Bad news for those of us with old cell phones too - mine is an older-than-dirt Motorola 755 clamshell flip phone, which is fine since I only need it to make calls, take calls, and take messages mostly if I’m away from the house. Even Verizon (my carrier) has lousy reception in my rural location, we’re retired and home most of the time, so we have a landline plus up-to-date laptops. I’m starting to gather information now on affordable (that’s a joke!) smart cell phones with a reasonably large view screen that is also user friendly. Also I intend to buy it outright rather than make payments since I’m “grandfathered in”, contract expired years ago, and I just pay a monthly statement.
@Dionaea there are many affordable cell phones with 5-6" screens sometimes in the $100 price range on a good deal. Just has to be unlocked and compatible with your carrier. You really do get a lot of bang for you buck given what you can accomplish with a smart phone vs a flip phone. Plus with app savings and other things you may not be taking advantage of now, it helps pay for it over time. I’m a fan of Motorola phones, have found them to be reliable, capable and fairly easy to learn. But that’s one of many brands you can check out.