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I Need Your Expert Advice..............

Friday, January 24, 2020


My husband and I are looking for a very simple, but reliable cell phone. We don't need a Smart Phone or any phone with all of the Bells & Whistles. Our need is to have a phone for emergencies only. We live in the country and when we get storms of any kind especially with high winds, the chance of our phone going out is good. Yes, we do still have a land line mainly because we also have our computer with their internet service. If the land line goes out, we have no way to call the phone company to report it and if the electricity goes out, we also need a phone to report this...……...especially if it is -27 degrees because we have electric heat. I really want a phone that is reliable when either of us is here alone for several days.

So...………….I am thinking of looking into the Jitterbug. Is there anyone reading this who either has this phone or knows someone who does and can tell me if it is, indeed, a reliable phone? I would really appreciate it. I have looked it up on-line, but I would rather hear from someone who has actually had the phone for any length of time.

Thank You...…………...If you haven't had the Jitterbug, but have had another phone that you really like and have had good luck with, please tell me about it.
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  • ALIHIKES
    Sorry Patti, I have not had an experience with the jitterbug.
    33 days ago
  • RKOTTEK
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    34 days ago
  • DEE107
    have an Iphone sorry
    34 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    We use Consumer Cellular, which piggybacks on Verizon towers so the service is good (except internationally).
    We bought simple iPhone 5s from them with six months to pay for them
    We pay $46 a month for all the minutes and data we could ever use.
    Recommend them!
    Good luck!
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    34 days ago
  • DESERTDREAMERS
    I use an iPhone 6+ - I need the larger screen. People keep asking me when I’m going to update, but it’s already smarter than me.

    I am definitely not an expert!
    34 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/24/2020 9:30:24 PM
  • MARITIMER3
    My daughter bought me an iPhone X for Christmas, and I am totally lost with it! I am making an appointment at the closest Apple store for next week to take lessons. She and my other daughter decided this was what I needed because it's what they have, but I would have been much happier with a more simple one. My son likes the Samsung phones.
    34 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
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    34 days ago
  • ARTJAC
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    34 days ago
  • IAMAGEMLOVER
    I don't even have a cell phone. I can't work them. Have a great weekend,
    34 days ago
  • WALLAHALLA
    I put the best links I used for research before I got a new phone for Christmas. I use the moto g7 power on the Red Rocket plan. I do NOT have a codependent relationship with my phone, so the lower level plan is more than enough for me. It is less than $9 a month, and is still more than what I need/use. I bought both through Amazon for less, and they are also available through ebay. I got the option that came with 4 sim cards for the 4 major networks. I can change cards at anytime at no additional charge, so if I'm in an area that works better on another network, I can switch cards and still have great service. The IT guy at work recommended this stuff to me. My son (21) also switched to the same phone and network and has been very happy with it as well, and he uses his phone a lot more than I do.

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    35 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/24/2020 4:59:36 PM
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    We use US Cellular. I don't know all the phones/plans they have, but worth visiting a shop.
    35 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    I just bought a Samsung A10e from Verizon. It's a smart phone but it has been very reliable. No dropped calls or have I had any trouble with it. I would do a smart phone that gives you internet, as if you have major power outages you can have the opportunity to connect or search for problems in your area. I really would go talk to someone at your local carrier that you feel comfortable with. Take time and shop around, you can get some really good deals. Too bad you didn't do this at Christmas time when they had all the big discounts going on.

    Hope you make a good decision for you and are happy with it.
    35 days ago
  • HAPPYSOUL91
    Usually your carrier has phone to see and decide. Go to the mall and look at the phones, then you get to compare price and options
    35 days ago
  • PEZMOM1
    emoticon Sorry can't help.
    35 days ago
  • HAPPYDAZ1
    I don't think I can help. I have an I-phone, DH has a Samsung and service is through Verizon. Whatever service you get make sure it has connectivity/towers y in the country. No phone will help if service doesn't have cell towers nearby that are within their service or have 'rights' to use. Phone may work great in the city but can be useless in the country.
    35 days ago
  • GINNABOOTS
    I have never heard of the jitterbug. I have an iphone but when we used to go up to our campsite north of us we didn't get service so many people up there used a trackfone and got service every time.
    35 days ago
  • USMAWIFE
    consumer cellular if you are an aarp member you also get a discount
    35 days ago
  • CBASS30
    emoticon Hi emoticon
    35 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    I use a $50 smartphone from Walmart connected to consumer cellular. Best service and by far the cheapest prices around and no contract. Don't make the mistake of not getting a smart phone. They are vital in emergencies. If power goes out you can not phone in to check emergency broadcasts, but you can check the internet on your smartphone. I pay $25 a month for unlimited talk and text and 500 mb of data, Look into it
    35 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    I can't help you I have an i-phone my daughter calls it the world's most expensive paperweight because I turn it on when I want it not when she wants to track me ! Sometimes I even remember to plug it in LOL! Yes I have a landline too .I answer it much more reliably!
    35 days ago
  • TWEETYKC00
    I use a Trackfone, and it seems to be fine. I only make basic calls and not much else and putting time on it is pretty easy.
    35 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    i only use a basic cell phone
    35 days ago
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