Bridge the Generation Gap this Grandparent's Day with Technology

Connect with family members through wireless devices.

By on September 6, 2013

It’s Grandparents Day, the perfect time for families to reach out to grandma or grandpa and celebrate the wisdom and guidance they have provided over the years. Whether the family lives around the corner or across the country, wireless technology can help families capture and share those special moments.

For in-person gatherings, family members can use the Samsung Galaxy Camera, the world’s first 4G LTE-enabled camera, to quickly snap and share photos or videos with friends and extended family by posting directly to their social media accounts, right from the camera. 

Wireless technology can also help expand the gathering to include relatives who are unable to join in person. Using an app such as ooVoo or Tango on a smartphone or tablet, family members can orchestrate live chats with more than a dozen people.

The virtual family reunion can be enhanced with Verizon Messages, allowing those gathering to share stories, photos and videos.

If an in-person get together is not possible, the greeting card app justWink can help convey a personalized message for the special day. Users can choose the perfect greeting card from a wide-ranging gallery to send by e-mail, social media or regular mail.

And, if there are gifts planned for the special day, a wireless device could be the perfect gift to help grandparents keep in touch with family throughout the year. Smartphones such as the DROID Maxx, DROID Mini and DROID Ultra offer features including Touchless Controls with Google Now and an active display. Another option is a tablet - perfect for video chats and photo sharing with your grands, and even for use as digital picture frames.

Happy Grandparents Day!