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It’s Time to Upgrade Grandpa + $500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway from Verizon

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Getting a Smart Phone for Grandpa

I grew up living very close to my family. My grandparents were just a short drive from my house. Today, we have grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins all over the country. Keeping in touch with them is super important. I want my children to stay connected even if we don’t live close by.

Getting a Smartphone

We don’t want to miss an opportunity for a phone call or video chat. We don’t want dropped calls or streaming delays. Unfortunately, this is a problem especially with my father. His phone is very out of date. My kids call it his “dumb phone.” They keep saying, “Grandpa, you really need a smart phone!”

Well, we are taking matters into our own hands and getting him a smart phone from Verizon. He is going to be so surprised. With Verizon’s great coverage, we can video chat so he can see my daughter do gymnastics and my son play soccer no matter where he is.

getting a smart phone for grandpa

Verizon’s 4G LTE network covers 2.3 million square miles of America (that’s 99% of all Americans). RootMetrics® rates Verizon #1 in speed, data, reliability and overall performance in the U.S. That means great coverage for Uncle Peter in Colorado, Aunt Joan in Florida, Cousin Jessie in California and many more. No matter where they are, we can keep in touch.

Getting a Smartphone

If you are thinking of upgrading your phone or tablet, check out Verizon’s Valentine’s Day Deals going on now (while supplies last). But wait, there’s more! When you purchase a new device you can save $50 on select smartphones with coupon code COUPONVZW.*

Getting a Smartphone

Don’t let a bad phone keep you from talking to the ones you love! You can order a new smartphone or tablet from Verizon Wireless, add a line of service, and even become a new customer — all online! Follow #BetterMatters and #WhyNotWednesday hashtags for more great info through social media.

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*The COUPONVZW offer expires 2/29. Available for new customers or additional lines of service. Not valid for upgrades.

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  1. darby says:

    I would choose the iPhone 6-it looks like it has a lot of great features!

  2. I might get the “Samsung Galaxy S®6 32GB in Black Sapphire”…because it is not an Apple but has a cheaper price!

  3. theresa j says:

    I would love the SAmsung Note 5 because my husband loves his

  4. Winter says:

    That is so sweet of you guys to do. Verizon is a great phone company and I’m sure he’s going to wonder why he didn’t upgrade sooner!

  5. Adrian says:

    But if i had to go with a deal it would be the iPhone 6 plus 100 bucks off! Another stylish phone with a great camera.

  6. Adrian says:

    Whoops too soon! I would love the S6 Edge for its style and camera.

  7. Adrian says:

    Would love the S6 Edge!

  8. Ida Mae says:

    iphone 6s maybe even the plus!

  9. yana says:

    An iphone 6 of course! We are an apple family and that is actually all I know how to use 🙂 so convenient when the whole family shares the same kind of charger

  10. Angie says:

    I have actually really debated this. I am on a family plan with my grandparents and I’ve considered getting them both smart phones, but they have such a hard time with technology I’m just not sure… Maybe I will… Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  11. I have never had an Iphone before and I just never understood the labels with phones. I use whatever will do the job and never really cared much about who makes it or how cool it is. IT’s nice to be able to upgrade though and get one that does new things that your old one doesn’t so I’m always on the lookout for a newer and better one if it’s worth the price. This is a great giveaway!

  12. Thanks for letting us in on this awesome giveaway. My mind was already thinking of things to get from Amazon! LOL. Verizon is the best telecommunications provider. I have never thought of switching since I started with them. I agree with your points that staying connected is very important for a family. I have a large family too and we always make it a point to chat, text, or call each other at least 3 times a week!

  13. Andrea bullock says:

    I want the Samsung S6 edge. Love!! Also I need a new phone and I plan to go to an updated phone. My son just broke his phone and it’s to go without!

  14. Andrea bullock says:

    I want the Samsung S6 edge. Love!!

  15. Andrea bullock says:

    I want the Samsung S6 edge. Live it

  16. Mar says:

    My mom has a ‘dumbphone’ and desperately needs a new one! For some reason she hates touch screens, so that’s something we have to get past! This is a great opportunity!

  17. Smart phones are so important for staying connected now. We upgraded my father in-law a few years ago and upgraded my mother in-law last summer. It makes keeping them connected with their grandkids so much easier. We also love Verizon too.

  18. Miles L. says:

    It’s really a great technological advancement to have phones that will keep us connected. Verizon is really great as well in providing the connectivity. I’d love to use the coupon code in case we decide to buy a new phone.

  19. Tee says:

    I love Verizon. I’m been a happy customer for years now. I wish I was up for an upgrade right now. To tell you the truth, I’m actually still happy with my phone.

  20. Amanda says:

    My Father in Law just got his first iPhone, and let me tell you, it is totally and utterly rocking his world. I love how user friendly it is and thankfully he also has a Verizon contract so that he can call and ask us way too many questions without getting charged extra. Lucky us, huh?!?

  21. Shemp DeYoung says:

    I’ve never had an iPhone. This might be a good opportunity to give it a try.

  22. sarahviz says:

    I’d love to upgrade my iPhone 5c to a 6 plus!

  23. Jenny L says:

    i would choose the samsung galazy S6 in gold platinum…i like my current samsung phone but it’s time for an upgrade

  24. krystel says:

    The 50 off interests me because it seems like a good deal

  25. krystel says:

    Im very interested in apple always been in apple i would get iphone 6s

  26. Charlotte says:

    I’d choose the iPhone 6s because I want the best! My sister has one and it’s an amazing phone.

