Last month we invited you to meet GrandPad, our exciting new senior-friendly tablet. Going forward, I want to let you know about some of the unique features of GrandPad, Powered by Consumer Cellular that make it such a great tool for keeping families connected.
GrandPad is designed to help keep mom and dad in touch with all the people and activities important to them as they grow older, and to give families a simple and secure way to communicate and share with them. But more than just a tablet for seniors, GrandPad offers a secure private network that a family administrator can manage for added protection against spammers or scammers. Using either the GrandPad Central website or the convenient smartphone companion app, the administrator creates a “Family Circle” of approved contacts. This makes sure that only those who are authorized (“Companions”) can contact mom and dad, so they won’t be bothered by messages, calls, or photos from people they don’t know.
Once they’ve been added to the family circle as companions, your family members can interact with mom and dad in the same modern ways they would with anyone else. Using the smartphone app, they can reach them by voice or video call, send them emails, or share photos. They can even create a link directly to their social media feeds, so that pictures they post will be shared to the GrandPad as well.
Perhaps best of all, GrandPad family circle and private network contribute to your peace of mind in your role as a caregiver. You can rest assured that mom and dad are able to easily reach family members and stay engaged in activities they enjoy without exposing them to the pitfalls that can accompany devices or online communication tools lacking the proper firewalls and security.
This senior-friendly tablet is truly is a wonderful way to bring the whole family together. By introducing mom and dad to GrandPad, Powered by Consumer Cellular, you’re providing one of the best ways available to help prevent the loneliness and isolation that can be so debilitating to our aging loved ones. Learn more about GrandPad today or contact customer service at (888) 545-1425 if you’re ready to bring one into your own family circle.