The Samsung Jitterbug line has been around a long time, and we know this phone well. The Senior List originally reviewed the Samsung Jitterbug J model back in 2010! We're happy to report that this phone has evolved and today it's better than ever. The Jitterbug line has been one of the most popular senior friendly phones on the market. There was a famous slogan penned by an ad agency back in 1968, we think fits pretty well with our Samsung Jitterbug 5 Review… Jitterbug 5 – You've come a long way baby!
Product Info: Jitterbug 5
- Name: Jitterbug 5 Phone for Seniors
- Offered by: GreatCall
- Price: $99 MSRP
- Monthly Rates: Start at $24.99 (includes 5Star Service)
- Colors: Red, White or Blue
- Carrier: Verizon
- Contracts or Cancellation Fees: None
- Features: Simple clam shell design, big, easy-to-see buttons, powerful speakerphone, 5Star service button, long lasting battery, Big Red (Verizon Network)
Product Review: GreatCall's Jitterbug 5
The Samsung Jitterbug 5 from GreatCall is one of the most recognizable senior friendly phones today. Nicole Lee at Cnet said of the Samsung Jitterbug 5's early cousins “The Samsung Jitterbug J is incredibly easy to use. It has a bright display, large font size, a roomy keypad with big buttons, and even a dial tone to make it similar to a landline telephone“. We love the large buttons, and the fact that it's easy to recognize the emergency button (in red) which alerts GreatCall operators to an inquiry or an emergency.
Staff here at The Senior List have personally tested out “5Star” services at GreatCall's call center. These services include dispatching emergency services, connecting the user to a registered nurse, and even conferencing in an emergency contact like a son or daughter. The operators are trained, and they're some of the most professional we've dealt with. Another thing that we love is their contract… You know why? There isn't one! If you've followed our medical alert system reviews, you probably know we don't like the idea of folks entering into long-term service contracts that they are locked into. If you're ever in doubt, make sure you get this assurance in writing. With GreatCall's Jitterbug you don't have to.
How Does 5Star Service Work?
The Bottom Line:
If you're looking for a senior friendly cell phone the Samsung Jitterbug 5 from GreatCall is a can't miss. This isn't just a cell phone though, it's a cross between a phone and a medical alert system. For this reason, The Senior List highly recommends this product. The Jitterbug 5 remains our top choice in mobile phones for seniors because of it's versatility, it's value for money, and for top shelf service from GreatCall staff.
If you've used the Jitterbug 5 or know someone who has, please give us your opinion in the comment section below!