Jitterbug Smartphone – Everything You Need To Know

Jitterbug is a byproduct of the renowned brand Lively Direct. The company describes themselves is such words: “a family of senior-focused brands offering innovative, premium products that enable customers to age gracefully, safely and independently,”. Lively Direct just doesn’t only make smartphones but they have also expanded their operations in fields like mobility scooters and chairs. 

In todays technological world almost every human being adopts the usage of a smartphone. According to studies and surveys, 81% of the people within the age group of 60-69 have daily smartphone usage. Around 62% of the people who are 70 and above do the same. A smartphone is really important for the elderly as they become socially isolated after hitting a certain age and its tougher for them to get out of the house every now and then. Smartphones can allow people to perform tasks such as talk to loved ones, shopping, mailing and banking with just a few clicks of a button. 

The Jitterbug Smart3 has become quite popular as it targets the senior citizen market. Lively, the company that develops and produces these smartphones, calls Jitterbug Smart3 their “simplest smartphone ever.” 

Jitterbug Smart3 Smartphone 

The Jitterbug Smart3 in Android phone that allows one to conduct all necessary things that every smartphone does. For instance, internet access, emailing, chatting and gaming. However, it was designed and developed with a senior in mind. It includes features that allow people with certain disabilities such as vision or hearing loss and dexterity can easily access. For example, a large screen, voice-in typing feature and an easy to read list. Jitterbug also comes with a hearing-aid compatibility. 

The most groundbreaking aspect of the Jitterbug Smart3 is the Lively health and safety packages. These allow you to have 24/7 telephone access to all emergency personnels. You can even call cab services with it. 

It’s even quite easy to setup the smartphone. The Lively technical team has posted step-by-step guidelines on YouTube that provide directions on how to lead each step without having any element of risk involved. 

As soon as you set up the phone, choose the “Easy-to-use Lively Smart” option as your home screen. After that all your apps and icons will be arranged in an easier to interpret list form. All you’ll have to do is just scroll up and down to locate the preferred app or icon. 

Price Mechanism 

The Jitterbug Smart3 has a retailing price of $149 as of yet and an extra cost of $35 as a setup fee. You also get a year’s warranty and some battery accessories as well. 

Nevertheless, there are three main Lively health and safety packages to choose from. 

Basic Package: $19.99/month

  • Access to Urgent Response Button

Preferred Package: $24.99/month

  • Access to Urgent Response Button
  • Access to board certified nurses and doctors 
  • Access to Lively Link – a family app all members can download that allows them to view when and where the Urgent Response button has activated

Ultimate Package: $34.99/month

  • You get access to all of the above mentioned protocols alongside a “personal operator”, who can access a Lyft ride for you whenever needed