LifeFone, At-home Landline, Cellular: Review

LifeFone At-Home

The Basics

Product name: At-Home Landline, At-Home Cellular 

Manufacturer / Distributor: LifeFone

Compilation: Sept. 2015. Updated Q4 2018.


This page contains our LifeFone | At-Home Landline, At-Home Cellular review.



Analyst Summary: LifeFone | At-Home Landline, At-Home Cellular

The LifeFone At-Home system comes in two versions: the "Landline" version and the "Cellular" version.

These are both conventional, traditional, medical alert systems that work only at and around your home. These systems do have optional fall-detection capability. Voice communication is through the base unit.

The difference between the two relates to whether communication from the base station to the responder is via your home landline ("Landline Version"), or via a cellular connection built in to the base station ("Cellular Version").



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Product Line & Company: LifeFone

LifeFone is often well reviewed in the various online review sites and offers a fairly broad range of medical alert systems. For in-home use they have all you might expect, including fall detection and the choice of cellular or landline connection to the responders.

They have an App for those who want to use a smartphone as their medical alert system.

For out-and-about use, they offer a single pendant that can connect by itself to the responders. 

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