Of course, ultra-simple handsets are nothing new (remember the Vodafone Simply?) but the Emporia Life phone is designed specifically for elderly and less able people.
This means the dual-band slider is bare bones basic with oversized buttons for easy thumbing, a large clear orange screen to help the partially sighted while the loudspeaker is hearing aid compatible.
Sitting on the back is a large red panic button that, when pressed in an emergency, can make calls to five programmable numbers. Another handy feature is a bright flashlight to help see in the dark.
The Emporia life phone can be picked up on all major UK networks for £125 on prepay and £145 on contract.