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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for cell phones for seniors.

If you're a senior citizen, you may be feeling the need for a little help with your cell phone. Maybe you want to be able to take pictures, send texts, or use social media, but aren't sure how to do all of that. Or maybe you just want something that's easy to use and will make it easier for friends and family to reach you. Whatever your needs may be, here are some of the best cell phones for seniors.

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  1. Lively™ - Jitterbug® Smart3 Smartphone for Seniors - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "A good phone for seniors!...Good for senior citizens. Easy to operate and good camera....Senior citizen"

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    The all-new Jitterbug® Smart3 is designed to be easy to use from the moment you turn it on. Everything you want to do, from calling and video chatting with family to sharing photos and getting directions, is organized in a single list on one screen with large, legible letters. A long-lasting battery and voice typing give you the flexibility to stay in touch the way you want. And, with exclusive services like Lively™ Urgent Response, Lively™ Urgent Care, Lively Link™ and Lively™ Rides, you have a whole team to help you stay connected, safe and healthy. Lively offers unlimited talk and text for just $19.99/month with data plans as low as $2.49/month, so you can choose the plan that works best for you.
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    "A good phone for seniors!...Good for senior citizens. Easy to operate and good camera....Senior citizen"

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    The all-new Jitterbug® Smart3 is designed to be easy to use from the moment you turn it on. Everything you want to do, from calling and video chatting with family to sharing photos and getting directions, is organized in a single list on one screen with large, legible letters. A long-lasting battery and voice typing give you the flexibility to stay in touch the way you want. And, with exclusive services like Lively™ Urgent Response, Lively™ Urgent Care, Lively Link™ and Lively™ Rides, you have a whole team to help you stay connected, safe and healthy. Lively offers unlimited talk and text for just $19.99/month with data plans as low as $2.49/month, so you can choose the plan that works best for you.
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    Your price for this item is $149.99
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  2. Lively™ - Jitterbug Flip2 Cell Phone for Seniors - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Best flip phone for senior citizens and older people...The perfect phone for senior citizens...I brought it for my Dad which is a senior citizen. And it has great plans at very low prices."

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    Calling and texting just got easier with the Jitterbug Flip2. It features big buttons, a large screen, a simple menu, and an Urgent Response button on the keypad for help in an emergency. With easy navigation, a powerful speaker, improved 8MP built-in camera, and the ability to use your voice to call and text with Amazon Alexa, you’ll enjoy using the Jitterbug Flip2 every day. Unlimited talk and text plans are available for $19.99/month with no long-term contracts or cancellation fees. To activate your phone go in-store or call Lively at 1-800-650-4930 (7 a.m.-8p.m. CT).
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    "Best flip phone for senior citizens and older people...The perfect phone for senior citizens...I brought it for my Dad which is a senior citizen. And it has great plans at very low prices."

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    Calling and texting just got easier with the Jitterbug Flip2. It features big buttons, a large screen, a simple menu, and an Urgent Response button on the keypad for help in an emergency. With easy navigation, a powerful speaker, improved 8MP built-in camera, and the ability to use your voice to call and text with Amazon Alexa, you’ll enjoy using the Jitterbug Flip2 every day. Unlimited talk and text plans are available for $19.99/month with no long-term contracts or cancellation fees. To activate your phone go in-store or call Lively at 1-800-650-4930 (7 a.m.-8p.m. CT).
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    Your price for this item is $99.99
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  3. Lively™ - Jitterbug Flip2 Cell Phone for Seniors - Red - Front_Zoom
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    "Perfect for Seniors...Reasonable prices and smple activation. Great for senior citizens....Senior Citizen Phone...Great Cell Phone for Senior Citizens. This was a great purchase."

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    Calling and texting just got easier with the Jitterbug Flip2. It features big buttons, a large screen, a simple menu, and an Urgent Response button on the keypad for help in an emergency. With easy navigation, a powerful speaker, improved 8MP built-in camera, and the ability to use your voice to call and text with Amazon Alexa, you’ll enjoy using the Jitterbug Flip2 every day. Unlimited talk and text plans are available for $19.99/month with no long-term contracts or cancellation fees. To activate your phone go in-store or call Lively at 1-800-650-4930 (7 a.m.-8p.m. CT).
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    "Perfect for Seniors...Reasonable prices and smple activation. Great for senior citizens....Senior Citizen Phone...Great Cell Phone for Senior Citizens. This was a great purchase."

