Best Cell Phones For Seniors

Best Cell Phones For Seniors

Cell phone experts David and David tell you about the best cell phones for seniors and debunk a few stereotypes relating to senior citizens and technology.

0:28 Debunking Stereotypes
6:33 Best Phones For Seniors
8:41 Worst Phones For Seniors

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  1. Minou TV on April 3, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Don’t forget, the man that created the iPhone, would be considered a senior today.

  2. Mario Jr on April 3, 2020 at 7:31 am

    In Brazil you must be Senior and rich to buy an Iphone. It is extremely expensive here. Best regards, Mário.

  3. General Too on April 3, 2020 at 7:32 am

    This was a waste of time

  4. art mx on April 3, 2020 at 7:34 am

    Talk to much about seniors and wait to much for the phones. Seniors do not have much time to wait.

  5. Victoria Mahon on April 3, 2020 at 7:34 am

    While what you’re saying is true for some seniors, it’s not true for everyone. My father is a little bit older and he wants a flip phone and does not want any other features he does not use computers or tablets or the Internet he just wants a phone and now I’m struggling to find one that they will run on the current cell phone networks. Was hoping this video would help but it doesn’t seem like it’s going to.

  6. Robotrik1 on April 3, 2020 at 7:36 am

    There’s a … range of ‘seniors’ , which is why I’m sorry to say that despite the best intentions, this is not an "all inclusive" guide .
    Some seniors can be reduced to age ranges (65-78) for example — the age applicable for this video in general .
    Other’s are condition specific (eye sight, tactile ability, mental faculty , other health concerns etc.) .

    A relative of mine (age 82), who has taught / played the piano until she was 79 — despite having had excellent finger movement & sensitivity for the majority of her life, now has serious issues with anything on a smartphone / tablet that has to do with sliding , which is why flip phones do work for her (we’ve gotten her a flip phone called "mio F610" that has as big a buttons as the biggest iPhone) , and while that’s a "working solution" for now, we’re worried about the small battery of that phone (only 800Mah) , so we’re looking into getting her a dedicated "senior smart phone" (one with pre-installed large / simplified interface) , or get in a regular smart phone and put on an app that has a ‘skin’ that is more fitting for elders (big buttons, shortened / easy interface) . I don’t want to mention any in case they don’t work well or to make it appear that I’m doing an advert here, which I’m not .

    I appreciate the intent here in this vid, but like I said, we have among us ppl with different levels of ability & capability , along with parts from a generation who could not program the clock on a VCR . Perhaps you may know what that is … — and how you could tell in the olden days the level of tech literacy in a home by just looking at the blinking VCR clock @ 00:00 . 😉

  7. jh on April 3, 2020 at 7:39 am

    Not sure most at age 65 today are in need of easy to use technology. I’m 62 and have been using cell phones since 1991. Have had the same phone number for 28 years. When were you two born? 😁

  8. Cappy Hantz on April 3, 2020 at 7:40 am

    Thank you but too much talk in the beginning, seniors wanna get to the point.

  9. Allen Proffitt on April 3, 2020 at 7:40 am

    All you really talk about is Apple. Apple this apple that you love Apple. I HATE APPLE, MY GRAND FATHER HATES APPLE. Stupid rich people.

  10. kailey barri on April 3, 2020 at 7:41 am

    this was so informative…i totally was looking at the jitterbug for my dad who is an active 90 year old…but looking into it i was thinking the same thing as all the stuff you mentioned like the screen size, and the yes no buttons…so funny….

  11. Daniel Brinneman on April 3, 2020 at 7:42 am

    Don’t buy an iPhone 7, it has a faulty radio chip. 6s or 8 and up are recommended for iOS 13.

  12. Leah Marie on April 3, 2020 at 7:43 am

    I was hoping you all would show more of phones like the jitterbug. I agree that seniors can learn newer phones fine but not in the case of mine because her memory is going too quick. But I’ve still tried. I’ve worked with her for 4 years on the Note 5 and she still can’t make a call. She can scroll Facebook but can’t really utilize it. Which has been fine because she loves reading Facebook like the paper. But I was hoping for a more simple touch screen

  13. Amber Franklin on April 3, 2020 at 7:43 am

    Both of of my grandads and one of my Nan’s use tablets and smartphones I help my mums mum and stepdad. They know how to use them but they still need a little bit of help.

