Who is the Easy Mate+ Mobile Phone suitable for?
The Easy Mate+ mobile phone has been designed as an easy to use mobile phone.
It features buttons that can be easily located by sight or touch, a large LCD screen, amplified speakers, voice output keypad and an easily connecting cradle charger. As such, it offers greater accessibility to users who may have reduced sight, hearing or dexterity and is very popular within the aged population.
As it does not offer Internet connectivity, it can also be a great solution for children/adolescents as they can contact others by calling/messaging but not have the distraction of the Internet.
Can you use the Internet on the Easy Mate+ mobile phone?
The Easy Mate+ does not support the Internet and as such apps cannot be downloaded and there is no Internet browsing options.
Is this phone suitable for a person with reduced vision?
The Easy Mate+ was developed in conjunction with Vision Australia and contains many features such as large, tactile buttons and “talking” keys that are beneficial for a person with reduced vision.
Is this phone suitable for a person with reduced hearing?
The Easy Mate+ offers amplified ringtones and speakers. This phone is also compatible with Bluetooth enabled hearing aids and has an M4/T4 compatibility rating.
How do I extend the ring length on my Easy Mate+?
The length of time the phone rings for is a setting determined by the telecommunications company who supplies the SIM card. There is a code you can input to the phone to increase the ring time; this code is specific to each telecommunications company. The required code can be found through completing an Internet search such as "How to increase ring time Telstra". Results should tell you the code you can input. An example of the instructions may be:
To extend the ring time, enter the following sequence on your mobile phone:
**61*101** (number of seconds: 15, 20, 25 or 30) #.
Then press the call/send button.
Can I use my existing SIM card in the Easy Mate+?
Yes, you can use your existing SIM card. If your SIM card is not standard size, please contact your mobile phone carrier to obtain an adapter.
Is the Easy Mate+ locked to specific phone carriers?
No, the Easy Mate+ can be used with any mobile phone carrier in Australia and New Zealand. It can also be used in other countries however you would need to ensure the country supports the 3G mobile frequencies of 850, 900 and/or 2100.
What size SIM card can be used with the Easy Mate+?
The Easy Mate+ can be used with a standard size SIM card. If your SIM card is not standard size, please contact your mobile phone carrier to obtain an adapter.