Alert1, Kelsi: Review
Product name: Kelsi
Manufacturer / Distributor: Alert1
Compilation: Q4. 2015
This page contains our Alert1 Kelsi review.
Analyst Summary: Alert1 Kelsi
The Kelsi is a mobile medical alert designed to work wherever there is (T mobile) cell coverage. It looks nice and small, and smaller than other go-anywhere pendants we tested so far. We decided to try it out.
We looked at this product as well as the seemingly identical products offered by LifeCall and ResponseLink. On further investigation this product comes originally from Freus (a wholesaler), and is called by them the "eResponder". We believe Alert1, LifeCall and ResponseLink buy it from Freeus and rebrand it, so presumably the product offered in each case is identical.
Pricing seemed similar among these offerings, but Alert1 had a "2 month free" sale, and the company had popped up frequently on various "best medical alert" lists so we decided to test this one. We strongly suspect that the actual hardware (ie the pendant) is made by a third party and sold to each of these alert system companies.
The online ordering process was fairly straightforward and painless on the company's website. It claimed that you would get the 2 mth free special deal by ordering online or by phone, but so far the papwerwork I got did not reflect that.
Pricing on this product is steep. The fee is $46/mth with an additional $99 to activate the system, and a shipping charge ($16).
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Product Line & Company: Alert1
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