9/14/2015

Cell Phones for Seniors

Senior citizens are now depending on cell phones to keep in contact with their families and friends and also for emergency and health care services. Seniors usually use cell phones for the purpose of making and receiving calls, so they need a simplified and basic phones that are easy to use, we will discuss that types below in the cheap cell phones for seniors and best cell phones for seniors which come with limited features and is designed with seniors in mind like to be easy to read and hear. 


Also, there are some manufactures are designing a simplified smart phones for seniors, which come with simple user friendly home screens to make it easy for seniors to access the phone features,  we also preview this type in that article. Also, there is a free cell phonesfor seniors that are provided by a government program, you can check if you are qualified or not.

Cell Phones for Seniors


Cheap Cell Phones for Seniors

Nokia 106

Nokia 106

Nokia 106 represent a really cheap cell phone for senior who don’t want to pay much, it is unlocked Dual-Band GSM cell phone, that uses the GSM carriers only such as AT&T and T-Mobile. This is a basic cell phone comes with a medium size buttons,  good loudspeaker, built in FM Radio which may be a preferable option by many elder citizens and built in flashlight. The Nokia 106 is available for only $29.99.

Consumer Cellular Envoy

Consumer Cellular Envoy

Consumer Cellular Envoy considered a simple flip design phone that has more than the limited features provided by a basic cell phone, it provides features like MP3 player, 2.0MP  camera, Bluetooth, availability of internet access and support  MicroSD card. This device is Hearing-Aid compatible, it’s a good feature for most of the seniors. The Consumer Cellular Envoy is available through Consumer Cellular for only $35 with a Consumer Cellular plans.

Alcatel THE BIG EASY (TM)

Alcatel THE BIG EASY

If you need a simple, easy to use cell phone Alcatel THE BIG EASY is your perfect choice, this phone is launched by Tracefone, it comes with a big lighted keypad buttons, large font size, built in flash light and also FM Radio. The Hearing Aid Compatible feature is one of the best features of this phone. This phone is available for only $39.99.

Best Cell Phones for Seniors

Here we preview two of the best cell phones designed with seniors in mind.

Jitterbug 5  
    
Jitterbug 5

Jitterbug 5 is built by Samsung and launched by GreatCall which is a company that catering the seniors market, this phone has a really perfect features for seniors like, big keypad buttons with backlit, good contrast color display with big, easy to read numbers and characters, additional external screen, loud speakers, hands free, voice calling and is also hearing aid compatible. You can easily navigate through the menus by yes or no buttons. The Jitterbug phone is available for $99.

GreatCall also provide many good cell phone plans for seniors, and offers care services like the 5Star Urgent Response  service, which connect you to a Response Agent to help you as 24/7 Monitoring Service by pressing the 5 button and  the star button on your Jitterbug 5 keypad.

Snapfōn ezTWO

Snapfōn ezTWO

Snapfōn ezTWO is another cell phone designed with seniors in mind by the Snapfōn company. It is a senior friendly phone with many more great features such as big keypad buttons, speed dial keys, SOS Emergency Alert button, loud speaker, built in LED flash, is a hearing aid compatible phone, this well designed cell phone is available for $39.99 with any of Snapfon plans or for $89.99 and you can choose the carrier you prefer.

Smart Cell Phones for Seniors

Here we will review two simplified smart cell phones for seniors

Pantech Flex

Pantech Flex

This is an Android touch cell phone that is simplified to meet the seniors low experience with technology, it is launched by AT&T, if you access the Easy Experience mode, you get an easy to use interface and easy navigate the menus, this smart phone also provides features like text prediction for faster writing and voice commands and dialing. You can get the Pantech Flex from AT&T for only one dollar and 2 year contract plan.

Samsung Touch3

Samsung Touch3

This is another Android touch cell phone launched by greatcall company with a simple design with a senior friendly interface that make it easy for senior with low experience to navigate through the phone menus and services, it provides easy access to the health care service, emergency notification, and make the seniors simply monitored by their families or friends. The Samsung Touch3 is available for $169.99

Free Cell Phones for Seniors


If you are a senior who live on a fixed income below %135 of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or receive government assistance, you can get a free cell phone from the SafeLink program, which is a government sponsored program, for more details and to check if you are qualified or not? check out:
free cell phones for seniors
AARP cell phone plans
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