OLD Compare Alert1 Medical Alert Systems and GreatCall Costs

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We know that many potential members are comparing Alert1 and GreatCall costs. We want to make this process a bit easier. Review our pricing comparison table and see why Alert1 is an alternative to GreatCall for medical alert systems. 


Alert1 offers a range of medical alerts. You’ll find features like fall detection and mobile GPS, as well as a low, affordable price point. Designed to give you peace of mind, Alert1 can help you get help fast in an emergency.

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Alert1 Medical Alert and GreatCall Costs Comparison Chart

We know that GreatCall costs is likely at top of mind for most readers. That said, there’s more to medical alert systems than a monthly fee. The comparison chart below is designed to illustrate a few key differences between Alert1 and GreatCall.

  Alert1  GreatCall
Prices Starting At /mo¹
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No Long-Term Contract Required
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Nationwide Coverage

UL ListedMonitoring center 
Not Listed
Constant CareWe stay on the phone until help arrives
Multilingual ProtectionResponders speak 190 different languages

Same Day Shipping
For 85% or more of orders

No Charges for Button Presses
Thayer CertifiedSafe, fair working environment
Based in Williamsport, PA USA
TMA 5 Diamond Certified Command Center Ensures that each center meets only the highest standards
Not Listed
Modern Senior Magazine* #1 Rated Medical Alert System

As you can see, Alert1 is almost $10 less expensive per month than GreatCall costs. But we also provide a range of additional features you’re sure to appreciate.

How It Works

1. Press

1. Press

Your 100% showerproof help button will get you help for any type of emergency, big or small, 24/7

2. Connect

2. Connect

A US-based operator from one of our two Command Centers come on the line to assist you. Even if you cannot speak– we follow the procedures set up ahead of time to make sure you get help

3. Send Help

3. Send Help

We stay on the line with you until help arrives so that you are never alone. We reduce worry by notifying your family members, neighbors or doctors

  • Help buttons can be a pendant or wristband and are small and discreet
  • 100% showerproof and can be worn anywhere, even in the shower or bath
  • Easy to set up and operate
  • Every Alert1 home system comes with a backup battery and will automatically notify you if your console or help button battery is low
  • A team of highly trained emergency response operators
  • Home systems have a 600 ft. range around the base unit for coverage throughout your home
  • Mobile systems have an unlimited range and the ability to call for help from anywhere you go
  • Unlimited, free of charge button pushes

We know that GreatCall costs are industry standard, but you can get much more for a lot less with Alert1. In addition to assisting you in medical emergencies, members can also use their Alert1 systems in the event of home intruders. Users can also press their buttons when they need someone to assist in contacting a friend or family member for assistance of any kind.


If you are someone who wants to maintain your independence with an eye for safety and practicality, Alert1 has the medical alert system for you. Contact us today for more information and to start protecting yourself today. If you are someone who wants to maintain your independence with an eye for safety and practicality, Alert1 has the medical alert system for you! Contact us today for more information and to start protecting yourself today.

30 Day Refund Policy

30 Day Refund Policy (Oct 2017)

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.

¹Pricing is based on Alert1 standard equipment charges, offers subject to change.
²GreatCall website accessed on 9/1/2020. Information updated quarterly.
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