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Alert1 vs. Life Alert

Comparing Alert1 to Life Alert? If you are choosing a medical alert provider and want the best price with a 24/7 Command Center you can trust, the choice is Alert1.

Whether you are looking for a device with fall detection, a system that works on-the-go, or a full-featured medical alert that has both, we have a variety of products you can mix and match to suit your needs.

If you’re looking for a less expensive alternative to Life Alert costs, know you’re not the only one. You deserve the best medical alert system for the best price. We are confident you will find Alert1 has transparent, affordable pricing and industry-leading customer service.

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Here at Alert, we understand that situations can change for seniors and their families and that flexibility in pricing is a priority. That's why we offer both service plans in a variety of payment lengths.

Our 10 month plan gives you the best discount while our monthly plan offers you the most flexibility. Unlike some of our competitors, we post our prices online so you understand your expenses upfront. At Alert1, you are free to cancel at any time without additional charges, and prorated refunds are available. 

Life Alert

To know what you’re going to pay for Life Alert costs, you have to call to get a price quote. Life Alert offers a 3-year contract and charges a set-up fee, depending on the product. 

Competitors like Life Alert, often use extensive TV advertising. Life Alert is often quoted for their television slogan "I've fallen and I can't get up" . 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 as an alternative to Life Alert could save you more than $140 in the first year alone. 

You’re in good company

More than 234,000 families nationwide have relied on Alert1 to stay safe and live better

Alert1 vs Life Alert at a glance

Higher pricing and overcomplicated features make Life Alert more expensive than Alert1, both timewise and financially

  Alert1 Life Alert
Monthly Fee Starting At $69.90
Activation Fee $0.00 $0.00-$95.00
Length of Agreement 1 month - 1 year 36 months
Stay on the Line until Help Arrives
Based in Williamsport, PA USA  
Pricing & Terms Posted Online  
Easy to Order Online  

Disclaimer: All information, prices, and data were last verified on September 2020. To report any incorrect or outdated information, please get in touch with us. For more information on Alert1 features and costs, check out our pricing page. To compare Alert1 to other medical alert systems, visit our Comparison Hub.

3 reasons Alert1 is the best Life Alert alternative

Ease of Use

Ease of use

Alert1’s website is transparent and easy to use. You choose whether you want a medical alert that works on the home or on the go, and decide if you want to add fall detection. That’s it. You can order easily online or give us a call.

Life Alert requires you to call to view their pricing, and you cannot order online. Unlike Alert1, Life Alert does not offer any fall detection products on their website.

Fair Pricing

Fair pricing

Alert1's pricing starts at $19.95 per month. You can see all of our pricing up front. There are no hidden fees or charges. Alert1 offers several both monthly and 10-month subscriptions so that you can choose the right combination of price and savings that works for you.

We know that life happens, so we don’t lock you in to long-term contracts. When you decide you know longer need our service you can cancel at any time with no cancellation charges, and we have prorated refunds available. In comparison, Life Alert costs are between $50 and $90 per month depending on the product and Life Alert's contact length is 3 years.

World Class Service

World Class Service

Alert1 prides itself on its service, starting before you order. Everything you need to know about our products is on our website. If you prefer a phone call, our sales representatives can help walk you through which medical alert will work best for your lifestyle.

When you are looking for medical alert service, you want it right away. Alert1 offers same-day shipping so you can be protected fast. Installation is as easy as plugging it in.

Depending on the level of service you have with Life Alert, you may be charged programming and installation fees. That’s in addition to your 36 month subscription. You cannot order on Life Alert’s website and it is not clear how fast they ship their medical alerts once you order.

You deserve an easy ordering experience. Alert1 will get you your medical alert fast. Plus, if you press your help button and need us to send help in an emergency, we will stay on the line with you until help arrives.

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