Plans, Devices and Phones for Seniors

Mobile technology is changing the lives of senior citizens. Great devices like the new LG Exalt™ and innovative calling plans are making it easy for the 65+ crowd to stay connected.

From improving health and safety to making it easier to stay engaged with family and friends, cell phones for seniors are addressing major issues associated with aging. One mobile solution that is poised to enhance the lives of older adults and those with modest cellular needs is the LG Exalt™.

A basic phone with a premium experience

While the LG Exalt may be considered a basic flip phone, it’s much more than a simple means to communicate. Loud, clear and compact, this phone offers a 3-inch color display—among the largest available on a basic flip phone—oversized number keys and an exterior LED display that provides the time of day, missed calls, pending messages and caller ID at a glance. It’s easy to read and easy to understand.

To address hearing loss in our aging population, the LG Exalt comes with a Voice Clarity Mode to provide hearing assistance and enhanced sound quality. It also supports text-to-speech technology to read text messages aloud—ideal for convenient, hands-free communication.

Basic but essential features on phones for seniors maximize the experience, and there are several options to choose from, including the Samsung Gusto™ 3 and LG Cosmos 3. And to protect your loved one’s basic phone from the occasional fumble or fall, a basic phone case such as the Universal Horizontal Pouch might be a good idea.

Calling plans made for the over-65 set

Older family members aren’t always big on lengthy phone conversations, long texting sessions or mobile web surfing. And that’s why Verizon Wireless has the Nationwide 65 Plus Plan. Available exclusively for customers 65 and older, these single- and two-line plans offer fewer anytime minutes for a lower price. With no domestic long distance charges, these plans are ideal for far-away relatives who want to keep connected.

SureResponse offers peace of mind

Along with the issue of connectivity for seniors comes the question of how to give elderly loved ones peace of mind, while helping them stay independent and engaged. Verizon SureResponse™ is the answer. SureResponse is Verizon’s mobile personal emergency response system that provides users 24/7 access to loved ones or emergency services at the press of a button, inside the home or out. An easy-to-use wearable device (no broadband or Internet connection required) combines GPS technology with a web portal that helps a caregiver or loved one set up profiles and manage device settings. When SureResponse is used, emergency responders have instant access to location and caregiver contact information.

With the latest phones for seniors, plans designed specifically for those over 65 and a personal emergency response system, Verizon Wireless strives to keep senior citizens just as connected as their grandkids.

This article was written by an author contracted by Verizon Insider's Guide to provide helpful information on wireless technology. The thoughts, opinions and suggestions of the author may not necessarily reflect those of Verizon Wireless.

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