Friday, June 15, 2012

Good Call iG1 Bluetooth Handset for the iPhone {Review & Giveaway}

Good Call logo

Have you ever stopped and tried to remember what life was like before cell phones? I know that the time period existed... but I just can't figure out how we managed.

Particularly for my husband and I to communicate, our phones are a necessity. Before them... when we had to meet at the mall, did we just set a date, time and location and hope that unforeseen circumstances didn't arise that resulted in delays? And, if they did, did the other person just stand there and wait indefinitely?

Or what about when he went to the grocery store? Currently I put my phone right next to me when my husband is out shopping, as I'm guaranteed around a half dozen calls asking if we have extra cans of beans or if we're out of frozen peas.

Don't even get me started in questioning the logistics and how much I worried when he had to drive long distances without a cell phone. If he got a flat tire, would he just sit there and wait for a car to stop and help? If he got lost in an unknown area, did he just hope that he would see a sign, recognize a landmark, or a friendly gas station attendant would know the way?

Clearly, the concept of life without a cell phone seems primitive to me and I'm thankful knowing that I can reach my husband most any time of the day.

But, with that said, that doesn't mean that he or I are ready to give up our landline. I have friends that have teased me about still having a home phone line, but we love it for the simplicity, convenience and safety, not to mention having a single phone number to list to easily reach us. If only there was a way to combine our cell phone love with our landline love, right?

There is. Introducing the Father's Day gift that is the best of both worlds for iPhone users: the Good Call iG1.

Good Call iPhone Bluetooth Handset
Now that's a #GoodCall!

Brand new to the market (it launches on June 19th), the Good Call iG1 is a Bluetooth Handset that essentially turns an  iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G into a landline. Instead of completing gymnastics-like stunts to get downstairs when you hear your iPhone ringing or shifting your phone uncomfortably around after a long conversation, simply plug in the Good Call and your worries are over.

Could it be that easy?

Good Call Bluetooth Handset

Laying out the included pieces, it was already easy to see that while this was technology at its finest, it wasn't going to be over-complicated or too difficult to set up and use.

Good Call iG1

Indeed, it didn't take me long at all to have the Good Call Docking Station in place, the Handset in its holder, and the USB cord plugged in with the AC adapter (I could have also plugged it directly into my computer).

After allowing the whole thing to charge a little while, the handy pairing instructions showed me the four easy steps to turning on the Handset and setting up my iPhone.

bluetooth pairing instructions

In less than a minute, I was ready to send and receive calls through the Good Call or my phone and it was easy to see that the whole concept is genius!

Good Call bluetooth handset review

First, I love that the Good Call Docking Station charges my phone when it is in place, as I always feel as though my little green battery is running low and an iPhone docking station is a necessity for me. Even better? By plugging the USB to my computer, it will automatically sync to iTunes to keep my phone up to date with my apps, music and more.

But, along with that, the iG1 has just about every feature included to make it as user-friendly and convenient as possible.

Now that this device is around, when someone calls my iPhone, the Good Call Handset rings as well. So instead of having to answer and talk on my cell phone (which can be uncomfortable, not to mention all of the warnings that are out about radiation risks from prolonged cell phone usage), I can simply answer with the Handset.

Good Call iG1 review

The quality is perfectly clear, the connection is dependable, and the Handset is ergonomically designed so that you don't feel at all as though you're straining your neck. As an added bonus, you can multitask by texting or using the apps on your iPhone while you're talking on the Good Call because the phone does NOT need to be docked when using the Handset.

Suddenly you can do two things at once that weren't possible before... or you can enjoy the convenience of being able to leave your iPhone downstairs while you go upstairs with the Good Call and know you won't miss a call. When fully charged, the Handset lasts for four hours of use!

Good Call Bluetooth Handset review

When it comes to making a call, you can dial the traditional way with your iPhone or, if you have an iPhone 4S, you can utilize the power of Siri to do it for you! Just press the green Call button and tell Siri to "Call home" and, being the people-pleaser that she is, Siri will do just that.

When you're done talking, simply press the red End button and you're disconnected and ready to make a new call or wait for the next one to come in. Just about anything can be done from the two simple buttons of the Good Call iG1... and the Quick Features card lays them all out clearly and easily.

Good Call bluetooth handset features

Even though it isn't on store shelves yet, I can already see the Good Call iG1 Bluetooth Handset quickly taking shape as a must-have for iPhone users for the home and the office. It will retail for $79.99 and will be launching on GoodCall.com on Tuesday, June 19th!

So if you or someone you know (Hint, hint! Great belated Father's Day gift!) could benefit from an iPhone handset, be sure to find out much more about this innovative product on their website, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Pinterest, on YouTube or even through their cute commercial and put in your order on Tuesday!

Or, if you're really ready to chat about how great you think the Good Call is, join in the #GoodCall Twitter Party on June 19th where there will be eight units given away during the party... as well as five units given out as prizes for people who help promote the party beforehand. Don't miss the chance to win one of these awesome new gadgets!

Speaking of winning one, I have the honor of making one iPhone user's life easier as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Good Call iG1 Bluetooth Handset!


