Snapfon vs Lively Medical Alert Features
Lively has two dedicated medical alert devices that come with the fall detection option. Additionally, its mobile phones are equipped with an emergency button, which can be used to connect to an IAED-Certified Response Agent at a monitoring center.
Snapfon’s feature phones (ez4G and ezFlip) are also compatible with automatic fall detection. They have a customizable emergency contact list, an accessible SOS button, and an optional siren feature that, when activated, will trigger a voluble alarm and send text alerts to five contacts.
Remember: Fall detection isn’t 100 percent accurate, so if you are physically capable of pressing the emergency button, then it’s always best to do so.
For a monthly charge of $19.99, you’ll have access to Snapfon’s mobile monitoring service, sosPlus. This allows you to reach Snapfon’s monitoring center at the push of a button. Once contacted, a member of their response team will assess your situation and coordinate a response plan, whether this means contacting a family member or emergency personnel.
Offer alert: Get 500 free texts with the $19.99 Snapfon sosPlus plan.
Lively Mobile Monitoring
Lively offers a slightly more robust package when it comes to mobile monitoring. For both the Jitterbug Flip2 and Jitterbug Smart3, you have the option of enrolling in a health and safety package. These plans, starting at $19.99 per month, will give your cell phone the advanced features of a medical alert system.
Their professional monitoring, called 5Star Service, can be reached at the touch of a button, allowing users to receive emergency help no matter where they are. Exclusive to Lively’s medical alert devices is the fall detection service that gets enabled with the premium plan.
Discount Alert: Lively offers discounts on packages that include both mobile and monitoring services. For example, unlimited calls and texts would normally cost $39.99 per month, but with the Health and Safety Services, it would cost $20 per month.