Just yesterday I topped up my mom's SpeakOut Prepaid
account for another year. You wouldn't think that a housebound senior would have any need for a mobile phone, but the benefits are actually twofold: (1) I get peace of mind in case the power goes out, taking her cordless landline phone system with it, and (2) she gets to enjoy a network-connected timepiece—not at all what I expected but she loves it for that reason alone.
It helps that her handset, the Snapfon ezTWO
, was made expressly for seniors. But what if the elder in your life prefers a flip phone form factor? If that's what you're after, I've got just the device for you... Meet the Jethro SC213B
, $44.99 unlocked from Amazon Canada
. My girlfriend bought one for her 70 years-young mom, and it looks like another winner for seniors.