My moms parents are/were like that, no computer, really basic cellphone for emergencies, basic cable. When my mom's dad died we were going over her finances and she was getting massively overcharged for cable from Comcast and paying almost $100 a month to Verizon for a landline phone. So it was actually way cheaper to just roll everything over to comcast and get her a bundle with internet. So now she's got wifi for when we visit and a fancy cable box she's starting to get the hang of lol.
Plus my aunt was handling her cell phone and was paying $50 a month for a dumb phone that couldn't even text. They finally took care of that and got her a basic smartphone for $25 a month and I showed her how to text yesterday.
It's a real shame how these companies take advantage of the elderly by just adding fees and raising prices knowing they'll just pay the bill that comes in the mail. Verizon had her paying $100 a month for landline phone service we pay $10 for.
My dad's dad, the genealogy guy, was a whiz with computers. He had broadband in the early 2000s and was real active in genealogy forums and eBay. My grandma on that side doesn't use the computer but she does have a tablet she reads and does Facebook on.
It's easy to think they're a little silly but who knows what will come out when I'm 50 or 60, I'm sure I won't be too keen on using all new stuff either.
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