Your questions on the 4GX Mobile Alarm.

Frequently asked questions

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General questions about the LiveLife Mobile Alarm.

The LiveLife Mobile Alarm will provide you and other family members’ peace of mind that when you are home or outdoors that help is just a press of a button away. When you press the SOS help button it calls up to 6 emergency contacts and also sends them help text messages with the wearer’s location via in-built GPS and Google Maps. During the setup you can choose to have both calls and text messages during an emergency or only text messages.

No. You choose up to 6 emergency contacts which are usually trusted family members and friends. You can even include 911 as a contact if you wish. Because it does not require a monitoring center in an emergency there are no ongoing charges or monthly fees. You don’t have to use all 6 emergency contacts. You can use less if you wish.
It is ideal for seniors who may be living at home alone and remain active enough to be outdoors unaccompanied. It is also a great solution if a senior who lives at home, needs a medical alarm, but does not have a landline.

Besides seniors it is used by lone workers, workers who may need to contact security quickly and people with disabilities. Read our applications page for more details.

Yes. Because it works like a mobile phone it needs to be connected to the mobile phone network to work. As part of your purchase we will install a SIM card that uses 4GX with 4G and 3G rollback. Included is the first year of unlimited emergency calls and text messages. Ongoing charges are just $49.95 per year from Year 2 for unlimited emergency calls and texts. However, even if you decide not to pay this annual $49.95 fee, the device will still call 911 in an emergency. We usually program the emergency contacts into your mobile alarm for you prior to delivery. It’s always nice to receive the device ready to go out of the box.

No. The first year of unlimited emergency calls and texts are included in the one time purchase cost of the alarm. The ongoing costs are just $49.95 each year for unlimited emergency calls and texts.

Yes. The pendant has a built in microphone and speakerphone so the wearer can talk hands free through the pendant. The sound is clear and high quality. When a help call is answered it goes automatically into speakerphone mode. Pressing the help button again ends the call and the rest of the call sequence.

Facts about the LiveLife 4GX Mobile Alarm.

The pendant is a perfect size. It is 2.4in tall x 1.6in wide x 0.6in thick. It weighs the same as four quarters.
The pendant has a soft, rubber-like outer skin which is easy to grip. It weighs only 1.2 ounces, the same as four quarters. You can put it on your favorite chain if you like or even place it on a key ring. You can even attach it to your belt. It also comes with an adjustable wristband so you may wear it like a watch.
The pendant is waterproof, so you can wear it in the shower or the rain. It should not be immersed in water for prolonged periods.
Yes. There is also the option of a pearl white colored mobile alarm.
The pendant is designed to be small and lightweight. It operates primarily as a medical alert system and GPS location device and these functions mean it does not need a screen or keyboard features. It can be programmed by sending text messages to it and this also eliminates the needs for those features. We have also designed the device to be as simple as possible to use.
The SOS help button is recessed making it hard to press accidentally. To activate the help calling sequence the button must be pressed for a good long second. A voice will announce (for 20 seconds) that “Your alarm has been activated. Click the SOS to stop”. So if you were to inadvertently activate the button you can cancel the outgoing calls just by clicking the SOS button.
Yes. The Mobile Alarm operates on the mobile phone network just like a mobile phone does. A sim card must be installed, activated and a mobile phone number must be assigned to the pendant. We do all this for you though.

We use a SIM card that comes with unlimited emergency calls and texts for one year using 4GX mobile signal with 4G and 3G rollback if required and supply you with the mobile phone number assigned to your pendant. We will send you a reminder each year that your $45 per year annual unlimited emergency calls and texts is due for renewal.

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You don’t need to worry about credit running out. We’ve got you covered for the first year and we’re very generous with deactivation of sim cards. What we mean here is that we won’t deactivate the ability of your alarm to make emergency calls and texts until it’s clear to us that you no longer have a need for the sim card to be active.

