Gift of communication

YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Ellie, would like to get her mother, who has trouble with technology and limited vision, a mobile phone as a Mother’s Day gift.

There are hundreds of phones available on the market, with a very limited number of phones dedicated to the seniors market. With this in mind, looking on sites such as ebay are a great idea because the old style phones come with large, easy to use buttons such as the Nokia 5110 for example which could set you back anywhere from $5 – $25 depending on condition, quite a steal compared to splashing out on a new phone.

Having worked with someone with vision problems for over three years, I found that flip phones are extremely helpful as the person does not have to click the accept call button, only open the phone to answer the call.

While there are many phones that would suit this situation, there are a few worth taking a look at:

Samsung M300

Nokia 6085

Sony ericsson Z320i

Nokia 5110