I put off getting a smart phone for a while, partly because I thought they’d be too slippy to hold safely and I’d always be pressing the wrong button. BUT, I got a protective case for the phone, and I can hold that securely - I drop it much less than my old mobile phone. And I use the ‘swype’ way of writing text on the phone (only on Android I think). It was a lot easier to get used to than I thought. Of course I write the wrong things at times, but I can live with that - the other benefits more than make up for it. Plus you can do a lot of things, like write a text or search the internet, by voice commands alone - no need to type anything. I thought about getting a Doro, as they specialise in phones for elderly people. But I decided to go for a Motorola Moto E, as they’re generally the best budget phones around, and I’m really happy with it.