Vodacom upgrades popular phone for the elderly

Following the success of its ZTE handset designed specifically to meet the needs of the elderly, Vodacom is now introducing an upgraded version that takes the best features from the previous model and makes them even more user-friendly.

The ZTE S306 cell phone boasts large buttons and an even larger screen than the previous model, making it ideal for anyone who has trouble reading the symbols on other keypads or who may have limited hand dexterity. In addition the SOS button has been improved to make it easier to use in case of emergencies.

“At Vodacom, we believe that all people should have access to mobile telecommunications and that we need to ensure that our range of handsets caters to all needs. The ZTE S306 is elegantly simple and helps make technology work for the user rather than the other way round” said Shameel Joosub, Managing Director of Vodacom SA.

Vodacom has listened to the needs of the elderly and has brought out this updated model to address their specific requirements. The most important features of the ZTE S306 cell phone are the SOS slide button, large keypad, slide key lock button, louder ringing tone, and the handy torch and FM radio.

“We are pleased that Vodacom has responded to the call from senior citizens for a cell phone that caters for their specific needs – and has done so at an affordable price” said Johan Smuts from Pension Power.

Pension Power is also today launching its new website aimed at senior citizens on www.seniorcitizen.co.za. The organisation will be running a competition on the website where ten ZTE S306 phones can be won.

Vodacom is offering the ZTE S306 cellphone at the recommended retail price of R399.00 (incl. VAT), including a free Vodacom starter pack. The ZTE S306 cellphone is available from all participating Vodashops, Vodacom 4U stores and Vodacom Direct (dial 0861 123 123 or visit www.vodacomdirect.co.za).

For more information on Specific Needs products and services, customers should contact  Vodacom’s Specific Needs  Contact Centre on 12580, free from a Vodacom cell phone, or by dialing 082 12580 from any other phone (standard rates apply).  Customers can also send an email to [email protected] .

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Vodacom upgrades popular phone for the elderly