An Post Mobile launches simplified tablet device for Irish seniors

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An Post Mobile has launched the EmporiaTablet for the Irish market to make it simpler for seniors to go online.

With a strong brushed aluminum case, the 10.1in tablet comes with a cradle designed for easy charging and hands-free use. The Emporia keyboard and user interface are also intended to increase the usability of the tablet for senior users. Its amplified sound helps those that are hard of hearing, and the system can also be controlled by voice for hands-free operation. Additionally, the printed training book enables the user to build their confidence using WhatsApp, Facebook, etc. to remove the need to ask for help.

To mark the launch, An Post Mobile is offering the EmporiaTablet with a free keyboard (worth €79/US$80) and a free An Post Mobile 4G SIM card with 50GB of data pre-loaded (worth €15/US$15) for just €399 (US$405). With the onboard SIM card, users don’t have to have an expensive broadband connection. The tablet will also work over broadband and wi-fi where available. This introductory offer gives customers a saving of up to €94 (US$95) compared to buying these items separately.

Michael Ahern, mobile manager at An Post, said, “The EmporiaTablet will help older people stay connected to family and friends, and to access the wonders of the internet. This unique product, coupled with An Post Mobile’s excellent coverage, will appeal to our many happy and loyal customers, and fits perfectly with An Post’s community-focused values.”

Chris Millington, managing director at Emporia Telecom, said, “Only 37% of Irish seniors are digitally connected with a smart device, with expensive Broadband being a major obstacle. The EmporiaTablet not only works over wi-fi but also works over the excellent An Post Mobile 4G network, so the user benefits from their own secure and personal connection.”

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