  14. Karen Reeves on April 3, 2020 at 7:43 am

    Love my Iphone!!! Been using one for over eight years. My daughters use Iphones, so if I have a question, I just text them.

  15. Chantal Tulliez on April 3, 2020 at 7:44 am

    I am a senior and I LOVE my iPhone 8 plus…love the technology and what it can do to improve my life in many ways…my family lives overseas and I can contact them so easily with FaceTime …love taking pics…etc..etc…

  16. macaronipop on April 3, 2020 at 7:45 am

    It’s not necessarily that seniors dont know how (some do some dont) to use smart phones, some dont want all that. Some people just want a phone to be a phone.
    And that too is ok.

  17. The End on April 3, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Android! Way more user-friendly

  18. Dr App on April 3, 2020 at 7:47 am


  19. Jeremy Travis on April 3, 2020 at 7:49 am

    I bought an iPhone and I could never remember the passwords or even hit the right characters to log in. 
    Gave up and went back to my old phone with a proper key pad.

  20. Bryan Emmel on April 3, 2020 at 7:50 am

    I am well into my mid 70’s and find that my iPhone SE is much easier to use than my older phones. They sort of lead you to using them. I like the SE because it’s a little smaller and fits in the holster on my belt.

  21. Cory Hodge on April 3, 2020 at 7:51 am

    Sounds like an I-phone comercial. You’re missing the point. Seniors fingers are not as agile as younger folks. Seniors drop phones because their hands, their eyes, their ears don’t work as well. My parents want buttons they can push instead of a touch screen. I’ve gotten my folks several phones. They struggle, they mess up settings, they get talked into putting apps on their phone by sales people they don’t need. This is a terrible video. I need to get them a phone that gives them apps that are practical for them to use but buttons to push to answer and hang up calls. A way to lock them down so they can’t add or delete apps.

  22. Peter Sorensen on April 3, 2020 at 7:52 am

    stupid guys!

  23. Spiritual_Music73 on April 3, 2020 at 7:53 am

    you haven’t met my dad, we need a freakin’ flip phone

  24. Shirley Wright on April 3, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Both points of view are only partialy correct.
    Eye diseases can make the screens very difficult. Icons too small and certain vision problems.
    Hitting a wrong button and not being able to undo an action.
    Too expensive people. Anything over 200. Is too much for lower income seniors.
    Pictures can not be taken well or seen with different levels of blindness.
    Clumbsy fingers, move things and apps around. If you can not see to set things up static, then you end up with a useless phone.
    You have no clue about some aging memory problems.
    Your presentation is over simplified and not beneficial.

  25. v8i on April 3, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Skip to 6:25 for an actual list of phones

  26. Moira Neill on April 3, 2020 at 8:00 am

    I have used apple products for years and currently use an iPad Pro and a iPhone XR and I love them they are much easier to use than those flip phone things I am 69

  27. Michael King on April 3, 2020 at 8:03 am

    Just give me a dang dumb phone. I like to flip it. Flip flip flip flip. What happened? Now they look like large credit cards and how in the world to you turn them off?

  28. Evil Fluff on April 3, 2020 at 8:06 am

    You have not meet my father in-law and his wife. He believes cellphone is the down fall of civilization. And his wife killed three smartphone I’m still trying to figure out how she kill a iPhone 7 without any damage to the body. And he is haft blind he call feel the buttons on him flip phone. We tried to get them a smartphone we can’t get them to last more then a year.

  29. Cards by Wynnie on April 3, 2020 at 8:08 am

    I undersetand that most seniors love and can learn new technology. Having said that though, my husband has hand tremors which make using a touch screen a nightmare. He also suffered a stroke and gets confused with smart phones. Even tried teaching him to say "OK Google call…" He gets very frustrated if it doesn’t work right away. So, for him a flip phone seems to be the best choice so he doesn’t have to try and push an icon to end a call or answer one. Was really hoping that this video might help with that.

  30. Justin Harrison on April 3, 2020 at 8:08 am

    Need to change the name of this video….5 mins in and so far all they have talked about is iPhone. My mother had an iPhone as her first smart phone and had so many issues that we got her a basic Android and hasnt had any issue. I’m trying to research what phone to get her next. So this video is very misleading.

  31. ian on April 3, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Much respect for the previous generations, great job of treating them like the capable people they are. You two spoke very respectfully.
    You should hear how Medicare treats them..