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    Calling and texting just got easier with the Jitterbug Flip2. It features big buttons, a large screen, a simple menu, and an Urgent Response button on the keypad for help in an emergency. With easy navigation, a powerful speaker, improved 8MP built-in camera, and the ability to use your voice to call and text with Amazon Alexa, you’ll enjoy using the Jitterbug Flip2 every day. Unlimited talk and text plans are available for $19.99/month with no long-term contracts or cancellation fees. To activate your phone go in-store or call Lively at 1-800-650-4930 (7 a.m.-8p.m. CT).
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    Your price for this item is $99.99
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  4. Boost Mobile - Samsung Galaxy A03S 32GB Prepaid - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Bought it for my elderly uncle. He says it’s easy to use, with his old phone he couldn’t read or send text with the empathetic font on this one he can"

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    The Samsung Galaxy A03S gives you awesome essentials. Downloading and streaming is a breeze thanks to a long-lasting battery and powerful processor. The crystal-clear edge-to-edge display makes everything look brilliant. A multi-lens camera captures awesome moments, from snapshots of culinary masterpieces and everyday adventures to family reels.
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    "Bought it for my elderly uncle. He says it’s easy to use, with his old phone he couldn’t read or send text with the empathetic font on this one he can"

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    The Samsung Galaxy A03S gives you awesome essentials. Downloading and streaming is a breeze thanks to a long-lasting battery and powerful processor. The crystal-clear edge-to-edge display makes everything look brilliant. A multi-lens camera captures awesome moments, from snapshots of culinary masterpieces and everyday adventures to family reels.
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    Your price for this item is $59.99
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  5. TracFone - Motorola moto e Prepaid - Front_Zoom

    Model: TFMTXT2052DC3PWP
    SKU: 6444062
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    "Basic Tracfone for my elderly father. Works as advertised, nothing out of the ordinary....Bought this phone about a month ago for my husband to replace his old phone. We are senior citizens & like a basic phone to use. It has a lot of good features we are getting used to using. "

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    You’re in control with the no-contract Motorola moto e in a stylish Midnight Blue from TracFone. Get a sharp 6.2” HD+ Max Vision display for scrolling through your feeds, streaming the latest shows, or just enjoying the photos you take using the 13MP dual camera system. This phone also comes with 32GB of internal memory, so you can see, shoot and store great photos for years to come. With no contract, no activation fees or cancellation fees, and Unlimited Talk & Text with Unlimited Carryover® Data*.
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    "Basic Tracfone for my elderly father. Works as advertised, nothing out of the ordinary....Bought this phone about a month ago for my husband to replace his old phone. We are senior citizens & like a basic phone to use. It has a lot of good features we are getting used to using. "

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    You’re in control with the no-contract Motorola moto e in a stylish Midnight Blue from TracFone. Get a sharp 6.2” HD+ Max Vision display for scrolling through your feeds, streaming the latest shows, or just enjoying the photos you take using the 13MP dual camera system. This phone also comes with 32GB of internal memory, so you can see, shoot and store great photos for years to come. With no contract, no activation fees or cancellation fees, and Unlimited Talk & Text with Unlimited Carryover® Data*.
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    Your price for this item is $59.99
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  6. TracFone - TCL A3 32GB Prepaid - Front_Zoom

    Model: TFALA509DC3PWP
    SKU: 6477127
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    "It's good as a simple phone for elderly folks who have never had a smart phone before. ...phone is great and good price if you are using it for an elderly person if you wanted to not worry about it dropping or no need for data...my mom dropped a better phone and cracked screen and wasnt worth fixing so bought a phone that you dont get jacked in price like an iphone or latest model android....its good if your not using apps or data...t"

