Huawei Jitterbug Touch 2
Great Call today announced changes to its smartphone plans that provide more data to users without increasing the monthly cost. The plans are available to owners of the Jitterbug Touch and Jitterbug Touch 2 devices. Plans start as low as $2.49 per month, which buys access to 20MB of data (up from 10MB). Other tiers offer 100MB for $5 per month, 200MB for $10, 500MB for $15, 1GB for $25, and 2GB for $45. Overage fees for all data plans have been halved from $0.20 per megabyte to $0.10 per megabyte. The new plans are effective beginning today.
Jitterbug recently released the Touch 2, a new touch-based phone that targets its older users who might want something more capable than a feature phone. The device has a 4-inch screen with 800 x 480 pixels, 1.5GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, and 4GB of storage. It does away with the slide-out QWERTY keyboard found on last year's original Touch smartphone. The Touch 2 is based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but runs a user interface skin custom-developed by Jitterbug to be easier and simpler to use. It offers a bevy of the services that make Jitterbug popular with members of the AARP, such as 5Star Urgent Response, Shake for Help, and MedCoach. The Jitterbug Touch 2 does not require a contract. It costs $159 ($139 for a limited time), and is available directly from GreatCall.