Best Cell Phones For Seniors

Cell phone experts David and David tell you about the best cell phones for seniors and debunk a few stereotypes relating to senior citizens and technology.

0:28 Debunking Stereotypes
6:33 Best Phones For Seniors
8:41 Worst Phones For Seniors

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  1. J&C שָׁלוֹם on February 28, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Perhaps my 85 year old mother is different. She just want a phone that she can make and receive calls on and text if she want to. It’s that simple.

  2. Carrie Bishop on February 28, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    i like filp phones. They are easier

  3. angelina pirkle on February 28, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    I probably would get a smart phone but I have no family to pass one down to me or show me how to use it. I’m by myself. I still do my taxes on paper too for the same reason. I can’t just call someone and ask a dumb question or have them sit beside me and help me.

  4. Zara Dimple on February 28, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Thank you boys for your help.

  5. claudia davies on February 28, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    As a light user of my iPhone12, I don’t tend to play with my phone as much, so the gaps between using certain features can be months rather than days, so it’s not committed to memory as readily. I prefer using a lappie!

  6. York Onnen on February 28, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    I’m more concerned about battery life; the smart phones need daily charging as opposed to the flippers. Hopefully, that will also very quickly improve. Amazing how these phones have changed our lives all over the globe.

  7. Tira Misu on February 28, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Are these guys being paid by Apple? Really pushing iPhones.

    Unfortunately, I had to go back to a flip phone because I am visually impaired, thus needing a tactile keyboard. Tried a Samsung smartphone for a couple weeks and felt helpless when I was outside. Still trying to find a phone which meets my specific needs.

  8. G H on February 28, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    I’ve been trying to get my grandma to get an iPhone for years. A stupid flip phone from Verizon is $100 with a $65 plane, an iPhone se is 300 with the same $65 plane. Hopefully I can talk her into the iPhone. Lol.

  9. محمد السعدي on February 28, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Iphone huh no thx 👎

  10. Manuel Perez on February 28, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    The senior I’m shopping for is overwhelmed by her iphone. She does NOT want to learn how to use it. At 86 yoa she’s entitled to have a simpler phone. Guess I’ll go elsewhere for recommendations.

  11. roy hammer on February 28, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    annoying long and nonsense video look like night show or comedy show

  12. jscottNC1 on February 28, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    I was expecting a video about the top phones for seniors except what I got was a constant commercial for everything Apple…. Boring…

  13. masblas3379 on February 28, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    This video is not helpful. 6 minutes on debunking stuff and less than 3 on the best phones. Am I missing something or did they only recommend two phones as the best, the $500 IPhone XR and the $300+ Google Pixel 3a. Both of which I wouldn’t recommend to my older family members. My biggest issue with these is that these phones do a 1,000 things that seniors probably don’t need. My family member who is looking for a new senior phone wants talk, text and to be able to browse the web. Apps, photos, videos are a distance 4th.

  14. l m gillard on February 28, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    These guys have no idea what it is like to work with a person who has dementia.

  15. Night Stringers on February 28, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Sorry these guys don’t know what they are talking about hello they are far from old. Seniors DON’T like using smartphones they cant understand how they work. My 83 year old mom can figure out how to shut youtube down or skip the ads or check her voice mail. And Mom hated her iphone. Sound like they like apple note the laptops being used no thanks .

  16. William Kennedy on February 28, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    6 1/2 minutes of 2 guys in love with their voice, pitiful

  17. wydopnthrtl on February 28, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Its amazing… you two completely don’t understand the struggle that elderly have w/smart phones.
    You two are looking though only your own minds eye and *NOT* the viewpoint of those who your trying to appeal to.

    If we were to reverse the rolls… lets put you in front of an old school stamping die, screw machine, lathe, ect.. and with *only someone talking at you for 5 minutes* … GO and make parts. You would feel completely inadequate, overwhelmed, and not have a clue once you got to the first previously unexplained hurdle.

  18. Eddie's World View on February 28, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    I’m looking I good phone for my grandma I your videos was unhelpful

  19. Carrie Bishop on February 28, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    I don’t want to spend so much time on the iphone it’s very addicting and I only want it for emergencies when I’m in the car.

  20. Patricia Taylor on February 28, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    I’m 69 years old and I’m glad I subscribed because I’m learning so much by watching your videos. I’ve been using Android S8 and I love it. When I upgrade I think I may get a iPhone. Thanks so much.

  21. EcoR1 on February 28, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Idk, sounds like a bunch of iPhone d! (k suckers.

  22. lory69 on February 28, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Just saved us money and helped my mother so much. Thank you!

  23. Chris Stoddern on February 28, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    They spent most of the time denying that many seniors struggle with smart phones and denying this problem exist and these guys don’t even accept there is a problem, so what are they doing on this video and no help at all

  24. Jarrett Sewell on February 28, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    My mom has a flip phone

  25. Stan on February 28, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    I’m 66 and retired 2 years ago from Verizon Corporate. The clients I had were Fed Govt agency’s all agencies had cellular service plus other non-cellular service. What I loved doing is going to cellular kiosks at Costco and have fun with them. Once they realized I knew more than them about cellular service they’d walk away. I loved yanking the chain.

