Jitterbug Plus – AARP Phones Roundup
The Jitterbug Plus, a cell phone designed to meet the specific needs of senior citizens and is proud to be featured in the AARP phones roundup as an excellent cell phone for seniors.
The AARP is a nonprofit and non-partisan organization that advocates for those over 50. Established in 1958, the AARP has become the “definitive voice” for senior citizens. AARP provides information and guidance on all aspects of life for the elderly and in a recent online article AARP featured Great Call and the Jitterbug.
AARP Phone Features
The Jitterbug Plus has many features that AARP looked at in their AARP Phone roundup including easy-to-see big buttons. Most cell phone companies are focusing on making phones and keypads smaller and smaller, this trend is extremely limiting to seniors. In an effort to be more senior-friendly, the Jitterbug Plus’ keypad has large, clearly labeled buttons that are backlit for easier use in low lighting. The large color display screen is clear and bright, using a large bold font.
Another feature the AARP Phone Roundup took into account is the Jitterbug’s enhanced speaker. Most mass-market cell phones have speakers that muffle or distort the volume of the phone, making it very challenging for seniors to hear. The Jitterbug Plus’ speaker is loud and clearly amplifies the sound, making this a feature that AARP finds helpful to the elderly.
AARP: Find A Simple to Use Cell Phone
When AARP was asked how do you find a a simple to use cell phone they looked at several companies and phones including GreatCall and the Jitterbug Phone.
GreatCall, in seeking to create a phone for seniors, as featured in the AARP Phone roundup, wanted to simplify and streamline the menu and navigation of their cell phone. The clear and straightforward menu is controlled though intuitive “yes/no” buttons, which helps eliminate confusion or getting “lost” in the phone. Uncluttered, and without never-to-be-used apps, the Jitterbug Plus is a worry-free cell phone.
The Jitterbug Plus is also featured in AARP because of its long lasting battery. While most phones require daily charging, the Jitterbug Plus can last for 25 days on standby battery, ensuring that your phone is ready when you need it. The Jitterbug Plus has additional options aimed at seniors that allow the phone to function as a medical alert or reminder device – making the long lasting battery that much more important.
A useful Jitterbug Plus feature, made simple, is the built-in camera. Controlled with the “yes/no” buttons; picture taking is as easy as the press of a button. The Jitterbug Plus also has photo-sharing capacity, but without the complication of cords, computers, or programs. Simply choose your photo-sharing site, like photo-sharing with Facebook, and press “yes” – as smoothly as that your photos are posted online. This is truly the easiest Jitterbug yet and the best cell phone for seniors, as featured in the AARP Phone Round Up.
AARP Featured Cell Phone Plans for Seniors
GreatCall’s pay as you go cell phone plan and its Jitterbug phone for seniors was mentioned in the AARP article as a cell phone plan for seniors and a “no-frills, senior-friendly cell phone for emergencies and occasional calls.”
The Jitterbug Plus, a product of Great Call, has no required contract, no penalty for changing plans, and no fee for cancellation. For those looking for a limited or unlimited package, the Jitterbug Plus has cell phone plans created to meet the needs of seniors, as mentioned in the AARP article.
The Jitterbug Plus proudly serves the needs of senior citizen and is proud to have been featured in AARP Phones roundup as a cell phone for seniors.