  27. Renee Rousseau says:

    The Valentine’s special I like is the Samsung Galaxy S®6 for $24 per month because it is time for a Galaxy upgrade.

  28. Renee Rousseau says:

    I would choose the:
    Samsung Galaxy S®6 32GB in Black Sapphire
    because I love my present Galaxy and it it time for a newer model.

  29. Melissa Moore says:

    I’ve never had an iPhone so I would get the iPhone 6.

  30. Faye Gates says:

    I would choose the Samsung Galaxy S6 . What a good deal.

  31. Dina Demarest says:

    How awesome is this! I know that most grandparents wouldn’t want to be upgraded but with those cute faces…who could say no? 🙂

  32. I just bought a smartphone myself! (I know, I know, I’m a total dinosaur.) I have to say it really comes in handy. I can check the weather, access the internet, check my Instagram (LOL, like that’s a necessity), or whatever I need to do.

  33. I’m an Apple fan but my boyfriend isn’t, haha maybe this is a good opportunity then to make him own one. Great deal by the way and a very awesome giveaway too!

  34. JoyeLynn B says:

    I’d get the Samsung Galaxy Note. I like the screen size. Many of my cohorts require that their phones fit into their back pockets. I prefer that they are secured in a front pocket with appropriate protection to the body of the phone. I always buy a protective case because I bump around, and because I use my current smart phone in the field, the larger screen will be better for me to visually capture photos and work on documentation, thus catching any mistakes faster!

  35. Stacy says:

    Really love the look and design of the Samsung S6!

  36. I would go for the Galaxy S6 Edge. They are phenomenal phones with an amazing camera

  37. we might be getting a smart phone for my mom too! She has been hesitant into accepting the fact that she needs a smart phone. She is so used to her old phone but when she tried using my phone, she’s convinced!

  38. What an amazing giveaway!! I would love to switch, but I owe some much in phone upgrade costs to my provider right now. It is so great that you got one for the kids grandpa so they can stay in touch. I recently got my mother and phone and she just loves talking to the kids through facebooks facetime.

  39. I would Probably get one of the Samsung Galaxy Smartphones. Never had a problem with Samsung!

  40. Catalina says:

    I want the Iphone 6 silver! My brother has that one and is great

  41. Madonna says:

    I like the Iphone 6 in silver. I don’t currently have a smart phone but have been wanting one just not sure what one to pick but I did like the commercials for the Iphone 6 and how the camera works.

  42. I agree – our family members live all over the country but they don’t miss out on daily activities and we get that face to face contact with them via face time. We love being able to see each other and share big and little occasions together “in person” even when they are hours away. I am lucky that all our Grandparents have a smart phone and I suggest it for all grandparents!

  43. Sage says:

    Not just for grandpas! My husband only got his first smartphone a few months ago. He used to grumble about the rest of us always playing on our phones, and now he’s seen the light! I don’t know how he went for so long without a smartphone. I bet your father will love his phone once he gets used to it 🙂

  44. Holly says:

    For the Valentine’s Deals, I’d get the iPhone 6Plus in gold, because again, I just love knowing that my photos will be fantastic 🙂

  45. Holly says:

    I’d get the iPhone 6 plus, because I love how great iPhone cameras are 🙂

  46. Rebekah says:

    I need a new smartphone so bad. Mine is so unreliable. I love the $50 off deal!

  47. Alison Gibb says:

    I would get the Apple® iPhone® 6 16GB in Silver because I love iPhones! They are the best!

  48. Kris I. says:

    I would get the Apple iPhone® 6; I have a very old Apple phone and need to upgrade; I love my old Apple!

  49. We just got my mom a smartphone. So glad she finally got one!

  50. Shannon says:

    I’d get the Apple I phone 6 in Silver since my sister has one and loves it

  51. tabitha says:

    I just got the droid turbo.
    But,i’d love the samsung galaxy 6s edge!

  52. Ashley C says:

    I’d love the Apple iPhone 6 in silver – thats the one that has been on my wishlist, I’m Apple loyal!


  53. laura ari says:

    I’d have to go with the samsung galaxy 6S. I’ve fallen out of love with my iphone.

  54. Elle says:

    I would choose the Samsung Galaxy S6 in white because I like the look of the phone and like Samsung electronics.

  55. Molli Vandehey says:

    i would chose the appli iphone 6 in grey. just looks smart and sleek

  56. Laura Bradley says:

    $100 off an iPhone 6 Plus? DEAL!!!!

  57. Laura Bradley says:

    I would love to have an iPhone 6+!

  58. He’s the one who lives in Thailand, right? That would be great to be able to video chat with him – I recommend Skype or Google Hangouts and he can download the apps :).

  59. patty says:

    I have been considering one for when I travel but it’s a big expense for once or twice a year. Here in the boonies I don’t have G yet. But I feel so left out of the loop!

  60. Kait St says:

    We are an Apple family. I’m not sure I could even teach my other family members how to use an Android at this point. So, the iPhone 6 would be my choice as well. An upgrade from our current ones to the newest. 🙂

  61. Michelle L says:

    Not open to Canadians?

  62. Gina M says:

    I would choose the Apple iPhone® 6 Plus because I am a big fan of apple products, and I have heard that phone is great for pictures and videos.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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