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7 cell phones designed for seniors and the elderly

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7 cell phones designed for seniors and the elderly
If we had to describe smartphones as a whole using a single adjective, that would probably be "amazing". Because they are – they're amazing for all the functionality they bring right at our fingertips. Smartphones are not quite for everyone, however. Some people just don't have enough grasp on technology to handle one. People like senior citizens, for example. At the same time, finding a decent, easy to use phone isn't as easy as it used to be as all major cell phone companies have shifted their focus onto the development of smartphones. That's why we thought we'd scout the web for the best phones suitable for elderly folks. 


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posted on 11 Jan 2015, 16:45 4

1. willard12 (Posts: 1677; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


They just work.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 06:41 1

21. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


I anyone wants easy, buy cheap Nokia phones, they are the easiest

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 16:48 1

2. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


+1
6th and 7th phone

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 17:06 7

3. maherk (Posts: 3721; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Where is the iPhone?

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 17:29 5

6. gorkapr (Posts: 73; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


The iPhone is NOT designed for your grandma

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 17:31 4

7. maherk (Posts: 3721; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


My grandma is dead, but i am pretty sure she wouldn't have had any trouble using one.

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 18:24 1

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 21186; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


She plays on the walking dead right?

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 20:01 5

14. SPASE (Posts: 205; Member since: 03 May 2013)


-1 You can be so stupid sometimes

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 06:04

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 21186; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thank u

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 18:10 3

8. dTone (Posts: 69; Member since: 09 Jan 2015)


He means a featureless phone XD

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 00:28

17. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)


Ummm. It totally is. Older people who have no tech sense, I mean ones that can't even barely check for emails or have to have help even setting one up, will choose the iPhone. Its either that or a dumb phone. But that's starting to change since iPhone is becoming more and more like Android with each update.

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 18:53 2

13. lyndon420 (Posts: 4363; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


How much is apple paying you to say that?

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 17:13 3

4. Busyboy (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Phone #6 looks like a kids calculator lol

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 17:24 1

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 21186; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


This'll be good.

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 18:11 2

9. Tvirus (Posts: 3; Member since: 11 Jan 2015)


Phone #2 looks like Nokia 808 Pureview.

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 18:15 6

10. hemedans (Posts: 511; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


number 8: all windows phone with big tiles can be used by elders

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 18:44 1

12. npaladin2000 (Posts: 165; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Which, if any, support VoLTE? Or will they all be out of date when 2G and 3G go away?

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 20:49 1

15. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1642; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


All you young whippersnappers will be singing a different tune in a few years. Karma's a bi*ch.

posted on 11 Jan 2015, 23:19

16. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


No worries, dude.

You're using Windows Phone, so you're already 401 ready for the nursing home.

I mean, really, old folks hate all these wild apps, so no cares with WP...it's short about a million or so against Android and iOS...

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 09:47

22. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1642; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Using WP because I actually work for a living and I'm responsible for 30 techs under me. I don't have time to kill flying pigs, tweet about the Kardashians or watch Jackass on YouTube. In my day, we played football without pads. I would have loved to see you candyass kids try to make it one day without your PlayStations. Now get out of the basement, mommy's got breakfast ready.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 12:37

23. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Since you're old, you clearly must work for Microsoft, as nobody there gets what the f**k is going on in the real world (see: Windows 8), so you're not "hip" and clearly high off the sh*t they give you guys at the office.

Get over yourself, not everyone is doing the sh*t you say, especially living in parent's basements.

If you want to speculate, fine. I speculate you're in your fifties and have never touched a woman in your life and you live alone. You're probably into dudes, still hiding behind closet doors, and you come here to pull off to darkk's picture, the badgering is just gravy...

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 17:01

25. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1642; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Not in the tech field, I actually help save lives which is much more important and more rewarding than you'll ever fathom. Been married to the same woman for 25 years and before her, let's just say I'm lucky my Johnson didn't fall off. The way you speak of guys, your latent homosexual tendencies are clearly showing. I'm Cuban so I can't help being superior to your scrawny ass in every facet of life, especially the ladies. Oh that's right, you like packing fudge.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 18:22

26. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Hop back in the inner tube, bro...

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 21:30

27. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1642; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Aw, poor little pussygirl upset? Call one of your "friends" and go for a ride in his SAAB convertible. Pick up a cappucino and I'm sure you'll feel better.

Tell me when you've had enough. It'll be like this all day long, blood clot.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 01:46

18. TwerkLover84 (Posts: 13; Member since: 12 Jan 2015)


I am looking for a SMARTphone for my grandaunt. She doesn't want to use a regular cell phone, or flip phone.

She wants a screen above 4.5", awesome call sound/speaker sound, stable, good battery, and at an affordable price. (She has AT&T so, GSM please) She never uses apps besides texting, calling, email and google maps... So a powerhouse is not neccessary... affordability is very important.

She has the Galaxy S III Mini, and she hates it. Buggy, speakers very low and cuts out/fades out randomly.

Any suggestions?

I thought the Moto G 2014 or HTC Desire 610 were perfect matches... but call sound wasn't that great when I tried them out comparing to her S III mini. (They were both terrible)

Any other suggestions?
I'll be checking out the LG G Vista when I have a free day.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 16:13 1

24. An.Awesome.Guy (Posts: 392; Member since: 12 Jan 2015)


Maybe the best is an old phone like
Alcatel One Touch Idol -- Samsung Galaxy s3 --HTC One X+ -- Google Nexus 4 -- LG Optimus L9 -- Sony Xperia SP
Phones from Meizu - Lenovo - Blu .etc could be excellent cheap phones too.

posted on 12 Jan 2015, 04:02

19. effimote (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Jan 2015)


this models are good for elder people ,with big button and big letter
on the screen ,more importantly they are easily operated for elderly .
but their price is a little expensive ,compared with the one i am using now ,
bought from kingsbuying

posted on 17 Jan 2015, 16:49

28. Sam_K (Posts: 30; Member since: 03 Feb 2011)


You forgot the Samsung Touch3 for GreatCall service in the U.S.

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