Nearly all adults in America own a cellphone. Cellphones are not only a convenience anymore. Since most people don’t own landline phones and pay phones are virtually nonexistent, those who don’t have them often find it challenging to communicate. Some of the people who don’t own cellphones are merely resisting the adoption of new technology. However, others don’t have mobile phones because the numbers are too small for them to manipulate. Fortunately, there is now a solution to this problem.
With big button cell phones in hand, seniors and people with physical disabilities are able to make and receive phone calls when they are outside their own homes. There are a number of benefits to having a personal phone in public. Instead of having to wait until they get home to make a call, those with a cellphone can call whomever they need to talk to, whenever they need to talk to them. Seniors may not even realize how much freedom they’ll have with a cellphone until they own one.
Another advantage to having a cellphone is the ability to make calls to anyone, anywhere for one monthly fee. All calls made to anywhere in the United States are included. This makes it easy for older people to get in touch with their children and grandchildren who live far away. In addition to being able to talk to them frequently, seniors can also send and receive photos from their loved ones far away without having to use a computer or set up a social media profile.
Owning a cellphone can also save a senior or disabled person money in their monthly budget. Home phones are an outdated technology and tend to be more expensive than a basic cellphone plan. Maintaining landline service over time will get more and more expensive. Seniors who have been hesitant to get a cellphone because they think they are only for younger people or because they don’t think they will be able to dial numbers on one should look into the new big button phones made exclusively for older people and those with disabilities that make it difficult to use standard phones.