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Samsung Jitterbug J reviews – an excellent phone for the elderly

By on July 13, 2009

samsung-jitterbug-jIt was about in 2006 that Samsung came out with its first Jitterbug phone. The phone was special in the fact that it was largely a device for the seniors. The initial models of the phone belonged to the category of Samsung Jitterbug One Touch and Samsung Jitterbug Dial family. These models sported large keys and big dials, a feature most likely to be cherished by old people.

Importantly, these models were designed only for important purposes like making calls and receiving them. In a step ahead of this, Samsung has launched its Jitterbug J, a device that has many additional features as compared to the old models. The two features that are incorporated in the new model Jitterbug J are Bluetooth support and text messaging.

Samsung has collaborated with a variety of major CDMA service providers to provide coverage for this model. The device is a clamshell handheld that measures about 4 inches by 2 inches by 1 inch and weighs around 4.4 ounces. You get to choose between white and dark gray colored models. The phone supports an inch big external display. Just expect to know basic details like date, time, and caller ID through this external display.

You will feel quite comfortable holding the phone in your hands. You will hear a dial tone the moment you open the Jitterbug J. As far as the main screen is concerned, it is 2.2 inches big and supports 65,000 colors. The screen is very colorful and looks vibrant to the elderly eyes. You cannot put up wallpaper and as far as customization is concerned, you can merely change the color of borders on your home screen.

In terms of features, Jitterbug J is a very basic device. The phone can hold up to 50 numbers in the phone book. You can add, change entries in the phone book manually or automatically through the Jitterbug Web site. You also get the option of voice mail for around $3 a month. The features of text messaging and Bluetooth have also been incorporated in this model. The Jitterbug J offers a battery life of 3 hours in terms of talk time. The Samsung Jitterbug J is available at a price of $147.

GD Star Rating

  • Melvin

    The first time I saw Jitterbug, I immediately remembered my grandfather. He is very picky when it comes to cell phone. If he does not want it, he will prefer not to use it. So I suggested him this one right away. However, he said he does not want its style. Well yeah, for a teen like me, a flip really looks cool, but probably not to the old fellows like my grandfather. Surprisingly, he showed me what he wanted, it’s the Just5 phone. It appears plain enough had it not to the attractive colors of the phones. We argued at first but when he led me to the company website of the phone, I already got what he wants to point out to me.

    Just5 phone is simple enough if we are going to look at it alone; but if we are going to examine it, we will see that it is truly practical. It is very functional. Its physical features are perfect for the seniors who are not very much physically active and dislike complexities, there’s no need to flip the phone. Its features are perfectly fitted for technophobe, too. It’s very easy to operate. It has clear and large keypad and louder volume as well. So I believe Just5 phone should be checked out first before finally deciding to purchase Jitterbug. The fulfillment is really different once you know that you have explored the available choices before you make a purchase.

    Anyway, this is the company website of Just5 phones: http://www.Just5.com

  • John Canedy

    vkworld V3S only $19.99, great gift for the elder.
    for more info about this phone check on vkworld website
    or search on youtube “Let’s Soak Stone V3S in Cola”