and GreatCall are working together to offer the Jitterbug cell
phone on the Verizon Wireless network through the wireless leader’s open
development program. If you’re unfamiliar with Jitterbug, it’s a simple,
that delivers basic capabilities and has large, backlit buttons as
well as easy-to-read text. Jitterbug also offers unique services like
LiveNurse, which gives users 24-hour access to registered nurses for medical
advice and support.
As a result of this announcement, Jitterbug monthly services
will now offer more minutes and more affordable night and weekend calling than
were previously available with Jitterbug plans. Customers will also benefit as Verizon
Wireless continues to invest in its network.
Jitterbug’s relationships with Verizon Wireless and Samsung
the company to focus on launching new targeted wireless services that are
simple and intuitive for customers to use. Jitterbug is continuing to build on its
platform, providing customers with a Services Store that has a collection of
easy-to-use applications that include customer support.
“We know that there are a lot of people out there that just
want a simple cell phone experience and together with Verizon Wireless, we can
now offer more new services based on cutting edge wireless technology, and make
our services more affordable,” said David Inns, chief executive officer of
GreatCall. “Jitterbug is committed to giving our growing family of customers
the best service experience possible, and this is another example of us
achieving that goal.”