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Hi everyone, My husband has Multiple Sclerosis and has trouble using technology. I have been looking online at a Grandpad tablet for him. Does anybody have one or know of this device, it’s is £399 for the tablet then it’s a monthly subscription of about £30 a month which
H I’m unsure what this pays for. I also need to know what internet access it has. The company are closed until Monday so I thought one of you may be able to help me.

Thanks
Julie
Julie_18111 wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:26 pm
Hi everyone, My husband has Multiple Sclerosis and has trouble using technology. I have been looking online at a Grandpad tablet for him. Does anybody have one or know of this device, it’s is £399 for the tablet then it’s a monthly subscription of about £30 a month which
H I’m unsure what this pays for. I also need to know what internet access it has. The company are closed until Monday so I thought one of you may be able to help me.

Thanks
Julie
I've had a quick look at their website Julie and I think the monthly fee is paying for the Internet Access (still payable even if you connect via your own Wi-Fi) and also a helpline which is allegedly available at the touch of a button.

Does your husband have any trouble using buttons such as on a TV remote?

This might be a limiting factor for your husband.

I know that because of MS tremors my wife does, and she also has trouble using a standard keyboard and mouse now, ( a laptop keypad would be a non-starter).

There is quite a bit of info on their website, maybe take another look, but slow down, don't try and take in everything all at once, if you can't phone until Monday, you've got plenty of time to look into it some more over the weekend.

https://www.techsilver.co.uk/product/gr ... r-elderly/
Many of these copycat tablets are very limited in what they can do and looking at the price you might be better to buy an iPad or iPad Mini with some kind of robust case and /or holder. Also they are not directly compatible with what family may be using if they wish to communicate.

There are already many apps available for people suffering different conditions on the Apple App. Store and they integrate very well with other functions of the iPad.

https://www.my-therappy.co.uk/medical-c ... is-ms-apps

Here is an example of some specifically targeted to MS sufferers from the NHS.

Besides specific apps for MS. the iPad would be able to do much more and with no subscription costs.

You would just need a WiFi connection or alternatively a SIM card like you put in a mobile phone if WiFi is not available.

Many functions on iPad can be activated by voice also, such as setting a reminder, getting the weather forecast, dictating a message to somebody or even reading a story or a message to you.

I have set many up for disabled and elderly people and all of them have been surprised at the possibilities.

Good luck with your search.
Hi thanks for your responses I will maybe look into it further and maybe look into an iPad that could be adapted for more easy access as we already have internet access in the house and a further monthly subscription is going to make it very pricey.

Kind regards and stay safe.
Don't have experience just a web search ...

https://www.imore.com/everything-you-ca ... e-and-ipad