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Old 02-17-2014, 10:01 PM
 
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I need to get my 84 year old disabled father a phone. A phone with large buttons. Couldn't find a cell phone with large buttons. Went to AT&T store, and they have a device that plugs into an electrical socket, you plug your home phone into that, and you have a home phone. The device works with cell towers. $20 a month, unlimited calling nationwide.

I DON'T want a contract, but pay as you go. With this device, I can plug any phone into it, so I can buy a phone with LARGE buttons. When my father goes into convalescent hospital, he can take it with him.

Anyone have an opinion on this type of service? thank you!
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I've got that exact device as my "home" phone number. Paid full price (I think it was $100 or so) up front so there's no contract. I've had it a little over a year and have had no issues. Just make sure AT&T cell service is good in his area since that's what it technically is. I've brought it with on a couple business trips and had no issues either.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:52 PM
 
Location: kcmo
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hmm H20 a at&t reseller also recently had a special...

As for finding other phones.. you should try shopping ebay/amazon to see what else is out there..? because buying pre-paid for cellphones is also contract free.. and taxes free/included.. (not sure if you're $20 device is with taxes.. I might assume $22-24 with taxes e911 or whatever ) but you are definitely right.. I do know they make big button physical jack phones

well hmm.. I couldn't find the h20 deal.. but you can glance at the known deals Hot Deals - Slickdeals.net
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