When it seems that electronics keep getting smaller and sleeker for today’s younger users, it’s refreshing to see that some manufacturers haven’t lost sight of the unique needs of baby boomers and senior users. That’s why I’m pretty excited about the latest phones from Doro and our exclusive partnership.
A Swedish company, Doro is doing some interesting things in user friendly consumer electronics to accommodate the inevitable aging process. Working with designers that specialize in technology, ergonomics and physical disabilities, the company just introduced the Doro PhoneEasy® 345 and 410 in the United States, which work well for seniors dealing with reduced dexterity, hearing and vision.
Doro phones have been a popular choice among mature users in Europe thanks to their simplicity and manageability, and I think they’ll be a hit on this side of the pond, too. In a recent poll among 800 of our Consumer Cellular customers, we found that 62% preferred cell phones with easy-to-read, enlarged buttons and display text. The Doro PhoneEasy® 345 and 410 models deliver on both counts. Compatible with hearing aids, the phones also offer outstanding sound quality. And they still feature many of the bells and whistles you’ll find on other cell phones.
I think everyone should have affordable access to a cell phone, for convenience and peace-of-mind in potential emergencies. At a low-cost relative to other senior phones, the Doro PhoneEasy’s straightforward design makes it easy for aging Americans to keep up and keep in touch.
Co-founder and CEO of Consumer Cellular
Can I use my cell phone in Europe, and if so, what if anything should I do prior to traveling there with it?
Thank you for asking, Keith. Consumer Cellular service is only available in the U.S., so your phone will not work overseas. If you did have service, it would qualify as international roaming which is very costly, so we don’t recommend that you use your phone internationally. We have had some customers use a SIM card purchased in the country they will be traveling to, and they have found that to be successful. If you have any questions regarding your service or where your phone can be used, please call us at 888-345-5509. We will be happy to help! Thank you again for the question, and we hope you have a wonderful trip!
Is there a Way to Down-load the Pictures I took with my Doro Phone to my Computer or a Flash Drive ?
Thank you for asking, Grace. It’s important to keep those memorable moments safe. The easiest way to remove pictures from your Doro 618 is to save them to an SD card first, then use the SD card to transfer them to your computer. You can do this by inserting an SD card, then go to your menu, then select Settings. From there, choose File manager and press OK. Select Phone, then Open. Select Photos, then Open. Select Options, then Move. Select the SD card option, and you can move your photos. If you run into any issues, just give us a call at 888-345-5509. We’re happy to help you! Thank you for commenting today!