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Non-smart phones doing smart things: GreatCall

Techstination feature for Monday, November 22, 2010

They aren't smart phones, but they do some smart things. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. While the battle between smart phone makers continues to heat up, a company called GreatCall continues to add some very smart services to a simple to use basic phone. The Jitterbug handset with large, easy to read buttons, can connect users to a live nurse, remind them when to take medication, provide calendar reminders and allow automated daily check in calls to provide peace of mind to family members. CEO David Inns....

"These are not like the apps in the iPhone where you download them and you're on your own. Those are made by software companies. We're not a software company, we're a service company. And at any time when you're having issues or you need help or support, you can call one of our customer service reps."

A basic plan starts at 15 dollars a month with an unlimited plan including apps going for about 80 dollars. You can find more info at You can find us at I'm Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics | Gadgets | Mobile Devices