A popular brand of cellphone specifically designed for seniors is the Jitterbug, which is very simple, inexpensive and easy to use. Elderly people looking for a smartphone should consider include the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge in addition to Apple's iPhone 6.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge have large, easy-to-see displays and are easy to hear. The iPhone 6 is also easy to see, use and hear. Many seniors prefer calling-only plans, or calling and texting only plans. For these people, a basic flip phone with oversized keys and a large lighted exterior display may be a good choice.