Best Cell Phone Plans For Seniors

Apple experts David and David tell you about the best cell phone plans for seniors and debunk some stereotypes relating to senior citizens and technology.

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50 Comments

  1. Alma Lodge 523 IOOF on May 3, 2021 at 3:21 am

    I am a senile citizen who uses Straight Talk through Tracfone. For $45.00 + tax I get unlimited talk and text along with 25 gb of data on my iPhone. I use about 22gb every month. The choices in Straight Talk carriers are Verizion, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Second Tracfone itself is inexpensive and very useable with rollover minutes.



  2. JAY TIBBLES on May 3, 2021 at 3:22 am

    Seniors are the ones that INVENTED the technology!



  3. Candyce Hoglan on May 3, 2021 at 3:22 am

    Thanks, guys for the good advice…



  4. Ken M on May 3, 2021 at 3:22 am

    Love the condescension: All these plans talk down to seniors, while making massively broad generalizations about seniors right after…



  5. Ed P on May 3, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Howdy dudes what do you think of. AAA Affinity Cellular? Thanks for your help



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  7. Yumpin Yiminy on May 3, 2021 at 3:24 am

    You 2 Darrel and your other brother Darrel are not old enough to have a clue about older people. I started with computers in 1978 so what I know more. Everyone has their own needs. How about a function and service cost per provider. Then we can make up our own minds.



  8. Leo Gemini on May 3, 2021 at 3:26 am

    Recently helped an 80 year old friend leave greatcall and have him in our family plan in metro by TMobile. Also helped him get a new unlocked phone. He is going to pay $25/month unlimited text/calls and 6gb data.



  9. Carrie Bishop on May 3, 2021 at 3:26 am

    These companies are making these phones more addicting and for that reason I only want the phone for emergencies. I have a landline phone and I’m very happy with it



  10. Elaine L. Cohen on May 3, 2021 at 3:26 am

    You don’t have Canada



  11. frank rydberg on May 3, 2021 at 3:27 am

    GREAT1



  12. wholeNwon on May 3, 2021 at 3:28 am

    I’m old and long-retired. But I have 2 doctorates, used to operate very complex computer systems with UI’s that weren’t yet watered down and still repair PC’s for friends. The problems many seniors have when interfacing with tech. are often the result of visual or other physical impairments. Fortunately, many of these problems can addressed. What bothers me most is that seniors are so often cheated, grossly over-paying for the phone services they buy when not understanding what their needs really are. There are very good YT videos that many would find helpful in this regard. The video herein presented is, in my opinion, not one of them.



  13. Shirley Wright on May 3, 2021 at 3:30 am

    Some of us are doddering and just want to contact family and medical assistance. Some seniors are great and some so so and then there are some who are challenged by most of it. 55-100 is a large age span with varying challeges.
    You are too cocky.



  14. JAD on May 3, 2021 at 3:35 am

    What about a tablet and Skype???



  15. Ken M on May 3, 2021 at 3:38 am

    This should have been a best talk/text and data plans at verious levels given the senior discounts.



  16. EndiaHinduStinkyCurry ii on May 3, 2021 at 3:41 am

    All talk, appearance, no substance on objective.



  17. R Arbuckle on May 3, 2021 at 3:41 am

    I use TracFone, costs about $10/mo total for both of my phones (a Samsung Galaxy S9 and a OnePlus 6T). They use all carriers, depending on which SIM card you load into the phone. Don’t need unlimited plans, use WIFI.



  18. A G on May 3, 2021 at 3:45 am

    You two are really decent and respectful people. I am not a senior citizen but I thank you for including that generation. They are full of knowledge and experience and valuable and the way our society treats them is so shameful…



  19. deadmeat1240 on May 3, 2021 at 3:45 am

    While I know there are plenty of seniors that are very savvy, there are just as many that are very much not. My father gets very upset when they keep trying to push smart phones on him. He only wants talk. No text. No voice mail. Nothing. He has used tracfone flip phones for years but he gets REALLY upset when the old phone wears out and the new one is completely different. I mean VERY upset. I don’t know how many seniors you guys actually know, but there are plenty the DO want no features, no bells and whistles phones and service. You are making just as big a generalization assuming all seniors want/need the latest and greatest. I know plenty that would gladly give up the data they never use for a little discount of the monthly charge.



