Sometimes “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” so goes the old saying. I just have to share with you the newest and latest tech gadget cell phone for Baby Boomers or Senior Citizens.
However, first I must backtrack.
Best Cell Phone For Seniors
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When my daughters were tweens, we had two old-fashioned rotary dial telephones in the house. One was in our Great Room and was a wall phone, while the second was in the Master Bedroom, and was a desk phone.
For years we got by with these relics, because they still worked. Back in 1989 I insisted we add an answering machine because I was job-hunting for a full-time job. Not being a techie, the Hubby reluctantly installed it. I firmly believe in right brain, left-brain, and this brain doesn’t do hardware. It does software.
Anyways, when the girls’ friends would come over, oftentimes they would want to use the phone to Call Home, just like ET.
On such a day, we told our daughter’s best friend that the phone was on the wall. The unsuspecting kiddo picked it up, gave a quizzical look, and asked WTH she was supposed to do with it, and how to use it?
At that point, I made a unilateral decision (as always) that we WERE going to get a touch-tone, push button state-of-the-art, portable cordless phone, just like the Jones’. And besides, I am paranoid and was sick of walking into the bank to do my banking and wanted to do my banking online, just like the Jones’.
I think you can see where I’m headed with this. The Hubby is a technophobe. Sure, he can take the dishwasher apart and figure out what’s broken about it, and then put it back together again so it will work fine. He just doesn’t know how to load it; turn it on or empty it.
When it comes to a smart-phone, iPhone 4, 4S, 5, Android or Blackberry Curve for the Hubby there is:
- No pre-programmed telephone numbers
- No email
- No Speakerphone
- No Messaging
- No Internet Browsing
- Not even an ATM card
When my IRL friend sent me this photo, I just have to share with anyone who’s a Baby Boomer, or who can appreciate the trials and tribulations of living with a technophobe!
I got it at the “Bell Cell Phone for Seniors store” at the mall!
You REALLY have to be MATURE(!) to appreciate THIS.
Now I’ll just have to see what kind of mobile deals and senior citizen cell phone plan I can get for him on this baby!
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