7 cell phones designed for seniors and the elderly

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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1. willard12 unregistered

They just work.

21. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

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

2. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

+1 6th and 7th phone

3. maherk

Posts: 6873; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Where is the iPhone?

6. gorkapr

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

The iPhone is NOT designed for your grandma

7. maherk

Posts: 6873; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31030; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

She plays on the walking dead right?

14. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

-1 You can be so stupid sometimes

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31030; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thank u

8. dTone

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

He means a featureless phone XD

17. AndroidShiz

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 08, 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.

4. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Phone #6 looks like a kids calculator lol

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31030; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This'll be good.

9. Tvirus

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 11, 2015

Phone #2 looks like Nokia 808 Pureview.

10. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

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

12. npaladin2000

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

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 Or will they all be out of date when 2G and 3G go away?

15. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

16. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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...

22. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

23. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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...

25. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

26. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Hop back in the inner tube, bro...

27. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

18. TwerkLover84

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

24. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

19. effimote

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 06, 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

28. Sam_K

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 03, 2011

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

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