While in town yesterday, thanks to a lost-in-translation misunderstanding, I lost my elderly MIL and my toddler. They weren't where she said they would be and she doesn't own a mobile phone so it was a frantic half hour until I found them. Is there a cheap, easy-to-use mobile that I could get her? Maybe something that receives calls only? Does something like that exist?
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07-09-2014 21:25 #1Senior Member
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A granny phone?
07-09-2014 21:31 #2Senior Member
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Yes, and it has really big buttons. But I don't know what brand it is.
07-09-2014 21:40 #3
There used to be. We bought one quite a few years ago for my grandmother. It had a big screen, really big buttons and was very simple to use for calls and texts. Nothing fancy or complicated. I think she got it on a very cheap plan (like maybe $20 a month). I'm sure there would still be something like it around if you do some research.
07-09-2014 23:16 #4
My grandmother has one. Cant think of brand it is but she got it at telstra and is on a cheap plan too.
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07-09-2014 23:23 #5
Vision Australia sell mobiles that just call and text with big buttons.
08-09-2014 00:44 #6Senior Member
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My fil has one that is pretty basic (ph calls and texts only) with big buttons and also has a panic button on it which sends an automated text message to 5 people when pressed. He got it from telstra, I think it could be a samsung, I am not positive on that though.
08-09-2014 06:25 #7
My mum has a nana phone. Big buttons, easy to use. It's a Nokia and she got it overseas where she lives. She likes to text ALL THE TIME but never answers it as she either doesn't hear it (slightly deaf) or she just assumes its someone elses.
08-09-2014 13:14 #8
We sold a large amount of these for that reason. It's a Telstra easy call. They are quite cheap and can be put on a long life pre paid plan because it won't be used often. ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1410146030.193477.jpg
We got one for my grandmother and it was great.
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08-09-2014 13:16 #9
By the way you can still send texts ect but she doesn't need to access those features if she doesn't like and it's very simple to use.
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