Kevenz Senior Cell Phone, SOS Button, Unlocked GSM 2G Elderly mobile Phones -Brown-KM300BROWN
My husband gets so flustered with smartphones. We have one dumb phone, but it’s not dumb enough for him. Not long ago, he was cursing that the volume was set too low and he couldn’t figure out how to adjust it. I knew the Kevenz Senior Cell Phone was the phone for him.
This is one rugged phone. It’s bigger than our other dumb phone – the better to grip, the better to see the number pad. Large numbers, they are. All raised, so he could operate by touch, and it speaks every number so he could do it blindfolded.
Large display. He doesn’t need glasses to read it.
OTHER NOTABLE FACTS:
SOS BUTTON: It’s on the back of the phone. This button has to be programmed, and it’s not intuitive how to do that. In fact, I can’t figure out how to do it. It’s not in the instruction sheet. An alarm sounds and it wants to dial, but that won’t happen until the senior selects “options” and then “call.” You’d think 9-1-1 would be programmed in by the factory and that it would automatically dial. Nope. The numeral 1 is preprogrammed in. Also, the SOS button is camouflaged. For these glaring flaws: -1 star.
Better to just call 9-1-1.
DUAL SIM CARD SLOTS: I’m not sure I’ve ever needed one, and I think an elderly person looking for simplicity would be too confused by dual cards. I’m using an Airvoice Wireless SIM card in one slot and leaving the other one empty. It works flawlessly.
TF SLOT: Located under the battery. It’s not easy to access. On the other hand, is it necessary? We have the option of using the phone’s memory. For someone who wants to use a dumb phone, that’s probably sufficient. I put a card in, because I always fill up memory slots when available.
TEXT, PHONEBOOK, CAMERA: These are all available through a tree menu. Honestly, I didn’t bother, because anyone wanting a dumb phone will not want to use the phone for photos and texts. It’s much easier to use a smartphone for that. Even knowing how to do it, I find it clunky and a complete turnoff. That would be true of my other dumb phone. It’s the nature of the beast.
Love it. Phone calls are easy to make and receive. Calls come in loud and clear. This would be a good phone for children, also, when you don’t want them using up data. Trust me. They would be embarrassed to use this for anything but phone calls. Even texting, though doable, is out of the question. It’s a phone. It makes phone calls, and it does that well.
My only wish is they replace the proprietary charging cord with a micro USB charging cord. Proprietary cords are easy to lose and difficult to replace. Put one of those in the hands of a forgetful senior and it may not last long.
This product was provided for review by Kevenz.