Just5 Offers Big-Buttoned Cell Phones for Grandma

Just5This European company has developed a simple mobile phone designed to be used by folks with hearing, sight and dexterity issues. It features a large display and buttons, a keypad that announces pressed keys in English or Spanish, hearing aid compatible amplified sound and an emergency SOS button on the back that can be set to text and then sequentially call five preset numbers. The Just5 phone operates on the GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) standard, that is, it uses a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card to store the phone’s information. In the United States, mobile service is provided via a pre-paid plan with TMobile or through a user’s existing plan through TMobile or AT&T. The phone also has a built-in flashlight and an FM radio. Say, my mom might not have thrown this model in the trash!



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