Three Things to Consider When Shopping For Large Button Cells

Cellphones available for seniors

Did you know that according to a recent study from the Pew Internet Research Project, a whopping 77% of seniors now have cell phones, thanks in large part to all of the large button cells for the elderly that are around now. Although this is good news, this also means that a large portion of seniors still aren’t using these vital pieces of technology. Large button cells can be used by seniors in an emergency if they fall or get hurt, and to keep in touch easier with friends and family.

If your parents have yet to get a cell phone, now is the time. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you shop for large button cells.

Consider Their Situations.

If mom and dad are only going to keep their large button cells in the car, you may also want to get them a car charger, too. If they’re hard of hearing, you may also want to make sure the large button cells are compatible with their hearing aids. If they’re forgetful, you may want to invest in a service that will alert you when their phone needs charging. These are just a few examples of some of the things you may want to take into consideration.

Consider Pay-as-You-Go or Pre-Paid.

If your parents immediately take to their large button cells, then you’ll want to get them a monthly service plan, but if they’re just going to have them in case of emergency, then going with a pre-paid plan or a pay-as-you-go model may be more cost efficient. Plus, you can always switch if they start using them more or stop using them as much.

Watch Out For Hidden Fees.

Some companies offer “low-cost” plans, but then sneak hidden fees in there, like an activation charge for example. There may also be a cancellation fee, too. Just be sure to ask the sales rep about any costs that you may be unawares of before purchasing the phone.

If you have any questions about the big button cellphones available for seniors, feel free to ask in the comments. Read more about this topic at this link.

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