Compare Great Call Pendants Against Alert1 Products

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Great Call pendants are a relatively new entry to the medical alert industry. The company, which focuses on senior-friendly cell phones and wearables, recently launched their LivelyTM Mobile Plus, the Great Call medical alert pendant. The device offers GPS technology to confirm your location, a fast response time, and fall detection. 

If these services sound great, you’re right – they are. But Alert1 offers all the same features, all at a fraction of Great Call’s price. If you’re looking for a great medical alert pendant, Alert1 is almost always the best answer. We’ll break down the differences between our device and the LivelyTM Mobile Plus in the grid below.

Comparison Grid for Alert1 and Great Call Pendants

Comparison shopping is essential for medical alert systems. With so many options from which to choose, many potential customers will be overwhelmed. We want to make the process easier for you. Below, you’ll find a grid directly comparing Alert1 products to some of its many competitors on the alert pendant market. You’ll see exactly how our prices, services, and offerings stack up.


  Alert1  Life Alert  Lifeline Medical Guardian Bay Alarm Mobile Help 
Home Annual Prices Starting At /mo¹
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$69.90/mo² $29.95/mo³ $24.45/mo4 $19.95/mo5 $22.95/mo6
No Long-Term Contract Required
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Nationwide Coverage

UL ListedMonitoring center 

Stay on the LineWe stay on the phone until help arrives

Multilingual ProtectionResponders speak over 190 different languages
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Same Day Shipping
For 85% or more of orders

Verizon Service Available for On-the-Go Devices

Thayer CertifiedSafe, fair working environment

HIPAA Compliant
TMA 5 Diamond Certified Command Center Ensures that each center meets only the highest standards


Pacemaker Safe Buttons

Online Troubleshooting Guides

No Charges for False Alarms
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Call us today at 1-866-581-4540 to get your medical alert with Alert1


As you can see, cost is a major difference between Alert1 and some of the other brands. This is an important consideration for most medical alert system users. Here, it could be the deciding factor. We’ll tell you why. 

Why Do Alert1 Members Care About Cost?

Senior Financial Security

Most folks who use medical alert pendants are older. In many cases, this means our members live on tight budgets and fixed incomes. If there are any places in a budget to trim excess spending, most seniors will find them. The easiest place to lower spending? Recurring monthly bills, like cable, Internet, and medical alert systems.

Now, we don’t want our members to compromise on their medical alert care just to pay a lower monthly cost. That’s why we offer all the services of Great Call pendants, but at a significantly lower cost. Get GPS technology, access to a call center, and fall detection – all for a more manageable, accessible price. We’ll always offer members the best-possible service at the fairest price we can manage.  

Choose Alert1 for Personalized Care

As a newer entrant to the medical alert industry, the Great Call pendant offers just one medical alert pendant – their LivelyTM Mobile Plus. By contrast, Alert1 has half a dozen options, each with a different senior lifestyle in mind.

Are you a homebody with a high risk of falls? We have a service for you.

Do you spend a lot of time running errands but want the protection of an on-the-go medical alert system? We have that, too.

Our offerings are designed for a variety of senior lifestyles. Medical alert systems are never a one-size-fits-all solution.

To that end, Alert1 has a highly rated monitoring center, which is kept to the highest industry standards. Pushing a medical alert button usually indicates some type of emergency or panic. Our operators are trained to help our users with compassion and understanding. Even if you push your button accidentally, Alert1 command center staff will help you laugh off the mistake. We will always provide incomparable service at an accessible price.    



¹Pricing of Alert1 annual service plans. Medical alert comparisons and pricing are based on standard rates, temporary promotions may apply, offers subject to change. 
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Please note that for all comparisons a lack of a check mark indicates that the competitor criteria is not listed on the competitor’s official website.

²Life Alert  website accessed on 6/1/2021. Information updated quarterly. Life Alert  is a registered trademark of Life Alert Emergency Response, Inc.
³Monthly fee for Lifeline  depends on user location and options. Lifeline  website accessed 6/1/2021. Information updated quarterly. Lifeline  is a registered trademark of Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
4Medical Guardian © website accessed on 6/1/2021. Information updated quarterly. Copyright © Medical Guardian, LLP ©. All Rights Reserved.
5Bay Alarm Medical website accessed on 6/1/2021. Information updated quarterly. Bay Alarm Medical is a subsidiary of Bay Alarm Company .
6MobileHelp website accessed on 6/1/2021. Information updated quarterly. MobileHelp is a registered trademark of Integrity Tracking, LLC.
Alert1 offers multiple payment plans so you can choose the service that best meets your needs for price and flexibility. Our members are never locked into a multi-year contract. You may cancel your service at any time, without any cancellation charges.
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