Snapfon ezTWO Senior Cell Phone, SIMPLE and Easy to Use, SOS Button, Hearing Aid Compatible




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  1. J. Norvell "peaknorvel" says:
    195 of 204 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for a Senior, less so for the Elderly, October 9, 2011
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    J. Norvell “peaknorvel” (Davis, CA United States) –
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    This review is from: Snapfon ezTWO Senior Cell Phone, SIMPLE and Easy to Use, SOS Button, Hearing Aid Compatible (Unlocked Phone)

    The SnapFon ezONE-C Senior cell phone is about as simple as the standard model cell phones that you used to buy ten years ago. It is NOT as simple as a landline phone and that made the phone perplexing to the 91 year old woman that I got this for. It is smaller and lighter than I thought it would be, but that could be a plus or minus. The buttons are about the same as a cheap calculator; they are large but you need to press in the center. It has a radio function and a flashlight, which may delight a less elderly person, but I taped over the side switches that operate those with gaffers tape so that they wouldn’t confuse. The display is large and clear.

    The phone works with an AT&T SIM card. I bought a SIM card on Amazon, but, as it turns out, you must actually buy one from AT&T anyway or they won’t process you to get on their network. The purchased SIM card did allow me to get the phone going earlier however, although it did take repeated phone calls to AT&T and most of an afternoon to get the phone set up. The phone comes with a SIM card from “PureTalk”, a reseller of cell phone time, and I presume that setting up with them would be easier.

    The advantage of a cell phone is that any landline number can be transferred to it. My phone user was being moved into an assisted living facility, just far enough away that she couldn’t get a landline with the same number without keeping the old landline and buying a forwarding service — sheesh. The port to the cell phone went well, but, again, it did take some time on the line with AT&T folks. I just added her to our family plan and she is saving a lot of money, although you do need to absorb the cost of the phone, the SIM card, and a $40 fee for the new service. She no longer needs the landline at her old home.

    My elderly user is perplexed that she needs to press down for a period of time to autodial, but she only presses for a short time to hang up. As a result, she keeps turning the phone off, since the “hang up” button is also the power on and off button. For seniors that are used to using cell phones previously, this may not be a problem. For a life-long landline user, this is a problem.

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  2. Melissa Z Schilke says:
    94 of 99 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    easy to use phone, September 1, 2011
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    This review is from: Snapfon ezTWO Senior Cell Phone, SIMPLE and Easy to Use, SOS Button, Hearing Aid Compatible (Unlocked Phone)

    I bought this phone for a developmentaly disabled person. Great, simple to use, phone. When I brought it into T-Mobile to get a simcard for it, the staff passed it around commented on how easy it was to understand how to use. The numbers on this phone are really big. The SOS button on the back is a great feature that can be programed to dial 911 and send Text to additional phone number.

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