Make the Right Call
For senior adults whose vision, hearing, or manual dexterity isn't perfect, cell phones — especially smartphones — can be a challenge to use. Calling a loved one or your doctor doesn't have to be an exercise in frustration, however. A handful of phone companies make handsets that are expressly designed for consumers who need large buttons, a simple display, hearing aid compatibility, or an urgent response button. We've identified the best of them, based on recommendations from professional reviewers and enthusiastic comments from owners. One thing worth noting: All these senior cell phones are compatible only with specific service providers (we've indicated which ones).
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