I'm researching phones and plans for my late seventies mom. She has arthritis and becomes overwhelmed with many options, but no issues with reading or hearing. She wants a large/wide phone (because of the arthritis) plus something that can take good pictures. The regular phones are too small for her to hold and take lousy pictures. I looked into the Jitterbug touch, which seems easy to use, but there are very few reviews. In one of the legit reviews, the reviewer wan not impressed and frustrated with the phone slowness and reboots. She needs something reliable. Since she has a Mac laptop and has the need for taking decent pics, I was thinking about an iPhone. This way, she can easily transfer the pics to her computer. I'm aware that the iPhone has accessibility features, but that entails vision impairment or hearing issues. I really want the capability to remove all the icons she doesn't need. I would love to display Phone, Photos, Camera, and Settings. This is the big issue with many seniors, there are just too many options and they get confused easily. The other angle to this the monthly service plans. I don't want to spend too much money on the monthly plan since she's really just needs voice, but no data or texting. I realize all these companies require data plans, but I'm hoping to get something as cheap as possible. Better to buy an older iPhone outright and go with metro for example or get a two year contract and get an iPhone for cheap? So I'm curious how has everyone else handled their senior parents/grandparents when it comes to cell phones?