Have been waiting three years for my contract to end so I could upgrade my Doro phone to a newer model only to be told today by a Rogers employee that these phones are no longer available or even being manufactured because there is not enough demand for them so either I can buy a smart phone for big $ or just keep using my old phone until it dies and then no phone. Well I'm 69 ,retired and I have an I Pad and computer so I don't want or need a smart phone ,just a dumb Doro phone! My husband still has a year left on his contract so if his phone dies during that time what will he replace it with since there are no more Doro phones? I'm not very happy with Rogers at the moment because I don't believe that these phones are no longer on the market.
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I can definitely understand your frustration with receiving the news of discontinuation of the Doro devices.
Unfortunately the Doro phones are no longer carried by Rogers. We do offer basic phones such as the Samsung Rugby 4 and ZTE Z222. You can take a closer look at them here.
Let us know if you have any other questions!
It's not easy to get a simple basic phone anymore because the fancy smartphones are the big moneymakers. I could buy a car for what people are paying for their smartphones. A couple of years ago I upgraded to an LG-E410B just so I could take pictures. It's a very simple smartphone intended for kids, judging by the cute lunchbox it came in, and is no longer offered by Rogers. I still have my old Nokia 2610 I can revert to if this one breaks. The two flipphones suggested by RogersPrasana look like good replacements for the Doro, but they seem to be associated with contracts, not something you can get for under $100. When I got the LG, I actually went in the Rogers store to get a Windows phone they were advertising on line, but they didn't have those.
Here are a couple of inexpensive LG flipphones Rogers has for PayGo:
The link I posted to the LG flipphones probably won't work for anyone else. Here they are:
I don't know which Doro phone you had, but here's one for $30. With a contract that includes a "free" phone, you're still paying for it by the time the contract is over. That's why the new 2-year contracts are pricier than the old 3-year ones.
According to Doro website, it appears they are still making the phones. All you need to do is get an unlocked GSM Doro phone.
Unless a touchscreen is an issue, you could also get a Lumis 625 unlocked from microsoftstore.com (be sure to goto the canada store) and you can buy that for $143.10 with free shipping. Great little phone, simple to use, and you can alway turn off data and/or get a data block through Rogers. (Did I mention it has the awesome Here Maps [Here Drive] allows for full offline turn by turn navigation without mobile data, just download over wifi and you got what you need)