  20. Billy Jack on May 3, 2021 at 3:49 am

    I’m 85 and teach my teen ager internet tricks………not really…….



  21. Beth P on May 3, 2021 at 3:51 am

    Some cell phone plans aren’t active in your area. Check this. I use Tracfone one year plan, unlimited talk and text and 12 gigs data per year, which unused portions roll over, and have used Straight Talk, mostly because the coverage was excellent.



  22. StickerMigTigger on May 3, 2021 at 3:52 am

    Obviously you guys have never met my parents. They just can’t do it. My mother had a computer before I got my first one in 1993. She still can’t cut copy and paste; doesn’t understand a virtual file system. My father has a smart phone and you should see him swiping at it when it’s ringing or issuing some notification sound. Shameful. I agree the Great Call folks are a scam but they’re not wrong about some parents; mine ARE pretty much dottering fools around technology.



  23. Bullettube on May 3, 2021 at 3:52 am

    Seniors are the biggest users because we have grand-children all over the country! I don’t have a cell phone yet, never really needed one before. But with my kids living so far away and the cost of my landline keeps going up for no logical reason, I need to cut the line! As you can tell, I’m online, in fact I was online before these two guys were born! Back in the olden days ( 1980) we used bulletin boards, and 900 baud modems, and thought it was the best thing since sliced bread! I also build computers as a hobby, so there’s that as well.



  24. Florie Samilin on May 3, 2021 at 3:53 am

    Just found you today. Thanks so much for all the iPhone helpful tips and plans. As a senior with fixed income I also needed a plan that fits my limited budget. Thanks to both of you for caring about us. God bless you both.



  25. JAD on May 3, 2021 at 3:55 am

    Currently, my 98yr old Grandmother’s nursing home has us using the senior ‘Jitterbug’ cell at a low cost. I am looking for a picture tablet to Skype.



  26. roodog on May 3, 2021 at 3:56 am

    mentioned this yesterday, but xfinity if you have their internet offer a share plan that is very affordable, I talked about the gig plan yesterday but you can get unlimited for I believe $45 but you can share that so the plan ends up being less than $30 per phone. A problem if you move where they dont have xfinity



  27. POPrHINO on May 3, 2021 at 3:58 am

    You guys are totally unaware of disabilities which real senior people face to. So hands shaking, mind problems, so real senility. And then the way how iPhones user interface and how iPhone apps are made, becomes unusable. So for real seniors it is not about camera megapixels, or browsing internet. Have you ever met real senior people, have you visited in senior day centers or homes and talked with them? IN that video you don’t mention or talk at all about the problems which real senior people will get, so when body and mind just don’t work so well any more. Take a look to Baldphone launcher for Android phones, so you maybe understand a little bit or the topic. Then as long as person physics and mind work well, person is not a real senior, so in that age person can use ordinary phones, ordinary user interfaces, ordinary apps – and you are talking about that in your video, but that is not the point at all.



  28. avonleagirl on May 3, 2021 at 3:58 am

    Can you be on the Verizon prepaid plan and start with new iPhone? Paying for plan and phone in monthly payments?



  29. Portia Snyder on May 3, 2021 at 3:59 am

    I’m about to get a new iPhone , I have an android dont like it at all and now I’m just not happy with my bell provider I don’t use any data at all block it still charging us way to much for what I use it for!!!just use it for texting and talking is all ! Can you suggest which company. is the best for that? New sub here ❤️



  30. Leroy Hill on May 3, 2021 at 3:59 am

    I agree re: Jitterbug charges way too much for seniors! But I must admit as an adult child of a senior she does struggle with some of the things the smartphone has to offer. I wish for those who need it there was a phone with 5 main apps that she could have set up very basic….but I guess you could set this up on a basic smartphone!! Great Job!



