Parents – are you ready to kick off the school year?

Because there are plenty of ways you can proactively make this easier for your kid – and for yourself! Parenting expert Shannon Eis recently shared tips on ways to make the transition from summer to fall on CBS’s The Early Show. And one of her recommendations for staying safe and in touch was a cell phone from kajeet. You can read more about why she picked kajeet here.

Does your back to school supply list include a cell phone? Let us know!

kajeet – the cell phone service made for kids

Parenting Picks Kajeet!

August 5, 2010

Feeling frustrated when it comes to deciding the right time to give your kid a cell phone?

You’re not alone. It’s a challenge that parents in today’s world can’t seem to avoid. It’s also the reason that Parenting gathered a panel of experts together to develop their Guide to Tech Gear for Kids, a list of selected products ideal for easing kids (and their parents) into the digital age. And one of the services highlighted is kajeet!

The Parenting panel liked how kajeet’s family-focused parental controls allow moms and dads to set limits on calls, texts and times when the phone can be used. They also liked the built-in GPS Phone Locator service (free for the first month for new accounts!) and kajeet’s low priced plans. We’re excited to be acknowledged by this panel of experts!

kajeet – the cell phone service made for kids

Mobile Merit Award of ExcellenceKajeet has been named a runner up in the 2010 Mobile Merit Awards! These awards recognize organizations whose work has helped to grow and shape the global mobile marketplace. We’re proud to have been acknowledged in the Mobile Services, Mobile Entertainment Technologies category!

Mobile Merit Award winners were evaluated on industry impact, innovation, technologies, social importance, implementation and overall success factor by a panel of industry leaders. We’re thrilled that kajeet was recognized for this prestigious honor.

kajeet – the cell phone service for kids

by Carol Politi

Mom's Choice Awards Gold

kajeet has been awarded the Gold Mom’s Choice Award®!  This award recognizes kajeet as among the best companies when it comes to providing family friendly products and services.

The Mom’s Choice Award helps families make informed purchasing decisions.  The Mom’s Choice Awards organization has a team of judges evaluating each product that is made up of parents, educators, and media experts.  They evaluate products based on factors including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

kajeet has worked hard to provide a cell phone service with parental controls and other family friendly features, and we are thrilled to have received this recognition!  Thanks to the entire kajeet team that has worked so hard to build our service – and to our customers that continue to provide the invaluable guidance and feedback we need as we evolve the service.

kajeet – the cell phone service made for kids

Discovery Girls Contest

February 12, 2010

by Carol Politi

Discovery Girls Magazine is running a great contest for mothers and daughters - with an opportunity to win a trip to New York City!  (It actually includes two round trip airline tickets, hotel for a night, a photo shoot with your daughter – and a feature on the back cover of Discovery Girls magazine).

I love the entry requirements for this contest.  From their site:   “You and your mom must each tell us why your relationship is special. What do you do that’s different and extra-special to keep your relationship close and loving? Tell us your secret! We want details!”

Fun & a great opportunity to talk  - and to have fun making a video – with your daughter.

In the meantime, if you are a mom of a tween girl, take a look at the Discovery Girls magazine and website – and their companion Discover Your Daughter site.   These sites are dedicated to helping girls and their moms navigate through the tween and young teen years.  Discover your Daughter has a great article on managing technology use called “Is Your Daughter Addicted To Technology”.  This is a great read given the recent news from the Kaiser Family Foundation study that discussed kids media use (7 hours and 38 minutes a day on average!).

kajeet – the cell phone service made for kids

Holiday Thoughts and Thanks

December 30, 2009

By Daniel Neal

When we started kajeet a few years ago, we were grateful simply to have the opportunity to pursue our dreams of creating the very best mobile services for kids and their families.  We owe many people a great debt for this opportunity.  We deeply thank them all.

Now that kajeet has been a reality for just over 2 years, we have many other things to be thankful for: supportive investors, business partners who believe in us, the families who encourage us in our work and, most importantly, our customers.

We can never say it enough: thank you for your business and for placing your confidence in kajeet.  You trust us to deliver critical communication services for your children, your families. With 2 children of my own, I know just how precious your trust in us is.

kajeet is a very young company. Many have experienced our exceptional product, rate plans and service.  We’ve been recognized for what we’ve achieved. And I’m proud that, with your support, we’ve done so much so fast.

Still, we do make mistakes (and I can’t promise we’ll ever stop!). Providing a cell phone service – particularly one with unique parental controls and location services – is a notoriously complex business.  When we do make mistakes, we’re grateful for those who point them out, and who are patient with us as we hustle to fix them.

Yes, we are grateful for every last bit of customer feedback, no matter how small, or how challenging to address.  Our dialogue with our customers is precious. It encourages us to make our services better every day, which is the best way to make kajeet grow.

I’m personally grateful to work on a team that puts our customers first, and goes far above and beyond the call of duty to see that our customers are happy.  Because your being a part of kajeet makes us happy.   Your satisfaction – your happiness – means that our dream of providing the best and safest cell phone services for kids and families is coming true.

So, please continue the dialogue that helps us be better for you, for your family.  And thank you for making the kajeet dream come true each day.

We at kajeet wish you and your family a joyous Holiday season, and a happy and healthy New Year.

kajeet – the cell phone service made for kids

Texting Devices for Teens

September 2, 2009

by Carol Politi

LG RumorThe New York Times recently covered kajeet in an article providing tips for choosing cell phones for teens (“They’re Old Enough to Text. Now What?”).  This was a great profile of kajeet as the only prepaid phone with parental controls and GPS – allowing parents to deliver a safe phone for their kids with the controls they might need to manage its use.

The article profiled the LG Rumor handset at left – a great phone that is loved by kids!   kajeet has phones to fit every budget and parenting style including phones without cameras and basic flip phones that meet the needs of parents interested in an economic safety phone for their child.

Of all the plans profiled, we believe kajeet offers the best value for both tweens & teens.  The $4.99 plan is a basic safetly plan for first time phone users – it includes all service fees plus the first 10 minutes each month (every additional minute is only $.10/minute).  And our $19.99 unlimited texting + 150 minute plan has been tailor-made for kids that are becoming increasingly social and for their parents looking to manage their budget.

We are always interested in your feedback on our handsets and plans and your experiences with our service.  Please comment and let us know what you think.  Thanks!

by Carol Politi

kajeet was profiled on NBC’s South Florida Today in a segment on quality products for kids.  Several great kid products were reviewed by Sharon Vinderine of PTPA Media – check it out!

by Carol Politi

kajeet was evaluated by a team of parents at PTPA Media recently. They tested out virtually everything including our parental controls, our services and our pricing – and generally critically evaluated us from a mom’s point of view.

The PTPA concept is the have parent reviewers test parenting products to make it easier for busy parents to make good decisions when they buy products for their kids. I wish I had seen the “teething bling” when my kids were babies. I also love the “My 411 Wristbands” – it can be so easy to get separated from a child in a place such as an amusement park. And rinseless shampoo would sound too good to be true if I did not know how thoroughly the parent reviewers put each product through their paces.

The good news is that they awarded kajeet the Parent Tested, Parent Approvied Seal! kajeet is the only cell phone service to win this award. We are thrilled that the PTPA parent evaluators liked our service.

Take a look at the PTPA Media website to check out other award winning products for parents and kids (including a large array of organic products). You can also sign up to be one of their parent evaluators and be the first to see new parenting products when they come out.

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