- Voice-activated dialing.
- Good signal coverage wherever she goes.
- Clam-shell design.
- Hearing aid compatible.
My mother is a Luddite when it comes to cell phones. Her only reason for getting one now is that she is going on a trip, and she wants to have it in case she needs help, directions, etc. I'll be setting it up and entering the names and numbers of people she is likely to call. I'll do my best to turn off or hide the "advanced" features of the phone.
What did I get her? I got her the LG 3600 from Verizon, free with the America's Choice, Basic, 1-year contract (450 mins./mo.).
I am very curious to see whether she takes to it or not. Will it become a paperweight or a valuable safety device or an indispensable communication tool or a fashion accessory or something else?
My bet is that it will mostly be a paperweight, with occasional tours of duty as a safety device.