones for less than half that much. If they'll sell them for under £20 I promise I'll buy one.
Not a good ringtone though...
Don't forget to switch to Nederlands and it is about 2/3 of the way into the player.
(In the neuiws section, the first item, john's-phone-bij-bnr)
I still want a simple mobile with a ringtone like a real phone bell not some rubbish noise from america!
When are any of these companies actually going to make a phone for the more active pensioner? My farther who’s in his 60’s complains he can’t press the buttons or screen on most phones, yet needs to text to pay for parking and would also like email/internet. He also needs Activesync to synchronise the contacts with his desktop PC ( via Exchange - to save “fiddling around” with the phone).
He was seriously considering an iPad until we pointed out the voice/text part was missing. An iPhone is just a bit too small and gives no tactile feedback. Maybe the Galaxy tab but again a real keyboard would be better.
It would be funny if it wasn't so sad that so many posters here have been sucked in by smatphone marketing crap. Do you people really *need* something that didn't even exist five years ago?
Phone marketing reminds me of washing powder marketing. You've just got to have the new version that washes whiter than white, whereas your old powder made everything grey. But hang on a minute didn't they say that about the last version and the version before that? Likewise with phones. Every new phone is the last phone you'll ever need. And yet I know people who have at least three new phones a year.
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