  32. bsfatboy on April 3, 2020 at 8:11 am

    Seems like they can’t appreciate the simplicity of a flip phone. If all you want is to make phone calls and battery life that lasts for days, you can’t beat a flip phone.

  33. G Henrickson on April 3, 2020 at 8:11 am

    This video is just promoting the very stereotype it professes to debunk. The type of person that is afraid of new things is just another person…regardless of age. They need not be older. Edit this offering to simply address folks who are afraid of technology. Leave age out of it.

  34. R Arbuckle on April 3, 2020 at 8:13 am

    I am a senior, I started using Tracfones 10 years ago and still use them, except now I buy my own unlocked phones, both GSM and CDMA on my choice of carriers using TracFone accounts. I dislike Apple corporate philosophy and will not support them. Currently, I have a Samsung S9 and also a OnePlus 6T operating Android 10, both purchased used for less than half their new list price. Support is through YouTube videos. I spend about $10/mo total for service on Tracfone. Rely heavily on WiFi.

  35. Levi Catapang on April 3, 2020 at 8:13 am

    6:31 cause the super talkshow is really beating all talkshows out there

  36. bsfatboy on April 3, 2020 at 8:14 am

    6:31 this is where the actual phone recommendations start.

  37. YAI JAX on April 3, 2020 at 8:15 am

    To skip the load of BS and get to the list of phones go to 6:29.

  38. Mary Bussio on April 3, 2020 at 8:16 am

    There is a huge difference between a 65 yr old and an 85 yr old. Pls talk to some 85 yr olds to understand their needs e.g. low vision.

  39. Richard McMahon on April 3, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Send photos back and forth to loved ones? The most likely thing for my mother to successfully photograph with her cell phone is the bottom of the tire of her motorized chair. Crunch. You’ve got mail!

  40. Stephen Strange on April 3, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Thank you so much for this video. I have not see your channel before. But i will keep an eye on it now. I really appreciate that you guys are so real and informative. This video will help me decide on a phone possibly for my mom.

  41. Lynn Ross on April 3, 2020 at 8:19 am

    I am 64 and love my iPhone 8ipad smart tv and Alex

  42. airpoint on April 3, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Your video is titled and description optimised for "best cell phones for seniors" yet the video itself is 12 minutes of you saying some seniors can learn and understand technology faster and easier than their peers… Dishonest, misleading, self-promoting, incompetent bucket of crap, is what this is IMHFO

  43. CTPRedDog on April 3, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Unfortunately with my dad he recently is had memory loss so therefore the thing to use ne can’t hardly use anymore.

    He used to be able to use his iPhone but now he can barely use it and he can hardly use a a TV remote as well.

  44. Andrew Atm on April 3, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Not all seniors are in the same category. Some are more techy than others.

    My mother-in-law is 80 yrs old and she’s had a smart phone for abt a year and shes still confused abt basic stuff (like making a call). That could be also due to pressing something by mistake and not knowing how to get back to the home screen.

    To me, this video is more of a comercial for the iphone. The bottom line is that for some seniors, a flip phone is more appropriate and for other seniors, who are techie, a smart phone is warranted. But lumping all seniors in the same boat, is a mistake in my opinion.

  45. amber franklin on April 3, 2020 at 8:22 am

    I’ve used apple products for years I use an iPad Pro 12.9 inch. But I use Samsung Galaxy note 10 plus

  46. Mary Lou Green on April 3, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Love you guys!!❤️❤️

  47. missy dee on April 3, 2020 at 8:23 am

    You two are so sweet! God bless you 🙂

  48. Bob Richardson on April 3, 2020 at 8:23 am

    How about the Jitterbug Smart2? You spent a lot of time talking about flip phone vs. smartphone but very little time on best cell phones. The title should have been Flip Phones vs. Smart Phones for Seniors.

  49. Maria Gil on April 3, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Thank you guys, as a senior advocate I really appreciate your comments about seniors as well as the advice for IPhones. Thanks a lot.

  50. Brian Lynch on April 3, 2020 at 8:28 am

    I am searching for my 100-year-old father-in-law. A number pad is a reasonably new technology for him. Nothing you have said applies. His current flip phone is too complicated. I was looking for a simpler smartphone that would be mostly voice-activated, one that he could pick up and say, "call Jim" or "send me an uber to go to Murry’s Market"

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