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    Looking for an easy to use solution to allow video calling for an elderly couple. We are concerned about them being so isolated due to the current restrictions. They do have broadband but no longer have any devices that connect to it. Their use of technology is very limited.

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    so what did they use to use? or not didn't do it then?
    why do they have BB if they are not using it?
    or do you mean they have TV BB feed?
    if they have a smart tv on some APPS can be installed ...all you need is a webcam.

    what about mobile phones do they have them?
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    Thanks for your reply. He had a laptop years ago, it broke down (motherboard fault) and has been disposed of. They kept on with the broadband as it is not much more expensive than standard landline. He was the technology expert of the couple but since has had a stroke and is not as capable or appears to be as interested in technology as he was. They don't have a smart tv. They only have basic mobile phones (the signal isn't the best where they live). Maybe I'll suggest to them that they could get a cheap smartphone and they could maybe do some video calling via an app using their broadband.

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    or a cheap tablet and wi-fi
    mobile might be too small a screen.

    +8" tablets in tescos etc are mighty cheap and v easy to use
    just hit the app picture once its installed
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    Quote Originally Posted by dx100uk View Post
    or a cheap tablet and wi-fi
    mobile might be too small a screen.

    +8" tablets in tescos etc are mighty cheap and v easy to use
    just hit the app picture once its installed
    Thank you very much for these helpful suggestions.

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