January 23, 2013
Once parents take advantage of the great prices on our top-of-the-line Android™ smartphones and tablets, they usually have a few questions about the device and the unique features Kajeet offers. Please click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Androids™.
Kajeet Smart Blocker™ is our free parental control that allows parents to block websites they feel are inappropriate for their children to view on some of today’s most popular Android™ handsets. But many parents are concerned about their kids’ web access when they are not using Kajeet’s network connection. Learn more & read our suggestions on how to help safeguard your kid’s online activity here!
If you don’t have an Android™ from Kajeet, shop here today and take advantage of our amazing sales!
January 15, 2013
Parenting is hard work, and Kajeet is here to help: keep up to speed with money-saving offers and important information from the only kid-centered cell phone service and “Like” Kajeet on Facebook !
Our Facebook page will keep you in the loop about all things Kajeet — hot sales, parent feedback on Kajeet phones & tablets, fun articles & videos, and much more! Click here to see our amazing Facebook community!
January 14, 2013
Tablet computers are the big craze of 2013. Kids everywhere are asking their parents for a tablet. Parents everywhere are giving the same answer: too expensive! But Kajeet is changing that conversation with the introduction of the refurbished ZTE Optik Tablet! This affordable device comes with these incredible features:
- A 7” color touchscreen display
- Two auto-focus cameras
- A built-in MP3 player
- Kajeet’s exclusive Smart Blocker™ technology so parents can decide what types of websites can be accessed and which should not
And much, much more!
Regularly priced at $249.99, save $100 when you order this tablet today! Amazing tablet features at an amazing tablet price!
But act fast! We have limited quantities of this device and it’s only available to customers who place orders over the phone. Call 240-482-3488, from 9am – 5pm EST to order your ZTE Optik Tablet today!
January 10, 2013
We are pleased to announce some improvements we have made to Kajeet’s online parent user interface! Here are some FAQ from parents that our service updates can answer:
How many texts did my kid send last month?
When you log into your Activity page, you will now be able to select your kid’s usage and activity records for your current and previous billing cycles. You can also view activity for a specific time range! This will help you determine which phone features your kid is using (and how frequently they’re using them!). Remember: the average teen texts 3,000 times each month! Please make sure to utilize your Parental Controls (like ContactManager or TimeManager) to keep your kid’s usage under control.
How do I set up time blocks to prevent my kid from using their phone during nighttime?
We’ve made it easier than ever to do this with TimeManager. You can now set up one continuous time block that will last through the night. Simply set up a new time block, then select the PM time you want the restriction to begin and the AM time you want it to end.
What if I don’t want my kid’s Android to send/receive pics?
It’s now possible to do this using FeatureManager. If your kid has an Android phone or tablet, you will now see a Picture Messaging section on this page that allows you to turn sending and receiving pictures on or off.
December 12, 2012
Education.com, an educational and child development website for parents, has selected Kajeet for inclusion in it’s 2012 Gift Guide. Products chosen for the Gift Guide were kid-tested and teacher-approved, selected from among thousands reviewed and deemed the most likely to stand the test of time. Check out their review of Kajeet here: http://www.education.com/gift-guide/item/lg-optimus-android/.
December 12, 2012
Check out this special blog post from a Kajeet customer!
As an avid Chinese student surrounded by English speakers, I am constantly searching for ways to practice and improve my Chinese. Unfortunately, most of the Western world is not well designed for Chinese language use. Because Chinese has a writing system that uses one character for every word, instead of letters representing sounds, typing in Chinese can be very inefficient. When my friends and I texted one another in Chinese, we had to write the pinyin (approximate Western transliteration) of our texts. These couldn’t include the tone marks on the words, though incorrect tone marks can change the entire meaning.
When I got the Kajeet Samsung Galaxy SII (my first smartphone!) last week, it didn’t take me long to start looking for better ways to use my phone for Chinese. It also didn’t take long to find, download, and install the Google Pinyin IME app from the Google Play store. Shortly thereafter, most people on my contacts list started receiving excited text messages sent in Chinese characters. (Not all of the receivers actually even spoke Chinese. Hey…I was excited!)
