Cellular (or mobile) medical alert systems are becoming more popular for people looking for a medical alert device to use at home AND while out and about.
Cellular alert systems are not tethered to a landline like traditional in-home devices. They operate on the same cellular signal that mobile phones do, offering mobility anywhere you would pick up a cell signal.
One common misconception about cellular medical alert systems is that users have to pay an additional fee to a cell phone company, but this is not the case, there are no additional cellular contracts required for these units.
In this updated post, we take a look at the most popular cellular medical alert systems available today.
Cellular Medical Alert Systems – MobileHelp Solo is our Top Pick
MobileHelp manufactures top-notch medical alert systems as we have written about in other posts. They have been a leader in developing fall detection technology and were one of the first companies to offer a full lineup of cellular options to consumers.
MobileHelp products are fairly priced with consumer-friendly terms and conditions. Keep in mind, all of their products are cellular, no landline needed!
|$19.95/mo||$83.85/3 months||$159.70/6 months||$324.40/year|
|$41.95/mo||$99.85/3 months||$186.70/6 months||$393.40/year|
|$37.95/mo||$89.85/3 months||$172.70/6 months||$360.40/year|
|Fall Detect Pendant||+$10/mo||+$10/mo||+$10/mo||+$10/mo|
Other Cellular Medical Alert Providers
If you are in the research-phase of adding a cellular medical alert device to your home, we highly recommend the following:
- Read the Terms and Conditions (T&C's) before purchasing
- Get T&C's in writing and make sure you fully understand the fine print before you decide to buy
- Understand the return policies- are there restocking charges? Will you be offered a pro-rated refund?
- Is your current pricing locked in for life?
- Long-term contracts may offer better monthly pricing, but ensure that you understand how long the contracts are good for. We do not recommend any contract longer than one year.
We make recommendations based on our own hands-on research and customer feedback (click here to see other reviews of medical alert system providers as well as the comments that follow each article).
With each medical alert system we review, we look closely at the following criteria; transparency of acquisition costs, ease of use (of website), knowledge of customer service personnel, fees, excessive charges, long-term agreements, return policies, and more.
Do you have experience with cellular medical alert systems? Let us know in the comments below!