7 Best Ting Phones For Seniors in 2022 (Full Review)

Ting is a no-contract, Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) that majorly provides its services through the T-Mobile network in America – while some services are provided through Verizon.

Ting supports a large number of cell phones for seniors.

Ting supports a large number of cell phones for seniors, but before listing down the phones, let’s briefly take a look at affordable Ting plans.

Ting – Best Cell Phone Plans

Ting provides two types of plans:

  • Fixed data plans
  • Flex plan

Fixed Data Plans

  • 5 GB of data, unlimited talk, and text for $25/month.
  • 12 GB of data, unlimited talk, and text for $35/month.
  • 22 GB of data, unlimited talk, and text for $45/month.
  • 35 GB of data, unlimited talk, and text for $55/month.

Flex Plan

  • Unlimited mobile data, talk, and text. Only pay for the data you use. Starts at $10/month.

7 Great Cell Phones For Seniors

There are many phones that are Ting compatible and also a great choice for seniors.

Now that we have the Ting plans covered, let’s take a look at some of the phones that are Ting compatible and a great choice for seniors.

Moto G Power (2021)

The Moto G Power will make be a pleasure to use for any senior.

Boasting a massive 6.6-inch display and an equally impressive, long-lasting 5000 mAh battery, the Moto G Power will make be a pleasure to use for any senior. 

For one, they won’t have to worry about running out of battery multiple times a day, and with the big screen, seniors with weak eyesight will be able to use the phone with ease. 

Key Features:

  • Triple Back Cameras: 48 MP,  2 MP, 2 MP
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP
  • Memory Variants: 32 GB, 3 GB RAM and 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • 5000 mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Display: 6.6 inch IPS LCD
  • Platform: Android 10

Alcatel Go Flip 4

Many seniors don’t prefer smartphones and are more comfortable with using either feature-phones or phones that feel more ‘solid’ in their hands – like the Alcatel Go Flip 4, which (as the name implies) is a clamshell, flip phone.

Easy to handle, and with a tactile keyboard, seniors will be very comfortable with this flip phone model

.Key Features

  • 2.8-inch QVGA display
  • Camera: 2 MP
  • Battery: 1850 mAh
  • 18-day standby battery
  • Hearing aid compatible
  • Memory: 1.7 GB internal and supports up to 32 GB with a memory card

Samsung Galaxy A13

Samsung is known to make phones that meet exceptional quality standards, and the Samsung Galaxy A13 is no exception. With a plastic frame that’s light on the hands and a large display, this phone is a natural choice for seniors.

Key Features

  • 6.6-inch, gorilla glass display
  • Quadruple rear cameras: 50 MP, 5 MP,  2MP, 2MP
  • Selfie camera: 8 MP
  • Platform: Android 12
  • Memory Variants: 32 GB, 3 GB RAM and 64 GB, 4 GB RAM and 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • Battery: 5000 mAh (non-removable)

iPhone 7

iPhones are a great choice for seniors.

iPhones are designed with the customer in mind, and due to their accessibility features, iPhones are a great choice for seniors. 

For seniors who might not prefer a large phone, the iPhone 7 comes in a compact 4.7-inch display, that fits snugly in smaller hands. Coming with a 1960 mAh battery, you may have to charge it a couple of times a day if you are a heavy user.

Key Features 

  • Display: 4.7-inch Retina IPS LCD 
  • Platform: iOS 10.0.1 (can be upgraded to iOS 15.3).
  • Memory variants: 32 GB 2GB RAM, 128GB 2GB RAM and 256GB 2GB RAM
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Selfie camera: 7 MP
  • Face Detection: Present
  • Battery: 1960 mAh

Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro

Another large screen candidate on this list, the Asus ROG phone comes with a whopping 6.8-inch display and a 6000 mAh battery to get you through a few video-watching marathons on a single charge.

