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Senior Citizen Phone Plans

If you've ever tried to help your parent or grandparent find cell phone service, you know reasonably priced senior citizen phone plans can be a nightmare to find. We've taken all the guesswork out and broken it down so you can find the best senior citizen phone plans available.

From The Major Carriers

T-Mobile


Unlimited Magenta 55+

Cost: $50/month with $25 due at signup, requires auto pay for this price

Calls: Unlimited within US, Mexico, and Canada

Texts: Unlimited worldwide

Data: Unlimited 4G LTE

Contract: None

This plan takes the Essentials plan and adds unlimited 4G LTE data. Good for someone who likes to use the web or Facebook. Taxes and fees are included with this plan.

Unlimited Magenta Plus

Cost: $65/month with $25 due at signup, requires auto pay for this price

Calls: Unlimited within US, Mexico, and Canada

Texts: Unlimited worldwide

Data: Unlimited 4G LTE

Contract: None

The extra $15/month gets you unlimited video streaming in high definition. Also, if you sign up for 2 lines for $90/month, you get free Netflix. You can add a 2nd line for only $20/month. Also, there are no added taxes or fees with this plan.

Verizon

Unlimited Plan 55+

Cost: $60/month (plus taxes and fees) with $20 due at signup, requires auto pay for this price

Calls: Unlimited within US, Mexico, and Canada

Texts: Unlimited worldwide

Data: Unlimited 4G LTE

Contract: None

This plan is only available in a limited number of cities

Sprint

Unlimited 55+

Cost: $50/month (plus taxes and fees) with $30 due at signup, requires auto pay for this price

Calls: Unlimited within US only

Texts: Unlimited worldwide

Data: Unlimited 4G LTE

Contract: None

This plan is only available in store. If you want 2 lines, it's a pretty good deal at $70/month for both.

From the smaller carriers

Consumer Cellular

Unlimited Talk & Text +

Cost: $30/month, no signup fee

Calls: Unlimited within US only

Texts: Unlimited worldwide

Data: 2GB

Contract: None

This is a great no frills plan. They have many low-cost phones to choose from. No activation, cancellation, or overage fees as well.

GreatCall

Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data Plan for Jitterbug Smart

Cost: $59.99/month, $25 due at signup

Calls: Unlimited within US only

Texts: Unlimited worldwide

Data: Unlimited

Contract: None

Great call includes a health and safety service with their plan called 5 star service. This includes access to a medical alert service around the clock in case of a fall or other emergency. The health and safety service can be upgraded for an additional fee to include unlimited access to doctors and nurses, an app that informs your family of an emergency, and even an operator who can help you with your phone's functions.

Our Favorite Plans

Lowest cost

Consumer Cellular Unlimited Talk & Text +

Best with unlimited data

T-Mobile Unlimited Magenta 55+

Best for senior safety

GreatCall Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data Plan for Jitterbug Smart

The overall winner

T-Mobile Unlimited Magenta 55+

You'll have to determine which features are most useful and practical and what your budget is to choose from the best senior citizen phone plans. Remember, many of these providers also have discounts for AARP.

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