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    The TCL A3 in Prime Black from Tracfone features a spacious 5.5” 18:9 HD+ display in a compact body, packing a lot of punch in a small frame. Take stunning photos with the 8MP rear camera with Pro mode or start a video chat with the 5MP selfie camera. Facial recognition conveniently unlocks your phone so you can stay on top of social media updates, calls, and emails. The large battery, fast processor, and ample expandable memory help you keep up with your daily multi-tasking needs.
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    "It's good as a simple phone for elderly folks who have never had a smart phone before. ...phone is great and good price if you are using it for an elderly person if you wanted to not worry about it dropping or no need for data...my mom dropped a better phone and cracked screen and wasnt worth fixing so bought a phone that you dont get jacked in price like an iphone or latest model android....its good if your not using apps or data...t"

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    The TCL A3 in Prime Black from Tracfone features a spacious 5.5” 18:9 HD+ display in a compact body, packing a lot of punch in a small frame. Take stunning photos with the 8MP rear camera with Pro mode or start a video chat with the 5MP selfie camera. Facial recognition conveniently unlocks your phone so you can stay on top of social media updates, calls, and emails. The large battery, fast processor, and ample expandable memory help you keep up with your daily multi-tasking needs.
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    Your price for this item is $39.99
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  7. Verizon Prepaid - Verizon Wireless Takumi eTalk with 4GB Memory Prepaid Cell Phone - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Not a senior phone...Was looking for simple really simple phone for very old senior (100) No phone was really built for seniors...Simplistic design. Great for senior citizens or children"

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    Call, text or surf the web with this Verizon Freetel eTalk prepaid flip phone. The 2.8-inch main display allows for easy menu navigation and online browsing, while the 512MB of RAM run apps seamlessly. Capture precious moments using the 2MP rear-facing camera with flash. This Verizon Freetel eTalk prepaid flip phone has 4GB of internal memory for saving files.
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    "Not a senior phone...Was looking for simple really simple phone for very old senior (100) No phone was really built for seniors...Simplistic design. Great for senior citizens or children"

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    Call, text or surf the web with this Verizon Freetel eTalk prepaid flip phone. The 2.8-inch main display allows for easy menu navigation and online browsing, while the 512MB of RAM run apps seamlessly. Capture precious moments using the 2MP rear-facing camera with flash. This Verizon Freetel eTalk prepaid flip phone has 4GB of internal memory for saving files.
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    Your price for this item is $54.99
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  8. TracFone - Samsung Galaxy A03s 32GB Prepaid - Black - Front_Zoom

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    If you value simplicity, the Samsung Galaxy A03s from Tracfone is for you. Reliable octa-core processing makes it easy to do what you need, when you need to. The long-lasting 5,000 mAh battery has hours and hours of power and 7.75W charging for a quick pick-me-up at any time. Every moment looks great with a 13MP rear camera and multi-lens camera system. Immerse yourself in movies or memories with edge-to-edge viewing on the 6.5” HD+ Infinity Display. Choose a Tracfone plan with Unlimited Talk & Text with Unlimited Carryover® Data* and enjoy Unbeatable Nationwide Coverage™ on America’s largest and most dependable networks. Get the Samsung Galaxy A03 online or in store at your local Best Buy.
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    If you value simplicity, the Samsung Galaxy A03s from Tracfone is for you. Reliable octa-core processing makes it easy to do what you need, when you need to. The long-lasting 5,000 mAh battery has hours and hours of power and 7.75W charging for a quick pick-me-up at any time. Every moment looks great with a 13MP rear camera and multi-lens camera system. Immerse yourself in movies or memories with edge-to-edge viewing on the 6.5” HD+ Infinity Display. Choose a Tracfone plan with Unlimited Talk & Text with Unlimited Carryover® Data* and enjoy Unbeatable Nationwide Coverage™ on America’s largest and most dependable networks. Get the Samsung Galaxy A03 online or in store at your local Best Buy.
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    Your price for this item is $59.99
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  9. TracFone - Motorola moto g Play 32GB Prepaid - Front_Zoom

