Jitterbug Moves To Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless 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, no-frills cell phone 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 enable 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.”