What does it do?

  • It's a very simple and customisable mobile phone
  • It allows you to make and receive calls at home, and when you're out and about
  • It can be customised with the names or photos of people you want to call

What’s the problem?

  • Mobile phones have too many buttons, or are too complicated
  • It's hard to know how to make a call
  • You need a way to keep in touch, but don't know how to use a mobile phone

Manufacturer: Ownfone

Approximate cost: £75

What to search for to buy online: ownfone


What I liked

We ordered the phone on line, it arrived promptly, packaged very well.

What I disliked

My only concern is that there is no “screen lock” feature and I hope this is not a problem.

What is interesting

As the phone is ‘custom made’ on your specification, the set up was done online while ordering it.
The process was very simple and straightforward, with step-by-step instructions, images and colour coded steps.
We went for ‘4 names’ design, but we liked the one with 4 pictures too.

What I thought about it overall

The phone is great, it’s lightweight, very easy to use.
The ringtone is quite loud and I’m not quite sure how to change it, however the ringtone being loud means that my husband can hear it no problem, sometimes even when he’s in the garden.
There is an on- off button that lights up which is quite good, so you know if the phone is on or off.

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Review date
20 July 2019

What I liked

The phone it’s fully customisable, with either names, photos or simply an emergency button.
Handy lanyard allows you to keep your phone close and hear it.
Easy one press dialling or answering.
Different calling plans and prices available.
Great, UK based customer service.
Available in Braille

What I disliked

Due to its popularity and since the phone is made to order, it can take up to five weeks before you get it delivered.

What I thought about it overall

The phone it’s very easy to use, and ordering it online was straightforward.

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Review date
20 July 2019

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