Recently Jitterbug has announced availability its first Android phone on its network – the Jitterbug Touch by Kyocera.
This entry-level smartphone equipped with 3-inch QVGA capacitive touch screen, slide out QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and set of Great Call’s handy apps is on sale at $149 without contract, which is $20 below regular price.
Some of you probably have heard about Great Call Wireless, previously known as Jitterbug, others may have not. It is a senior-oriented cellular service provider that offers simple and easy to use phones designed to serve for older or less advanced customers who above all value simplicity and comfort.
Great Call offers carryover service, which means that unused minutes are available the following month. You can choose from as many as six different service levels which vary in a number of minutes available starting at $14.99 per month. Customers can take advantage of very few services beyond simple talk, and most of them unfortunately generate additional costs.
Learn more about the Jitterbug Touch
The Jitterbug Touch for Great Call Wireless is another version of the Kyocera Milano and actually they both look alike. The phone features a 3-inch QVGA capacitive touch screen with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution and a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus and video capture.
The Touch packs a 512MB of RAM and 512MB of internal memory, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card slot. The phone comes with a 2 GB memory card, so you will get some additional storage space for a start. The Jitterbug Touch is a slider device with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard has 4 rows of large, evenly spaced, backlit keys for easily and accurately typing messages.
The Jitterbug Touch runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which by today’s standards is considered outdated, but it still provides access to most Google services, like Gmail and Google Play store and allows its users to socialize, stay informed and entertained with apps recommended by AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) like CNN, ESPN Score Center, Flixster, OpenTable, Sudoku and Kayak.
The smartphone experience is simplified even more by adding Great Call’s user interface. The phone is pre-loaded with a number of apps which may come in handy it the user is an elderly person. For example 5Star Urgent Response service, which with just one tap on the app will allow you to speak to a Certified Response Agent who will determine your location, evaluate the situation, and get your the help you need. Another handy app is MedCoach app thanks to which you can easily follow your medication and vitamin schedule with friendly reminder messages delivered to the Jitterbug Touch.
You can also quickly access a Usage Meter to check minute, text and data usage right from your phone and use Great Call’s Shake for Help service, for instructional tips on how to navigate the smartphone.