Virgin Media yesterday (1 June) launched the first handset from the new range of ‘Brilliantly simple’ Doro handsets.
The Doro PhoneEasy 409gsm, which Virgin says is geared towards customers who want a mobile phone with features that are easy to use, goes on sale in stores and online from today.
The handset has large separated buttons, making it easier to text and dial quickly.
Virgin Media director of mobile Jamie Heywood said: ‘The Doro PhoneEasy 409gsm is a perfect addition to our mobile range for customers who want a phone with excellent call quality and easy to use features. It’s a great and affordable gift for relatives, enabling Virgin Media households to take full advantage of the free calls to Virgin Mobiles from Virgin home phones.
‘So, the whole family can stay in touch without the worry of high mobile calling costs. This handset is a great option for our customers who want simplicity from their mobile phone and great calling features.'
All Doro handsets are Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC), working with the vast majority of hearing aids, and come preloaded with a selection of extra-loud ring tones.
Doro UK MD Chris Millington said: ‘Virgin Media is an iconic brand and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll now be ranging our products with them. Virgin Media’s focus on the modern family – and their ability to provide a suite of services that all the family can enjoy is why we’re excited about working with them in the future. Virgin Media offers a clean and crisp customer experience at every touch point - from ordering through to billing. This fits well with our brilliantly simple and easy to use ethos.’
The PhoneEasy 409gsm is available to purchase Virgin media for £49.99, when bought with £10 airtime or free on a £7.50 a month contract which includes 50 texts, 50 minutes and unlimited calls to other Virgin Mobiles.
Meanwhile, Virgin Media has also unveiled the latest additions to its Mobile Bonus deal, the Nokia N8 and HTC Wildfire S.
These smartphones will join the Blackberry Curve 8520 from today (2 June) as part of the offer which enables Virgin Media home phone customers save up to £96 a year when bundling their home phone and mobile services together.