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My 93 yr old mother-in-law keeps hitting the 5* (red

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My 93 yr old mother-in-law keeps hitting the 5* (red emergency button my mistake. She doesn't need the emergency button because she's in an Assisted Care facility with their own emerncy button she wears around her neck. How do we disable the 5* button?
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: It the latest Jitterbug flip phone, Great call turned off the feature to call them but it still calls 911
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: We just bought the phone this weekend She broke her old phone w/o a red button and now they don't make those anymore, Since her stroke she clutches everything and pushes the button by mistake
JA: Anything else you want the phone expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cell Phones
Expert:  GeekGal replied 5 months ago.

Hi there! My name is*****'m sorry that you're having this problem. It would be my pleasure to assist you. It sounds as though your Mom is signed up for the Health & Safety Package, With this package, when press the red 5Star button you are automatically connected to a 5Star Agent. The 5Star Agent will assess the situation, confirm your location using GPS and connect you to emergency services if you need it. If you cancel that part of the service, she will be asked if she would like to be connected directly to 9-1-1 services when the 5Star button is pressed. She can Press “YES” if yshe would like to call 9-1-1 or “NO” if she would like to hang up.

Expert:  GeekGal replied 5 months ago.

To cancel the Health & Services package or to make other changes to your plan, you can 1-***-***-**** or visit and click on MYGREATCALL to login and make changes.

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Expert:  GeekGal replied 5 months ago.