The ONY Senior Friendly Phone is packed with features while being easy to use
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the whole world suddenly became more dependent on technology than ever before.
Home learning and working from home became the norm, more businesses had to switch to online deliveries, and video calls were the only way for many loved ones living apart to stay in touch .
While Internet savvy people have had no trouble adapting to this digitized lifestyle, some groups like the elderly, who have spent most of their lives doing everything manually, have struggled.
To resolve this problem, MoneyActivities developed Phone ONLYa senior-friendly smartphone with large icons and a simple interface.
Much easier to navigate than most smartphones on the market, the Phone ONLY will help ah ma and ah gong master technology in no time.
Helping seniors adapt to a tech-rich world
As a company that develops products and apps for seniors, MoneyActivities often works closely with aged care organizations, such as nursing homes.
It was during their visits to these establishments that they identified the problem of the lack of mastery of technology among the elderly.
Although the centers have tablets, the staff spent a lot of time and effort teaching seniors how to use them. The complex and sometimes cumbersome default interface of the devices prevented seniors from using them independently.
If you’ve ever had to try to teach your grandparents how to navigate WhatsApp or YouTube, you probably know the struggle is real.
This has created challenges during the pandemic. Staff members had to resort to digital communication methods, but struggled to reach older people unable to operate smart devices themselves.
In order to provide seniors with a smoother and more comfortable transition into the world of technology, MoneyActivities introduced the Phone ONLY.
Large icons and an intuitive interface make ONY Phone a snap to master
Three years after developing the SilverPadan elderly-friendly tablet used in many elderly care organizations in Singapore, MoneyActivities now offers a lighter and more compact smartphone version with the Phone ONLY.
Those who find traditional smart device layouts difficult to understand will have no problem with the Phone ONLYwhich features larger and more visible icons, easy-to-read text sizes, and a simpler, intuitive and simple interface.
Instead of having to scroll through endless icons, everything ah ma needs is easily accessible from the home screen, from her favorite apps to important settings like WiFi and volume.
Before long, you’ll find yourself slowly giving up your unofficial role as a tech support agent, as she’ll be able to fend for herself.
The Phone ONLY is also highly customizable, with different color themes, effortless home screen management, and the ability to switch between English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Malay. Other languages like Italian, Spanish, German and French are also available.
Regardless of their level of mastery of technology, Phone ONLY makes it easier than ever for seniors to stay in touch with friends and family. You and grandma will be creating a storm together on WhatsApp in no time.
Available with a phone and as a standalone app
There are two ways to get your hands on it Phone ONLY.
If you are in Singapore, you can get a Samsung Galaxy A13 with Phone ONLY pre-installed on it for 256 S$ on the SilverActivities website. You can even schedule a demo so Grandma can try it out before you buy it.
Alternatively, if ah ma already has her own Android device, you can simply help her download the app from the Google Play Store. This is also available to people based outside of Singapore and involves a one-time purchase of S$28 after a seven-day free trial.
To learn more about Phone ONLY and to make a purchase, visit the official website here.
If you have reserved a slot for a demo, here is how to access the MoneyActivities Desk:
Address: 190 Clemenceau Ave, #06-01 Singapore Mall, Singapore 239924
Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut Train Station
Note that tours are strictly by appointment, so don’t go unless you have made arrangements.
MS News readers can enjoy a special $5 discount just by typing “MUST SHARE” at the checkout on the MoneyActivities Online Store. The discount is available for a limited time and terms and conditions apply.
You can also download the app from the Google Play Store here. Follow MoneyActivities on Facebook and instagram for more updates, and check out their website for digital games and activities for seniors.
Help older loved ones keep up with technology
As the world moves at a breakneck pace, it is unfortunately all too easy for some seniors to get left behind.
Fortunately, with the right tools, they will also be able to acclimate to modern society and use technology to lead fulfilling and independent lives.
Even better, it gives them even more ways to stay in touch with their family. Now you won’t have any excuse not to check ah ma and ah gong regularly.
This post has been brought to you in collaboration with MoneyActivities.
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