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Help Elderly Sim will help

By: jason1973tess | 03-10-2018 19:28

To help the elderly have a QR code or barcode sticker on the back of the mobile phone go to shop and scan it for the amount they want to top up for also linked to their account

We need to have a sim just for the elderly with a the price and a a5 pound sticker or 10 pound and so.on

Telling them haw to get started haw to get it all set up everything that need to no...


by: velve40
on: 08-11-2018 00:59

I would think that if someone has a mobile phone, they are able to top up, have worked out how to use it and would ask for help if necessary. I'm not sure if I feel a bit offended by this.

by: jason1973tess
on: 08-11-2018 02:33

There's nothing to be afraid of it's just a case of a sticker back of your mobile phone you walking the scan it top up £5 just link straight to your goodybag nothing out about it nothing to be afraid?

by: jsmith2009
on: 07-11-2018 18:26

A good idea to those who may need it however I suspect the number of users would be low and not cost effective for giffgaff to implement unfortunately.

by: jason1973tess
on: 08-11-2018 02:35

most elderly anyway they won't need data although need is calling credit maybe text so you could do live £5 top up for unlimited calls and then maybe a couple under text just for the elderly

by: sana_j19
on: 07-11-2018 18:08

good idea

by: jason1973tess
on: 08-11-2018 02:56

Thanks have a nice and great day

by: sarahbanahnah
on: 07-11-2018 14:36

Good idea but it will cost a lot to giffgaff. They might consider it if they can fit it into their budget.

by: jason1973tess
on: 08-11-2018 02:37

The won't know unless they have a look you can do a £5 one surely just for calling credits and a bit of text not really need 8 l I know my mum don't have anything to do with data all she cares about is a calls and a couple of texts

by: zkc100
on: 07-11-2018 13:44

This is great. I would love this for my mum who is 70 years old. The set up instructions could be in different languages too

by: jason1973tess
on: 08-11-2018 02:16

Yes have multiple languages on like a strip of paper no lycra medication thing it shows you in different languages so yeah

by: mij_sky
on: 06-11-2018 23:14

maybe like how some networks have cards with there accounts to top up .... but vouchers and you can call

by: jason1973tess
on: 08-11-2018 02:50

I know you mean with a card with a car be going to be expensive that's why I giffgaff have not added them what's cheaper than the sticker come off

by: holier_than_thou
on: 06-11-2018 21:20

My grandparents are very capable of topping up without the aid of stickers on the back of their phones.

They'd be quite insulted if i even suggested it actually

by: jason1973tess
on: 08-11-2018 02:55

good for your grandparents I'm very happy for them but there's a lot of people elderly that can't my mum was like your grandparents and now my mum needs help to top up yeah

by: dannypotts987
on: 06-11-2018 19:41

elderly aren't useless , most are smarter than the younger ones

by: jason1973tess
on: 08-11-2018 02:54

I never said the elderly was stupid my mum struggles now topping a mobile phone up this and make it easier for her so why not make it easier for everybody else at the same time And you really know this

by: freedmaniac
on: 06-11-2018 17:41

Why the incorrect assumption that all elderly people are helpless?

If you look at the Help & Support Forum, you may deduce that a significant number of those answering are well beyond the first flush of youth; it appears to me frequently that the OP's are in fact a lot younger, judging by language style used.

Assuming that your idea were to be adopted, who would pay for the necessary software/hardware?

What's to stop us elderly people setting up an auto top-up on their account or an auto recur on goodybags - surely it would be easier and save us having to drive our mobility scooters to the shops (I'm sure we must all use them !!!)

by: jason1973tess
on: 08-11-2018 02:43

I spoke to most elderly people about auto top up there with a bank card none not most elderly people do not want to have the bank details online because they got it drilled into the heads that it's dangerous to put the cards online so I'm not saying everybody is going to agree with you but maybe 60% of elderly people will not use auto top up the want it the easier way and this is the easiest way that I can think of what's a sticker on the back of the mobile phone for it to set up something easy if you can think of I'm only trying to help

by: freedmaniac
on: 08-11-2018 07:48

I don't know why you are fixated with the idea that it is elderly people who need this help. You are making a sweeping statement - surely you can see from these early replies that there are quite a few of us more senior citizens who do not need this. I really think that you would do better to think up or support a more inclusive idea that worked for the majority across all age ranges. I think that you are looking at tech ability and this is definitely not linked to age alone.

by: mcilwraith
on: 06-11-2018 14:07

so you think elder members like myself are useless? i certainly don`t need stickers or anything else to help me top up

by: jason1973tess
on: 08-11-2018 02:47

No one's calling you useless pal I'm not saying that all what I'm saying some elderly people do struggle to top up the phone why not make it easier even I would use it come on what's worse than if you haven't your bank card on you and you want to get a top-up what's easier than having a sticker on the back of your phone and then scanning it and that's it topped up come on

by: mcilwraith
on: 08-11-2018 14:35

scanning it at a store you can buy a voucher in?

by: wainw59
on: 21-04-2019 12:29