Jitterbug Hops Over to Verizon Wireless
Today Jitterbug and Verizon Wireless announced that Jitterbug's phones and services will now be available on the Verizon Wireless network. Jitterbug - run by Great Call - uses Samsung handsets and offers simple phones with large and easy-to-use controls for those who don't require advance features. Previously it had a series of roaming agreements with a number of different CDMA providers. Now, Verizon Wireless will be the main wireless network provider for Jitterbug's services. Jitterbug and Verizon will offer more minutes in the Jitterbug plans, and will also have less expensive night and weekend options. Current Jitterbug users are already being transitioned to Verizon Wireless' network in areas where Verizon has coverage. Jitterbug services are available from Jitterbug directly, as well as retailers Sears, Radio Shack, CVS and ShopKo.
FCC Shines Light On Unannounced Flip Phone for Jitterbug
Documents on the FCC web site have revealed an unannounced flip phone for Jitterbug. The Jitterbug Flip, as it is referred to in FCC documents, was manufactured by Alcatel OneTouch and includes two screens and a rather basic set of features.
New Big-Screen Jitterbug Smart Made by Alcatel
GreatCall has released the Jitterbug Smart, a new smartphone made by Alcatel. It replaces the Jitterbug Touch3 by Samsung.
LG Terra, Flip World Phone, Lands On Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Terra to its lineup of basic feature phones. The Terra is a flip phone that runs a simple operating system with features such as text-to-speech for listening to text messages and photo ID for identifying incoming calls.
Verizon Wireless Customers Can Roam In Cuba
Verizon Wireless today added Cuba to the list of countries in which its customers can access network services when traveling. Roaming in Cuba (world phone required) won't be cheap.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
In short what does this mean?
WOrking On A Clarification