New from CES: Jitterbug, the mobile phone service for people who want very simple and easy-to-use phones and services, has added a new offering to its Services Store: the Jitterbug Wellness Call. The service aims to “help people feel better by providing them with proven techniques for relaxing, motivating and their overall well-being,” according to the company.
Jitterbug also announced a partnership with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, which aims to increase awareness about heart disease. Jitterbug has donated $500,000 to the cause and is also offering a special red phone called the Jitterbug J by Samsung in Red: “Customers who purchase the phone will receive official American Heart Association Heart Healthy Tips on the Jitterbug that they can implement in their own lives and share with loved ones,” the company stated in a press release.
Here’s how the new Wellness Calls service works: Users can schedule the four to five minute calls for certain days and times to fit their schedule. Each call is guided by messages from world renowned wellness expert Dr. Brian Alman, Ph.D., whose company Trusage co-created the service with Jitterbug. After a series of questions from the calls, users will receive tips to help them maintain or achieve a healthy lifestyle. The service might even be free for many Jitterbug users:
“We continue to develop services that improve the overall well-being of our customers, and the partnership with Dr. Alman is one more way we show our commitment to that goal,” David Inns, the CEO of Jitterbug stated in a company release. “We know our customers will feel great after every Wellness Call, so we are including this as a free service in most of our service plans.”
The new service follows hot on the heels of Jitterbug’s LiveNurse service, which enables Jitterbug customers to have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to a live registered nurse. LiveNurse launched just a few months ago.
Curious what other services Jitterbug plans on offering? We got the full scoop from Inns last year.