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Review: Jitterbug

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Is It Your Type? Body Three S's  

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.



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Subject Author Date
Beware this is a poorly run company. glmason Jan 2, 2007, 4:35 PM
Great Idea ALSO for the younger and disabled. bluehearts Nov 26, 2006, 1:03 AM
No Coverage Maps yesVZW Nov 29, 2006, 8:26 PM
Cost is Exorbitant! Runningwithscissors Nov 24, 2006, 1:47 AM
It's about time! atatistcheff Nov 23, 2006, 12:09 PM
Soooo.............. SprintLynchburg_VA Nov 20, 2006, 11:50 AM
Um... so who is the carrier? SprintPCSGuy Nov 20, 2006, 10:08 AM
Languages? tuolumne Nov 20, 2006, 3:55 AM
  • Re: Languages? by peanutblue   Nov 20, 2006, 10:36 AM
  • No.. by Wireless Buddy   Nov 20, 2006, 4:51 PM
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