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Recommended cell phone for seniors on PM

Does anyone have a recommendation for a simple, inexpensive smart phone for a senior that is compatible with PM?


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Mayor / Maire

Re: Recommended cell phone for seniors on PM

@scelford 

If the screen is big enough you can always use simple launcher and tweak tap sensitivity.

I did that couple of times for older people, was lucky that most of the times there was already simple mode in native launcher, but couple of times I did have to get it off of the play store. I never had the complaint about it after.

Here is a link I found

www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-best-simple-android-launchers-parents-grandparents/amp/ 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Recommended cell phone for seniors on PM


@scelford wrote:

Does anyone have a recommendation for a simple, inexpensive smart phone for a senior that is compatible with PM?


Think about agility/dexterity (arthritis) with buttons, think about vision with screen and buttons, think about hearing with connectivity and volume.

Lots of "smart" phones marketed as seniors phones.

Sorry. No actual recommendations. Just some thoughts.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Recommended cell phone for seniors on PM


@scelford wrote:

Does anyone have a recommendation for a simple, inexpensive smart phone for a senior that is compatible with PM?


Call your local Costco. They usually have one or two low cost android phones. Older models but good price and 90 day hassle free return policy. They are usually in the electronics section. I am not talking about the phones in the kiosk, but the ones in the electronics section.If you need a case or screen protector for the phone too, then purchase those off amazon.

 

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Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Recommended cell phone for seniors on PM


@scelford wrote:

Does anyone have a recommendation for a simple, inexpensive smart phone for a senior that is compatible with PM?


What do you need a smart phone for....

do you use the text functions ?

do you use the data functions ? (internet and email)

do you need it to just talk ?

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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Recommended cell phone for seniors on PM

For seniors, a flip phone is the simplest, but I’ll start with my smartphone recommendation which is iPhone SE. Also check out Motorola Moto G7, LG Exalt and Nokia 3310.

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Mayor / Maire

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@Helpershelper wrote:

For seniors, a flip phone is the simplest, but I’ll start with my smartphone recommendation which is iPhone SE. Also check out Motorola Moto G7, LG Exalt and Nokia 3310.


Now that I think about it...hey..I'm a senior citizen already !!.

I have an iPhone SE 2012 and am happy with it. Does everything I want it to, small size and I look so darn groovy packing it around everywhere I go !!   😎

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Recommended cell phone for seniors on PM

My mom is close to a senior and she uses a Samsung S10. She has all the settings put into large button. You could probably do that with any phone though to be honest. Look on Amazon they have plenty of phones that are cheap and compatible. Check back here before making the purchase. 

 

Hope that is helpful @scelford 

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Recommended cell phone for seniors on PM

@scelford 

Older senior should use a flip phone.  Open to answer call. Close it to end the call.

Alcatel Go Flip from Telus or Bell prepaid will work with PM. 

https://www.visions.ca/product-detail/38223/bell_lucky_mobile_virgin_mobile_alcatel_go_flip_2_8_flip...

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Mayor / Maire

Re: Recommended cell phone for seniors on PM

@scelford 

If the screen is big enough you can always use simple launcher and tweak tap sensitivity.

I did that couple of times for older people, was lucky that most of the times there was already simple mode in native launcher, but couple of times I did have to get it off of the play store. I never had the complaint about it after.

Here is a link I found

www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-best-simple-android-launchers-parents-grandparents/amp/ 

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