How can seniors choose the best mobile phone?
When buying a mobile phone, seniors should look for senior-friendly features:
• The screen’s display and size
Is it bright enough? Is it possible to enlarge the text if it’s too small to read? Is it possible to increase the text size?
• Ergonomic characteristics
Are the buttons easily accessible? If so, are they simple to use? Is facial recognition available on the phone, and if not, is the access safeguarded in an easy-to-use manner?
• High-quality speakers
Are the speakers sufficiently loud? Can you hear a call easily? Or do you have to cover your other ear to hear correctly?
• Virtual assistant
Does it have Siri or OK Google assistant? Older folks who have dexterity or vision issues may want to verbalize commands.
• Mobile GPS Medical Alert Systems
Some cell phones feature built-in medical alert systems using GPS technology, which could be helpful for persons who may need medical assistance or are at risk of any mishap. These features aren’t always required to be built in by default; instead, downloading an application created for this purpose will do. However, the phone must have GPS. Keep these in your mind, and you’ll choose the right phone for your needs.