(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and GoFusion but all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own. #CBias #SocialFabric

101 comments:

Chia-chi Lee said...

That looks sooo cool!! I hope I win this for my boy friend :)!

Barbara Platt said...

it would make it easier for me to charge my phone and to use it at home

jbmthill said...

I would hook my iphone up to it at work so when my hubby or kids call me I can use that phone and hope to keep typing. Really hard to type with an iphone up to your ear.

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Kelly Grant said...

my hubby has a very hard time hearing any cell phone so this might make it easier.

Darlene said...

My husband hates talking on cell phones so this would be a big benefit for him.

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darce said...

I like the multi-tasking feature of using cell phone apps while using the phone. I often need to check my calendar when making plans and this would make it very easy!

Tawny said...

I always walk while talking on the phone. This would keep me from constantly switching hands and my arms getting tired.

lyndsey said...

this would help me not drain my phone battery at night

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

my friend has an iphone and he constantly drains the battery. this would be perfect for him!

Jennifer Rote
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Laura Love said...

This is such a good idea. This would definitely help me since I love to walk and talk at the same time, and I love a nice handheld phone.
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Laura Love said...

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mar said...

The red end button would make ending a call easy!

amy beth marantino said...

my battery is always low now. this might be better

Sandy VanHoey said...

This would be great for my daughter as she is always getting calls at work while doing many other things and she'd definitely benefit from something like this.

Dreams Do Come True said...

my fiance could really use this. He has a hard time hearing people on his cell phone and this would really help him.

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Candice said...

This would help me hear better, not drain my phone battery and I am always trying to switch from my phone to looking up things while talking and I'm sure my mom is tired of me hanging up on her...this might help with that :D
Thank you

KPort207 said...

It would benefit me because trying to talk for long periods of time on my iphone is a pain and I love talking to friends and family for long periods of time

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taralieb said...

I would benefit from the ergonomically designed of this device my I have degenerative disc disease in my neck and talking for long periods of time on my phone is hard on my neck

taralieb said...

I would benefit from the ergonomically designed of this device my I have degenerative disc disease in my neck and talking for long periods of time on my phone is hard on my neck

PaulineMilner said...

I like the simplicity of this phone. Most things can be done with two buttons saving a lot of time in my busy day.
Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline
dod@rogers.com

Mysharona said...

would allow me hands free access when on the phone

Kira said...

Wow, this would be so great to have with a 2 year old and a 3 week old baby! I hate using my cell phone to talk and afraid of radiation. I have a Pong radiation free case but can't use it with my toddler since it could break easily, and we just got rid of our land line, so I would love to have this in our house!

robyn paris said...

this would make my life easier

Joretta Foster said...

this is the coolest thing i have ever seen. this would work well for me

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

My son would think I was so cool having such modern electronics
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Donna said...

I would love this because I could chat and chat much easier. With four kids that is a plus!

leanne_mac said...

I thin kthis would be great for when my little kids are on the phone. They always seem to press something and hang up on people

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jessica said...

my boyfriend would love this!

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April said...

I would give this to my step Mom, she would flip out at how cool it is :)

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steve stone said...

my wifes phone would always be charged.
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Cassie said...

I think this would help me to talk on the phone and multi task. I miss our house phone only because I can old it on my ear with my shoulder when I try to get other things done.

willdebbie said...

My hubby would love this, he has big hands and cant hear well with his phone.
christal c
willdebbie97 at yahoo dot com

Shanna Flaschka said...

I love to chat with friends and family while I'm cooking, but we recently disconnected our landline and only use cell phones. This Bluetooth handset would make it MUCH easier to chat away!

Sunnymay said...

It looks easier to charge at the docking station and would help me stay organized.

MELINA said...

My husband is always running around and when I talk to him, he always cuts off so this would help out greatly because of the clearlity

Katie R. said...

This would greatly benefit me because it would allow me to talk with out losing reception in my basement and lower level.

Lane Mahnke said...

I think I would benefit from this by not having to worry about reception loss when I'm walking around the house.

Micheal North said...

That thing would be so awesome around the house love it

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Kecia said...

It would make it so much easier for me to keep up with my phone! :)

Rebecca Graham said...

The hands free access would help me.

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Leslie Galloway said...

I only have a cell phone, but I work from home. This would make my life so much easier!

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Mps5732 said...

This would help my father in law hear better on his phone.

steve stone said...

my phone would always be charged
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Jean said...

I have a home office, and this would make things a lot easier to work and talk on the phone

Daniel M said...

looks way more comfortable - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Anonymous said...

My boyfriend would love this he is always dropping his iPhone this seems to be a lot easier and comfortable to hold. He loves new gadgets this would be another one added to his collection.

stefanie gladden said...

this would be great for me! I am always very uncomfortable holding my iphone on the phone. it just feels odd. this would make it much better

Rachel said...

I do not have a land line at home and always wish I had one when I am talking to friends and family on my iphone! This would be awesome.

Daisy said...

it would make it easier for me to charge my phone and used the phone at home ty

Elise O. said...

What a great way to be able to talk on your phone while it charges and NOT be tethered to a cord!

