Cell phone usage among seniors may have taken a while to catch on, but it’s now commonplace. According to the Pew Research Center, 77% of adults aged 65 and older own a cell phone, up from 69% in 2012; moreover, 18% of those 65 and older own a smart phone. There are so many phones and plans available—how on earth do you choose the right one? A recent article on Bankrate.com provided questions you should ask yourself when phone shopping:
AARP is a good resource for helping you learn how to use your smart phone. Explore their online Technology Education Center for how-tos and information, as well as schedules for their in-person workshops.
Source: “What seniors should look for in a phone,” Bankrate.com, August 2014
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