On Jan. 1, 2011, the oldest of America’s baby boomers reached retirement age; from that day on, 10,000 people will turn 65 every single day for the next 19 years, but age doesn’t have to be a barrier to an active lifestyle.1
Sprint and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) offer Samsung M400 with accessibility features designed specifically to meet the needs of seniors and people with disabilities. It is also a great wireless phone for practical customers who use their phone simply to talk, take pictures and send messages.
Samsung M400 is available free with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement, after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card2 (excludes taxes and surcharges), through direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales (www.sprint.com).
Features designed to make Samsung M400 easy to use include:
- Large 2.4-inch internal display and adjustable font sizes that make it easy to read text on the screen
- 1.07-inch external display that allows the user to easily see incoming calls or notifications without opening the phone
- Oversized keypad making it quick and simple to locate and depress keys when making a call
- Five-way navigation key that makes navigating the phone’s menu a snap.
- Dedicated 911 key and an In Case of Emergency (ICE) button that stores up to three contacts, so users can dial first responders or emergency contacts quickly
- Dedicated speakerphone button for situations where it may be difficult to hear or when driving hands-free
- Voice dialing that allows the user to simply press a button and speak the name or phone number of the person they wish to call
- Nuance VSuite version 4.0 text-to-speech client that reads menus, submenus, text, dialed numbers, caller ID and missed calls to the user
Samsung M400 does offer several features that will appeal to more technologically savvy users including a 1.3-megapixel camera, web browsing, Bluetooth® support for hands-free conversations, threaded text messaging, voice memo recorder and a 1,000mAh battery offering up to four hours talk time.
Built-in lifestyle applications on Samsung M400 include Sprint Family Locator, which allows family or trusted caregivers to locate loved ones without disturbing their activities. The application uses GPS technology to locate a phone and display its location on an interactive map.
Certified by the independent UL Environment, Samsung M400 contains environmentally preferable materials with a minimal environmental impact.
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What features caught your eye? How will you use Samsung M400?
1Pew Research Center Publications “Baby Boomers Approach Age 65 – Glumly,” Dec. 20, 2010, http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1834/baby-boomers-old-age-downbeat-pessimism
2The American Express Prepaid Reward Card (“Card”) provided in connection with this Rebate offer is a prepaid Card that is usable at U.S. merchants that accept American Express Card. Some limitations apply. The Card is not redeemable for cash (except where required by law) and does not provide ATM access. Use of Card constitutes acknowledgement that it is given as a reward and no consideration, value, or money has been paid by the holder to American Express in exchange for this Card. USE OF CARD IS SUBJECT TO THE CARDHOLDER AGREEMENT. SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, A $3.00 MONTHLY FEE WILL BE ASSESED AGAINST CARD BALANCE, STARTING SIX MONTHS AFTER CARD ISSUANCE, UNLESS FUNDS ARE EARLIER DEPLETED. For BALANCE, customer service and Cardholder Agreement, visit americanexpress.com/sprint or call 866-608-3756. Card issued by American Express Prepaid Card Management Corporation.
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