Jitterbug supports the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement

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Jitterbug has announced the new Jitterbug J by Samsung in Red. People who buy this phone will receive official American Heart Association Heart Healthy Tips text messages on the Jitterbug that they can implement in their own lives and share with loved ones. This phone also has a LiveNurse feature, which offers unlimited, 24-hour access to a registered nurse for medical advice and support right from the phone.  Full press release after the jump.

Jitterbug Joins the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® Movement to “Speak Up” Against Heart Disease

San Diego, Calif. – January 7, 2010 – Jitterbug, the leader in delivering easy-to-use, innovative wireless services to people who seek simplicity, today announced that the company has become a proud supporter of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement. To show its full support, Jitterbug is donating $500,000 to the American Heart Association to help raise awareness so women can lead longer, heart-healthy lives.

Jitterbug’s contribution to Go Red For Women is an important example of the company’s leadership in offering customers access to health and wellness services that are simple, intuitive, and fully supported by high quality customer service. As a participant in the movement, Jitterbug has announced the new Jitterbug J by Samsung in Red, giving customers not only a “Red” cell phone to show their solidarity for the cause but also a unique way to communicate the message and “speak up” against heart disease. 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.

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women, and we at Jitterbug want to do our part to create solutions and save lives,” said David Inns, Jitterbug CEO. “Contributing to Go Red For Women and further developing a family of easy-to-use services for heart health is another example of how Jitterbug is committed to using wireless technology to improve the health and wellness of our customers.” The new daily Health Tips service joins Jitterbug’s current offering of helpful services including the award-winning Jitterbug LiveNurse, which connects customers to 24-hour registered nurses, as well as a regularly updated audio information library for medical advice and support. Like all of Jitterbug’s services, the daily Health Tips and Jitterbug J by Samsung in Red cell phone will be fully supported by Jitterbug’s 24/7 customer service staff. Integrating these crucial customer service interactions into every aspect of the phone differentiates Jitterbug as the complete service experience.

“Our new relationship with Jitterbug will allow us to reach even more women as we fight their number one killer, heart disease,” said Neil Meltzer, American Heart Association Board Chairman and President and COO, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. “Jitterbug’s dedication and support will help Go Red For Women deliver health information to that encourages women to make life-saving choices everyday.”

The Jitterbug J by Samsung in Red cell phone will be available to consumers in January at Jitterbug.com and by calling 866-292-6005.

About Jitterbug

Jitterbug is the leader in delivering a full range of wireless-based innovative, easy-to-use and life-enhancing services to people who seek simplicity. The company is differentiated from others through its high-quality approach and through its ability to provide the best customer service experience and relationship possible. The company has been widely praised for its ability to deliver the benefits of innovation and technology in an easy to use format. Jitterbug has received prominent national media accolades from the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Washington Post and major TV broadcast networks.

The Jitterbug cell phone and service is sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Sears, Radio Shack, CVS and ShopKo, as well as direct to consumers at 1-800-918-8543 and online at Jitterbug.com. Service coverage includes the U.S. and Canada. Jitterbug is located in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit www.jitterbug.com.

About Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s solution to save women’s lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer that is largely preventable. GoRedForWomen.org, a premiere source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into life-saving actions. We encourage women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. For more information please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278).

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$103.4 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of four main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, and Telecommunication Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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  • Arriane April 28, 2010, 6:55 am

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