Cell phones are becoming more and more complicated and require a full lesson on how to use the most essential features. Seniors in perticular are having somewhat of issue gettin gover the learning curve of operation smart phones. Cell phone companies are now taking a strong step to introduce phones that are designed to help seniors use them effortlessly.
“There are several simplified cellphones on the market today that are specifically designed for seniors — including those with hearing loss. These are basic cellphones that come with big buttons, easy to navigate menus, SOS emergency buttons, enhanced sound and are hearing aid compatible too. Here are some top options.
One of best is GreatCall’s Jitterbug5. This custom designed Samsung flip-phone offers a backlit keypad with big buttons, large text on a brightly colored screen, and “YES” and “NO” buttons to access the phone’s menu of options versus confusing icons.
It also offers voice dialing, a powerful speakerphone, a built-in camera, and a variety of optional health and safety features like the “5Star” medical alert button that would let your dad call for help and speak to a certified agent 24/7 that could identify his location and dispatch help as needed. “Urgent Care,” which provides access to registered nurses and doctors for advice and diagnoses. And “GreatCall Link,” which keeps family members informed through your dad’s phone activities.”
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