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Good: Elderly and non-technical brilliant
Comment: For the elderly who need to make a call and answer the phone this a great phone.
Not for the younger generation who surf google and the rest including facebook and tweets emails etc etc.
Good: simple, easy to read and type, and very loud
Bad: screen breaks up when cold; no reset button; had to remove & replace battery
Comment: I now use a netbook for internet etc on the move; and keep 410 for phoning & texting.
Good: Really easy to use, long battery life
Bad: So 1990s
Comment: Generally nuff happy
Good: Simple, protective cover, big buttons.
Bad: Too simple if you're not used to it.
Comment: I bought this phone simply for the protective clam clover. The big buttons are great on it as it does make missing a button pretty much impossible.
However if you're not tech wary and more techphile like me you will not like this phone so much. There is no camera and no internet which can be an annoyance. I used the internet too much on my old phone and wasted a lot of money so that is a plus for me this time.
The only complaint I have is the texting system. Predictive text is available but every word has to be all upper case (capitals) or lower case letters. They cannot be mixed. Being a bit picky when it comes to grammar I hate not starting a sentence with a capital letter so I have to turn off predictive text for the first word of every sentence. (very easy to do however). Also it can be very slow and if you text a few words you might want to stop and wait for your phone to catch up to make sure then the correct word was predicted. There is an option not to save sent messages which is nice considering how much space that can take up if you forget about it.
Overall I love this phone despite the faults. But it would be much more suitable for my parents who are very tech wary.
Comment: I don't own it personally, but I did help my 80-year old grandmother purchase it. She really liked the simplicity of the design, as well as the stripped-down LACK of features. There's nothing to confuse her with this thing - there's no camera, no internet, no email. She loved how big the buttons were, and the fact that they were padded and single (instead of a strip of 1-2-3 and 4-5-6, etc. The ring tone is amazingly loud, perfect for those who might be hard of hearing. The phone makes noise on startup and shutdown, so it's easy to tell if you've accidentally turned it off. It also comes with a lanyard in the box. It sounds dumb, but such a simple move makes a difference for a senior - my grandma intends to carry the phone around her neck when she's out walking. The only thing I'd suggest is that the lanyard is not easy to get on the phone (requires removing the back panel and hooking on a small loop) if your fine-motor skills are a bit rusty. Grandma found it very easy to put people in her address book, by herself. And the phone comes with a small book of instructions, but also a large (and large-print) page of general instructions for use.
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