Billy told me to see if you can get a pre-paid service like Boost or Virgin Mobile that will let you use one of the older rugged Motorola phones that are flip phones. You can get the old ones that are extremely rugged for construction workers that also have nextel on them but he wont use that feature. They do have the internet on them but it is slow and you can turn it off I think...also the small screen is a pain to even attempt to use for the internet. Tony has one of these rugged phones and it does take pretty good pics though. He can email and he can text but its with that number keypad which you would have to show him. You can turn on predictive type. I think rugged would be good because of his issues.