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Jitterbug Mobile Phones for Seniors Get New Plans for Better Mobile Health, Safety

5Star, included in all new GoPlans for Jitterbug, transforms the phone into a personal medical alert device, company says

Sept. 24, 2013 – The Jitterbug cell phone, designed for senior citizens and their families, has new service plans offering unlimited access to medical alert services, medical professionals, and other exclusive health management tools, all combined with minutes for a flat monthly fee. GreatCall, Inc., creator of the phone, announced the new plans last week.

Starting at $24.99 per month, the company says these plans feature “award-winning services” including 5Star, a mobile medical alert service; Urgent Care, offering 24/7 access to live nurses and doctors; and Medication Reminders, a mobile medication management service, all designed specifically to help customers maintain active, independent lives while saving money.

5Star, included in all GoPlans, transforms the Jitterbug into a personal medical alert device. If customers ever feel unsafe or uncertain, they can simply press 5 and then * on the Jitterbug keypad to be connected immediately to NAED Certified Response Agents 24/7. Using patented GPS location technology, agents can locate a customer, evaluate the situation, conference in family members, connect to a registered nurse or dispatch 9-1-1 emergency responders, nationwide.


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In addition to 5Star, GoPlan customers will have unlimited access to Urgent Care service, which provides direct access to live, registered nurses 24/7. These medical professionals can answer any health-related questions or elevate calls to board-certified doctors, who have the ability to give assessments, diagnose a wide range of conditions over the phone as well as write common prescriptions. Other health management features included in GoPlans:

   • Medication Reminders – stay on track with prescription and refill schedules

   • Brain Games – improve memory and sharpens one’s mind

   • Daily Health Tips – maintain a healthy lifestyle with tips from the American Heart Association®

   • Wellness Calls – help individuals feel better with weekly motivational calls from Dr. Brian Alman

   • The Check-in Call – a friendly, automated call that checks in with customers as often as they wish

“Consumerization of healthcare is the future,” said David Inns, Chief Executive Officer at GreatCall. “With these affordable plans, we are putting a simple, but powerful health and safety device in the palm of our customers’ hands, allowing them to better maintain their overall health, safety and independence themselves.”

By bundling these exclusive services –
   • 5Star ($14.99 value),
   • Urgent Care ($4 value),
   • Medication Reminders ($3 value),
   • Check-in Call ($4 value),
   • Wellness Call ($4 value) –
customers will save more than $200 per year compared to adding each service individually with any Basic Plan, according to the company.

Customers also have the option to upgrade to the Unlimited GoPlan, including unlimited minutes, unlimited text messages and unlimited access to all of the safety and health features for $69.99 per month.

All GreatCall plans have no contracts, no hidden fees and never any cancellation charges to change the plan. Additionally, every GreatCall product comes with dependable, nationwide coverage and the support of award-winning, 100 percent U.S. based customer service.

GoPlans are only available on GreatCall’s line of Jitterbug cell phones, offering “thoughtful features, innovative services and cell phone simplicity that everyone can appreciate.” To start a new GreatCall GoPlan or to find more information on the full line of Jitterbug cell phones, visit or call 1-866-352-0044.


About GreatCall, Inc. (Information provided by company)

GreatCall provides easy-to-use wireless health and safety products for aging consumers and their families, allowing them to enjoy a worry-free independent lifestyle. The company stands apart from other wireless services providers through its simplified, personalized and humanized approach, as well as its commitment to providing a high quality customer service experience. As the creator of Jitterbug, 5Star Urgent Response, and a suite of health and medical apps, the company has been widely praised for its ability to deliver the benefits of innovation and technology in a meaningful and easy-to-use format. GreatCall has received prominent national media accolades from the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Washington Post and major TV broadcast networks.

GreatCall's products and services, including The 5Star® and Jitterbug® are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Walmart, Best Buy, Sears, Radio Shack Dealer Franchise, Fry's Electronics and ShopKo, as well as direct to consumers at 1-800-918-8543 and online at

GreatCall also offers a growing family of health and medical apps including Urgent Care, MedCoach and 5Star. Service coverage includes the U.S. and Canada. GreatCall is located in San Diego, Calif. To learn more about all available GreatCall products and services, please visit: This GreatCall news release and other announcements are available at Or follow our news on Twitter @GreatCallInc and on Facebook

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