Jitterbug J Cell Phone (Graphite) Reviews

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  1. Alan B. Richards says:
    65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    If you just want a phone. This is it!, January 12, 2011
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    Alan B. Richards (Denton, TX USA) –
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    This review is from: Jitterbug J Cell Phone (Graphite) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    Update: I stand corrected. GreatCalls now uses the Verizon network. They were using Sprint when I first joined. I understand Verizon now has a healthy sized piece of GreatCall. But the service continues to be very good.

    I’ve been on the GreatCalls Jitterbug system for about 3 years now and have never once regretted the choice. I’ve never experienced connection problems, customer service difficulty, or any other problems worth mentioning.

    The phone, I have the original Jitterbug (that was replaced with the J). It is a bit heavy in the pocket but it’s also rugged and durable. I even accidentally drove over it in my pickup. The phone continued to work well. Try that with one of these high tech smart phones! After over 3 years, I am only now thinking about replacing the battery. A new battery will hold a charge for 90 hours. Mine is now down to 30-40 hours between charges. But it still works. The buttons are large enough for my fingers, the sound is good, and screen quite readable even with my bad eyes.

    The service has been outstanding. Something that can not be said for most telephone services. GreatCalls uses the Sprint network which has provided me good service even in the New Mexico desert, the Rockie Mountains, and even 30 miles off-shore. I’m a low phone user so 250 minutes lasts me a couple of months. No, the per-minute cost is not the best. But the total monthly cost is as good or better than most I’ve looked at.

    I’m not some young kid who needs or wants all the bells & whistles. But neither am I a senior citizen. I’m a middle aged man with no kids at home and who doesn’t use my cell phone for business. I don’t need a camera, or internet connection, or an mp3 player. All I wanted was a phone. One that worked well. I got what I asked for at a good price.

    And no, I haven’t been paid to write this review. But a good product/service should be given the credit it’s due. If you want a mobile phone that is just a phone. That is good & reliable and you aren’t a gabber for hundreds of minutes a week, Jitterbug is the phone for you.

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  2. mphsangel says:
    44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Easy to use but not for the faint of hearing, March 31, 2011
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    This review is from: Jitterbug J Cell Phone (Graphite) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    After hooking my 88 year old mom up with my phone provider and learning that she couldn’t operate a regular cell phone I bought this one for her. Because there’s no complicated fancy gadgets to deal with she can actually operate this one. The big problem is she can’t hear it ring. There are a couple of ring tones but the loudest one is a typical phone ring that sounds like the phone ringing on television so consequently she doesn’t think to answer her cell phone. My husband and I both have been in the room with no TV on and could barely hear it ringing. It’s quite a bit lower than any regular cell phone. There is a vibration option however it’s a very light vibration and there’s not an option to combine a ring tone and vibration together like other cell phones.
    I called customer service and was told that this is a common complaint so that’s why they offer the lanyard.
    The phones easy to use for making calls but even for good of hearing – it’s a challenge to depend on.
    If we had figured out before the 30 days were up that the reason she didn’t answer the phone was because she couldn’t hear it ring, this thing would have gone back immediately.

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  3. Gnome D. Plum says:
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Jitterbug phone and service, June 6, 2011
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    This review is from: Jitterbug J Cell Phone (Graphite) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    The Jitterbug is a basic phone, no email, no IM, no internet access at all. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t have a sim card …which means neither Verizon nor AT&T can support it. I went with Great Call […] as the access provider — it may be through Sprint (?), but the billing is thru Great Call; it’s fine, not a ripoff, but just make sure you know what you’re getting when you buy the phone!

    The phone and its service are targeted to older individuals: big buttons, an honest-to-goodness dial tone, a medication reminder service, a 24/7 advice nurse, no contract … see what I mean?

    Also, I changed my mind about the color I wanted and Amazon said it was too late to change the order; I e-mailed Jitterbug and they were happy to cancel the white phone for the graphite one. Nice, guize!

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