The Jitterbug J from GreatCall Named 2011 Best Cell Phone

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GreatCall, Inc., a leader in developing wireless services focused on keeping people connected, safe and healthy, today announced that the Jitterbug J has been named the winner in the 2011 Best Cell Phone category of the Reader’s Choice Awards.

In January, the Reader’s Choice Awards kicked off and readers were asked to nominate their “favorites” — which showcased the best products, features and services in multiple categories, from technology to hobbies to parenting. The Jitterbug J was one of only five finalists in the Cell Phone Guide page’s ‘Best Cell Phone’ category.

GreatCall became a finalist and it’s all because of our focus on simplicity and putting a human touch in everything we do,” said David Inns, CEO of GreatCall. “We would like to thank everyone who voted for us! We couldn’t have won without the loyal support of the Jitterbug community and the friends and family that have seen the positive impact we have made in people’s lives.”

Since its 2006 debut, the award-winning Jitterbug cell phone and service has been widely praised for its smart feature set, ease of use, and absence of “feature overload.” In addition to the company’s award-winning handset, GreatCall currently offers a range of health and wellness applications through their handsets. Unique features include the award-winning LiveNurse, which offers unlimited 24/7 access to a live registered nurse, and the award-winning Medication Reminder service, which enables users to easily follow their medication schedule as prescribed by their doctor, track adherence to that schedule, and receive prescription refill reminders. Also available are Wellness Calls with Dr. Brian Alman, which offer a series of thoughtful questions and information for relaxing, motivating and overall well-being, and MyWorld, a fun way to stay up-to-date on personal interests such as local weather, daily trivia or updates on a favorite sports team or stock investment.