Emporia Mobile, who showed off their wares at February’s Mobile World Congress, has announced an updated handset aimed specifically at the over 50s.
The most desirable features of a mobile phone for “the silver generation” are a super loud hands free speakerphone, oversized display and buttons, a flashlight, compatibility with a hearing aid, and one-touch dialling of an ICE or emergency SMS.
The Emporia Life Plus is a slider phone featuring aluminium outer casing, has a standby time of 250 hours, and weighs in at 138g (that’s under five ounces, don’t you know). Forget any fancy features that the youngsters want, this is strictly for phoning and texting.
It’s free with any contract, or the handset costs £144.67 on PAYG.