Simple mobiles and tablets

Easy to use phones

With big buttons, brighter screens and louder alerts, these easy to use phones are streamlined versions of their more popular counterparts. Think of them as simpler, no-nonsense alternative phones. You can still do all the basics, from sending pictures to checking your emails. What’s more, because they don’t have as many features as your typical smartphone, they don’t need charging as often.

If you have limited vision, hearing or dexterity, then these mobiles are designed with you in mind. They’re all available on Pay as you go, so you only spend what you use. We’ve also got some easy-to-use iPads and tablets. If you’re not in the market for a mobile phone, the bigger screen size of a tablet can offer you bigger buttons, bigger text and alternative ways of staying connected.

MobiWire Ayasha

The MobiWire Ayasha is affordable, small and light, with a large, bright screen and physical buttons. It’s a very simple-to-use mobile, featuring a camera, radio and torch, at excellent value.

Alcatel 10.54

The Alcatel 10.54 is another small, classic phone, with a 1.8-inch screen and a micro SD card slot. It's perfect as a no-nonsense, easy-to-use mobile device.

Big buttons

The Doro 5030 is perfect for those with restricted vision, hearing or dexterity. Including big buttons, loud sound, clear display and a panic button feature for emergency assistance.

iPads and tablets

Tablets are like streamlined, simplified computers. They don't have a phone receiver built into them, but are otherwise very similar to smartphones – except for their much larger screen size. Their bigger displays are great to read and type on, which makes them very easy to use, particularly for a person with limited dexterity or vision.

A connected tablet also means you can access your emails and browse the internet. Most tablets come with a built-in camera, so you can make video calls and send pictures to your loved ones.

Our range of tablets are available in several sizes to suit you. Some come with attachable keyboards so you can even use them like a laptop if you find it easier. All our tablets and iPads also come with connections to our network, so you can use the internet wherever there's a mobile data signal or Wi-Fi.

Good to know

Phones and tablets can be liberating

  • Shopping

    Phones and tablets can make online shopping (and window shopping) simpler thanks to clear, reliable apps, as well as the familiar web browsers found on computers.

  • Pastimes and reading

    They'll keep you entertained with crosswords, chess or games with opponents anywhere in the world. If you love reading, they have apps for e-readers like Kindle, so you can carry around as many books as you like without any extra weight. Ideal for globetrotters.

  • Easy to stay connected

    Tablets don’t have phone receivers, but they can make voice and video calls over the internet. Using simple apps (downloadable features) such as Skype and FaceTime, you can talk to your family and friends, or even see them face-to-face.

    These apps can also be really valuable if you need to give or receive help. Suppose your niece needs help with homework – you can make a sketch, or work through an equation together. She can help you learn about a new Spotify feature by showing you where to find it on your screen.

    There are also lots of apps which let you use your tablet as a phone (voice over Internet Protocol) where calls go over the internet, rather than the mobile network. WhatsApp and Facebook messenger are two of the best known – but there are plenty to choose from.

    Most of these apps are available on smartphones too, although the screens are smaller.

  • Advice about disabilities

    Our products and services are for everyone. We’re here to help you get the most out of your devices if you have restricted vision, difficulty hearing or speaking, or have limited dexterity or mobility. We offer SignVideo interpreting and text-to-voice/voice-to-text, and Braille bills. Find out about our accessibility services

    The main hearing and vision charities, and manufacturers like Samsung and Apple, have lots of advice on their websites. There’s also advice on the web about the best apps for elderly people, and people with disabled eyes or ears, or mobility issues.

  • Getting someone to manage your account for you

    With our Protected Service scheme you can choose a trusted friend or family member to manage your account on your behalf.

  • Monitoring and checking your health with a phone or tablet

    Your phone or tablet can be a great help in checking and maintaining your health. Even the simplest phones have reminders, so you can set up prompts to take medication or get out in the fresh air. Smartphone and tablet apps can record and analyse your vital statistics such as blood pressure. There are also apps that help you make the most of fitness wristbands, smart watches and other ‘wearable’ devices.

A tablet can bring your friends to you

Tablets don’t have phone receivers. But they can make voice and video calls over the internet, using apps (downloadable features) such as Skype and FaceTime. If you can’t get to see your family and friends in the flesh, these apps will bring them to you. It’s surprisingly natural.

These apps can also be really valuable if you need to give or receive help. Suppose your niece needs help with homework – you can make a sketch, or work through an equation together. She can help you learn about a new Spotify feature by showing you where to find it on your screen.

There are also lots of voice over IP (VoIP) apps which let you use your tablet as a phone – the calls go over the internet, rather than the mobile network.

(Most of these apps are available on smartphones too, though the screens are smaller.)

Advice about disabilities

Our products and services are for everyone. We’re here to help you get the most out of your devices if you have restricted vision, difficulty hearing or speaking, or have limited dexterity or mobility. We offer SignVideo interpreting and text-to-voice/voice-to-text, and Braille bills. Find out about our accessibility services

The main hearing and vision charities, and manufacturers like Samsung and Apple, have lots of advice on their websites. There’s also advice on the web about the best apps for elderly people, and people with disabled eyes or ears, or mobility issues.

Getting someone to manage your account for you

With our Protected Service scheme you can choose a trusted friend or family member to manage your account on your behalf.

Monitoring and checking your health with a phone or tablet

Your phone or tablet can be a great help in checking and maintaining your health. Even the simplest phones have reminders, so you can set up prompts to take medication or get out in the fresh air. Smartphone and tablet apps can record and analyse your vital statistics such as blood pressure. There are also apps that help you make the most of fitness wristbands, smart watches and other ‘wearable’ devices.