Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cell Phones For Seniors

From Alliance for Generational Equity (AGE): "Older Americans can now purchase a “senior friendly” prepaid cell phone for less than $15 and get service for as little as $7 a month, according to an analysis conducted by the Senior Advocate Health & Safety Project of the independent and nonprofit Alliance for Generational Equity (AGE), which represents seniors as well as Americans in other generations.

High prices have often been cited by an estimated 13-19 million U.S. seniors for not taking advantage of the health, safety and other benefits of owning a cell phone. In response, the Senior Advocate Health & Safety Project of the independent and nonprofit Alliance for Generational Equity (AGE) undertook a study of phones and plans offered by three leading “pay as you go” cell phone offerings aimed at older seniors: GreatCall Jitterbug; Consumer Cellular (which offers a discount for AARP members); and SVC Senior Value Cell Phone by TracFone.

Looking at the three wireless options, AGE found that Senior Value Cell Phone had no activation fee, the least-expensive option for service (allowing consumers to keep their phone active for about $7 a month, requiring only $20 in use or payment every three months), and the lowest-priced “senior friendly” handset, the Samsung T155G, for $14.95.

By contrast, both Jitterbug and Consumer Cellular require a $35 “start up” or “activation” fee for new service, impose higher entry points for consumers ($14.99 a month for 50 minutes on Jitterbug and $10 a month to maintain service on Consumer Cellular), and feature more expensive “senior friendly” handsets ($49-$79 for Jitterbug, even though its features are very similar to the SVC handset, and $25-$30 for Consumer Cellular’s Doro handsets)."

The complete news release from Alliance for Generational Equity (AGE),can be found here.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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