Public Mobile “Companion” phone now available, targeted to seniors with its “Emergency SOS switch”

Ian Hardy

January 2, 2013 8:18am

Public Mobile now offers a device called the “Companion.” This is actually a decent looking and they are aiming directly at the seniors market as it has big buttons and sports an “Emergency SOS switch” that gives you the option to immediately call or text up to 3 people. The display is only 2-inches (might make it tough to see) and is $89 outright. The Companion could be a good alternative to your home phone.

Source: Public
(Thanks Alex!)

  • The Nexus

    Ahh.. the good old days… when cell phone buttons that size were considered “regular” or “normal” size :)

    • JUST SAYING

      IS THIS THE NEW IPHONE?

  • Shaggyskunk

    @thenexus Ah, the good old days, when we were younger & our eyes were better :-P

    Decent idea – Wonder if Fisher Price will sue – lol

  • george

    Smart move, they always stick to their plan NOT to enter the big boys club. I am sure they are doing fine with the low cost model.

    • Johnny

      You must work with or for public mobile.

  • Brad F, Brad F(anboy), jack

    This is a great idea! I hope it allows sufficient time to enter the entire phone number.

  • Twosee

    RIP RIM!!!!! :D :D

  • asdfj

    wouldn’t a senior want a big screen so they’d actually be able to see what’s going on?

  • Clee

    Nice cordless home phone replacement!

  • CD

    That is a perfect home phone replacement.

  • TheTruth

    Honestly this is a very good idea. Not only it has a huge SOS switch in the back, but there’s also a flashlight dedicated button, 3 Memory buttons, huge dial pad. And it also uses MINI USB for the dock that comes with it, because the seniors found the micro usb too small. Its very well though out of and plus with the crazy deals they are offering this is a good option for no contract, low price, in city emergency phone.

  • Dave

    They don’t call themself a Public Moron for no reason do they?

  • noknok

    Like wth do they find those phones? Public Mobile the perfect company for the crackheads & the ppl who don’t feel like working(the welfare guys)