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Review: Jitterbug

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Um... so who is the carrier?

SprintPCSGuy

Nov 20, 2006, 10:08 AM
Phonescoop has not mentioned a carrier even once... but they did test it on something...

But it is CDMA... it's not like someone can just activate it on any carrier. Sprint will not allow foreign ESN's on the network. As a matter of fact, I believe Alltel and Verizon are starting to block foreign ESN's as well. The only carrier I know that activates anything are Cricket and Page Plus (MVNO).
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peanutblue

Nov 20, 2006, 10:35 AM
I believe this phone has its own carrier with its own Operator service.
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Rich Brome

Nov 20, 2006, 11:26 AM
We did mention the carrier right from the start. It's GreatCall. They're a new MVNO. All they offer is this phone and the service that goes with it.
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SprintPCSGuy

Nov 20, 2006, 11:56 AM
Ahh... I see it now. I had never heard of GreatCall before... so from the way it is worded in the article... you might not know that GreatCall is a carrier.
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eric Lin

Nov 20, 2006, 1:22 PM
you order the phones and everything through myjitterbug.com everything on the phone is branded jitterbug except for the start up animation on the handset which says great call. i think they're intentionally trying to make everything have the jitterbug identity, phones, service, live operators, etc.

i don't think elderly people who don't know much about cellular service to begin with would benefit from knowing their jitterbug phone is actually sold by a company call GreatCall who leases network service from other companies.

and as for true carrier, i'm no sure who GreatCall uses.
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tuolumne

Nov 20, 2006, 3:08 PM
The phone is an SPH-xxx Samsung. I believe it's running on Sprint.
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TradeMark_310

Nov 20, 2006, 4:21 PM
Yeah, didn't Sprint agree to allow Jitterbug at the same time thay allowed Amp'd, Helio, Disney, and the rest? I think that's what caused them to say "no more", but this went through before that...
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Wireless Buddy

Nov 20, 2006, 4:47 PM
Amp'd uses Verizon
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katrina

Nov 21, 2006, 5:15 PM
Hey, wouldn't it be funny if someone had one of these and tried to activate AMP'd servce on it?
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Wireless Buddy

Nov 20, 2006, 4:49 PM
Why does Samsung brand their models like that (SCH, SGH, SPH)? Does it stand for "Samsung CDMA Handset / Samsung GSM Handset / Samsung ?PCS? Handset ??
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katrina

Nov 21, 2006, 5:16 PM
Thats always been my guess...
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