  26. Carrie Bishop on February 28, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    I’m telling you it’s true seniors like myself don’t want iPhones

  27. Robert Gallery on February 28, 2021 at 10:16 pm


  28. frank doster on February 28, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    hate apple horrible

  29. Tricia Grice on February 28, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    I’m super glad this video Was presented because I fully agree with every word they said and that was my opinion before I watched the video but I just wanted to be sure. My mom recently had a flip phone and not only did it break in half she had to try to hold the two pieces together, but it didn’t last a year and it was so hard for her to use! She could never figure out how to use it and not once could she ever figure out how to get a text message! I had a hard time figuring out how to use her phone and I’m very smart on computers and technology! I fully agree with everything they said! My recommendation for my mom or any senior is the iPhone even before I watched this video. I got my mom an iPad and she does very well with it and it’s the same thing as an iPhone without the calling capabilities, so I’m getting her an iPhone just like I thought going into the video and this just confirmed everything! All the points they had made were exactly right and I’m really glad I watched the video and it was a good use of 10 minutes of my day! I appreciate you guys informing people and please take my advice, I have a senior that used both flip iPhone and iPhone is the way to go. By the way, androids are hard to use for anyone, and I know they made an android recommendation but androids are very hard for most people to use. I would stick with the iPhone it’s super easy, you hit the home button and you’re back to the beginning, just like they said! You will be making the very best decision with iPhone XR so iPhone all the way baby! Thank you for the video!

  30. Bait on February 28, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    im ten and i get a jitter bug flip so hmmm but yall are boomers

  31. kai 1 on February 28, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Impressively worthless.

  32. Bill Renyak on February 28, 2021 at 10:22 pm


  33. Trail71 on February 28, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Why don’t these reviews have actual seniors reviewing these phones? I can guarantee that my most of the seniors I know don’t give too hoots how many megapixels the phone has they just care that they can easily use the phone and make a call when they really need it

  34. dan dandan on February 28, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    this was a massive advert for apple… i hate apple it has caused me to waste far too much time when both of my grandparents lock themselves out of their iphones because iphone is ott on security

  35. Robert on February 28, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I am not a senior but I use flip phones Can’t stand smartphones

  36. claudia davies on February 28, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Oooh that Jitterbug is patronising!

  37. Sprits Fal on February 28, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    0:40 Well I guess this video is bs then cuz that is my #1 requirement for my dad who IS exactly that. Cheers.

  38. Coleman Adamson on February 28, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Seniors are smarter than kids. Because they have adapted to huge paradigm shifts….many of them…. while kids know tech because they were 2 years old and had, if not a cell phone, a load of electronic gadget toys. This video’s approach was well intended but poorly executed.

  39. Marshall Moghaddam on February 28, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    evrybody tell me about haw nice is my pic in this phone ,but I like to say hello and talk to my friend and hear what others tell me but no one say anything about phone ,I am 81 0ne and andrestand lots about new things but again sinuer like to use phone not camera .
    pixecel texcel homba what about phone it salfe ???????????????????

  40. David Chan on February 28, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Most seniors live on fixed income. That’s why.

  41. SiXiS4 on February 28, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    seriously ? how its gonna my grandfather who is 88y old get used to a smartphone??

  42. Jimmy Trevino on February 28, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Jimbo dog says why do people in Louisiana on food stamps recieve free cell phone. and now we the government should give free cell. phone to citizens on social security to enter medical facilities .because of the covid 19.

  43. hda lzrpls on February 28, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Thank you, gentlemen – I am trying to find a phone for an adult son, who has neuromuscular disorder and fine motor is affected. This helped.

  44. Tonto Schwartz on February 28, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    great info guys. As a senior I have owned 3 iPhones and have a 7 now through Verizon for only $5 a month, great deal.

  45. Jenny Montague on February 28, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    I can’t afford an I phone, so that’s out. If I could that is what I buy. And I’m only 63, not ancient but the new phones are a mystery to me. Anything else you can suggest. I have a Motorola E5 right now & the camera SUCKS. I need a decent camera.

  46. dn4007 on February 28, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Note that this channel is associated with Up Phone, so they aren’t going to recommend any kind of phone that they don’t sell themselves.
    There were several points which were left off (or were misleading) about Jitterbug:
    1) Jitterbug has a smartphone, too, which is 1/10th of the price of an iPhone
    2) They have partnered with Lyft, so seniors can just press 0 to set up a car to come and pick them up
    3) Combining their unlimited talk & text with their 5 star Urgent response is about the same price as most carriers’ Unlimited plans for iPhone.
    4) they run over the Verizon network, so coverage is unlikely to be an issue
    5) They have an app for family to download which will notify them if the phone owner ever calls for emergency service.
    5) 911 WILL NOT dispatch service if they can’t determine your location, either. That was a very misleading, and potentially dangerous claim in the video.

  47. Napoleon on February 28, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    if there was a gold medal for yaking on and on about selling Iphones these two would win hands down.

  48. Drago Sapina on February 28, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    An I phone is the least user friendly phone on the market

  49. Kathleen Cote-Ethier on February 28, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    My MOM is 88 & has a flip phone that no longer works. She’s not interested in learning how to use a smart phone because she can’t see well for starters so the buttons are better for her, she tries to use my Iphone & it’s too touch sensitive & she’s always hitting the wrong buttons, then she gets all upset & can’t do anything after that. It’s just too much for someone her age……she’s familiar with flip phones so I’m getting her a Jitterbug or a Verizon flip phone because thats what’s best for her….Your not taking all the physical & mental challenges seniors face, such as sight & hearing to mental confusion( when they make mistakes with new technology). Mom just wants to make calls, that’s it…..flip phones do a wonderful service for seniors. Thanks for your Commentary though.

  50. K Menon Mangat on February 28, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Do a video with the much better interface on iphone now . Ref iOS 14