Compare Life Alert ® and Alert1 Medical Alert Systems

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Alert1: #1 Rated Medical Alert System
By Modern Senior Magazine*

Comparing Alert1 and Life Alert ®? Looking for Life Alert ® alternatives? We are confident you will find Alert1 to have transparent, affordable pricing and industry leading customer service.

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  Alert1 ® Life Alert ®
Monthly Fee 
Starting At
Activation Fee $0 $0-$95¹
Length of Agreement 1 month - 1 year 36 months
Stay on the Line
Until Help Arrives
Included Included
Based In Williamsport, PA USA Yes No
Pricing & Terms Posted Online Yes No
Easy to Order Online Yes No


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¹ Life Alert ® is a registered trademark of Life Alert Emergency Response, Inc. Life Alert® website accessed on 12/1/2019. Information updated quarterly. If you would like to request any changes to the information provided here, contact [email protected]

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Compare Alert1 ® to Life Alert ® and you can see a number of similarities. For example, both Alert1 and Life Alert ® are medical alert companies that provide 24/7 emergency monitoring at the push of a button. However, when you compare the costs of Life Alert ® versus Alert1, you may find some differences.

We understand that situations can change for seniors and their families so we offer both service plans in a variety of payment lengths. Our annual plan gives you the best discount and our monthly plan offers you the most flexibility. We post our prices online so you understand your expenses upfront. At Alert1, you are free to cancel at any time and will receive your money back if returned within the first 30 days**. You must call Life Alert ® to get a price quote. Life Alert® offers a 3-year contract and charges a set up fee, depending on the product. 

Our competitors, such as Life Alert ®, often use extensive TV advertising. Life Alert ® is often quoted for their television slogan. Alert1 does not have extensive, high cost TV advertising, which enables us to charge less for our customers, without requiring multi-year contracts which may not be appropriate for all families and situations. Choosing Alert1 could save you more than $140 in the first year alone versus some of our competitors. Read more about alternatives to Life Alert ®.

How Much Does Life Alert® Cost?

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Life Alert ®’s monthly fees range from $49.95 to $89.85. In comparison to our monthly prices, Alert1’s monthly fees range from to depending on which device you purchase. On average, most medical alert costs range from $29.95 to $89.95 a month.

*Alert1 and Modern Senior Magazine are wholly owned and operated by ResponseLINK, 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.

To qualify for a refund, new members must subscribe to an annual or semi-annual service plan, use the medical alert device to place a successful test call to the Command Center and return the device in its original condition within 30 days of initial purchase. Any pre-paid shipping, warranty and activation fees are non-refundable.