Best Cell Phone Plans for Seniors 2019

Smartphones aren’t just for millennials and busy professionals — older people need them too! Many seniors are active on their phones and online, posting to social media or sharing photos with their friends and family. Other seniors just need access to basic calling or text messaging wherever and whenever.

The good news is that there are a wide variety of cell phone plans for any senior citizen. The best cell phone plan for seniors will include:

  1. Affordable rates and easy payment options.
  2. Reliable coverage.
  3. Various talk, text, and data allotment plans.
  4. Knowledgeable customer service representatives.

Here’s are our picks for the best cell phone plans for seniors:

Unlimited Talk + 2GB Connect Plan with Unlimited Text by Consumer Cellular

  • Price: $30/month
  • Unlimited nationwide calling
  • 2GB of data also includes unlimited texts
  • AARP member discount

Talk Plan by GreatCall

  • Price: $14.99/month for 250 minutes on the Flip model; $14.99/month for 200 minutes on the Smart2 model
  • Various minute allotments or an unlimited option
  • Two easy-to-use devices to choose from: Jitterbug Flip or Jitterbug Smart2 (sold separately)
  • No long term contracts

Go Unlimited Plan for 55+ by Verizon

  • Price: $60/month for one line or $80/month for two lines, plus $20 to start.
  • Unlimited 4G LTE data
  • Unlimited talk and text
  • No long term contracts

Note: offer valid only when enrolled in Auto Pay.

Unlimited 55+ by Sprint

  • Price: $35/month plus $30 to start
  • Unlimited talk, text, and data
  • International roaming included
  • Buy or lease a new device

Note: this plan is only available for seniors who are new Sprint customers. Offer available in-store only.

Pay As You Go by T-Mobile

  • Price: $3/month base price, with additional costs for how much you use. Additional minutes and texts are only $0.10/each
  • Call and text over WiFi
  • Bring your own device
  • No contracts

Senior Nation by AT&T

  • Price: $29.99/month
  • Unlimited nationwide calling to other AT&T mobile customers
  • 200 Anytime minutes, in addition to 500 Night and Weekend minutes
  • Only available on basic phones

Build Your Own Plan by Ting

  • Price: $6/month base price. Additional pricing applies based on the allotment of talk, text, and data.
  • Pooled usage shared across all devices on the account
  • Set custom alerts for usage caps
  • Bring your own device

Unlimited Talk and Text + 5GB Data by US Mobile

  • Price: $25/month
  • Unlimited talk and text
  • 1Mbps data speeds
  • Easily add additional data through Top Ups

Unlimited Talk and Text by Republic Wireless

  • Price: $15/month
  • Unlimited talk and text
  • Pay for the 4G LTE data you use, at a rate of only $5/GB
  • Bring your own phone or choose a new model

Choosing the right senior cell phone plan will ultimately come down to what seniors value most. Do they want unlimited calling or a flexible plan where they only pay for what they use? They’ll need to compare and contrast to find the best plan for their lifestyle.

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