SENIORS who use unmonitored medical alarms can save up to $300 on an upgrade, as part of the NBN rollout.
Unmonitored medical alarms help to safeguard people who suffer from health issues by calling family members, friends, neighbours or 000 when triggered.
NBN Co is offering a subsidy of up to 80 per cent, capped at $300, to unmonitored medical alarm users who will need to switch systems when their NBN is installed.
“I’m pleased NBN Co has recognised the extra financial obligations faced by many seniors and others who use unmonitored medical alarms,” said seniors minister Mick Murray.
“I encourage anyone who uses an unmonitored alarm to contact the medical alarm register soon to make sure you are ahead of the rollout in your area.
“An 80 per cent saving is a big help for someone on a fixed income and I really encourage anyone eligible to take advantage of the savings on offer.”
When the NBN rollout is happening in a particular area, they will contact people on the register to assist with device upgrades.
To register and to find out more about the subsidy call 1800 003 095.