Jitterbug Smart & Jitterbug Flip Phones

Jitterbug Phones

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Summary

GreatCall sells the Jitterbug phones, designed specially for older adults. The Jitterbug Flip is a Flip phone that includes a button that enables it to function as a medical alert. The Jitterbug Smart 2 is a smartphone, designed to be especially easy to use. It also allows you to call for help using its medical alert functionality.

 

From the website:

 

Jitterbug Smart 2

The Jitterbug Smart2 is the simplest smartphone ever, with a large screen, single list navigation and GreatCall’s award-winning health and safety apps. With its long-lasting battery, no matter what you want to do, the Jitterbug Smart2 has you covered from voice texting and taking pictures, to emailing and browsing the Internet.

 

Jitterbug Flip

Designed to be easy-to-use, the Jitterbug Flip comes with bigger buttons, a large screen, and GreatCall’s exclusive 5Star Urgent Response button on the keypad that can get you help in any emergency. With a built-in camera, voice dialing, a flashlight, and a magnifier, you’ll enjoy using the Jitterbug Flip every day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion and Reviews

 

from Walt Maclay (member) at September 16, 2013

I could live with a sluggish phone that worked well, but the review says it crashes, runs out of memory, and is confusing to use.  This is a good example of how not to design a device for the elderly (or for anybody).

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from Richard-Caro (member) at September 05, 2013

Walt Mossberg reviewed this today in the Wall St Journal. Not that enthusiastic.
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