This major national cell phone company has special plans for those over 55 years of age. They have excellent ratings for their customer service and reliability.
– Major advantages: Unlimited talk time, texting and data usage with every senior plan; many customizable features, can keep your existing cell phone and phone number, senior-friendly cell phones available.
– Major disadvantage: Must subscribe to two phone lines to get maximum discount.
– Pricing: $27.50 to $45 per line for two lines.
Lively is a cell phone company that specializes in cell phone service for seniors. They also have excellent consumer ratings.
– Major advantages: No long term commitments, very low priced cell phones available – including specialized phones with larger screens and buttons, urgent emergency response system included with each phone, special prescription drug and health management apps available.
– Disadvantage: An upfront activation fee of $25.
– Pricing: Basic plan with limited usage at $15 per month; Premium plan with unlimited usage at $60 per month.
The national giant offers special senior plans for those 65 years old and up. AT&T also scores excellent consumer ratings.
– Major advantages: Strong service reliability and network, can use your current unlocked cellphone, various discount and rewards programs.
– Disadvantages: Cell phone equipment is expensive and locks you into a two year contract.
– Pricing: $30 per month for a basic talk only plan: $40 per month for unlimited talk, text and data plan.
Sprint offers this special plan to those 55 years and up. This company has above average consumer ratings.
– Advantages: International service included in over 200 locations, good pricing.
– Disadvantages: Two year contract usually required, need to enroll in person at a Sprint store.
– Pricing: $50 per month for one line; $70 per month for two lines.
Many cell phone companies offer special, additional discounts for members of AARP and other similar groups. If you are a member of a special group, be sure to ask for applicable special discounts.