The range of inputs for IME is phenomenal. For starters, I can simply type pinyin and then select the appropriate character. Alternatively, I can use the touch screen to write out the character strokes. Writing Chinese on a touch screen is not only great practice for character-writing, but it is also, objectively speaking, considerably more fun than writing with a pencil and paper.
The last option — and this is most impressive to me — is that I can speak Chinese into my phone and have the words transcribed.
The brilliance of the speech part is that it is context-based, so it does a remarkable job of guessing the correct word, even when there are many Chinese words pronounced the same way. I tested it by speaking random words, (mother, rope, horse, curse — all pronounced “ma,” but with different tones) and it had a lot of trouble figuring out the difference until I used them in a sentence. My guess is that the microphone technology is probably not sophisticated enough to pick up differences is tonal quality, so the app has to make up for it with contextual intelligence.
The Pinyin app works no matter where you want to enter text: it actually installs another keyboard on your phone, and you can switch between input keyboards at any time (The same way you can switch to Swype.).
My overall review: 比切片麵包更好！
（Much better than sliced bread!)
How to get GooglePinyin IME on your phone:
1. Go to the Google Play store. Search and install the app.
2. When you are ready to type, select the text box to open up a regular keyboard.
3. Touch and hold the “Swype” symbol.
4. Touch “select input method.”
5. Select “Chinese Pinyin”
6. Touch the “back” hotkey, and start typing!
–Amelia H., Brooklyn, NY
Thanks for sharing, Amelia! Kajeet customers — do you have a story to share with us, too? Let us know!
November 26, 2012
Our holiday savings continue this Cyber Monday!
Today is the last day to use promo code THANKS to save 20% on any kids cell phone. We’ve also got some special Cyber Monday-only deals, like the Sanyo Zio for just $99.99 (or less if you use the THANKS offer during checkout!). Check out our entire lineup of cell phones for kids here. And act fast! The THANKS 20% off discount expires tonight, November 26, 2012.
November 13, 2012
A recent story in the Miami Herald showcases how teachers in Florida’s Miami-Dade school district are experimenting with a new Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy.
According to the story, students are allowed to bring cell phones, tablets and laptops to class as a way to support digital learning efforts. The BYOD policy is being used in elementary school classrooms all the way to high school, ensuring younger students also get a chance to try out newer technology. Find out more about why Miami-Dade instituted this new BYOD policy here.
Is your kid allowed to bring his or her device into the classroom? Let us know!
November 1, 2012
Now available from kajeet: the Samsung Galaxy S II Android™ smartphone!
The perfect gift this holiday season, the Galaxy S II features:
- A big, bright 4.3” color display
- A rear-facing 8.0 megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash, panorama and blink detection modes
- 16GB of internal storage
- A built-in MP3 player
- HD recording capability and playback
- A super slim design (weighs just 4.3 ounces!)
- And much more!
Take a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy S II here before this phone is out of sight!
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August 28, 2012
Schools and teachers know all too well that students love to bring their mobile devices into the classroom. With advents in technology, however, more and more educational institutions are using this fact to their advantages.
This article in the Technology section of Newsday voices a paradigm shift in the world of education: America’s schools, the perennial victims of budget cuts, want to immerse their students and faculty in the online-learning revolution, but don’t necessarily have the money to buy every student a mobile device; many are starting to ask students to bring their own devices to school instead. This strategy, the article affirms, has proven to be engaging for the kids and not as cumbersome as some worried it might be.
The concept of mobile devices in the educational sphere raises myriad questions about appropriate use, safety, and security — that’s where kajeet comes in! Kajeet School Guard™ is the first free online tool that allows Bring-Your-Own-Device institutions to manage Internet access in the classroom. Parents assign their kid’s affordable kajeet device to a filtering group customized by their local educational system, which takes effect during school hours. Learn more here!