A Senior’s Guide to Choosing Cell Phones

You’ve stuck to your landline all this time because you can’t manage to use mobile phones, especially those touchscreen ones that require nimble thumbs. Unfortunately, most of your loved ones and friends have done away with their own landlines, and you are now feeling a bit left out. This may be a good time to seriously consider getting a cell phone for yourself.

Of course, it’s difficult to get used to a device that’s completely new to you, and have all these features that you know little about. No worries, though, as there are cell phones now especially designed for senior citizens like you. These mobile phones are devoid of any complicated features, and instead are equipped with the simplest ones to facilitate basic cell phone functions, like calling and texting.

Cell phones for seniors typically have keypads with big letters or numbers, making them easy to see. There are also phones with a speaking keypad that plays back the numbers or letters you have pressed. You won’t have to worry at all about making errors.

If you wear hearing aids, there are mobile phones that are hearing aid-compatible. This way, you can have an easy conversation with anyone. Also look into a cell phone with long battery life as you likely won’t have the time to charge the battery on a daily basis.