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What are good cellphones for the elderly?

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Good cell phones for the elderly include the Jitterbug5, Alcatel 382G and Nokia 100. These phones all have large, easy-to-see keypads and are user friendly. Because the cell phones are often only used for emergencies, most are available with low-cost, prepaid plans.

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Jitterbug has been a leader in providing cell phones for the elderly market since the company began in 2006, and the Jitterbug5 is its best phone yet. This flip-style phone has large buttons, a simple layout and contrasting colors to make the keypad easier to see. In addition, Jitterbug monthly plans include 5Star Service, which is a rapid response, emergency service. In an emergency, Jitterbug users simply press the 5Star button on their phones and dispatchers send emergency services to the GPS location.

The Nokia 100 is a good choice for those looking for affordability and flexibility. In addition to having large, contrasting buttons, the phone is lightweight and comes unlocked, which means customers may use the phone on any GSM mobile service provider, such as AT&T or T-Mobile.

The Alcatel 382G is nicknamed "The Big Easy" because of its huge buttons and simple layout. This prepaid phone also features text messaging, caller ID, call waiting and voicemail.

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