Nov 20, 2006, 1:44 AM by Eric Lin
Our complete hands-on review of the Jitterbug phones and service for older users. Includes video tour.
The Jitterbug was not designed for the majority of Phone Scoop readers. Its large size, small screen and very limited features are not going to win it much love from the gadget-hungry crowd. However GreatCall and Samsung are hoping it appeals to your grandparents, or at least someone who would like to buy your grams a mobile phone.
Typically the elderly want access to the same technology everyone else has, (like cell phones,) but not having grown up with high-tech toys, they prefer to have a simplified version. They also need technology that addresses how our bodies decay over time. Thus Jitterbug phones provide a loud speaker with an ear pad, large buttons and a large, simple interface.
The Jitterbug phones are a huge step forward in terms of usability for the elderly or technophobes, but they are also a first generation effort. The interface is a bit clunky and not everything about the phone is optimized for ease of use.
|Beware this is a poorly run company.||glmason||
|Great Idea ALSO for the younger and disabled.||bluehearts||
|No Coverage Maps||yesVZW||
|Cost is Exorbitant!||Runningwithscissors||
|It's about time!||atatistcheff||
|Um... so who is the carrier?||SprintPCSGuy||
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