The Jitterbug J: Keep Gramps Connected Through Simplicity

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Still looking to bring your parents or grand parents into the wonderful world of wireless communication, without needing to spend a month conducting a technical seminar covering how to use the phone’s features?  GreatCall, Inc. has just come out with the Jitterbug J cell phone, manufactured by Samsung, which offers a loud speaker, large buttons, and easy-to-use interface.

The Jitterbug J is primarily geared towards the elderly and technophobic; but can be an alternative for anyone needing basic wireless service without paying for unneeded or unwanted  features never used.    Additional features and Rate Plan information available after the jump.

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Jitterbug Features:

* No Contracts.

* Rate Plans ranging from $14.99 to $79,99 per month.

* Unlimited Jitterbug-to-Jitterbug calling.

* No pre-payment required.

* Includes a direct Live-Operator service that will guide users  through calling and feature processes (read:  unneeded frustration over menus options).

* Customers can add or remove features, including:  MyCalendar, SimpleText, LiveNurse, and Jitterbug Complete Care — which bundles Roadside Assistance, a “No Questions asked” handset replacement plan, and the Jitterbug LiveNurse for $9/month.

The phone is a pricey $147 (includes a free car charger), but factoring in the Live-Operator services and the handset replacement plan, it still may be one of the best options for those special family members.

Specs |  Rate Plans

Available via via jitterbug.com, calling direct at 1-800-918-8543, or through select local retailers such as Sears, Radio Shack, CVS, and ShopKo.

 

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