Do you have an aging parent or grandparent with vision or manual dexterity problems? These physical changes can make it difficult for them to use a regular cell phone, but make it important that they always be able to call for help. I know I wanted my Dad to have a cell phone with him at all times in case he had a car problem or needed help. Having one of the senior-friendly phones from Consumer Cellular would have made using the phone much easier for him.
The Doro PhoneEasy 345 (a “candy bar” phone for $40.00) and the Doro PhoneEasy 410 (a clamshell phone for $50.00) feature large buttons, a bigger screen, and are hearing-aid compatible. Phone menus can be customized to make the phones very simple to use. Both phones have an Emergency SOS button. Consumer Cellular offers six no-contract phone plans, and they allow family members to share plan minutes for $10.00 per additional line. AARP members are even eligible for a discount on the monthly plan fees. Other phones are available from Consumer Cellular, even one free phone.