For the Mobile Alarm to perform its help call, help text and GPS location functions the wearer must be in an area where there is sufficient 4GX, 4G or 3G mobile coverage. The Live Life mobile alarm always looks for the best available 4GX signal first. If that’s not available it will try the 4G mobile network. If that’s not available it will rollback and use the 3G mobile betwork for it’s voice and text functions. Before we complete your order and deliver your Mobile Alarm we will do a coverage test of the address where the pendant will be used. You can find out more about mobile coverage here.
The Live Life Mobile Alarm requires an extensive setup that includes:
-Supply, activation, installation and testing of the mobile SIM card.
-Deactivation of voicemail on the mobile number assigned.
-Setting up your mobile account and loading the account with one year of unlimited emergency calls and texts.
-Pre-programming of up to six emergency contacts and the help text message.
-Turning on of optional features like fall detection, listen in and geo-fencing (wandering).
Yes. You can easily change any of the contact numbers by sending a command in the form of a simple text message to the pendant’s mobile number. Simple instructions are included with the Mobile Alarm’s Quick Start Guide and also on our Downloads page on our website.
Yes. Your emergency contacts can include any combination of mobiles or landlines. Please be aware though that if a landline number is one of the contact numbers it won’t receive the help text message or the GPS location on Google maps. That is why we recommend if possible that some or all contacts are mobile numbers. Some people’s landline numbers have text to voice on their message bank and so the text message may be converted to a voice message.
Yes. You can include 911 as one of the emergency contacts. Please be aware that 911 will not receive the help text message and the GPS location on Google Maps although in some precincts the 911 operators do receive the text message.

We recommend you have a family member or friend included as the second contact as the side talk button allows the wearer to call the second contact at any time. When 911 is included as a contact people often have the following calling sequence setup:

1. A family member: perhaps someone who is living close by or is the often the most available to help.
2-5. Another family member, friend, carer or neighbor.
6. 911 Emergency services.

The pendant has a built-in fall detection feature that will detect a more violent fall – the kind of fall more likely to result in unconsciousness. It measures the impact, angle, speed of a fall along with time of no movement in order to ascertain if a fall has probably occurred. When it detects a fall the pendant will announce in a loud, clear voice “Fall has been detected. Click the SOS button to cancel the fall alert sequence”. If the button isn’t “clicked” within 20 seconds of this audio alert then the alarm will send out ‘fall down alert’ text messages to the programmed emergency contacts and will try to place calls to each emergency contact one after the other. Fall detection technology is not perfect and false alarms can take place.
Yes. Fall detection is an optional feature that we can easily turn on during the setup up of your Mobile Alarm. It is turned on by default. You can request to have fall detection turned off when we discuss your needs and order on the phone.

To turn it off you simply send a command to the pendant via a text message from a mobile phone.

The Mobile Alarm connects to Global Positioning Satellites to establish its exact location. This in-built feature allows the pendant to be located on Google Maps. When the SOS help button is pressed not only does the pendant begin calling the emergency contacts, but it also sends each one a text message with a link to Google Maps showing the location of the wearer of the pendant. Each of the contacts will then know the exact location to send help to.

Also anyone knowing the mobile phone number of the pendant can send a simple, location command via text message to it and it will send a reply text automatically showing its location on Google Maps using the in-built GPS.

The pendant contains a speaker that has clear, loud and high quality sound. When a help call is made and then answered the wearer will hear the other person and be able to talk to them like on a normal mobile phone call. As a default the volume is turned up to full on the pendant. The volume can be adjusted by pressing the up and down volume control buttons on the side of the mobile alarm.

Recharging the LiveLife Mobile Alarm.

The battery on your 4GX mobile alarm will last between 7-14 days before it will need a 20 minute recharge on the supplied home charging station. Because it only needs to be charged infrequently you can feel free to leave your home charging station turned on and kept anywhere you like in your home. There’s no need to keep it next to your bed at night. After about four days when the battery in your mobile alarm gets to 20% charge you’ll hear a voice from the alarm say “Your battery is low. Please recharge your battery”. To recharge the pendant you just place it into your home charging station and a voice will announce “Your mobile alarm is charging”.  If you go on holidays, leave the home charging station at home and use the supplied magnetic charging cable to charge your mobile alarm.

