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June 5, 2012 6:45 AM Subscribe
What Verizon phone would be best for 70-somethings learning how to text?
posted by ThisKindNepenthe to technology (8 answers total)
My 70-something parents have been using our local phone provider for cell service, and are considering switching to Verizon. (Literally the only other option in our area, so no comments on the choice, please!)
They've been using basic flip phones for calls only, and texting on the devices has defeated them. They'd both like to text and take photos, and Dad wants to check his email.
Ideally, the phone would:
a) have a QWERTY keyboard/pad of some sort, even virtual.
b) be blunt-finger friendly.
c) have text, email and photo icons on the main screen.
d) have a good-for-cell-phones camera.
We've been considering the iPhone 4s, but I haven't tested one yet, so I turn to you, MeFites.