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UK pensioners believe smartphones make their lives better

Payment provider RingGo investigates seniors' attitudes to phone technology

Mark Moran
07 November 2022
Despite their common portrayal as Luddites, a fifth of people of pensionable age have had a smartphone for over 10 years (Keith Tanner/Unsplash)

 

UK pensioners are often depicted in the media as lacking tech literacy, missing out on the skills to use mobile devices. In a world where tech adoption is accelerating, it can seem like the elderly are left behind in the changing times.

However, research from OnePoll, commissioned by parking payment provider RingGo, suggests the opposite. Seniors value technology, specifically smartphones, with many stating they have become a critical part of their lives.

Key findings:

Almost half (45%) have...

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