With so many senior cell phones on the market today, it is difficult to know which one to choose. To help you get a better idea of the cell phones that are available, their features & what kind of ratings they have, we’ve compiled this list of 4 popular senior cell phones.
Obviously, these aren’t the only senior cell phone choices out there. There are others, as well as some phones that aren’t marketed for seniors & smart phones (which some seniors prefer), that could well suit the needs of older people. These are four models that have established themselves as leaders in the senior cell phone arena.
Doro PhoneEasy 618, Consumer Cellular
The Doro PhoneEasy 618 has many of the same features you’ll find in other senior cell phones designed by Doro. These phones seem to be a hit with Consumer Cellular customers. Some of the features include bright display screen that is easy to read with large fonts, large buttons, 3.2 megapixel digital camera with auto-focus, Bluetooth support, speakerphone, high volume levels (hearing aid compatible), emergency button & up to 4 hours of talk time on battery.
Dora PhoneEasy 618 cost
The phone is available from Consumer Cellular & the cost $60.00. Monthly phone plans are separate. They can also be found at other retailers.
Dora PhoneEasy 618 video
Jitterbug Plus, GreatCall
Since the original Jitterbug, GreatCall has been creating cell phones & helpful services for seniors who want simple phones, plans & peace of mind. The Jitterbug Plus seems to be no exception. This phone boasts speakers with loud & clear sound & is hearing aid compatible, a bright screen with larger fonts, big buttons with backlit keypad, easy menus, digital camera (1.3 megapixels) & 5 hours of talk time. One of the things that sets the Jitterbug service apart from others is the different services available from GreatCall, including services for safety, health, communication & lifestyle.
Jitterbug Plus cost
The phone is available from GreatCall, Inc. & the cost $99.00. Monthly phone plans are separate. The can also be found at other retailers.
Jitterbug Plus video
Snapfon ez TWO
This second generation, the Snapfone ez TWO, is upgraded from the previous model (Snapfone ez ONE) & includes a speaking keypad with large buttons, full-color screen with large fonts, loud volume, built-in camera, Bluetooth, hearing aid compatible, speaker phone, SOS emergency button (dials 5 pre-programmed numbers when pushed), loud siren, long battery life & other features.
Snapfon ez TWO cost
The phone is available from Snapfone & the cost $79.99 (or $29.99 with monthly plan purchase). Monthly phone plans are separate.
Snapfon ez TWO video
The newest Just5 model, the J510, is a re-design of the J509 with upgraded looks & options. This new model boasts a brighter screen, modern icon & symbol design, & comes in a host of new colors. Features on the Just5 senior cell phone include, SOS button that calls or texts up to 5 numbers when pressed, big back-lit buttons, hearing aid compatible, easy operation & menu navigation, a speaker phone, SMS support , speed dial & a long lasting battery.
editor’s note: The J510 is a relatively new phone & no consumer ratings were available at the time of publishing. Rating is courtesy of PC Magazine.
Just5 J510 cost
The Just5 J510 is available from Just5 starting at $99.99. Monthly phone plans are separate. They can also be found at other retailers.
Evelyn Ben says
Hello, my name is Evelyn Ben, and my mom has a Snapfon Ez ONE (JUST5 EASY PHONE) mobile phone that needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, Cellular One does not carry this particular phone anymore. My mom is legally blind and she likes this phone because it has large number dials and responds back with the number she is dialing. It needs to be replaced and other phone companies have cell phones but their push button numbers are too small.
I was wondering if you could send my your brochures of similar cell phones, including their prices.
Being in contract with Cellular One, this was free and here in the Navajo Reservation, there are a lot of elderlies has prefer this type of mobile phone.
Mark Hager says
Unfortunately, we don’t provide any phones, so I won’t be able to send a price list. I looked a bit and could not find anyone selling this phone online. If you are going to replace the phone, the ezTWO is very similar. You could also look at http://consumercellular.com. They offer the Doro 824 (listed under “Phones and Devices”). I’ve heard some good things about these phones, so you might want to check them out. I’m sorry I couldn’t be of more assistance.