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cyber-savvy grand

Text-a-grand
It’s easy to text message with your grandkids

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By sHaynE PaCkER

re you using the coolest features on	your	cell	phone?	Text	messaging	is	a	quick	and	efficient	 way to keep in touch with loved ones, especially grandchildren. What is text messaging? It can be thought of as a kind of	short	e-mail	that	is	most	 commonly sent to another person’s mobile phone. Short Message Service (SMS) is	often	referred	to	as	“texting”	 or	sending	text	messages. A messaging service lets you send and receive both text	and	picture	messages	on	 your cell phone. You can send and receive messages of up to 160 characters and spaces, exchange	text	messages	with	 another cell phone or “message”	via	e-mail.	Plus,	you	 can take a picture and send it immediately, or send an

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existing	picture.	Best	of	all,	 your family can send you photos of your grandkids. The	texting	process	varies	 by phone, but there are some basic principles that apply to most mobile devices. An iPhone 3GS can send messages	with	text,	video,	 photos, audio, locations and contact information. If you have an iPhone or BlackBerry with a keyboard, you’ll be able to tap out and send messages fairly quickly. For	older-model	cell	phones,	 as you get used to typing on

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010

GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010
Contents
GRAND Treasure Hunt
I’m too young to be a grandparent!
GRAND Central
Want it? Win it!
Marian Robinson: First Grand
Around the world in 80 memories
7 travel essentials: Don’t leave home without ’em
Have health, will travel
Not so grand
Splitsville
Text-a-grand
Are you a safe driver?
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Intro
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 2
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Contents
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - GRAND Treasure Hunt
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 5
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - I’m too young to be a grandparent!
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 7
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 8
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 9
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 10
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - GRAND Central
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 12
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 13
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 14
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 15
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Want it? Win it!
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 17
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 18
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 19
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Marian Robinson: First Grand
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 21
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 22
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 23
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Around the world in 80 memories
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 25
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 7 travel essentials: Don’t leave home without ’em
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 27
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Have health, will travel
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 29
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Not so grand
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 31
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Splitsville
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 33
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Text-a-grand
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 35
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Are you a safe driver?
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 37
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 38
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 39
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 40
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 41
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 42
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 45
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