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Jitterbug5 - GreatCall

Model Information

Manufacturer
Model Name
Jitterbug5

The Jitterbug5 from GreatCall is a flip style phone that allows you to stay connected with friends and family and features a 5Star button to put you in contact with an emergency service.


Overview

The Jitterbug5 Cell Phone from GreatCall is an easy-to-use, flip-style phone designed for senior citizens and people with special needs. A backlit keypad features large buttons that you can physically feel rather than having everything on the screen. It is easy to navigate using simple "Yes" or "No" buttons, and includes voice dial for quick access to your contacts. A powerful speaker makes it easy to hear by delivering a loud, clear sound, and also includes a speakerphone so that you can talk hands free.


Features

Perhaps the greatest feature of the Jitterbug5 is the 5Star Service that's included with the GreatCall GoPlan. With this service you can use the 5Star button that is included on the phone to immediately get in touch with an NAED Certified 5Star Agent who will assist you. This can be used in an emergency, or at any time you feel that you are in an unsafe or uncertain situation. You will also have unlimited access to registered nurses and board-certified doctors who can give you advice, and even diagnose some illnesses over the phone and prescribe medications 24 hours a day 7 days a week!


Additional Information

The Jitterbug5 Cell Phone from GreatCall is a great choice for users who just want a basic cell phone, but could also benefit from the added safety and security that are offered through their services. A few bells and whistles such as an easy-to-use camera with photo sharing capabilities make it all the better for most people. It also includes various brain games that you can play right on the phone to improve your memory and sharpen your focus as well as other perks such as daily health tips that are sent right to your phone to help you lead a healthier, more active life. 

Cell Phone Specifications

Standby Time
25 days
Service Provider
Dimensions
3.9 x 2.0 x 0.8 (HWD) inc
Weight (oz)
3.7 oz
Form Factor
Screen Size
2.2", plus 1
Screen Resolution
240 x 320
Front Camera
No
Front Resolution
NA
Back Camera
Yes
Back Resolution
1.3 MP
Video Resolution
NA
Network Type
Bands
  • 1900
  • 800
Bluetooth Enabled?
Yes
GPS Enabled?
No
NFC
No
Hearing Aid Compatible
Yes
Emergency Response
Yes

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User reviews

3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.6
Quality 
 
5.0  (3)
Affordability 
 
4.5  (3)
Reliability 
 
4.8  (3)
Features 
 
4.0  (3)
Battery Life 
 
4.8  (3)
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Overall rating 
 
5.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Affordability 
 
5.0
Reliability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
5.0
Battery Life 
 
5.0

It's exactly what I wanted

I didn't want one of those expensive phones that everyone's been trying to talk me into. All I wanted was a simple flip phone like I have had for the past 10-15 years. Now that I'm older, I figured that the emergency services offered with a Jitterbug would be a good idea.

Once the phone arrived, I took it to the Verizon store and got it on my existing plan. The phone works great, the service is wonderful and I'm using it daily without any problems.

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Overall rating 
 
4.7
Quality 
 
5.0
Affordability 
 
5.0
Reliability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
3.5
Battery Life 
 
5.0

Well... the 5 Star Response works

Accidentally pushed the 5 star button without knowing it, and seconds later it was ringing. 5 Star was calling to make sure I was okay! Good to know that it works so well!

Other than that, the phone is not a feature phone. There's not many fancy features on it, but that's exactly what I wanted.

The battery life has lasted me forever. The screen is clear as day and easy to read. The volume is excellent and call quality is top notch.

VERY GOOD PHONE FOR THE MONEY

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Overall rating 
 
4.2
Quality 
 
5.0
Affordability 
 
3.5
Reliability 
 
4.5
Features 
 
3.5
Battery Life 
 
4.5

Bought it for Grandpa

Bought this for my Grandpa for his birthday. I though it would be a great gift, as he was talking about getting a phone for emergencies. I was kind of confused about the service and I guess should've researched it a little more prior to purchasing the phone online. We're paying $49 per month for something that's rarely used and I don't know that we'll keep it. I thought this was more of a "pay as you go" type phone where we could just add money to it when necessary. I didn't know it was a no-contract, but pay monthly plan.

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