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Practical Wireless Gift Ideas for Seniors in 2022

Updated: Dec 21, 2022

By Kanyen Sherwood and Carlo Lapuz

Looking for a gift for your elderly loved ones this holiday season? We made a list of the best cell phone gifts you can give to a senior and our upcoming holiday promotions. All too often, many seniors feel socially isolated or separated from friends and families. In fact, a report from the National Academies Sciences Engineering states that seniors at the age of 65 and up can experience social isolation. The CDC metnions loneliness can cause seniors to feel lonely which can have negative implications on their overall health and puts them at an increased risk of serious medical issues. One thing you can do for your beloved seniors is to give them wireless gifts to help them closer connected with family. However, finding the perfect gift for seniors can be tough. We are here to help. Here is our list of the best practical wireless gifts you can give to your beloved elderly and put a smile on their face.


1. Easy-to-Use Senior Cell Phones

Keeping in touch with your loved ones is so important at any age. It can make us feel better knowing our loved ones are only a phone call away. However, new smartphones can be complicated for some seniors. It can get very frustrating especially if there is a high learning curve. Fortunately, the Jethro SC490 is a 4G cell phone designed with older adults in mind and focuses on simplicity, utility, and privacy. This phone makes calling or texting very simple, even for people who have never used a cell phone before.


Here are some of the great features about the SC490 Simple Cell Phone:

  • Big buttons and large display: makes dialing and navigating the phone much easier and prevents accidental presses.

  • Loud volume & speakers: allows for hearing with clarity.

  • Emergency SOS button: keep a peace of mind knowing you can find help with a single touch of a button (up to 5 contacts).

  • Speed Dialing: a convenient way to call with a press of a button especially for those who can’t remember long numbers (up to 8 contacts).

  • No internet browsers or apps: for those who only need a phone for talking and texting. Removes all the distractions that can come with a smartphone.

  • Easy to charge: sits conveniently on a dock like a home phone, and avoids all the fuss of inserting a cable. Ideal for those with poor hand coordination.

  • Bluetooth compatibility: the phone can even pair with modern M4/T4 hearing aids to help the user hear more clearly.

Learn more about the SC490 senior cell phone and all of its awesome features.



2. Affordable Cell Phone Plans



Every phone needs a service plan to make phone calls or send texts. But, we know finding a cell phone plan can be intimidating. With hidden fees and locked contracts, it can be a confusing process. At Jethro we are experts at making this really simple with our no contract prepaid sim cards. These have the same features as year long contracts with the big companies but at really low costs! Our prepaid plans come with absolutely no contracts or hidden fees, so there is no need to worry about seeing weird charges on your bank statement. As soon as your prepaid plan runs out, that’s it! Your service will stop until you renew it again. It’s a more flexible option that gives seniors control over their budget. It’s just one less thing to worry about so that you can enjoy what really matters.


We recommend Jethro Mobile plans for seniors due to its affordable rates and simple set-up. All of our plans come with no contracts. Our unlimited talk & text cell phone plans start at just $10/month(+ taxes). We offer a wide range of plans from talk and text only, to plans including data, you are sure to find the one that’s perfect for you or your elderly friend! Check to see if your phone is compatible with our service and start shopping for your plan here.



How does it work?


Powered by the largest 5G network, our plans offer reliable coverage and service across the US. Furthermore, with our unlimited plans you can call friends and family outside the US including Canada, Mexico and 80+ countries at no additional cost. After being shipped directly to your door, getting your phone set up is quick and easy. Just insert the SIM card into your phone, then simply call us or log in online to your Jethro Mobile account and activate it within minutes!



SC490 and Plan Bundles Did you know you can buy the SC490 with a plan and experience more savings? Check out our phone & plan bundles:


3. Phone Accessories




Why not pair your SC490 phone with an accessory? Cell phone accessories such as cases, or lanyards are a really great and practical gift for seniors. Cell phone cases and lanyards can help prevent your phone from falling or from getting lost. Check out all of our accessories for the SC490.


Also, you can purchase our phone with an accessory as a bundle for even more savings. To see all of our accessory bundle options, click here.



Jethro Holiday Deals





It’s our favorite time of the year and we have some amazing promos in store for you. Jethro is offering great deals on the following products for the holidays:

Take note of the following dates and don't miss these amazing offers below. Check back on our website to get the discount code.




Black Friday: Nov 21-27, 2022



Cyber Monday: Nov 28 to Dec 5, 2022


Jethro Holiday Special: Dec 5 to Dec 31, 2022



Thank you for reading our list. Start shopping for your seniors cell phone today (free shipping on phone purchases). Don't leave it to last minute. Order early to ensure your package arrives just in time for the holidays.



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