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Best Mobile Phones for the Elderly 2022

Monday, 21 March 2022  |  Jess

Keeping in touch with elderly relatives is important, especially if they live alone. Unfortunately, due to the complexities of modern technology, it can be difficult to find a classic, simple device without all the fuss. Mobile phones can be incredibly beneficial for older people, enabling instant communication, independence and peace of mind. However, to ensure straightforward operation, these devices have got to be easy to see, hear and understand.

Best mobile phones for the elderly

Since there are so many options out there, we've compiled a comprehensive guide to the Best Mobile Phones for the Elderly to make your search a little bit easier. Whether it's a gift for mum or dad, or you're in need of a more simple mobile yourself, we've got you covered. In this article, we'll be taking a look at the following loud-volume phones:


Who Can Use an Amplified Mobile Phone?

Telephone conversations can be stressful and frustrating for the hearing impaired. Amplified mobile phones help to provide crisp, clear conversations, with loud ringers to ensure you never miss a call. The phones in this handy guide each feature extra-loud receiver, ringing and speakerphone volumes that can be adjusted to suit individual needs.


How to Find the Best Senior-Friendly Mobile Phone

There are many factors to consider when searching for a simple and great-value mobile phone. Try to look out for mobiles with a long battery life, user-friendly operation, clear screen, and a durable yet lightweight design.

If your elderly relative has limited eyesight, then big buttons, large screens and talking keys may also come in handy. For accident-prone seniors, integrated SOS alarms can really help to provide peace of mind.


Best Smartphone for the Elderly

Doro 8050 Amplified Smartphone Mobile Phone for Seniors

Doro 8050 Amplified Smartphone Mobile Phone for Seniors

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  • Smartphone with loud volumes designed for ease-of-use
  • Ideal for the elderly or those unfamiliar with smartphones
  • Features an extra-loud earpiece volume of 35dB (6x louder than standard phone)
  • Built-in assistance button alerts top contacts and sends your location
£249.99+ FREE UK deliveryMore Info
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Who Can Benefit: This smartphone is ideal for hard-of-hearing individuals who are unfamiliar with modern technology, providing the perfect starter device to ease them in. It is also hearing-aid compatible to suit more users.

Our Favourite Features:

  • SOS button to alert contacts and send your GPS location
  • 1.3GHz processor speed for smooth and instant operation
  • Large, bright screen with large text and high-contrast colours

Why We Love It: This Doro 8050 Smartphone features a truly senior-friendly design, with large text and an extremely clear display. It is supplied with an extra-loud earpiece volume to ensure you don't miss a word, as well as a camera and loads of handy Android apps.


Best Value Mobile Phone for the Elderly

TTfone TT160 Dual SIM Big Button Loud Volume Mobile Phone

TTfone TT160 Dual SIM Big Button Loud Volume Mobile Phone

  • User-friendly mobile phone with big, clear buttons
  • Ideal for keeping elderly individuals in touch
  • Features loud volume and space for two SIMs
  • Supplied with a USB charging cable
£18.99+ FREE UK deliveryMore Info
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Who Can Benefit: This mobile is ideal for seniors who want a mobile phone with no frills. It includes all the basic features your elderly relative will need, and yet remains one of our least expensive mobiles.

Our Favourite Features:

  • Large buttons and keypad backlight for easy operation
  • Can fit two SIM cards, perfect for use while travelling
  • Loud volume to suit the hard of hearing

Why We Love It: With large buttons and volume levels reaching a booming 97.4dB, the TTfone 160 Mobile provides a range of fantastic features at an incredibly low price. It is perfect for first-time users, helping them to get started quickly and easily, and is kitted with a durable and sturdy design for long-term use.


