Best Buy has announced it will be selling a new phone for the elderly community, with Lively Smart touted as being a simple-to-use smartphone packed with health and safety features. The $150 phone from Lively sports a 6.2-inch screen, a long-lasting batter, large text and a single list of features like video chat, camera and GPS.
Lively Smart helps “meet the needs of our customers and help them live independently at home,” said David Inns, Best Buy Health’s president of active aging.
You can buy health and safety add-ons from Lively in three optional monthly package offerings:
$20 a month gets you an urgent response button so the Lively team can confirm your location and situation and get you help
$25 a month includes urgent response, urgent care calls with doctors and nurses and “Lively Link,” which sends an alert to your friends and family if you call urgent response
$35 a month includes all of the above as well as a personal operator who can also help book Lively Rides through a partnership with Lyft.