Phones for senior citizens: Roundup

We round up five easy-to-use cell phones that could be good picks for senior citizens looking for a new phone. The phones feature bright screens, large fonts, and sizable dialpad keys.

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We've said it before and we'll say it again. Not everyone needs a fancy smartphone with all the bells and whistles, especially if you're new to the cell phone world.

Senior citizens, particularly, often have have different needs, with vocal communication and user-friendliness trumping advanced features like HD video recording.

Instead, high audio quality, intuitive navigation, and a large numbered keypad are the sought-after ingredients.

With that in mind, we've rounded up five senior-focused cell phone options that could make a splash with the silver-haired set.

About the author

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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