Telstra EasyCall 2 mobile phone

Telstra EasyCall 2 review: The Telstra Easy Call 2 makes it easy for seniors to stay in touch

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  • Expert Rating

    4.50 / 5
  • User Rating

    3.00 / 5 (of 13 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 99.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Paul

5.0

1

Pros
The simple things in life are often the best
Cons
Back cover could be more secure
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Best phone I ever bought (still have it after 18 months in mint condition).
Never mind the construction - we live in a plastic world.
I'm an IT Manager (and System Admin / Network Analyst).
Apart from the great ergonomics, it keeps the "online" distractions down to a minimum, has a (loud) FM radio to listen while you work, and a LED flashlight thats easier to use than the one of the iPhone.
As for the big orange switch - just set it to SMS or call your most called number (eg. wife) - just set the alarm noise volume to Off.

Evie Haultain

4.5

2

Pros
Big numbers, Great calling
Cons
NO IDEA WHT THE RED THING AT THE BACK IS ??
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Great Phone. Big numbers are great. It might seem that the big numbers are only good for the elderly but I have found having big numbers FANTASTIC.... A bit confusing at times but really good. I recommend this mobile for people of all ages ...

Rese

1.0

3

Pros
Big keypads
Cons
No protective cover
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The switch to lock the keypad (as there is no cover and none can be bought) easily slips back and forth either in a pouch or in your pocket so the keypad may not be locked when you think it is. The back cover keeps falling off so had to stickytape it on to keep it ON. Then after 6 months the battery died, permanently. The whole phone is very plactic-ie and flimsy and I would not recommend it to anyone - unless you hardly move about. VERY disappointed.

Ian Cartwright

3.5

4

Pros
large numbers
Cons
cant send texts
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Can someone please tell me why - WHEN I TYPE A TEXT AND PRESS SEND I KEEP GETTING A MESSAGE SAYING "Message Failed". This part of the phone is so so frustrating - can anyone solve this problem please ??????????? THE MANUAL HAS NO DIRECTIONS.
q2. How do I get the phone out of emergency mode - I do not have the orange button on so this message should not be on the screen Thank you Ian

Nines

3.0

5

Pros
BIG everything. Good.
Cons
NO IDEA HOW TO SET UP THE AUDIBLE KEY TONE SO SOMEONE SPEAKS TO ME WHEN DIALLING
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We purchased this phone, very very good. However. Its biggest feature is no where to be documented within the User Manual. AUDIBLE KEY TONE! Where on this phones this setting. After 3 hours of pawing over the manual, internet and of course a call to Telstra no one could help. This means one more trip to the shop to have an assistant do this for us. I will rate the product well for its ease of use of oldies (mind you we are YOUNG) and couldn't find the means. How is an elderly person meant to find it. So all in all I give the rating to the USER GUIDE alone. 3.

David C,

3.5

6

Pros
large numbers,loud speaher phone
Cons
nothing found
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The numerical pads are finger sized.The volume is loud.The instructions are good.But,nothing about the button,up,down,on the back.I might be missing something.Very good for visually impaired.

Tony Spiers

1.0

7

Pros
the torch
Cons
No tethering
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Major drawback - not mentioned on Telstra site - is the inability of the phone to receive internet, or to be tethered to a pc or laptop as a modem. This means, for example, the 2GB data you pay for with Cap Encore is unuseable with this phone.

Mel J

3.5

8

Pros
Easy Lock
Cons
Automatic Turning-OFF
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Care needs to be taken if buying for an elderly person as the phone I purchased for my Mother had the settings set to turn the phone off automatically after a designated number of hours, meaning we could not contact her. If you purchase the phone go to "Settings" and set this feature to "off" i.e. in-active or what you feel is appropriate

Grant

1.0

9

Pros
large keys and fonts
Cons
NO BLUETOOTH
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My parents are retired NOT stuck in a wheelchair in a home, why doesn't it have bluetooth so they can drive without getting fined? Otherwise looks great.

Yvonne Paxa

0.0

10

Pros
large numbers
Cons
doesn't save sent messages
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i can not save the sent messages.

mark ereira

5.0

11

Pros
large buttons and texting font size
Cons
case would have been nice
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I have Parkinson's, and my hand shakes often, the loud speaker for incoming calls is great, best yet. the size of the letters (font size)for texting and reading excellent, truly the best on the current market for people my age, would suit others also, this would be perfect, if one could be made with all facilities camera, email, and video calls. deluxe model

Mark Ereira

5.0

12

Pros
font size large keypad numerals volume on free handset
Cons
a phone case would be nice
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I congratulate Telstra in bringing out this handset, I am 70years of age with Parkinson's Disease, this a lovely to use handset, with many bonus features including a blue tick over the 3G network, I highly recommend it

Peter T.

5.0

13

Pros
Large, easy-to-read keys, sound quality
Cons
Nothing of note
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Thankyou for this article. After reading your article, I bought one of these for my mother who has macular degeneration. I highly recommend it.

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