My elderly mother lives in Arizona with her husband, in a remote area near Yuma, where they do have reliable cell signals, but no internet. I would like to buy her a digital photo frame that I can upload photos to remotely, but would need it to be a photo frame that can connect via cellular service. Is there such an animal? She does have a smart phone (an iPhone), but is barely able to understand and use it, so an app that links her phone to the frame wouldn’t be ideal. I doubt I could walk her through installing and using such an app anyway (I’m in Montana, and have no iPhone skills).
Hello Raymond Junk Jr.
You could always set her up with an Android Tablet with cell service, you could Install Team viewer to remotely access, then you could remotely put the device into a kiosk mode or slideshow mode.
Alternatively, I recommend getting her set up with Starlink internet for the remote area.
Thanks for the reply! I looked at the Starlink option and wow – that’s expensive. So no-go on that, unfortunately. I looked at kiosk mode with a tablet, and it looks like that might be too challenging. How about this – back to the digital picture frame and maybe linking it to a cell phone app for her iPhone – is there an app for iPhone where I could send pictures to her phone (that she would receive via cellular signal) that would automatically transfer over to a digital picture frame using bluetooth or direct transfer of some sort? Maybe I could connect to her iPhone using teamviewer or a similar app to set up the app for her?
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Works with its built-in SIM card (4G), no Wi-Fi connection required.
Enjoy 3 months of free 4G subscription, $6.90/month beyond that or free Wi-Fi connection.
Easy to use: no installation or configuration on the frame itself is required. (Can be configured remotely)
Works in over 100 countries.
Wow! This is AMAZING! I looked and looked and couldn’t find such an animal. I was resigned to a work-around, but you came through in spades. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.