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Jitterbug Plus offered by Samsung for those who need a no frills handset

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Jitterbug Plus offered by Samsung for those who need a no frills handset
The still oversized keys on the Jitterbug Plus

The still oversized keys on the Jitterbug Plus

You are probably familiar with the Jitterbug. That is the large, no frills phone with oversized buttons designed for those advanced in age or for those whom a featurephone would be too much technology. What you might not know is that the phone is produced by the globe's top smartphone manufacturer, Samsung. We originally wrote about the Jitterbug back in 2006 when the phone for seniors was introduced. Now, Samsung is introducing the Jitterbug Plus which helps some seniors get into the social networking age with a one button connection to Facebook. Clicking on that button allows them to post any of the pictures they have snapped with the phone's 1.3MP camera, on to the social networking site.

The buttons are still large and include easy to use "Yes" and "No" buttons and a panic button that let's you speak to a 5star urgent response agent. The Jitterbug Plus is available from retailer's like Best Buy, and Radio Shack for $99 in silver or red. Or, you can make the purchase from the Greatcall.com web site. If you're seriously interested in the device, we'd suggest you act now because the price is scheduled to rise $20 to $119 shortly.

The Jitterbug Plus is equipped with a stronger battery and better speakers than what was included with the original model. Users can turn features on or off, dependiong on how simple they want the phone to be. Things have changed since the OG Jitterbug launched in 2006. Half of all seniors are now online while one in three use a social networking site.
"For our customers, simple is smart, and we're helping them learn new ways to stay connected and safe by adding easy-to-use features that they'll actually enjoy using. A few years ago it was simplified text messaging, now it's one-touch photo sharing on Facebook."-David Inns, CEO, GreatCall

source: Jitterbug via Engagdet
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posted on 03 Jul 2012, 05:40

1. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I would get my dog this but how is she supposed to text me? I got to get her Samsung intensity. But what if she starts texting and sniffing? She could get hit by a car....Uh....Dogs!!!!! Worse then teenagers...

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 07:15

2. mercorp (Posts: 954; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Nokia can do so much better than this.
I suggest you look at the 110,111,306&311 instead.

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 10:16

3. downphoenix (Posts: 2231; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Carriers need this kind of phone, so they can sell them to seniors. It wouldn't bother me if I never had to talk to another senior duped into get an iphone or android by a store rep or their kids.

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