Doro partners with Sky Mobile

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Doro, the leading global supplier of telecommunication solutions for seniors, has partnered with UK telecoms provider, Sky Mobile.

This partnership will see Sky Mobile customers, including senior users, gain access to Doro’s inclusive technology. Two new phones are launching on the Sky Mobile network: Doro 7030 and Doro 8050.

The Doro 7030 is available via Sky Mobile from £13 per month and the Doro 8050 from £9 per month. The phones combine Doro’s Scandinavian design with the brand’s usability and high-quality sound.

Says Paul Sweeney, Managing Director at Sky Mobile:

 “We know staying connected to family, friends and loved ones is important to all our customers. Bringing Doro’s phones to our range will keep more of our customers connected when they can’t be together.”

Adds Peter Marsden, Managing Director, Doro UK & Ireland:

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Sky to bring Doro’s unique offering to Sky Mobile customers. Combining easy-to-use features with high-quality performance, the Doro 8050 and the Doro 7030 are the perfect devices to launch our partnership. We take all aspects of design seriously at Doro and the packaging for both handsets will not include any additional plastic, cutting down on unnecessary waste.

 Both handsets will be among the first to be compatible with our imminent Response by Doro offering, a service that connects seniors with their family, friends and support networks.”

 Doro 7030: Clamshell feature phone

The Doro 7030 is a feature phone with a clamshell design. It is 4G and WiFi enabled, with WhatsApp and Facebook preinstalled. This allows users to stay connected with their loved ones, whatever their preferred communications habits may be. 

Doro 7030 features:

  • GPS-enabled Assistance button, giving the user peace of mind, wherever they may be
  • Loud and clear sound
  • Facebook and WhatsApp preinstalled
  • Easy-to-read display and text
  • Easy-to-use camera, with a new built in front-facing camera
  • Large, clear buttons
  • Headphone jack with USB charging port

Doro 8050: Easy-to-use, high performance smartphone

The Doro 8050 combines a classic Android look and feel with innovative UI and UX changes, tailored for older users. These include adding labels to each icon, step by step navigation, having a single homepage and much more. These changes keep actions clear and navigation straight forward – avoiding more abstract concepts to streamline the user experience. 

Doro 8050 features:

  • GPS-enabled assistance button, giving the user peace of mind, wherever they may be
  • Loud and clear sound with HAC
  • Dedicated home button
  • Easy-to-read display and text
  • Easy-to-use, high quality camera
  • Headphone jack with USB C charging port
  • Robust design, with features to prevent damage from bumps and knocks

Both of these phones are designed to give a breath of fresh air to older users and come with intuitive features such as My Doro Manager, soon to be incorporated into the Response by Doro app. This feature allows loved ones and relatives to access a user’s phone remotely, from their own iOS or Android device.

It provides added comfort for both the senior and their relatives, giving a third party the ability to supply extra support to a user. This could be in the form of anything from changing the display’s font size to updating a user’s contact list.

 

 

Chris Price
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