Tracfone's SVC with the $10 monthly plan is a winner.
by Hundri R
I stumbled upon the SVC (Senior Value Cellphone) while looking for a phone for my son. As it turned out, I'd been thinking it was about time I get my dad connected, so this was the perfect opportunity. It's advertised as being something you can do for $7 / month, but I decided it would be far simpler to go with a monthly plan as he wouldn't have to remember to top up in time, and the rate/minute is slightly better. The 50 minutes a month are more than enough for him to get by on as he doesn't use his phone very frequently.
It is such a relief to have him on such a reliable network, as I know he can reach me whenever he needs to. He also doesn't have the worry of unexpected amounts on a bill...in fact he doesn't even have to worry about a bill.
The phone is the Samsung T155. It's a nifty little flip phone, and the biggest advantage, in my opinion, is the easy navigation of the menu. He was initially very skeptical about using it, but with the simple yes/no answers needed, he has adapted easily. It also displays large text on a bright screen, has a long battery life and has 911 location assist.
All round, a product that is well suited to the techno-challenged senior citizen. Both in savings as well as ease of use.