Jan 2, 2015

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TTfone Mercury 2 Big Button Basic Senior Unlocked Sim Free Mobile Phone with Dock – Black

TTfone Mercury 2 Big Button Basic Senior Unlocked Sim Free Mobile Phone with Dock – Black

TTfone Mercury 2 Big Button Basic Senior Unlocked Sim Free Mobile Phone with Dock – Black

TTfone Mercury 2 Big Button Basic Senior Unlocked Sim Free Mobile Phone with Dock - Black

  • Big Keypad for easy dialing, Big Font for easy viewing and Big Volume for easy hearing.
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Docking charger included for easy charging
  • Big Buttons Loud Volume and an SOS button for emergencies
  • Unlocked – Please note this phone will not work on the Three network as it is not 3G

The TTfone Mercury 2 is a great entry level mobile phones that goes right back to basics, with wonderful features like a Big Buttons and an emergency SOS button the TT200 Mercury 2 is the best value senior phone on the market today.

Large Keypad and Easy Menu

The Mercury 2 has a large keypad for easier typing and user friendly menu which has clear icons which makes it simple to use for anyone.

The Three BIGS!

Big Keypad for easy

List Price: £26.99

Price: £24.99

  1. Andromeda Descendent says:
    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A very easy to use and well designed phone, 26 Oct 2014
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    Andromeda Descendent (Tarn Vedra) –
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    This review is from: TTfone Mercury 2 Big Button Basic Senior Unlocked Sim Free Mobile Phone with Dock – Black (Electronics)
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    I always like to know where my Father is and that he’s alright, so I gave him a phone a while back to take with him even when he’s not planning on calling anyone, but he was always asking me questions about how to do things on it and I know he had a problem with the keys being too small. I’m really happy because he loves this new – TT fone Mercury 2 – phone, and now he’s even telling me about all the features.

    The user manual is fantastic and describes how to do everything perfectly, but the menu is intuitive too. I swapped the SIM card from his old phone to this and programmed in a speed dial number and then he did the next one. The phone’s big buttons are backlit, lighting up when you press any button on the keypad. Even better, when you press them a voice reads them out to you. Unlike his previous phone, the menu is incredibly easy to access and he can easily get to his stored contacts and text messages, the latter being something that he found very difficult to manage on his old phone.

    There are some great features on the phone, including an FM radio, a voice recorder and a calculator. There’s a torch as well. Everything on the phone seems to have been thought thoroughly through by the designers, so you don’t have to go through the menu to get to the torch – you just unlock the phone by holding down the green call button, then hold the 0 key for three seconds to switch the torch on or off.

    The SOS emergency button is a very reassuring feature – it can send a pre-written message to the numbers on the emergency contact list and will then cycle through the numbers that you add to it, so if the first person doesn’t answer it will dial the second, and so on.

    It’s well built and also very easy to charge. There is a docking station and USB to mains plug included in the box. Both I and my Father are very pleased with it. I thought it might be a good thing when I ordered it, but it’s exceeded my expectations.

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  2. KWren "KWren" says:
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good clear, easy to use phone with many additional features – not just for ‘seniors’, 20 Oct 2014
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    KWren “KWren” (Wye Valley) –
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    This review is from: TTfone Mercury 2 Big Button Basic Senior Unlocked Sim Free Mobile Phone with Dock – Black (Electronics)
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    I ordered this phone primarily for my 83 year old father but, having examined it, I’ve discovered it has more features than anticipated and I’m tempted to keep it myself as a spare.

    A smartphone it is not but a lightweight, easy-to-use basic phone is most certainly is, and it’s unlocked to work on any UK network (apart from ‘Three’).

    It’s designed with a curved back making it easy to hold with large easy to read numbers on the rubberised keypad and, as a key is pressed, the number is spoken aloud by a female voice. It’s easy to use, easy to hear (high-volume for callers and ringtones), easy to see (big keys) and even easy to charge via the charging dock avoiding the need for it to be plugged in to cables. The user will need a USB charging source though (eg via a computer/laptop) or a USB-adapter plug for charging from the mains for non-computer users.

