Doro and Vodafone expand product offering to keep seniors connected throughout the UK

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Doro, leading phone provider for seniors, partners with Sky

 

The partnership will see two new handsets launch on the Sky network, the Doro 8050 smartphone and Doro 7030 feature phone.

 

London, 26th June 2020: 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 unique and inclusive technology. Two new phones are launching on the Sky Mobile network: Doro 7030 and Doro 8050, both are now available. 

 

The Doro 7030 is available via Sky Mobile from £9 per month and the Doro 8050 is available from £13 per month. The phones are exciting additions to Sky’s offering, combining Doro’s sleek, Scandinavian design with the brand’s proven usability and high-quality sound.

 

The range of functions and operating concepts of these two models make them uniquely suited to meet the needs of the over 65s – a demographic that is often forgotten by phone manufacturers.

 

Paul Sweeney, Managing Director at Sky Mobile, said “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.”

 

Peter Marsden, Managing Director, Doro UK & Ireland said: 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 an easy-to-use 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

 

From users who are familiar to Android, to those who have never owned a smartphone before, the Doro 8050 is the perfect device. The phone 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 give a breath of fresh air to older users and comes 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.