It contains a rechargeable, Lithium-Ion battery just like a normal mobile phone. Because it does not have a screen it does not use as much power as a mobile phone. When delivered it we will be in the ‘power saving mode’ that gives you around 7-14 days of use if being worn all day before it needs to be recharged.

If you are concerned that the user of the Mobile Alarm may be forgetful about recharging the pendant by default we turn on a ‘Low battery warning’ feature that will send a text message to contact #1 when the battery falls below 10%. That way you can contact the wearer of the pendant to ask them to recharge. If you wanted to you can actually call the pendant to tell the wearer their battery is low. The mobile alarm will announce that “Your battery is low. Please recharge your battery.” when the battery drops to 20% charge.

Ordering the LiveLife Mobile Alarm.

The cost of setup and delivery is included in the price. Your Mobile Alarm will be sent via Express Post.

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Please allow 2 to 3 business days from ordering for us to setup your Mobile Alarm and for the activation and testing of the Sim card to take place.

Your Mobile Alarm will be sent to you via USPS ‘Express Post’. How long it takes to arrive will depend on your delivery location. Once we have shipped it the order will be able to be tracked the delivery via USPS.

Yes, there is a ’14 day moneyback guarantee’ on the Mobile Alarm. Full details can be viewed on our Refund & Returns page.
Before we setup and deliver your Mobile Alarm we will do a coverage check of the 4GX Mobile Network at the address of the user of the pendant. If the coverage map indicates inadequate coverage at that location we will advise you on other options.

It should be noted however that the coverage maps are not always 100% accurate and black spots in the networks can occur. This a characteristic of all wireless and mobile phone networks. Sometimes a black spot is only discovered by the user when the Mobile Alarm is tested in the user’s home. In this case our Refund & Returns policy applies where a refund will be offered less $85 (the combined cost of $15 postage, a $70 setup and admin fee.)

The LiveLife mobile alarm comes with a 12 month warranty.
Yes. Just call us on 1 877 801 7172 and we can figure out a payment plan that works for you.

There is a one-time payment for the LiveLife mobile alert. Other than that the only ongoing costs are $49.95 every year which covers the costs of unlimited emergency calls and texts for another year. The first year is included in the one time purchase cost for your mobile alarm

Will my Insurance Company/Medicare or Medicaid pay?

Medical alert systems greatly increase the quality of life for seniors. They allow the elderly to enjoy living in the comfort of their own homes, knowing that medical help is available to them 24/7. They send emergency help over to the home promptly and save hundreds of lives per day.

If you have Long-Term Care Insurance, you may qualify for reimbursement of your med alert service. Long-Term Care Insurance helps aging seniors with medical disabilities pay for home care services.

Long-Term Care Insurance includes the cost of durable medical equipment. Call your insurance provider to see if you qualify for medical alert coverage.

If you have Long-Term Care Insurance, you may qualify for reimbursement of your med alert service. Long-Term Care Insurance helps aging seniors with medical disabilities pay for home care services.

Long-Term Care Insurance includes the cost of durable medical equipment. Call your insurance provider to see if you qualify for medical alert coverage.

If you can’t afford service and your insurance refuses to cover the expenses, call your local Area on Aging office. They provide resources for older adults and those with disabilities who cannot afford certain health services. They may be able to offer you financial assistance.
If all else fails, check with your medical alert provider to see if there are any discounts available that you may qualify for.

Many providers offer discounts if you are a member of certain organizations. You may be eligible for a discounted monthly service rate as long as you can provide and verify your membership ID or #.

Furthermore, we offer flexible payment styles. We can figure out a way for you to pay off your LiveLife mobile alert in a way that makes sense to you. Just call us on 1 877 801 7172 to discuss the payment options.

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