Simple mobile for seniors launched

Aimed at the 4.5 million over 65 year olds in the UK who don’t own a mobile phone, Amplicom’s PowerTel M6000 is now availanle. The device is simple to use with loud ring tone and amplified sound.

For those who want simplicity, the PowerTel M6000 has SMS text message, a 500-memory phone book, Bluetooth and loud hands-free speaker.

The big buttons combat dexterity or visual problems. Whilst people with hearing loss will benefit from the extra loud ringer (up to +100 dB), extra loudspeaker (up to +30 dB) and powerful vibrating alert.

Two crucial features, the ‘Man Down’ fall detector and hidden ‘SOS’ panic button will bring peace of mind to those who are vulnerable. Both activate handsfree operation and pre-programmed emergency numbers until a response is received. Three dedicated quick dial buttons also help in an emergency.

The large clear 4.3 cm colour screen has big easy to read fonts and the keypad has an automatic lock.

With a desktop charger the M6000 is Hearing Aid Compatible so great for those with Hearing Loss. The phone is ready for use on any network with Pay As You Go SIM card or contract billing. (Supplied without a SIM card.)

Available April 2010 at £99 from Silver Phone.