Project Silverline gives free smartphones to older people with simple to use apps already loaded, that will enhance their independence.
Project Silverline is a corporate responsibility project run by SingTel, a mobile telecom company based in Singapore with 416 million customers in the Far East. It loads donated smartphones with five apps co-developed with and for older people, and matches each phone donated with a year’s free service.
Silverline is also raising funds through crowdfunding to take the programme internationally. Initial focus is on US, UK, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore, with the applications available in English and Mandarin Chinese.