A Simple Cell Phone Plan- a Review of Jitterbug Cell Phone Plans

By: Christine Peppler

In recent years, Jitterbug cell phones have provided seniors, among others, a great communication tool that is simple to use. With an easy grip design and larger buttons, they can be handled without difficulty. Their improved volume and volume control, padded earpiece, and hearing aid compatibility make them perfect for those with impaired hearing while their bright screen with enlarged font make them easy to read. Pair all of this with the simplified commands and the elimination of all of the extraneous functions found on modern cell phones and the Jitterbug models are the primary choice for anyone who wants a cell phone that acts primarily as a communication device.

However, the design of Jitterbug cell phones is not the only feature which may make them attractive for consumers seeking simplicity. In a world filled with cell phone plans with convoluted billing and a myriad of pricing options, the Jitterbug plans can provide quite a bit of clarity and ease the discomfort that many feel when committing to a contract that binds them for a couple of years.|

The Jitterbug cell phone plans require neither a long term contract nor any cancellation fees. In fact, if a consumer opts to give Jitterbug a try and decides it is not right for them, they can cancel and return the phone within 30 days with no obligation. Another attractive feature of the plans is that they also eliminate additional fees for roaming and long distance, quite simply users can call at anytime, anywhere in the US without incurring additional fees.

There are basically, three plan options with Jitterbug. First there are a number of Monthly Plans which offer an increasing number of minutes. The plans start as low as $10 per month with the user paying 35 cents per minute on a pay-as-you go basis, a great option for those who will use the phone on a limited basis but want easy access. The plans go upwards to $80 per month with 800 minutes available. All minutes within a Jitterbug cell phone plan roll over for 90 days; as compared to a typical 30 day rollover period with most plans, thus, minutes not used should seldom be lost.

Voicemail is available within any plan for $3/month.

The Simply Share plan is another option for those who have family and friends they wish to include. Users can add such individuals to their plan for $15 and get free Jitterbug to Jitterbug calling; a great option for couples, siblings, and others who wish to stay connected.

For those who prefer simplified billing, there is the Jitterbug for a Year option. This plan gives the user free voicemail and talk time that is either pay-as-you-go at 35 cents per minutes or at a rate determined by the number of Add-on Minutes selected. Add-on Minutes are available for an entire 12 months and can be purchased for 100 minutes at 25 cents per minute, 500 at 20 cents per minute, or 1000 at 15 cents per minute. Add-on minutes are clearly a more economical route if a certain minimum of talk time will be used.

Clearly, the Jitterbug cell phone plans are far less complex than the average plan. They also offer a viable option for those who will use a phone on a more limited basis

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