Key Features:

  • Triple Cameras: 64 MP, 13 MP, and 5 MP
  • Selfie Camera: 8 MP
  • Sound: Stereo speakers (with 2 amplifiers)
  • Memory: 512 GB, 18 GB RAM
  • Battery: 6000 mAh
  • Display 6.8-inch corning gorilla glass victus

 OnePlus Nord N10 5G

A premium cell phone by OnePlus, the Nord N10 comes with a 6.49-inch screen for easy access to all functions on the display.

Key Features

  • Quadruple Rear Cameras: 64 MP, 8 MP, 2 MP, 2MP
  • Selfie Camera: 16 MP
  • Two Loudspeakers
  • Battery: 4300 mAh
  • Memory: 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • Platform: Android 10
  • Display: 6.49-inch, corning gorilla glass

iPhone 13 Pro 

This features a steel frame that is perfect for seniors who might be prone to dropping their phones.

A recent entrant in Apple’s top-of-the-line cell phones, the iPhone has an exceptionally long-lasting battery thanks to the (bigger) 3095 mAh and the battery efficient A15 Bionic chip. 

It also features a steel frame so is perfect for seniors who might be prone to dropping their phones (i.e seniors sometimes develop the ‘essential tremor’ disorder which is the involuntarily trembling of hands when doing certain tasks). 

Key Features:

  • Triple Rear Cameras: All 12 MP (wide, telephoto, ultrawide).
  • 6.1-inch display
  • Body: Gorilla glass front and back and steel frame
  • Memory variants: 128 GB. 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB all with 6 GB RAM
  • Platform: iOs 15 (upgradable to iOs 15.3)

What Apps Make Phone Use Easy For Seniors?

Apple iPhone 6S
There are dozens of apps that aid cell phone use for seniors.

There are dozens of apps, whether in-built or downloadable from the Google Play Store or Apple Store that aid cell phone use for seniors.

Big Launcher

As the name suggests, this app supersizes the icons on the home screen and the phone navigation menu in general. This helps seniors who people with vision problems and motor skills to easily navigate their phones.

Available on the Google Play Store

Simple Launcher

Declutters the home screen to make for simple, enlarged icons (of all the necessary apps/functions) so seniors don’t have to go through menu after menu seeking an app.

Includes an SOS window, where you can quickly call pre-determined numbers at the click of a button (during an emergency).

Available on the Google Play Store

Senior Safety Phone

This phone launcher provides the functionality of an easy-to-use feature phone right on the screen of your smartphone. Once activated, it places a number of essential app icons on your home screen – general reminders, a ‘call for help’ app, a medication reminder, and so on.

Available on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

What (Other) Factors Are Important For Buying Phones For Seniors?

Make sure you buy a phone with a large display.

If you’re getting a phone for one (or both) of your parents, you are a senior yourself, you might want to consider these factors while buying a phone:

Large Display Or Large Buttons

Depending on whether you buy a smartphone or a feature phone, make sure you buy a phone with a large display (smartphone) and in the case of a feature phone, please buy one with a large, proper keypad.

Multiple Speakers And High-Quality Audio

Seniors might have difficulty talking on a phone which does not have a very high max volume. And further, some seniors may be very hard of hearing – thus it is best to get a phone which has a great max volume and also (in case the user requires it), decent quality speakers.

Voice Commands

Not a new functionality in smartphones, but it still is essential for seniors who don’t want to keep scrolling or woking through their phone menu to get to an icon.

Simply voice command Google or Siri and quickly get your desired task done quickly.

What Phones Work With Ting?

Most of the recent smartphones work the Ting, provided they are unlocked (if you have a carrier plan, you’ll need to wait it out and then ask the carrier to unlock for phone).

Since Ting operates on T-Mobile (and some cases, Verizon) networks, all T-Mobile and Verizon phones will work on Ting as well.

Does Ting Provide Coverage Throughout America?

Yes, being an MVNO running on some of the largest networks in America, Ting provides country-wide coverage.

What Are Some (Other) Great Cell Phones For Seniors?

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • Samsung A12
  • One Plus 8T (5G)
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
  • Nokia G20
  • Google Pixel 6
  • Samsung Galaxy A42

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