Unique kajeet Applications

October 14, 2009

by Carol Politi

Our customers are finding all sorts of unique uses for the features we brought to the market for kids.   The applications range from simple extensions into a new consumer market to businesses that are making use of the administrative capabilities we provide on kajeet.com.   kajeet is being used by seniors, by family caregivers, by trucking companies, by window and door companies, and more!  I’ve profiled a few of these applications here.

kajeet has become kajeet for seniors for a number of our customers.  The Samsung M300 is especially popular with seniors because it has large numbers on the keypad that are very easy to see.  The flip phone functionality allows you to open the phone and answer the call all in one motion – without having to search for the call button.  The basic $4.99 plan is easy on the wallet so is perfect for an emergency phone.  Because this service fee is pulled directly from a credit card there are no potentially confusing prepaid cards to worry about.  The GPS provides location information that can ease the mind of adult caregivers.

kajeet is being used by both children and adults with developmental disabilities as it helps them get out and safely engage more and more with their communities.   The M300 is again a good choice here – as it has an easy to use keypad & simple user interface.  Caregivers can fund the parent wallet as an emergency wallet and be sure that it will never run out of funds.  And the call list can be used to ensure the phone can only be used to call certain numbers if this is desirable.  For those new to navigating around their community, the GPS can be used make sure caregivers can find individuals and more easily get them assistance if they become lost.

On the other side of the spectrum, a number of small businesses are using kajeet to stay connected with their employees.  kajeet’s parent account is being used an administrative account – providing a single interface for an administrator to manage all the cell phones used by their employees.  It’s even possible to message employees from kajeet.com, allowing administrators to reach out directly to employees from their desktop.  The call list allows companies to limit the calls they pay for to a specific list of numbers, and the wallets allow employees to fund their own “wallet” to pay for personal calls.  Finally, GPS makes sure companies can check in on employees that might be busy on site and verify they can get to another job in a reasonable time frame.   (We designed our tools for parents who are the “administrators” of their households so it should be no surprise that company administrators like the kajeet.com management tools!).

At kajeet, we are still all about kids.  However, we love seeing that the unique features we have brought to market for kids are being used in such unique ways.  Comment here and let us know how you are using kajeet!

6 Responses to “Unique kajeet Applications”

  1. Bob Says:

    Are you going to make the unlimited plan part of the available plans or?

  2. Carol Politi Says:

    Hi Bob,

    We are testing a $50 unlimited plan right now. If you are a current customer you can purchase this by calling care. If you are a new customers, purchase your phone at the following link to enroll in the $50 unlimited at the time of purchase:

    http://tinyurl.com/ykp9yc4

    Or simply call care to activate your phone after you purchase and ask them to put you on the plan.

    Anyone that enrolls in this $50 plan can remain on it regardless of whether it becomes a standard option.

    Carol

  3. Tom Says:

    So…what happened to the much heralded introduction of Kajeet mobile web? Is that on track to happen today? It’s been 11/11 for several hours. :)

  4. Carol Politi Says:

    Hi Tom,

    This is still the 11th right? It is coming :)

    There is a lot going on in this release (above and beyond mobile web) and there were some issues uncovered during acceptance testing. I’ll provide an update on this blog if I find that things are not on track for today.

    Carol

  5. Tom Says:

    Looks like things didn’t go well. Could you let us know the new target date? You should probably also turn off or update the banner message in My Kajeet that says it starts November 11.

    Looking forward to it!

  6. Carol Politi Says:

    Hi Tom

    Thanks for checking back. The release should go live tonight. It includes both significant rate plan additions and the new mobile web service. Please review the new rate plans and your usage to see if you might be able to save $$ by moving to one of these. Remember that you can change your rate plan at any time, but time it so that you have exhausted the bundles of minutes/texts in your current plan first to ensure you get the most value.

    Carol


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