Freedom Alert Medical Alert Review
ConsumersAdvocate.org Rating: 4.5 / 10 (Average)
Why They're a Good Choice
The Freedom Alert medical alert unit is different from competitor units in that there's no monthly fee. There are also no Freedom Alert phone operators. Basically, all you pay is a one-time fee of $280 for the hardware. Freedom Alert works in the house and surrounding yard. The base station can be programmed to store four contacts. When the alert button is pressed, the base station calls the contacts or defaults to 911 if the contacts are unreachable.
If you're looking for a "get the job done" alert, and you think you'll have the unit for more than 10 months, the economics begin to make a lot of sense with Freedom Alert. The downside w/Freedom Alert is they have fewer add-on services than other providers who offer a monthly service-based product, but many of those services are not necessary anyway.
The price conscious consumer should definitely ask themselves "do I need call operators & add-on services? Or should I pay up front for the hardware & utilize a less expensive service where calls are made direct to friends, family or 911 operators?"
What's Included with Freedom Alert:
- *Waterproof wristbands, necklaces & clip ons
- No telephone operators (calls go direct to "custom contacts" or 911 operators)
- Can call up to 4 custom contacts (aka - pre-determined phone numbers)
- 600 ft communication range
- No monthly fees
The Fine Print:
- $280 single payment (no monthly service charges)
- Great option if you have unit for more than 1 year
- Great value provider
The Bottom Line:
What Freedom Alert lacks in extra offerings, they make up for by having a functional service that you don't have to pay for every single month. For seniors looking to have units for multiple years, Freedom Alert is a particular sound alternative to competitors requiring recurring monthly service fees.