Cell phones are a must have for not just the younger generation, but for people in every age group. They are not only convenient because you can take them wherever you go, but they are also a safety feature and life line. You will not always be home to hear your phone ring, and it may be an emergency. My Mother had a heart attack in 2006 and everyone put their lives on hold to be with my family that is except for my Grandfather that no one could locate. He didn’t have a cell phone so we didn’t know how to reach him because he wasn’t home. News travels fast in the small town so he heard the news a day later and rushed down to be with us. There are several senior friendly cell phones that are both inexpensive and practical for everyday use.
Motorazr (2) VE20
This phone has large numbers which makes it easy to dial numbers, unlike those tiny numbers on the Blackberry or Freeform. This cell phone is also has hearing aid compatibility (M4/T3 rating). This phone is light weight and will fit easily in your pocket or purse. It has simple to use video and picture capabilities which will be great for capturing a grandchild’s first steps or taking a picture of an item to make sure to buy at the store.
With a two year contract with U.S. Cellular the phone cost is $29.86.
Nokia 2705 Shade
This is a basic phone that makes and receives phone calls. There are no fancy camera features, no internet capabilities, and no nonsense. Drop it, the dog gets it, the kids lose it, it’s all covered,
This phone is free with a Verizon Wireless 2-year plan and has a two year manufacturer’s warranty. Samsung Alias 2
This phone is bigger than most cell phones but that makes it even harder to misplace. It has large numbers for dialing and large text on the screen. It’s a very easy to use flip phone with the options of navigation, music, and a built in camera. This is a great phone for the basics, and maybe a little more if you want to give it a try.
With a Verizon Wireless two-year agreement this phone will come to $29.99.
This is a sharp looking phone available is bold black or bright red. You’ll never lose a shiny bright red phone, unless a young one comes over and eyes it up. This phone has a simple display of the date and time, with large easy to use buttons for calling, but still the options to do more. You can receive emails on this phone if you’d like, use the internet, or take photos.
You can purchase this phone with a two-year contract from Sprint for absolutely free.
I335 by Motorola
This phone has all the buttons you will need on the outside. No flipping or rotating required. This phone looks similar to a cordless home phone, and it just as easy to use. The numbers are large enough for dialing with ease, and the rugged exterior makes this phone difficult to break. Drop it on the floor over and over and you’ll still receive great reception and the phone will be in working order.
With a two year contract from Sprint this phone costs $39.99
When looking for a phone you don’t have to get a data package, internet package, messaging package, and all those extra unnecessary features. Something that makes calls, receives calls, and is simple to use is plenty. The more basic the phone, the cheaper it is as well. Cell phone plans can be pay as you go or you can get a plan. You can get a basic individual cell phone plan from all the major providers for about $40 a month. That’s not too expensive when thinking about how it will help you in the future.
Information found on uscellular.com, shop.sprint.com, and verizonwireless.com