Tamar said...

It will let me charge the phone since I always need to.

Christine Jessamine said...

this would benefit my husband at his work, he is always on the phone , this would be handy

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nancy said...

This would really benefit my huby he has a hard time hearing people on his cell phone and this would really help him his battery dies really fast!!!!TY

Melody said...

This would be great for my kids. They usually end up hanging up on people on my iphone.

kyonac1 said...

We don't have a home phone anymore. We decided to cancel it and just use our cell phones, so this would be perfect for us.
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ihavestupidstufftosay said...

This would be good for when my phone is dying but I need to talk and walk around the house or in the kitchen at the same time.

KatieO said...

My husband travels a lot so we talk via phone and skype, this would be so helpful so I wouldn't have to press my cheek up against my phone all the time, or put him on speaker!

toughturtles said...

it would get mr off my cell phone

LesleyfromWI said...

I would give this to my husband. It would make things easier for him as he is always on his cell phone for work.

Marianna said...

It would make my life so much easier bbecause I'm always running the battery down on my phone from talking on it - this way I could talk and charge at once!
Marianna

Erin S said...

it would be easier because i could charge my phone and talk at the same time

JSweeps said...

The hands free and charging capabilities would help me a lot!

AngelWinner said...

My husband!

Kimbuckjr said...

This product would be PERFECT for my hubby! It would really is always lost connections during the phone calls he takes constantly. And there's more to hold onto instead of just a thin cell phone, you know? Very ergonomically GREAT!
kimbuckjr

brich2222 said...

would benefit me by giving me a lot more flexibility
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sparkedcat said...

I really like that it also charges the phone

Noe Rangel said...

That looks so cool. I want it.

Emma McCann said...

It would help me so much with business calls!

tavernie said...

It would be easy to keep charged!
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Elaine said...

This would benefit my brother because all he has in his home is a cell phone. What an awesome concept1

Kimmy said...

THIS WOULD MAKE IT SO MUCH EASIER TO DO MORE THAN ONE THING AT A TIME.....

CAJUNMAN12 said...

I wouldn't have to worry about my cell phone dying at home. This would help me so much

Sarah said...

I am on the phone Allllllll the time for work. I often worry about the health risks associated with talking on a cell. I would love the have this for the convenience and saftey.

Tim Stephens said...

This would allow me to charge my iphone while I walk around the house talking on it... which I need because its always ready for a charge when I get home from work.

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Anonymous said...

I would look cool with that device!

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1porkchop said...

This is easier to hold to your ear with your shoulder than an Iphone.

ltlbitone said...

Need hands free talking...

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Jemima Puddleduck said...

It's great that the docking station charges the phone!

SuperNeena said...

My husband. He would appreciate something bigger than his cell. He fumbles alot with it.
marine.mom42@hotmail.com

LaurKnotter said...

Oh my gosh! I need this! Please pick me!!!!

Diane said...

My daughter is such a talker and I really need my hands to do other thing while she goes on & on & on
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dario moniz said...

this would be great just to conserve the iphone battery life

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Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

For all the good reasons you mention (and a dozen more) Not to mention all the reason both me and my Honey/Hubby HATE our cell phones - it would be a true joy and a godsend.

I can't believe I was unfamiliar with this amazing and fabulous device that has all of the features and convenience we miss in our cell phone (plus we've both had and survived cancer and prefer not to increase our risk with our phones!)

So thanks for the giveaway and the intro to this fine product!

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

Carolyn Daley said...

I like that its safer because cell phones give off a lot of radiation and convenient to charge while talking.

darkmysticnight(at)hotmail(dot)com

lilyk said...

The Good Call iG1 would benefit me by leaving my hands free while I'm talking on the phone.

Chisum Crew said...

Our youngest would love this! It would be great for charging and talking handsfree. RAfflecopter: happi shopr

harold d said...

This would make using my Iphone at home so much better! I have dead spots in my house and this would cure the problem.

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Trisha McKee said...

It would be so convenient to charge my phone.

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Kat said...

I like that it works as a charging station and also that the handset it simple and child friendly.

Hotsnotty2 said...

It would benefit me by leaving my hands free while I'm talking on the phone.

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Hotsnotty2 said...

It would benefit me by leaving my hands free while I'm talking on the phone.

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Jolea said...

This would benefit me because I always hit the mute button while talking and my friends think I have hung up on them. It would alleviate that all together.

Anonymous said...

This would make me a lot more comfortable letting my kids use my phone...no worries of them dropping the iphone!
-Lori L.
monlor AT aol DOT com

julescar74 said...

this would be amazing in our house since we have a problem with signals in our house now. Imagine no dropped calls how amazing

Alyshia said...

Me and my husband would be able to change diapers and talk on the phone!

@nola727 said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I'd like to win this for my dad--he needs to be a safer cell phone user.

nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

Jessica Anderson said...

I love the simplicity of the red button and green button.

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daveshir2005 said...

This would be great for hubby and make him safer too.

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Gianna said...

It'd be better than a cell.

Moore Zego said...

This would be great!

Melissa Shirley said...

I could hook up my iPhone to it]
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