Doro PhoneEasy provides seniors with big-button camera phone


Here’s a camera phone I might personally need to buy — for my mother, that is… my eyes aren’t that bad yet!

Consumer Cellular says its latest offering is the U.S. debut of  a Swedish manufacturer’s line of flip phones geared toward seniors — and this new model, the Doro PhoneEasy 618 has a “simple camera and MMS functionality to enable users to capture, send and share photos anywhere in the world.”

Yes, it’s only a 3-megapixel camera, but it’s “easy to use with an intuitive menu and a dedicated key. In just a moment, photos can be sent to and received from friends and family.”

The phone is only $60. Consumer Cellular says it is the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members. “Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, and this phone does just that for the millions of consumers who want to stay connected through conversation, text and images, but may find a standard cell phone difficult to use,” the company adds.