    Phone performance is good and once the user learns to press the up arrow key to access menus then these are logical and easy to use with user prompts throughout and supported by a very clear printed user manual. In practice, I suspect most users will simply stick to making and/or receiving calls and sending the occasional text message, the latter being tedious without predictive text. Incase of an emergency, the SOS button on the rear can be set to dial a predefined number(s) and/or send text message(s).

    To my surprise, the phone has rather more features than I anticipated including an alarm clock, calculator and a very handy single-LED torch. I really hadn’t expected to find an FM radio on a phone of this nature (nor for it to have such clear reception) nor any facility for storing/reading files – yet MP3 music files can be played and photos browsed via the albeit small 1.8″ display. Storage is limited to 2GB via micro SD card (not included) but without a camera/video recorder, this should be more than adequate. Bluetooth was another complete surprise and these features could potentially open the phone to a whole new younger market such as disabled teens or those with dexterity problems who may struggle with a smartphone or touchscreen but would still enjoy exchanging files with their friends and listening to music etc hence this phone isn’t just for ‘seniors’ as per its description.

    In summary, this isn’t a trendy phone with its big numbers and voice accompaniment when pressing the keys but it is very practical, very easy to use and ideal for an elderly relative, a slightly deaf or poor-sighted user, a younger disabled user or anyone wanting a basic phone to reliably make and receive calls.

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  3. K. Z. Sobol says:
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Back to basics mobile phone with clear big buttons and an SOS button, 13 Oct 2014
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    K. Z. Sobol (Bristol, UK) –
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    This review is from: TTfone Mercury 2 Big Button Basic Senior Unlocked Sim Free Mobile Phone with Dock – Black (Electronics)
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    I have been on the look out for a back to basics phone for a while for both of my grandfathers, who elderly and living alone wanted a mobile phone, but just a simple mobile phone, with large buttons to be able to call and receive calls at home or out and about but struggled with small buttons or overly complicated functions. They don’t want a phone that is also a camera and a games console and connects to the internet – just like many older people, they just wanted to be able to make and receive calls and on occasion they might like to reply to a text message they have been sent, but on the whole they were after a home phone with the convenience of being able to take it out with them should they need to.

    This phone has excellent large font numbers and even bigger buttons for answering or ending a call. Straight out of the box, it does need some nimble fingers to set the phone up, prising the back of the phone off to insert your own sim card (not included – but you can use a card from any network and most will provide you with a sim card free or very nearly free so that you purchase their minutes), a memory card if you think you will need it, but for the basic phone purposes, you don’t need this as there is plenty of internal memory in my opinion and to insert the battery, before replacing the back.

    The phone can be charged either by usb straight into the bottom of the phone, or you can use the usb cable and the electrical socket adaptor to plug it into the mains – or the most complete option, you can plug the phone charging cradle into the mains with the same cable and it can sit in its cradle rather like a small home phone and charge, but also it easy to locate, whilst keeping charged.

    There are number of functions which my elderly relatives would not bother with, such as an FM radio – they would prefer to use their own “wireless” at home as the reception is better and they wouldn’t want the fuss whilst out and about. There is a torch function, which can be activated by holding the 0 button down and again to switch off, which might prove useful to some, but again, for my grandparents, phones are for phone calls and not much else.

    The SOS button however, is a clever one. On the back of the phone is a button, which when pressed (provided that there is credit on the phone), will text up to 5 pre-set phone numbers and call through the list until they get a response (or an answerphone answers) to send out the alert. It also emits an emergency siren noise as it sends messages/dials so that the person who has pressed the button will know that they have triggered the alert. I do think it would be better if the button was red, just to highlight it, but it is textured and it might just save those valuable seconds when there is an emergency or if the dialler is unable to manage more than one button due to the emergency situation.

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