In this economic downturn many customers are trying to save in every way they can and the cost of an extra expense can be a burden, especially now. How can someone on a tight budget, such as low income families or senior citizens stay up on technology and yet get only what they need to stay in communication with friends and love ones?
Accessible Features at a Low Price
Telecommunication companies now understand that all mobile phones aren’t made equal-especially when the elderly might need simple things such as larger buttons, bigger text, basic calling features and simple texting. So what phone or company stands out for seniors on a budget, but have the features they need for the everyday?
This company was created for seniors in mind. Large text and buttons that makes a call easier to reach and dial. The phone comes as a package, pay as you go-which means no contracts or cancellation fees. It even has a features such as louder speaker, 24/7 customer support that calls you by name. The plan starts at $14.00 a month and can be purchased at Best Buy, Sears or Jitterbug’s website.
Cricket®: Samsung MyShot II®
Cricket is the new leader in affordable phones, just starting at $25.00 a month, with no contracts; it’s easy to see this might be the best way to go. One of the phones I like for seniors is the Samsung MyShot II. An easy flip phone with simple to use dialing features. Also Cricket just went nationwide, so now it’s even better to talk to anyone at home or when you travel nationally without roaming charges.
Boost Mobile®: Sanyo Mirro®
A simple flip phone with large buttons, and hands-free technology, makes this phone a smart choice. This phone is also equipped with a built-in camera phone, blue-tooth technology and GPS enabled. The phone price is $79.00 with an unlimited monthly cost of $50.00 for text, talk and web.
T-Mobile: Samsung Gravity
This is a great phone with stylish blue/green buttons and large viewable screen with a large clock. This is a must as many older persons start to have a hard time with smaller text. The features are great too for a savvy individual who still wants to stay connected with the latest features-1.3 camera, texting, picture, video, music player, and stereo Bluetooth. Who says you can’t have it all at any age.
Best Buy: HTC Hero (Sprint®)
There’s nothing wrong with having it all. If you are a senior person on the go, what better way then to move into a smart phone with touch screen technology? I know many that still want to have the best of both worlds. The HTC has features such as Web, talk, text and features like email from Microsoft®, video and music-but still have large icons that you can see and have easy access too. Just check out that big jumbo clock (great for morning wake up calls). The phone is on a plan from Sprint®, but the phone starts at just $79.00 after mail in rebate! This phone also comes with Google Android® built in, so an added bonus when you want to have access to places for shopping and searching on the go. This phone is located with scalable applications, that you can download and stay sharp, games anyone?
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