Jitterbug Touch-Screen, Flip Phones Give Seniors More Options

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2016-04-29

Two new Jitterbug mobile phones—the touch-screen Smart and the traditional button-style, folding Flip—are now available from GreatCall, which offers mobile phones and service plans aimed at senior citizens who want easy-to-use devices without having to commit to service contracts. The Smart phone features a 5.5-inch, color, touch-screen display, modern looks and data capabilities, while the Flip phone features a 3.2-inch color HVGA TFT internal display, a 1.44-inch external color display and no Web searching capabilities. Monthly no-contract mobile service plans for the phones start at $14.99 for 200 minutes of talk, plus $3.00 for 300 texts, while data plans for the Smart handset start at $2.49 for 40MB. Data plans are not available for the Flip handset, which is not data-capable. Both phones are also available with premium calling plans that include GreatCall's 5Star services, which connect callers with help in emergencies, 24/7 health information services and other extra-cost features. Peruse this eWEEK slide show for more details on the Jitterbug Smart and Flip phones.


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