A Cell Phone for Seniors with no User Manual
(Goldsboro, NC, USA)
It is difficult to believe that Tracfone would advertise this phone for seniors and not include a user manual. Seniors are not like young folks, who just push a few buttons and are in full control. I do have a computer while a number of seniors still do not -- including my mother-in-law who we have in mind for this phone as well. I found and downloaded the manual but again some folks cannot do this.
All I was really looking for is how to control the volume which is only done while you are using the phone, but if you don't know that, well you don't know. Such a simple thing and you would think since the phone is advertised for seniors this would be the first thing under "Using the phone".
The advantages of prepaid and the options for this are explained very well. I purchased the phone for my wife who has a severe hearing problem and wears hearing aids. The verdict is not in yet as to her satisfaction with the phone which we purchased for semi-emergency only.
I think for a basic phone without all the "bells and whistles" that seniors would not generally be interested in, this is a good choice.
NOTE: This model has been replaced by the Alcatel A382 large button phone.
Thanks for your detailed and helpful comments. It's interesting that I've answered that volume question about several other Tracfones, so it is something that keeps popping up.
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