Easiest to Use Mobile for the Elderly

Swissvoice S24 Flip Phone Mobile Phone for the Elderly (Black)

Swissvoice S24 Flip Phone Mobile Phone for the Elderly (Black)

  • Easy-to-use flip phone with a safety SOS button
  • Ideal for the elderly or those in need of a simplified mobile
  • External indicator light provides visual alert of incoming calls
  • Loud ringtones and smart notifications prevent missed calls
£46.99+ FREE UK deliveryMore Info
Available now

Who Can Benefit: This simplified mobile phone requires very little (if any!) previous experience with technology, and is super easy to grasp on the first use. The familiar flip design is also helpful for elderly users.

Our Favourite Features:

  • Ringer gets louder if multiple calls go unanswered
  • Simplified menu with large, comfortable keys
  • Easy charging thanks to included dock

Why We Love It: The Swissvoice S24 Flip Phone is designed for stress-free use. The mobile includes a simplified menu, easy keys and a clear SOS button. It can also feature up to ten photo speed-dials for your most used contacts, making dialling super easy for anyone.


Best Flip Phone for the Elderly

TTfone Titan TT950 Big Button Loud Volume 3G Android Mobile Flip Phone with SOS Button

TTfone Titan TT950 Big Button Loud Volume 3G Android Mobile Flip Phone with SOS Button

  • User-friendly mobile flip phone with big, clear buttons
  • Ideal for keeping elderly individuals in touch
  • Features loud volume and Android operating system
  • Supplied with a charging dock
£99.98+ FREE UK deliveryMore Info
Available now

Who Can Benefit: This flip phone is perfect for elderly users, combining a straightforward flip design with useful smart features such as an SOS alarm and WhatsApp. The menu is incredibly user friendly, ideal for both the novice and more established mobile user. 

Our Favourite Features:

  • Dual display to convey important information like missed calls
  • Integrated front and back cameras to capture all kinds of memories
  • Easy functions such as SMS text, as well as more modern options like WhatsApp

Why We Love It: The Titan TT950 Mobile is one of TTfone's most popular devices, offering an amalgamation of a basic mobile and smartphone to provide one simple phone with smart features.


Best Mobile for Visually Impaired Seniors

TTfone Star TT300 Big Button Loud Volume Mobile Flip Phone with SOS Button

TTfone Star TT300 Big Button Loud Volume Mobile Flip Phone with SOS Button

  • User-friendly mobile phone with big, clear buttons
  • Ideal for keeping elderly individuals in touch
  • Features loud volume and emergency SOS button
  • Supplied with a charging dock
£36.99+ FREE UK deliveryMore Info
Available now

Who Can Benefit: This handy device is great for elderly users with hearing difficulties as well as those with poor eyesight, featuring read-aloud human voice keys to ensure accurate dialling.

Our Favourite Features:

  • Large buttons for easy texting and dialling
  • Talking numbers for the visually impaired
  • Speed dial function for calls at the press of a key

Why We Love It: The TTfone Star TT300 Phone is kitted with a range of great features, including Bluetooth, 2G and an SOS button. It is designed to suit elderly individuals with both hearing and sight issues, providing them with a safe and easy way to keep in contact with their loved ones.


Why Choose an Extra-Loud Mobile Phone?

Mobile phones are vital these days, allowing you to contact others whenever and wherever you are. Our selection of mobile phones provide the following:

  • Easy operation: Many extra-loud mobiles are geared towards elderly users, meaning they are incredibly simple to use.
  • Safety and reassurance: Many of our amplified mobile phones feature SOS buttons so you can alert close contacts to your aid at any time. Our more technical phones are also able to send a GPS location along with these alerts.
  • An instant response: Unlike traditional landline phones, you can always keep a mobile nearby to ensure you catch every important call in time.
  • Independence: Mobile phones enable elderly individuals to move about the house, go on walks and do even more with greater confidence, as they know they'll be able to contact someone quickly if they need to.

Stay in Touch without the Fuss

Our great selection of amplified mobiles for the elderly are specially designed to keep you in contact with the ones you love. Knowing your elderly relative has got a mobile phone nearby is great for providing peace of mind, keeping them safe whilst also enabling you to catch up on a much more regular basis.

If you haven't found what you're looking for in this article, feel free to browse some of our most popular categories:

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