San Diego - GreatCall has expanded the retail presence of its
cellphones to the Meijer supercenter chain.
Meijer has begun carrying carry all three color variations of the Jitterbug J cellphone, targeted to people who want simple-to-use phones. The phones appear all 192 Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
Jitterbugs, which are bundled with Great Calls' service, also appear in such chains as Best Buy, Fry's, Sears Hometown stores, franchised RadioShack stores and ShopKo. In Meijer stores, the Jitterbugs will join Meijer's selection of groceries, clothing, garden center products and electronics.
of Jitterbug phones debuted last year. They feature large, backlit buttons, a soft ear cushion to improve sound quality, and live, U.S.-based customer service available 24/7. GreatCall also offers customers a variety of services through the handsets, including health and wellness services.
One service, LiveNurse, offers unlimited 24/7 access to a live registered nurse. Wellness Calls with Dr. Brian Alman offer information for relaxing, motivating and overall well-being, and MyWorld provides local weather, daily trivia, updates on a favorite sports team or stock investment, and other personalized information.