November 29, 2009
by Carol Politi
Why not so boring? First, the Rumor 2 has arrived! It has some great features – including threaded texting and an extra row of keys on the QWERTY keyboard. (Ships Monday, December 7th). Plus we have an array of Rumor 1 phones in great colors – check them out here.
Plus, you get 15% off on Cyber Monday on any purchases at kajeet.com (that’s 15% off any time tomorrow, 11/30/09). Includes the new Rumor 2! Free shipping on all orders. Make sure to use promo code 15MONDAY at checkout to get your 15% off.
November 27, 2009
November 24, 2009
By Carol Politi
We are back in stock on Rumor phones! These are Rumor 1 Refurbished units and they are available for $129.99! They come in an array of colors – black (with both blue and silver interiors), white, green, and blue. If you want a specific color for a holiday present, buy early as some of the colors are limited.
What is a kajeet certified refurbished Rumor? These are devices that have been gently used and returned for any variety of reasons. The devices are completely reflashed with new software and come in brand new packaging. All refurbished devices come with 30 day money back guarantee – if you are any way unhappy with your purchase you can return it. Note that we have made a special holiday extension for this return guarantee! Phones purchased directly from kajeet during November 2009 may be returned for a full refund (except shipping) through January 10, 2010. The refurbished devices also come with a 90 day warranty.
November 23, 2009
by Carol Politi
Yes, we have introduced a plan for $14.99 per month that includes 60 minutes of Talk time and Unlimited Texting! We have received a lot of great feedback on this plan so I wanted to highlight this plan specifically – it really does deliver on its promise. It is a perfect plan for most tweens and young teens (and great for the rest of us that prefer texting to talking!).
What do you do if you want to take advantage of this great monthly price, but would really prefer your child not be texting all night? Simply use kajeet parental controls to limit texting to those times when it will not be a distraction. You can turn off calls and texts at night, during school, etc. (while still allowing parent and emergency numbers to be called/texted).
Do you use the 14.99 plan? Please comment here and let us know how it is working for you.
November 16, 2009
by Carol Politi
Check out the new rate plans that are available to all kajeet customers! The graphic on the left shows a few of the popular options. If you scroll down on the kajeet.com rate plan page you will see the entire range of options available. Current customers can login at kajeet.com and go to Talk and Text Paks to purchase one of these new plans. (Our customer care – 1-866-452-5338 – can also help you decide which plan is best for you.)
The new options include an expanded set of Unlimited Texting Plans as well as Voice and Text-only plans. There are great options here for both first time phone users as well as kids that love to text and talk – and even for those parents that keep asking us if they can start using the kajeet plan. (Sure beats the $350 termination fee just introduced by Verizon for Smartphones!).
Here is a summary of the popular unlimited plan options:
- $14.99 – Unlimited Texting & 60 Talk minutes/month
- $19.99 – Unlimited Texting and 150 Talk minutes/month
- $29.99 – Unlimited Texting and 300 Talk minutes/month
- $50 – Unlimited Talk and Text!
The above are all automatically renewing plans, which means you need to purchase them with a credit or a debit card (prepaid cards will also work).
In addition to the above, we still offer the $4.99 Talk Plan which is a great value for first time phone buyers. The plan delivers access for the month – including unlimited use of kajeet Parental Controls and free kid-centric mobile internet sites – with additional Talk for only $.10/minute and Text for only $.10/message. The $9.99 Night and Weekend Pak is also still available as a bolt on to all these Plan options. If you purchase the N&W Pak you will get an additional 1,000 minutes starting at 7 PM!
There are also voice and text-only bundles available. Check out the details on the rate plan page at kajeet.com. (Again, scroll to the bottom of the page to see the full array of plans available.)
Please comment here to let us know what you think of the new plan options.
November 13, 2009
by Carol Politi
We just launched some great new mobile web services! This new offering provides significantly more flexibility for those that want to surf the web from their kajeet device and gives parents the ability to select the level of access they think works best for their family.
The kajeet Navigator (i.e., the browser on your phone) now has a set of free sites, a set of kid-friendly sites selected by kajeet (these cost money to access), access to social networking and IM (these cost money and are in a separately controlled category), and a category that allows you to access the web freely without controls. The new Feature Manager on kajeet.com allows parents to control the access their kids will have to various sites on the mobile web. Login to kajeet.com and select Configurator/Feature Manager to see the full set of options.
What does it cost?
The web services are charged based on use – $0.35 per 0.25 megabyte (each 0.25MB expires 24 hours after purchase). What that means is that we charge you for 0.25 MB and that this is good for a day. (Some carriers charge in MB, for comparison purposes this equates to $1.40/MB).
What on earth does 0.25 Mbyte get you and why did we take this approach? First, it gets you:
- About 10 mobile-friendly web pages
- About 2-3 full web pages (i.e., non-mobile optimized pages)
Why did we take this approach? It is nice to be able to, for a very small cost, casually browse the web – e.g., look at the weather once in a while. Many of our customers just want a bit of web access and they don’t want to buy a big bundle. (For those that are very heavy users, we will add a bundle option in the future!)
Please note: it is still free to browse our Navigator store for ringtones, games, and applications – and all kajeet users still get access to select free mobileweb sites! Access to your “MyKajeet” is also free.
We would love some input on this – so please comment here on the new features. Your comments will directly reach our product team and they will listen to you! We could specifically use help in the following areas:
1. What sites would you like to see in the “free” category. Our plan is to consistently make available at least 3 sites as part of our base service. These need to be appropriate for kids of all ages. We would appreciate customer feedback to help us decide if we have made the right choices.
2. Do you know of other kid appropriate sites that should be specifically listed and made available in our “Other Great Sites” category? This is a category of sites that again need to be appropriate for kids of all ages. This category is a bit light at the moment and we would like to make it more robust.
Please comment here to let us know what you think, and to let us know how you would like to see these features evolve. Thanks!
November 2, 2009
By Carol Politi
We offer a variety of ways to purchase Text Paks – including the option to purchase these on the handset itself. Because we assume that a child is the user of the handset, it is only possible to make one time (i.e., non-recurring) Text Pak purchases from a kajeet handset.
There are three options for one-time Text Pak purchases available on the handset:
1. 200 texts for $4.99
2. 1,000 texts for $9.99
3. Unlimited texts for $19.99.
This ability to fund these one-time Text Paks from the wallet allows you to provide an allowance in your son or daughter’s kajeet wallet and let them decide how they want to spend it – talking, texting, playing games, etc. (Note that your calls will always go through – even if they run out of their allowance – if you fund your Parent Wallet).
The handset purchase options are especially ideal if your son or daughter may not be purchasing a Pak every month. For example, if they know they will text more over a holiday when they are not with their friends or if they want the ability to spend their phone allowance on texts one month and games the next.
Are you or your child using the handset purchase option? Please let us know what other tools you would like to see on the handset.