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Subject: Cellular phone for elders
Category: Family and Home > Seniors
Asked by: gad007-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 20 Nov 2003 08:59 PST
Expires: 24 Nov 2003 06:08 PST
Question ID: 278594
I am interested in cellular phones for elders (for my mother who is a
73 old who can't spend more than two hours at home during the day...).
Could you please help me finding a cellular phone that will fit her
best (must be designed specifically to meet elders' specific needs.

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 20 Nov 2003 10:02 PST
What do you think are your mother's special needs? Is she technophobic
or does she like new technologies? Does she want a cell phone or are
you trying to sell her on getting one? Attitudes and capabilities of
the elderly (and all age groups) vary greatly. Thanks.

~ czh ~

Clarification of Question by gad007-ga on 20 Nov 2003 13:41 PST
Hi czh and thanks for your prompot reply.
my mother special needs? well...she is not young...:) so i guess she
suffers from typical elders' problems. attistude wise she is very keen
to use a cell phone (and she is a most charming lady, ok so i'm

i'm looking for a phone that was developed especilly for elders (so
forgedaboud Nokia 6100...;))
hope it helps

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 20 Nov 2003 14:13 PST
I don't know of any cellular phone specifically designed for older users.

This might be of interest:

"NY Times' columnist David Pogue challenged each cellular carrier to
'send me not its fanciest handsets, but its simplest: models designed
for the iconoclasts who still think phones are for talking.' The grand
prize winner, by a huge margin, is the Kyocera 2325, available from

If simplicity and ease of use are the important factors, I'd be glad
to fund more information on cellular phones that are particularly
simple and easy to learn to use.

My own seventysomething mother is quite technophobic, but she is now
sufficiently into "tech" to use a cell phone and a computer. She won't
touch a digital camera, though.

Clarification of Question by gad007-ga on 21 Nov 2003 22:39 PST
Hi pinkfreud-ga,
Thanks for asking for clarification and sending the link. though going
this direction (ease of use and simplicity) might help, what i am
really looking foris the phone that were developed specifically for
elders (as oppose to those phones that thier functionality can fit
elders' needs). do you give up?

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 21 Nov 2003 23:12 PST
You seem to think that someone has designed a special cell phone for
the elderly because they have special needs. I have not been able to
find anything on this. Could you tell us more about what you know
about "the phone that were developed specifically for elders"? Also,
I'm still mystified as to what you mean are the qualities of these
phones that "can fit elders' needs"? I'm afraid I have no idea how to
proceed without further clarification of what you're looking for.

All the best.

~ czh ~

Clarification of Question by gad007-ga on 23 Nov 2003 01:01 PST
Hi all,
I guess I mistakenly thought there are out there special phones for
elders. I will go tomorrow morning and buy my mom the mosr easy to use
phone I can find on the Verizon network.
sorry for the confusion and best regards.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Cellular phone for elders
From: pinkfreud-ga on 20 Nov 2003 14:16 PST
Please excuse the typographical error in my request for clarification above.

When I said "I'd be glad to fund more information," I meant "I'd be
glad to find more information."

This is what happens when the fingers run faster than the brain. ;-)

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