Recommendation for a cell phone for a senior with dexterity issues (1 Viewer)

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My Dad is now living in a Long Term Care facility. He needs to have a phone, if for no other reason than to have it. He has serious dexterity issues so it is very important that the phone have large buttons and be easy to answer. My thought is a basic no frills cell, either to add to my verizon plan or a Trac phone or similar. I've done a bit of research and most reviews suggest the Alcatel 382G would be ideal, it costs between 18 and 30 dollars and comes with double minutes for life. I don't expect he will make many calls so adding to my verizon plan doesn't seem to me to be cost effective.
Any thoughts would be appreciated..

Criteria are:
Large buttons
Speed dial
Easy to answer
Loud ringer volume
Good speaker volume

Thanks

Ross

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My Dad is now living in a Long Term Care facility. He needs to have a phone, if for no other reason than to have it. He has serious dexterity issues so it is very important that the phone have large buttons and be easy to answer. My thought is a basic no frills cell, either to add to my verizon plan or a Trac phone or similar. I've done a bit of research and most reviews suggest the Alcatel 382G would be ideal, it costs between 18 and 30 dollars and comes with double minutes for life. I don't expect he will make many calls so adding to my verizon plan doesn't seem to me to be cost effective.
Any thoughts would be appreciated..

Criteria are:
Large buttons
Speed dial
Easy to answer
Loud ringer volume
Good speaker volume

Thanks

Ross

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How about this one? https://www.consumercellular.com/Info/PhoneDetails/571
 

Claude Greiner

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Why don't you get one of those cell to regular phone adapters and just get him a big button corded phone. They even make ones that have the speed dials setup where you can put a picture under the button. Google it.

If you give him a cell phone, they won't ever dial out and will only know how to open the flip to take an incoming call.

My grand father is the same way, I'll be dammed if I ever saw him pick up a phone and dial it the past 30 years.

The Verizon home phone connect is $20 per month, or you can do basic talk at Walmart for $15.
 
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Check that providers coverage there before you buy. My parents would up going back and forth between assisted living and nusing homes and the coverage was usually pretty bad.
 

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