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 in your particular situation.
There are a few cellphone models designed especially for easy use. Below are direct links to some examples, which range in price from $0 to $300 (Cdn), depending on the term of your cellphone contract:
- Doro 824 Phone (at Bell Canada) offers a simple user-interface, including large font and loud sound. Depending on the contract term that you select, this device can cost anywhere from $0 to $300 (Cdn), not including extra fees for ongoing service. Additionally, if you choose to purchase a Doro 824 Phone through Bell Canada and you self-identify as having an accessibility need, you may qualify for a bill credit of $8.54.
Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.