Make Life Easier: A Cell Phone Made Simple
The features on a lot of cell phones are often hard to see, difficult to press and lacking in logic. Sometimes the ringer is hard to turn off. Sometimes you have to hold down the “End” key to turn the telephone on. On some phones, it’s extremely complicated to add a new number to the telephone’s phone book. Many phones don’t offer a retractable antenna.
If you’ve been putting off getting a cell phone, and family members have been saying you really should get one, you may want to consider the Kyocera 2325, made by Verizon. An article in the New York Times recently reviewed nine cell phones for simplicity. The winner by a long shot was the Kyocera. Some of the features it offers include:
- Ability to turn off the ringer in one simple step
- A listing of the 10 numbers that you call most frequently
- Retractable antenna (some people claim this can help improve reception)
- An earpiece that increases the volume when you’re in a noisy place
- Widely spaced keys placed in a logical way
For some people, these features are all they’ll ever use. But if you get a little more interested in using other options, the Kyocera also offers a voice recorder function that allows you to leave reminders to yourself. It also enables you to dial by speaking.
One more good thing about the Kyocera 2325: it’s not very expensive. It costs about $30.00 with a contract.
The New York Times, “Circuits” section, 5 June 2003