GreatCall Medical Alert Review

Rating: 8.7 / 10 (Excellent)
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Why They’re a Good Choice

GreatCall offers a truly mobile solution to people searching for medical alert services. Using GPS technology, their alert system can pinpoint a user's exact location no matter where they are and instantly inform professionally trained response teams. This is a leap in progress from standard medical alert systems with limited ranges.



What’s included with the new Lively Alert from GreatCall

Fully mobile system – frees you from the confines of your home, no effective range limits.

Highly-flexible – The medical alert device can be attached to keychains, purses, backpacks, etc.

Fall Detection – Automatically detects a fall and gets help.

GPS Location Tracking – Stores frequent locations and has advanced locating features.

IAED Certified Response Agents – Agents are fully trained in CPR and other emergency care treatments.

24/7 Response – Includes the ability to speak to a nurse or doctor and get common prescriptions.

Multi-lingual Support – Ability to provide transcription support for over 100 languages.

GreatCall Link Compatible – Launch the app over your smartphone and get instant information on your loved one’s location.

**Stores important medical information for easy access during a medical emergency

Fine Print

No contracts or installation fee

Starts at$19.99/month

Free Shipping

No cancellation fees

The Bottom Line

GreatCall is a capable service that provides good value for the money. A basic cost of $19.99 a month with no installation fee or contracts makes enrolling in this medical alert service truly attractive. The key feature is its GPS location service which makes it possible for seniors to move more freely and live a more independent lifestyle. The ability to locate our loved ones with the use of an app, gives us that extra assurance and peace of mind that help will always be available during an emergency. 

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Edgewater, Florida
I got a Great Call and a Jitterbug phone at same time. I did not know you could buy the phone at Best Buy. Wish I had as this one has never worked and the terrible Cust Service will not take it back. The button next to the bed was fine but it blinks all night and keeps me awake. When I called CS they said it needs to prove its working??? Then CS is almost impossible to reach and when you do they are not very helpful. No necklace came with the button so if I fall in living room what then so I called and they sent me a lanyard that had no connection to the button Another call and they sent something to attach to button and my engineer son could not do it. Another call and a part was sent... Read More

Mercedes G
Miami, Florida
The Lively will not hold a charge and spends most of the time on the charger. The Splash was much, much better but when I tried to switch back to it from the Lively I was informed that it was no longer available. It is only supported if you had a Splash and never "upgraded?" to the Lively.

AnnaMarie P
Bath, New York
Does not stay connected to my phone.

Tiffany B
Pinckney, Michigan
My Mother-in-law had a greatcall. Battery life on the unit sucks, 12 hours or less. What good does the unit do if it has to be on the charger 50% of the time, NONE. Thats what happened when she fell a few days ago, greatcall was on the charger because she had forgotten to charge the night before. Thank God she was able to get up and to a phone. We are Switching!!!

James O
Arlington, Texas
My Boss Mark is 90. He loves the mobility it offers. Excellent choice if you're a Senior

Lynn Z
Fort Collins, Colorado
Poor service! Thought equipment was working until trying to use it, not even working! False sense of security!! Bought brand new equipment and they said there equipment was malfunctioning! Wanted to ship another one for 24.99! Dont use this company!

Hank B
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Battery life is about 7-8 hours. Even had them send a second set and had the same problem. Don't buy this product.

, Illinois
After quite a bit of research, we decided to get a Lively Wearable for my husband after a fall caused by a diabetic low last winter. When we received it, we received the wrong color. I contacted customer service and they said they'd ship the right 1 with a return shipping label. When we received the 2nd 1, they sent the big, boxy 1, not a Wearable, and there was no return shipping label. I contacted costumer service, again, and they apologized and said they'd send the right 1 and make sure we received a return shipping label. We finally received the correct device the 3rd time around, and received the return shipping label to return the 2 incorrect devices. We thought things were... Read More

Dee S
Charlottesville, Virginia
I called Greatcall for a gold lifeline for my mother-in-law who is 86 years old and has some serious medical issues. The first one arrived as promised but when we got it set up and activated we found out the next day that there was an issue with it. I called customer service and spent an hour with the technician trying to figure out what was wrong. She finally agreed that we needed to replace it. I received the second one within the next 6 days and had it activated the evening of 2/6/17. Everything seemed to be fine. I stopped into check on her this afternoon and found that it was not working. I called customer service once again and was transferred to a technician. After trying many... Read More

Janell M
Petaluma, California
I had to return 4 medical alert devices because they wouldn't hold a charge. When the 5th one failed, I cancelled the service.

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