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Why the Jethro SC490 Cell Phone is Perfect for Seniors

Updated: Jan 28, 2023

Who is Jethro?

We are a telecommunications company that designs cell phones tailored to seniors. When smartphones gained more popularity in the late 2000’s, we saw an increasing need for senior cell phones that were not being met in the industry. Ever since 2012, we have helped many seniors and their families stay connected. Our cell phones are loved by many due to their simple designs and quality. Our most recent model, the SC490 4G LTE cell phone continues to empower seniors. This modern bar style phone comes equipped with 4G LTE/VoLTE technology for the best coverage. Let’s take a closer look at all of its best features.

Jethro SC490 Best Features

  1. Simple Design: Due to its simple menu, big screen and buttons, the SC490 has a lower learning curve for seniors than smartphones which can be intimidating for those new to the technology.

  2. Easy to Charge: Charging can be difficult with smartphones. Cables tend to get misplaced and inserting the port everytime could damage the phone. The SC490 was designed to look like a cordless phone as it sits on a charging dock. This cableless way of charging is both easy and convenient for seniors.

  3. Simple Menu: The menu on the SC490 is straightforward with only 9 main apps to reduce confusion. The menu also has 2 style options: a “Scroll Style” with big icons or a “Grid Style” that shows all the apps in one screen.

  4. Emergency SOS Button: Seniors can have a sense of peace knowing that with a click of a big red button on the back they can call and text up to 5 emergency contacts immediately.

  5. Speed Dial: This feature allows you to assign up to 8 contacts with a designated number for quick and convenient calling with a push of a button.

  6. Hearing Aid Compatibility: The SC490 is equipped with cutting edge M4/T4 hearing aid compatibility. It also has bluetooth technology to pair your hearing aid.

  7. Great Local Support: Aside from an awesome cell phone, getting the SC490 also means you get amazing local support with our helpful representatives ready to answer your questions or concerns.

Compatible Carriers

The SC490 works with all of the major carriers in Canada so you won’t have to worry about switching plans or finding a carrier that works. Below is a list of carriers that are compatible.

  • Rogers

  • Telus

  • Shaw Mobile

  • Bell

  • Fido

You can also check on your carrier’s website if the SC490 is compatible with their network.

What Makes the SC490 Unique from Other Senior Phones?

We realize that there are many senior cell phones to choose from, but we believe the SC490 offers many other benefits that will help keep you and your loved ones safe. Our Jethro phones and accessories are FCC and IC certified in Canada and the US. So you can rest assured that you are bringing a safe product home.

The phone also comes with an amazing one year manufacturer’s warranty. If you receive a phone that is defective, we will send you a free replacement right away

Easy, Accessible Help

At Jethro, we want to make sure that you get the most utility and enjoyment from using our products and services. Unlike our competitors we create a lot of online tutorials and videos based on our customers’ feedback and questions to help you.

If you want to get an answer to a specific question, our local customer service team is always ready and happy to assist. We realize how frustrating slow customer support can be and how important it is to get answers to your concerns. We consistently provide quality training for all of our agents so they can stay up to date on our products and services and assist you in the best way possible. We are available everyday from 7am to 6pm PST. For any questions, feel free to reach out to us through email, chat or by phone!

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