For many seniors, a typical cell phone plan available by a major cellular service provider is bad for their needs. This is especially true for those who no longer work. As plans start to only provide only large amounts of minutes, texts, and data plans, it becomes obvious that many of these plans are the kinds that most senior citizens have no use for. Fortunately there are many senior cell phone plans available.
For these people there are many options. The first option to consider is the a free government cell phone from a Lifeline Program provider such as Q Link Wireless. This government program provides a free cell phone and 250 free monthly minutes to any individual who qualifies. You can qualify if you participate in a government assistance program like Medicaid or Food Stamps. Even if you don’t participate in an assistance program, you can qualify if your income is less than the federal poverty guidelines for your state. The application process takes less than 5 minutes and you can have your free cell phone in no time if you apply today.
Another option for those who don’t qualify for Lifeline is one of the plans offered by Jitterbug, the manufacturer of the simple cell phone. Jitterbug offers a variety of cell phone plans that are certainly less complicated and perhaps more suitable for those who require less minutes of talk time. All Jitterbug plans to eliminate the complexity of billing varies depending on the time and place, as all calls are charged the same. One plan offers users a pay-as-you-go option at 35 cents/minute, a fairly high rate per minute, but you can still save money for people with limited needs of appeal. There is also a series of monthly plans. For example, a user can select a plan of 150 minutes for only $30 a month or you do not like monthly bills, they can choose an annual plan.
In fact, a user can choose to add-on minutes that can roll over an entire year and can cost as little as 15 cents/minute.
Another option for seniors who have more limited needs, call AT &T Nation to inquire about their most basic plans. By committing to a two-year agreement, users can get 200 minutes, 500 minutes nights and weekends and unlimited mobile to mobile calling. The fact that there are no roaming or long distance make the plan a little more simple and cost $29.99/month is certainly more affordable than the typical plan.
Verizon Wireless offers a similar plan through their choice of the Americas 65+ Single Line Plan. This also offers 200 minutes each time, 500 night and weekend minutes and unlimited calling network. As the AT &T competition, the plan is available for $29.99/month for users who agree to a two year contract. Choice America Line 65 + plan included 450 minutes, and shared whenever 1000 minutes shared Night & Weekend and costs $59.99. Just as the Jitterbug plans to require users to use Jitterbug cell phone, Verizon’s manager of these projects require Verizon Coupe phone, which is designed for large buttons and easy on the screen.
Sure, the pay-as-you-go phones are another option to prevent phone plans that require the user to large bundles of minutes. However, seniors who expect a bill, the consistency of the plan, and the phone, which is compared with the options are a priority at the moment.