Cellphones for seniors: Are there any easy-to-use, low-tech cellphones for seniors?
Are there any easy-to-use, low-tech cellphones for seniors?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate for your particular situation. Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.
There are a few cellphone models designed especially for easy use. Below are direct links to some examples,
- Easyfone Prime-A6 4G Unlocked Big Button Basic Senior Mobile Phone (at Amazon Canada) is designed to answer calls with a flip, has big buttons for easy dialling, a loud volume for effortless hearing, and a simple, easy to use operating system. The colourful screen shows big fonts and icons for easy viewing. It also comes with M4/T4 Hearing Aid Compatibility(HAC), ideal for customers with hearing aid devices. It even has an SOS emergency button and speed dial functions. The phone can be purchased unlocked and is compatible with Rogers (Fido), Telus (Koodo), Bell (Virgin Mobile) or any carrier that operates on these networks. The phone costs around $90 (CDN), plus additional setup costs and monthly service fees.
There's other similar products such as:
- Ushining 3G flip cell phone (at Amazon Canada) $80 (CDN)
- Jethro SC490 4G Bar Senior Cellphone by Jethro Senior Technology LTD (at BestBuy) $130 (CDN)
- Packard Bell Feature Phone by Acer Inc. (at TSC) $75 (CDN)
For mobile plans, you can find and compare prices to find the one best suited for you at planhub.ca.