Hop-on announces ChitterChatter for seniors
Hop-on has a new handset that targets senior citizens – the HOP1890 phone, also known as the ChitterChatter. I wonder whether the number in the naming convention has anything to do with the average birth date of its target market, but I digress. Just in case you’re wondering what the ChitterChatter is all about, it is a phone that offers a call center service round the clock, where operators are able to place calls, offer directory assistance as well as help with the setup. Another interesting feature is the GPS/Enhanced Location-Based-Services that offers a unique and affordable way for seniors, or those with special medical needs, to stay connected and in contact with each other.
The HOP1890, a Dual-band 850/1900MHz in the U.S. or 900/1800MHz for Europe, offers 300 minutes of talk time and 300 hours of standby time. With a large, bright screen with large text that is easy to read and bigger buttons that are easy to push, dialing and making calls is easier than ever on the HOP1890. The phone is specific for ease of use for seniors. For the GPS feature, parents or caretakers simply use the Internet or any phone with SMS capabilities to quickly identify the location of the device in approximately 1 minute. The ChitterChatter Phone allows seniors and kids to stay in touch with close family and friends, or send their location with the touch of a button.
According to Hop-on CEO, Peter Michaels, “This is an affordable way for seniors to feel safe and confident. We need to take care of our elders and the ChitterChatter phone gives them the freedom to keep in touch without the burden of an expensive phone. The HOP1890 is equipped with a panic button located on the back of the phone. During initial setup of the phone the consumer will setup their choice of emergency contact. In the event of an emergency, once the panic button is pushed this emergency contact is called immediately and an operator will remain on the line, hands free, until help arrives. There are situations that can literally mean the difference between life and death, efficient communication and the ability to locate your loved one in that moment can save a helpless elder or child’s life.” You getting one for gramps this Christmas?