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Nov 9, 2006, 4:07 PM

grandma's CDMA

This is so awesome, everday I get customers who just need an easier phone, whether it be age, or vision. Why couldn't this phone be put on the alltel, or verizon networks? any one know why it couldn't be?
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Brown Norway

Dec 11, 2006, 3:01 PM

Anyone bought or using Jitterbug?

I am thinking about getting this for my 77 year old mom. Any feed back from someone who made the plunge. How is is working?
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Nov 19, 2006, 5:05 PM

omg looks like a toilet!!!

haha this thng looks like a toilet!!!!
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Jan 2, 2007, 4:35 PM
over in the "Review: Jitterbug" discussion:

Beware this is a poorly run company.

Great Calls may be marketing the jitterbug phone for elderly and their kids, but the company has no reliable customer support. They have split the customer service into several departments so that you get the old fashion bureaucratic run around when you have a problem. No one in the company will take any responsibility for any problem. Once you buy the phone you are on your own. In addition, the department that take the credit card info and does the ordering may not be all that honest.

I got this phone for my Dad who is going blind and living in an assisted living facility. Great Calls can not seem to understand that some might buy a phone like this for their parents.

The company has charge my credit card twice and is responding very ...
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Nov 9, 2006, 2:35 AM

About time

This phone is DEFINITELY not for me. But I know several people (at least ๐Ÿ˜Ž that would prefer a more simplistic phone. This would be great for those users. I'm just wondering who will carry it? It won't be a huge revenue maker as far as extra services, but that will be more than made up in quantity of users that have been hesitant or are intimidated by technology
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Jan 10, 2007, 3:35 PM

Any idea on US release or carrier?

Although I would never use this phone because it looks like a toilet, I am interested in knowing if it will be sold by any US carrier, and if so, when? Looking at the photos it shows this phone with three large buttons on the keypad rather than a number keypad. My eyesight is not so good, so I can not see what they say, but seeing as this phone is CDMA and it has a three button keypad, it seems like a prime candidate for Verizon Wireless's Chaperone service. If anyone has any information about this phone, please let me know.
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Sep 22, 2006, 9:21 PM
over in the "2006 Holiday Pre-Preview" discussion:

Looking for smartphone compatible with verizon.

I'm looking to purchase a smartphone or something that is very compatiable with outlook. The best one would be a small flip phone - have a speakerphone and bluetooth. I am currently using verizon and would like to continue but the only thing I see is the cingular star trek phone. Are there any other alternatives coming out?
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Nov 26, 2006, 1:03 AM
over in the "Review: Jitterbug" discussion:

Great Idea ALSO for the younger and disabled.

For Instance I have low vision and hearing impaired in one ear but I am no granny. But there are serious drawbacks to this phone. The charges are only the beginning. Many other drawbacks have also been covered and the un-hip-ness of this phone for younger people is a big minus ! But I am glad someone is finally beginning to address the real lack of WELL DESIGNED cell phones that truly meet the needs of the low vision and hearing impaired. Lets hope this idea is improved upon and the trend continues to gain recognition because there really is a need in our society for the elderly and those living with vision, hearing, and motor disabilities.
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Nov 29, 2006, 8:26 PM
over in the "Review: Jitterbug" discussion:

No Coverage Maps

I visited their website and could not find any coverage maps. So I emailed the customer service and asked what their coverage was. Here is the response I got.

Which network or cellular carrier do you use?

GreatCall enjoys arrangements with many CDMA carriers across the country to ensure nationwide coverage for Jitterbug customers. This includes three of the largest cellular carriers as well as numerous regional providers. We donโ€™t name or promote our service providers by agreement.

What is the coverage area for the GreatCall service?

GreatCall covers most of the U.S. where cellular service is available from the major CDMA carriers. If you do not have coverage with one of the major carriers in your area, then you may not have a...

Nov 24, 2006, 1:47 AM
over in the "Review: Jitterbug" discussion:

Cost is Exorbitant!

I have to admit, I'm fantastically impressed by the idea and the execution. I think it's great that there is a product that takes into account the needs of those who don't need 1.2 million gadgets packed into a phone, and really need it for essential purposes.

That said, it's upsetting to see how the phone and rate plans are priced, so much so that they would probably price someone who is on a fixed income out of consideration. I know that my 80 year old uncle has been very happy with previous services, but has complained about the phones becuase of the difficulty of button pressing and complicated menus. one thing he never complains about, however, is the cost of the rate plan, usually no more than 20/every three months w/ Virgin Mo...

Nov 23, 2006, 12:09 PM
over in the "Review: Jitterbug" discussion:

It's about time!

My in-laws could so use this. They can't navigate a web site let alone one of these tiny phones with all the complex menus and little icons on it.

I'll take two!

Nov 20, 2006, 11:50 AM
over in the "Review: Jitterbug" discussion:


was this phone intentionally designed to look like a toilet bowl??
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Nov 20, 2006, 10:08 AM
over in the "Review: Jitterbug" discussion:

Um... so who is the carrier?

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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Nov 20, 2006, 3:55 AM
over in the "Review: Jitterbug" discussion:


Is it English only?
2 replies

Nov 9, 2006, 4:50 AM

I could sell so many of these.

I wish Verizon (or Sprint) would grab this. I doubt they will because it will sell none of their, all mighty DATA services. There is a considerable market for a phone like this though.
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Wireless Buddy

Sep 22, 2006, 5:13 PM
over in the "2006 Holiday Pre-Preview" discussion:

The Jitterbug phone

The Jitterbug phone looks like a toilet!!
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Oct 3, 2006, 9:48 PM
over in the "2006 Holiday Pre-Preview" discussion:

No mention of the MOTORAZR V3xx or Max???

I just wonder since they were suppose to come out the fourth quarter of 2006.

Motorola was not even mention other then using the Razr as a comparison.

I think the preview is faulted; in that they did not cover all the manufacturers and to leave out Motorola; the leader it pretty biase review in MHO.
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Sep 25, 2006, 3:12 AM
over in the "2006 Holiday Pre-Preview" discussion:


Boring, lackluster phones with 4hitty 176x220 screens.. YUCK!! Come on, we're going towards the late 00's now people. Most phones should be QVGA by now. Honestly. ๐Ÿ™„

The only one that caught my attention was the D900. Otherwise the rest is garbage. Even my beloved Sony Ericsson failed to grab my attention. Sad โ˜น๏ธ Where the hell was Nokia?
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Sep 28, 2006, 9:34 PM
over in the "2006 Holiday Pre-Preview" discussion:

Other coming phones... Need info!

Rich, or anyone, I am wondering if anyone has info (specs, features, etc) on any of these handsets possibly coming to sprint:

Samsung M610
Sanyo 7000
Sanyo M1

Also, any better pics of the ICY phones (hybrid cdma/iden phones) would be good too.

Lastly while searching for skus, I found these, listed as current models, wondering if they are anything:

Samsung A500i
Samsung N400i (both blue and silver)
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Sep 28, 2006, 11:37 AM
over in the "2006 Holiday Pre-Preview" discussion:


Does anyone know if verizon might get a phone like this... i adore the pink 150 its like the 7000 only better... is that a rotating camera??!!
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