Woah, I should get Mom a Samsung Fascinate (Phones for the older folks?)

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  1. Quentin says:

    Hi Jon,

    Just stumbled across this looking for large print Android options myself. Did you end up finding a replacement phone for your mother?

    The best Android option I’ve come across so far is “BIG Launcher”, a home screen replacement for Android which works fairly well:


    It’s only a dollar and change and there is a free version too so you can try it out.

    I was also looking an another app called “BigDialer” which gives a simpler, larger, easier to see phone dialer than the standard (the Big Launcher just points to the standard phone dialer). – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=at.abraxas.bigdialer&hl=en

    That one is also a couple dollars.



    • Jon says:

      My mother ended up with an iPhone. The icon’s are OK and she can turn up the font size for most apps.

      Otherwise, the app looks nifty.

  2. Katherine says:

    There’s a phone specifically marketed for senior citizens called the Jitterbug. I met a woman on an airplane who raved about hers.

    • Jon says:

      Yea. I’ve actually seen that one. It just seems so simplistic. I mean, yes, you want simple, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a camera and a few extra’s like that. I guess I just don’t know anything about the jitterbug other than the two pictures of it they have on their site.

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