While most mobile phone brands are constantly trying to outdo each other with better, flashier tech, it’s easy to forget that not everyone needs - or wants - a phone that’s also a portable cinema, games console, and camera. Some people just want a phone that helps them stay connected to their loved ones at home, and while they’re out and about. This is where Doro mobile phones come in.
Doro phones are perfectly designed for the inexperienced user - they’re super-easy to use and highly intuitive. Even the luddites and technophobes amongst us should be able to master them. With basic flip phones and simple smartphones to choose from, it’ll be easy to find the best Doro phone for you.
And because Doro phones don’t have fancy high-tech specs, they’re much more affordable than other brands. That means you can pick up a brand-new phone without having to worry about large monthly payments.
Doro’s mission is to make phones accessible for seniors, so they can live better lives - and with its range of mobile phones, Doro certainly achieves it. Every design and technology decision is made with the older population in mind, so if you’re looking for a mobile phone for the elderly and hard of hearing, Doro phones are a great choice.
One standout feature in Doro phones for the elderly is built-in assistance. The free Response by Doro service allows you to alert your trusted friends and family, in case of emergency, at the touch of a button - giving peace of mind to you and your loved ones.
The design of Doro phones for seniors, take into consideration issues that can come with age such as sight, hearing, or dexterity impairments. Look out for Doro mobile phone features such as easy-to-use big buttons, visual ring indicator, and a simple, uncluttered interface. And as most Doro mobile phones are hearing aid compatible and have sound amplification features, they’re best for the hard of hearing.
If you’re looking for the simplest of phones, for making calls and sending text messages, you can’t go wrong with the Doro 6820 flip phone. Everything is designed to make it easier to use, including the large, easy-to-read display, and wide-spaced, high-contrast keys. There’s an assistance button for emergencies, hearing aid compatibility, and even a camera for taking the odd snap. And the classic clamshell design of the Doro 6820 phone keeps the keyboard covered when it’s not in use, so no accidental pocket dials.
For those who want something with a bit more functionality but can’t get their head around a high-spec smartphone, the Doro 8100 phone could be the answer. It’s a smartphone but simplified. The user interface - Doro’s custom version of Android GO - is clear and easy to use. And if you get stuck, the pre-installed TeamViewer app allows you to invite a trusted person to access your phone remotely from their phone and assist you. The Response by Doro app is also pre-installed which - if you press the assistance button - will share your GPS location as well as connect you on a voice call with your chosen responders. The Doro 8100 mobile phone also has a three-lens camera with pared-down menu to make it easy to get great shots.
Once you have decided which is the best Doro phone for you, you can choose to get it SIM-free or on a Vodafone contract.
SIM-free mobile phones can often work out cheaper in the long run as you won’t have to pay any interest on the phone. You’ll need to pay the full price of the phone upfront - which can be a lot of money for top-of-the-range phones - but as Doro SIM-free mobile phones are some of the cheapest on the market, this is often the best option. And by choosing to buy your Doro phone SIM-free, you won’t be tied to a network or plan, so you can shop around for the best SIM-only or Pay As You Go deal.
If you’d prefer to have the cost of the phone bundled in with your monthly allowance of minutes, texts and data, you can choose to sign up for a Doro phone Vodafone contract. Check out our full range of all contract phones for the latest offers.
Doro is a Swedish consumer electronics company that designs, develops, and manufactures its own products in house.
Doro phones are great phones for seniors - the people they’re designed for. They’re easy to use and affordably priced, and can help people with sight, hearing, or dexterity impairments stay connected.
The best Doro mobile phone for you depends on your needs. Doro offer flip phones - its most basic handsets - and smartphones - for a bit more functionality.
Doro phones sold by Carphone Warehouse are unlocked which means you’re free to use them with any network.
To turn on a Doro flip phone, press and hold the End call / Power on/off button - this is the button with a red symbol of a telephone receiver on it.
To turn on the Doro 8100 smartphone, press and hold the Power button - this is the side button on the right-hand side of the phone as you look at the screen.
It’s not possible to extend the ring time on a Doro flip phone.
Your network may allow you to increase - or decrease - the length of time your Doro 8100 smartphone rings before it diverts to voicemail. The easiest way to check is to call your network customer service for assistance.
It depends which Doro phone you have. Some Doro flip phone models allow you to use Whatsapp but not all. If you have a Doro smartphone, you can download Whatsapp from the Google Play Store.