GreatCall announced its latest handset, the GreatCall Touch3, which promises to “eliminate the complexity of previous smartphones” so consumers can easily access the health and safety services to remain connected, protected, and in control of their lives. Built on the Samsung Galaxy platform, the device connects customers with friends and family, and to wellness and safety solutions by keeping them engaged on a daily basis.
“Our customers told us they don’t like to wade through numerous difficult-to-read screens to get to what they want,” said David Inns, CEO of GreatCall. “We focused on essentials, so accessing meaningful functions – help, phone, camera and text – is quicker and easier and technology becomes a key part of the solution.”
The GreatCall Touch3 provides users with instant access to Urgent Care so they can speak with registered nurses or board certified doctors without having to travel to a doctor’s office or make a co-payment.Alongside the phone itself, users get instant access to the company’s 5Star service and its team of NAED-Certified Response agents. These U.S.-based agents use the phone’s GPS and information provided in the user’s Personal Profile, to confirm the user’s location and effectively evaluate the situation. Agents provide the connection to whichever emergency services are required, from medication questions to emergency dispatch services.
Another feature gives users instant access to Urgent Care so they can speak with registered nurses or board certified doctors without having to travel to a doctor’s office or make a co-payment.
Finally, the Touch3 comes preloaded with the MedCoach medication reminder app so that users can easily follow medication schedules as prescribed by their doctors.
The new device also sings along GreatCall’s Link service which is made for caregivers, providing them with peace of mind in an urgent situation as well as with snapshots of normal daily activities. Friends and family who download the Link app to their smartphone will receive an alert when the user of a GreatCall device contacts a 5Star agent in an emergency, including the date, time of call and type of help provided. In addition, the app provides information on daily events such as current locations, power status, and a list of activities to ensure that daily routines are normal and the device is charged and in use.
The Touch3 is readily available at GreatCall’s website, and rolling out throughout the month at retail locations. It is priced at $169.99, with a $20 introductory discount and no contract required. Monthly service plans that include unlimited 5Star and UrgentCare service start at $24.99. Data plans start at $2.49 a month for 20MB, allowing customers to purchase only the level of data they need.