Do you have a very basic cell phone plan for seniors?

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Looking for an affordable cell phone plan for my 87 yr. father. Doesn't need a smart phone. Just something to place and take a call. And take a photo. Doesn't need many mins.
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Catherine Berdusco

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Chadwick, Mobile Master

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My advice would be pre paid. Check out this page for the information on plans.
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But this is wireless home phone, anything comparable in a cell phone deal?
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No. This is a special promotion to try and get the device into the homes of many. Such a promotion is not needed for cell phones, as they are in reasonably high demand.
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There is nothing comparable with WHP promo in a cell phone.
And Koodo's prepaid plan is much better than other prepaid plan from different carriers if you need talk minutes.
If Koodo's prepaid plan price is high for your needs, I don'tknow you can find any other better deal...
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For unlimited calling, Public Mobile probably comes closest. Unlimited province wide calling for $23/month based on 90 days and auto pay, plus over time you can get loyalty discounts and other perks.
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And as far as phones you have one option for a non smartphone and I wouldn't really recommend it if he's wanting to take pictures as well as use it as a phone for calls, I recommend getting the Moto E for like $50 more and downloading an app like this one linked below that makes everything very large and easy to use especially if he has a hard time seeing or being accurate with touching keys.
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Since you will probably be nominated to set up the phone for your dad, I would suggest following Paul's advice. You will drive yourself nuts just using the old multiple-key typing to get his contacts organized on a simpleton phone.

The screen will be much better for photos, he'll be able to share them easily and you could eventually set up a video connection on Skype with the rest of the family.

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