My elderly mother has no landline phone at the moment, so we bought her an unlocked Alcatel "senior phone".
Good points are that she can read the screen and she can see and press the buttons.
Bad point is that she's having huge trouble making "normal" calls. The problem seems to be that the dumb phone displays the last number in the call log and she doesn't know how to clear it. She's a lot smarter than the phone and she neither wants nor needs it to help her dial a number; she expects it to work like a cordless handset.
Does anyone know a way to persuade the phone to stop trying to help? And preferably to turn off messaging as well.