  31. Datra Hardaway on May 3, 2021 at 4:00 am

    I love older phones they are so much cheaper



  32. DoNot Need on May 3, 2021 at 4:01 am

    I’m 65 and medically retired from the Transportation Industry. I have a background in electronics repair and computer programming so I guess I am not your basic stereotype senior citizen. I switched from Simple Mobile to Boost Mobile and the thing I really didn’t like was the signal strength. At Simple Mobile I had unlimited talk, data, messages. At Boost I had the same for the same price but the signal was crappy and calls would drop. I had 5 signal bars at the store and 2.5 miles away at my house which sits on a hill I 1 or 2 bars. I got tired of it and went back to MetroPCS(now Metro By T-Mobile). Now I have 4-5 signal bars at home. After finding a couple of good apps that show where cellphone towers are I realized why I was getting crappy signal at Boost Mobile. Their towers are placed closer to the interstates whereas Simple Mobile, Net 10, Metro By T-Mobile who use T-Mobile towers are in more obscure places.



  33. Lynne Thoreson on May 3, 2021 at 4:02 am

    Why did u not cover T-Mobile? We get unlimited minutes, texts and data for $60 for 2 phones. Great coverage. My husband was in Canada this summer. Great coverage there too.



  34. Chef Bambu on May 3, 2021 at 4:03 am

    What’s your opinion on the best flip phones available?



  35. Carla V on May 3, 2021 at 4:09 am

    You guys are fantastic, thank you for looking out for our seniors! ❤️❤️❤️



  36. Carla V on May 3, 2021 at 4:09 am

    T-mobile is notorious for talking down to Seniors!



  37. Roger Jeffrey on May 3, 2021 at 4:10 am

    Why dont you quit talking about seniors and get on with your speil.



  38. J. Morrison on May 3, 2021 at 4:11 am

    I’m at a loss when i hear ‘lines’. Up to 5 lines… etc. What exactly are we talking about?



  39. Bill Holt on May 3, 2021 at 4:12 am

    Bah! I wanted to hear about T-Mobile and their Essentials Unlimited 55+ plans!



  40. RJ cruz on May 3, 2021 at 4:14 am

    some seniors still use internet what do you suggest



  41. JAD on May 3, 2021 at 4:14 am

    ‘Great Call’ Jitterbug call phone is great for seniors in a nursing home. Rooms do not have phones since it is a nursing home, which my grandmother has been in for several yrs, vs an assisted care.



  42. InStillTime on May 3, 2021 at 4:16 am

    Really helpful info! Many thanks.



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  44. Rick Ramsowr on May 3, 2021 at 4:17 am

    It’s yet another form of entertainment for a young at heart senior



  45. John Saulle on May 3, 2021 at 4:18 am

    wasted video



  46. dlg parisi on May 3, 2021 at 4:18 am

    Hey guys! I taught computer literacy to adults 20 years ago! I am now a senior, we are savvy, smart, consumers. We appreciate your help and support and we know when people are talking down to us. We don’t waste time acknowledgeing them.



  47. Denise Roccia on May 3, 2021 at 4:18 am

    Get to the point



  48. Bill Holt on May 3, 2021 at 4:18 am

    Bah! I wanted to hear about T-Mobile and their Essentials Unlimited 55+ plans!



  49. Stephen Kisty on May 3, 2021 at 4:19 am

    I greatly appreciate you guys thank you so much



  50. Mike Smith on May 3, 2021 at 4:21 am

    Please: when you indicate that speeds get slowed over certain limits say what the new speed is and what you can still do with their service. Emailing might be unaffected but watching videos maybe not so good. Great topic thanks for covering it. 74yo here and yes I’m tech challenged, hearing challenged, etc so a focus on what could work well for us is appreciated.