Lively is a cellular service that specializes in providing senior-friendly phones and services. Previously known as GreatCall, Lively is owned by Best Buy and offers a variety of senior-friendly products, including cell phones, mobile apps, and alert buttons. It offers cellular service across the US through Verizon Wireless. The Jitterbug phone is one of its most popular models. It features a medical alert system and easy-to-use flip design. Lively is considered one of the best cell phone providers for seniors.
Lively has plans that include calling and text messaging for a low monthly fee. You can also add medical alerts, monitoring services, and operators to your phone. Lively also offers data plans that range from as little as 100MB per month to unlimited data for $30 per month. Its plans don’t require a contract, and customers can cancel at any time.
Lively offers three packages, each with specific features. One option, the Lively Health and Safety Package, includes 24-hour access to trained emergency agents. These agents are certified by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch to help you during an emergency. You can even talk to live operators in an emergency by dialing 911 and describing the emergency. The emergency operator will stay on the line with you until help arrives.
The company also offers a variety of medical alert devices, such as the Jitterbug, which can be worn on the body, or a mobile alert button. Lively also sells smartphone apps. Which device is best for you depends on your specific needs. You can also buy a Jitterbug phone, which is a full-featured phone, or a replacement for your current cell phone.