5. Snapfon ezTWO3G - Best Senior-Specific Features
What We Like Most:
- Large, Tactile Buttons
- SOS button
- Hearing Aid Compatible
- Affordable Service Plans
Cost: $44.95, plus a required Snapfon plan through Snapfon.
The Snapfon ezFlip 4G has the best senior-specific features for older adults who are looking for a streamlined flip phone for daily use. With a large keypad with big buttons for easy reach and dialing, the Snapfon ezFlip 4G comes equipped with a red SOS Emergency button on the back of the phone. What’s more, this phone is great for individuals with visual or hearing loss, as it is rated M3/T3 in terms of hearing aid compatibility.
I appreciated the simplified menu and ease of navigating apps on this phone. I was able to use the touch screen to find my contacts, and I especially enjoyed the eight speed dial keys and quick keys to access the flashlight or calculator.
The sound quality on this phone was quite impressive as I was able to enjoy talk time of up to 5.5 hours without worrying about a dropped call. When my battery was low, the phone had a helpful low battery warning system that’s built into the phone. What’s more, there were a variety of easy-to-use apps right at my fingertips. These apps included the Weather app, Facebook, email, and other helpful tools to help me stay connected to family and friends. Overall, this was probably the best streamlined phone with accessible features that are great for seniors.
Plan: The Snapfon ezFlip 4G requires a monthly Snapfon Network plan. Currently, Snapfon offers three plans: 100 Plan, 300 Plan, and the Unlimited Plan. You can also opt to add data, but it’s only offered through the Unlimited Talk and Text Plan. If you decide on the 300 Plan, you’d receive features such as 300 Talk & Unlimited Text along with nationwide coverage and no hidden fees starting at $14.99 monthly. Data plans—which are only available with the Unlimited Talk and Text Plan—start at $2.50 to $15.00, depending on the gigabyte of usage.
- Affordable Plans
- Carrier Flexibility
- SOS Button
- Mobile Monitoring
- Powerful Speaker
- Simple Design
The Snapfon ezTWO is the most affordable option on this list; however, it provides a varied set of features, combining a cell phone with some features of a medical alert system.