World’s Simplest Mobile ‘John’s Phone’ Only Makes Calls

November 16th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Nov 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The world’s simplest mobile phone has been introduced by the Dutch, and it has only one function - to make phone calls.

That’s right, this phone does not give you access to the Internet, you cannot check your Facebook, or upload videos of your latest failed attempt at surfboarding. There is no camera, no games, no text messaging, and only one ring-tone, with three different volume levels. What it is, is a simple device with large buttons, which is very easy to use, and would be a great idea for a child’s first phone, or for older people who want their phone to be…well just a phone.

The £67 device comes with a users “manual” which is only one page long. According to the Dutch manufacturers at the advertising agency known as “John Doe” the battery life on a full charge is three weeks. Even the “address book” is simple, and old fashioned…it is an actual pen and paper address book which fits into the back of the phone. The pen has a very similar look to the modern stylus.

Although it is not likely that iPhone and Androids are going to be replaced by John’s Phone, it could be a hit among the very young, or very old, as well as a great back-up phone to keep in the car in case of emergencies. One immediate plus? No texting while driving!

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