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Teaching how to use Smartphones and tablets  スマホとタブレット教室

It started with Ms. S, one of the neighbours.

She retired when she was 50 years old and moved here. She teaches me many things about how to live in the countryside. I was able to help her buy a new PC and set it up for her.

Ms. S used to use prepaid cell phone, but she became interested in having a smartphone so I helped her to get one. That was about 3 years ago.

It took her some time, but she got used to it. She was happy that it wasn’t that expensive, about 2000 yen a month. But I felt the display of the smartphone was too small and it bothered me a lot. It seems that eyesight gets worse year by year, for all of us. It is unavoidable.

About 18 months later, I found a 7 inch tablet that can also be used as a smartphone. I got one to see if it is OK, then recommended it to Ms. S. She asked me to get one for her right away. It was nice that we had the same tablet model. I could check with mine and explain to her what to do when she was in trouble. She didn’t have a navigator in her car, so she could use the tablet for that too.

One day she showed it to one of her friends, Ms. R, and Ms. R wanted to get one too. It was something new for her and she was anxious, so I told her that I would help her as much as possible.

I got a new tablet for Ms. R and we decided to have a small class ‘how to use a tablet’. Ms. S offered her house for the class so one day we gathered in her house. Unexpectedly, Mr. F joined us there too. He had a smartphone but didn’t know how to use it at all. He didn’t even know how to answer the phone. Eventually, Mr. F also decided to get a tablet instead of the smartphone, as it was easier to operate.

Little by little, I now have about 15 people asking me for help when they are in trouble. I’m happy to get to know people because of something I am good at.














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