The issue of buying a cell phone for a senior is something of a challenge: smart phones are too technical, so what is the alternative?
Fortunately, there are specialized flip phones for seniors. The Jitterbug is one, Doro Phone Easy is another, and Telus also sells a flip phone for seniors, just to a Google search under “cell phones for seniors.”
Some of the features of these specialized phones are:
- large, easy to use keypad
- dedicated emergency key
- hearing aid compatible handsets
- long battery life
- easy to use
- relatively inexpensive
For example, my Virgin mobile service charges $18.00 a month for flip phones, so quite affordable. Personally I think my mother would benefit from a cell phone, chiefly for peace of mind. I think the flip phone is a good alternative, one that we will explore.
Take care all,