GrandPad: Purpose-built Tablet

GrandPad

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Summary

GrandPad is a simple and secure tablet computer and a managed service that digitally connects an older adult to their family and friends. They can easily view family photos and videos, play games, check weather, listen to music, send voice emails, make phone calls, video chat, and more.

There is a companion app for others to use to communicate and share with the senior who is using GrandPad, making it easy to stay in touch.  There is a monthly fee for the service. 

From the website:

"GrandPad comes preloaded with every feature seniors need to stay connected to their loved ones without the difficult and distracting features of other tablets. For a loved senior a simple tablet with intuitive interfaces, large buttons, and no frills is the key to staying close to friends and family, no matter where they live."

 

 

 


 

 

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Discussion and Reviews

 

from Kathleen Standard (member) at April 12, 2020

Has anyone here every used a GrandPad?  We tried to use Consumer Cellular, but in our area, the coverage was terrible.  MiL lives in Midwest, thought, and maybe coverage is better there?  Mostly I want to know if these are as easy and dependable as the company says. There is no hope that my MiL would be able to use anythink more complicated.  In fact, I wish I could find something that I could mount on the table and have only two buttons, one for SON and one for DAUGHTER.

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from faengelm (member) at July 04, 2020

Have you looked into  the Claris Companion 4G Tablet? I don't have a Grandpad or a Claris, but from this article it appears to be a similar device. In looking at their website, they seem to be using ATT instead on Consumer Cellular 

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Listing type: 
Product or Service
Filed as: 
Communication or social tools, Computers, tablets, phones
Key words: 
tablet, computers, computers. senior computer