Best Mobile Phones For Over Forties
Best Mobile Phones For Over-40s
Over 40? Poor eyesight? Fingers like sausages?
If you answered "Yes" to all of these questions, then welcome to the gang. It's official - you're normal but cell phone manufacturers have, in general, decided that if you want a hip, trendy, state of the art mobile phone - you better look for it elsewhere!
All of the latest phones, both touch screen and keypad, are made for people with slender fingers and 20/20 vision.
Cellphones used to be available on a sort of level playing field.
A few years ago, they were all much of a muchness but once we started buying phones for our ten and eleven year olds ("Yes, guilty your honour."), it was clear where the market for mobile phones really lay - with the young!
Cell phones in the last decade have gone through a sort of epiphany - helped in part by market forces and better technology but for anyone not quite in the 'ideal demographic' mode, they've also become an item we have to go to a specialist to buy.
Cell Phone Or Fashion Accessory?
- I want a phone for emergencies.
- I want a phone to text friends.
- I want a phone to call people.
- I want a phone which fits in my handbag (purse).
- I want a phone screen alphabet keys I can see without putting on my glasses.
- But yeah, I want it to look good too.
Have Over-40s Been Abandoned By the Big Cell Phone Manufacturers?
I know this sounds like a bit of a rant but I am long-sighted.
I only need to wear my glasses for reading and for seeing my computer screen clearly.
I don't want to wear my glasses when I'm out and about.
If I was sitting in a rowboat in the middle of Lake Louise and I fancied sending a text, I don't want to put on my glasses because then Lake Louise becomes a blur. I like to see people's faced when I'm looking at them, otherwise, with specs on, everybody pretty much looks the same.
I have a smartphone - stupid idea, I have fingers like sausages and I need glasses to see the tiny screen.
I do use the zoom tool for browsing the internet but then it takes 15 minutes to read a text which should only take 3 minutes.
Try scrapping around in your purse for glasses, whilst also holding your phone to see a text - can't be done!
Mobile Phones For the Over 40s - At Last!
So fed up with my problems (long-sightedness, fat fingers, disorganised purse/handbag) I went online in search of a cell phone which would look good and also not require me to wear glasses to read texts.
It needs to have bigger keys so that I can use it - or if it's a smartphone, a way to make the keys have a bigger 'thumb print' so they're easy to press. I've tried a variety of apps (Apple & Android) to do this but it takes time to load them and it's a very hit and miss affair.
I found excellent phones at Amazon.co.uk for those with podgier digits, I had less success at Amazon's US site (maybe you Americans have daintier hands?).
Anyway, rant over - I'm hoping that all of the big cell phone manufacturers give us at least one or two phones which have what we need plus some aesthetic consideration - 'Fones4FatFingers-N-Foureyes' - (I'm kidding!)
I'm sure they'll come up with something smart and hip - and we'll buy the phone!