Jitterbug5 - Cell Phones for Seniors
The Jitterbug5 is a simple and intuitive cell phone, specifically designed for seniors.
The modern cell phone seems to be getting smaller, more complicated, and filled
with an overwhelming amount of extraneous apps and features. They are difficult
to navigate and require a steep learning curve and technical savvy. This trend is
limiting for senior citizens who are searching for a phone that is uncomplicated
– a simple cell phone for seniors – is the solution. Because the Jitterbug®
was created as a cell phone for seniors, it was deliberately designed to meet the
unique needs of senior citizens.
Network of Health and Safety Experts
Life is unpredictable, but with 5Star® Service that’s included in
a GreatCall GoPlan™, you’re prepared for anything. In any uncertain
or unsafe situation, just push the 5Star button and you’ll speak immediately with
an NAED Certified 5Star Agent who can get you the help you need in any emergency,
big or small. A GreatCall GoPlan also gives you unlimited access to registered nurses
and board-certified doctors, 24/7. Plus, you can stay on top of your prescription
schedule with the Medication Reminder Service.
Display and Navigation
One of the most useful features of the Jitterbug5 is its big buttons and large color
display. Many mainstream cell phones have buttons that are barely bigger than a
grain of rice and font displays that are so tiny they are barely visible. This design
makes mass-market cell phones very challenging as phones for seniors. The Jitterbug5
has big buttons that are backlit and a large display font – allowing for less strain
and easier use. The buttons are clearly labeled, and the backlight feature allows
for use in low light.
In designing a cell phone for seniors, the Jitterbug team committed to making a
phone that didn’t require a 50-page owner’s manual to operate. The objective was
to provide a clear, straightforward, and easy-to-use phone. A simple menu, without
scores of unnecessary apps and features, makes working the phone easy and ideal
for seniors. The Jitterbug5’s intuitive "yes/no" buttons eliminate confusion and
create easy and trouble-free navigation.
Powerful Speaker and Battery Life
Cell phones are communication devices, yet most phones often have inadequate speakers
that distort or muffle conversation. This can be especially frustrating in cell
phones for the seniors, who may already struggle with hearing. The irritation of
straining to hear a conversation on your phone is over with the powerful Jitterbug5
speaker. A crucial feature in cell phones for senior citizens, the large speaker
ensures that all calls are loud and clearly audible.
Due to power-draining features and applications, the standard cell phone has to
be charged daily, if not multiple times within a single day. The Jitterbug5’s operating
system is highly efficient and has an impressive battery with up to 25 days of standby
power supply. As a cell phone for seniors, who may be using their phones as a safety
and medical alert device, reliability is crucial. The long-lasting battery allows
for confidence that your phone will be charged and ready, even if you missed a charge
One of the great advances and conveniences of cell phones is the addition of a built-in
camera. In mass-market cell phones the camera feature can be complicated, confusing,
and require a multiple step process to simply take a picture. Because it is a cell
phone directed at senior citizens, the Jitterbug5 design simplifies the built-in
camera feature. Using the clear menu and simple navigation with the “yes/no” button,
taking a picture could not be easier. Photo sharing is another exciting feature
that has been made less problematic. In the past, phones for seniors did not include
an option for sharing photos because it was deemed “too complicated.” The Jitterbug5
has opened up the opportunity for senior citizen phones to also benefit from this
technological advance. With the simple touch of a button, your photo is uploaded
to the photo-sharing site of your choice. No computers, or cords, or complex processes
– simply push the “yes” button and your photo is posted.
Most cell phone companies require commitments and contracts, sometimes binding a
customer for several years. With the Jitterbug5, there is no contract, no fee for
switching plans or coverage areas, and you can discontinue your account at any time.
This is freedom and choice with no risk.
Designed to be simple, reliable, and easy to use, the Jitterbug is the preeminent
phone for seniors.