    Model: TFMTXT2093DC3PWP
    SKU: 6477122

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    Never settle for less with the Motorola moto g Play in Misty Blue from Tracfone. Watch games, movies and video chats come to life on the ultra-wide 6.5” Max Vision HD+ display. Keep the fun going for up to 3 days1 with the massive 5000mAh battery. Capture beautiful portraits and spanning landscapes with the 13MP dual camera system. Customize the fonts, colors and icon shapes to make your phone as unique as you are.
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    Never settle for less with the Motorola moto g Play in Misty Blue from Tracfone. Watch games, movies and video chats come to life on the ultra-wide 6.5” Max Vision HD+ display. Keep the fun going for up to 3 days1 with the massive 5000mAh battery. Capture beautiful portraits and spanning landscapes with the 13MP dual camera system. Customize the fonts, colors and icon shapes to make your phone as unique as you are.
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    Your price for this item is $119.99
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  10. Verizon Prepaid - Samsung Galaxy A03 32GB Prepaid - Black - Front_Zoom

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    Connect with friends and family using this prepaid Samsung Galaxy A03 phone for Verizon wireless. This smartphone operates on the Android 11 system, letting you install apps and scroll quickly. A 13MP rear dual camera takes quality still photos and video, and 128GB of internal storage offer ample room to keep them. This fast-charging Samsung Galaxy A03 phone has 5,000 mAh for long-lasting charge.
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    Connect with friends and family using this prepaid Samsung Galaxy A03 phone for Verizon wireless. This smartphone operates on the Android 11 system, letting you install apps and scroll quickly. A 13MP rear dual camera takes quality still photos and video, and 128GB of internal storage offer ample room to keep them. This fast-charging Samsung Galaxy A03 phone has 5,000 mAh for long-lasting charge.
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    Your price for this item is $119.99
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Buy cell phones for seniors.

How to choose the best cell phone for seniors.

While aging often brings experience, gratitude and perspective, it can also mean that living life on your own terms becomes more difficult as things you’re familiar with, like day-to-day routines, people you know, societal norms, you name it, begin to change. When that happens, a good way to meet the challenge is to embrace aging in place, and the many innovations that can help create new, familiar, everyday-easy routines, like smart lighting, smart Wi-Fi thermostats, smart locks, smart speakers, video doorbells, security cameras, smoke detectors, smart burners and much more. Accepting the fact of aging, and welcoming assistive technology, can help keep you from being limited in the ways that hearing aids and amplifiers can remedy, or reading glasses, or medical alert devices, or special needs telephones or phones for seniors.

 

When you’re looking for the best cell phone for seniors, a good place to start your search is by deciding what you want in a cell phone. Usually a cell phone for elderly folks specializes in simplicity and safety, offering senior citizens user-friendly features and a quick way to get assistance when it’s needed. If you’re simply looking for a phone that allows seniors to stay in touch with family and friends, and to use for emergencies, you can choose a phone that offers simple voice and little else. Most phones for seniors however, offer at least some upgraded features. You’ll likely want to check out the flip phones for seniors, that come with big, bright screens, cameras, high-quality speakers and two screens ideal for viewing text messages, photos and videos in full color. Or you can choose the best smartphone for seniors which offers the full smartphone experience, including a large screen with touch display, high-resolution cameras for photos and video, immersive stereo sound, Bluetooth capability, and access to the internet and email. If getting in touch with a live human operator at the touch of a button for health and safety services is important, you’ll want to be sure that feature is available on the phone you choose. Similarly, some phones for seniors have a feature that allows family members to check the location and status of the phone user. 

Cell phones for seniors — what you need to know.

Another component in choosing the best cell phone for seniors is the carrier. You can choose a phone aligned with a specific carrier and pay the monthly charge as part of a long-term contract. You can also choose an unlocked smartphone, which allows you to select the carrier you want without locking yourself into a contract. If you purchase one of the unlocked phones for seniors, all you need is a SIM card from the carrier of your choice, which pops into your smartphone. You can also choose a prepaid cell phone like those from GreatCall or TRACFONE. Getting a prepaid phone eliminates the hassle of contracts, activation fees, overage charges, fees for changing carrier and termination fees, but it does open the door for running out of minutes unexpectedly. Another consideration when you’re browsing phones for seniors is how long the battery lasts, and the charging method for keeping it fully juiced. Some phones come with their own wall charger and cable, and for others you’ll want to get a cell phone charger or power adapter.
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