November 23, 2011
Android™ smartphones from kajeet come equipped with Smart Blocker™, a new, 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. Kajeet is the only wireless service provider to offer such an innovative tool, making it possible for parents to both provide their kids with powerful Android™ smartphones and — at the same time — limit the types of websites they are able to access.
Using the Smart Blocker™ parental control, parents can choose between our custom Android™ filtering solutions or block/allow web usage completely! Click here to see what Android™ smartphones this technology is available on (and remember, cell phones make great holiday gifts!).
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
June 24, 2011
Is your kid connected in the classroom?
If not, it likely won’t be long before he or she is. Recent data reveals that more and more schools and libraries expect to implement or expand their use of digital textbooks or wireless devices sooner rather than later. And as technology continues to grow, so does the need for a safe, secure mobile solution in the classroom.
Michael Flood, Vice President, Education Markets of Kajeet for Education, recently shared his views on why mobile should be a top priority with EdNET Insight. A leader in K-12 and higher education technology, Michael explained how the growth of new school, district, state and federal strategies, mobile devices and platforms are causing students, educators and parents to start looking at learning in new ways.
Click here to read more about what Michael believes is ahead for mobile technology and education – and let us know what you think about it!
January 7, 2011
Orange you glad it’s the new year?
Sorry, I couldn’t stop myself from making that joke, I just love it so, hope it at least gave you a chuckle. Bad joke aside, everyone here at kajeet are very excited about 2011 and we wanted to start the year off with a great deal for you! For only a week, the Orange kajeet Certified Refurbished LG Rumor is on sale for just $89.99, that’s $50 savings off of the original price!
Like what you see below? You can check out the phone here. Hurry up though, this deal expires on Wednesday, 1/12/2011! (p.s. it’s still weird to write 2011)
- An integrated sliding QWERTY keyboard
- A 1.3 megapixel camera/camcorder
- A 2″ color LCD screen
- A built-in MP3 player
December 30, 2010
Parenting expert Shannon Eis spoke very highly about kajeet to CNET’s Natali Morris in a segment on CBS’s Eye on Parenting, that discussed when certain technological devices are appropriate for children, because she feels that kajeet is built for kids. Specifically, she applauded our family-friendly parental controls and our new GPS Phone Locater service. Thanks Shannon! If interested in hearing more on the topic, you can watch the full video here.
December 20, 2010
The holiday season can be a very busy time and sometimes last minute shopping is necessary! We get it, and we are here to help. For three days only, our FedEx Standard Next Day shipping option is discounted to just $9.95 on any kajeet phone purchase so that your new kajeet phone can be nicely wrapped and sitting under the tree by Christmas! Wednesday is the last day to take advantage, it expires at 12:30 P.M EST!
- Use promo code GIFT10 at check out to save another 10% on any kajeet phone (expires 12/22/10)
- All black and white Rumors on sale this week (expires 12/24/10)! See below for details:
October 8, 2010
When is it okay to let your child get a cell phone?
This was just one of the many questions a group of experts addressed on this morning’s Today Show on NBC. And while the exact age itself was debated, the panelists were in agreement that features like parental controls made the decision easier.
“One really great kid-friendly service is called kajeet and you can do everything online,” said Elizabeth Shaw, Executive Editor of Parenting Magazine. And we couldn’t agree more!
How old was your child when you gave him or her a cell phone?
August 12, 2010
Safety, safety, safety… At kajeet, keeping your kids safe is as important to us as it is to you. And this never gets easier. Rapidly changing technology and an increase in our kids’ media use leads to new worries and new challenges you face as a parent every day. It sure can be overwhelming! That’s why we’re always working to make sure our cell phone service is the safest one for kids.
And why we like to make sure you know about other products that we believe can also help keep your kids safe, like Safeguard Connect, featuring My Child Safeguard. This unique service uses your cell phone to safeguard your kids, their identity and property by allowing you to be contacted directly without revealing any personal information or your phone numbers.
How does it work? Think of My Child Safeguard as your kid’s new ID tag – but better. Your child’s personal information (name, address and phone number) is replaced by a toll-free 800 number and a unique member ID# for emergency situations. Wristbands with the ID# can also be worn in case of separation. To directly reach a parent or guardian, a caller dials the toll-free number and references the ID#. The call is immediately transferred to both parents’ cell phones (up to 4 phones) for the safety, health and welfare of your children. Safe and secure – just like kajeet.
August 11, 2010
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!
August 5, 2010
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!
April 30, 2010
Have you taken the “No Phone Zone” pledge and promised to do your part to help end the dangerous practice of distracted driving?
If not, now’s your chance. Join the thousands of others who have already agreed to put their phones down and their heads up when behind the wheel in honor of National “No Phone Zone” Day, Friday, April 30. Led by Oprah Winfrey and transportation safety organizations from around the country, today is the day you pledge to keep yourself, your family and others safe on the road by making your car a “no phone zone,” free of the distractions often caused by an incoming call or text.
At kajeet, we acknowledge – and encourage – safe, responsible cell phone use every day. It’s the reason why we give every kajeet customer free, unlimited parental controls that can be customized to suit your family’s needs. Want to manage your kid’s phone so that calls can’t be made or text messages sent during school hours? Use TimeManager to make the phone off-limits for the time block you choose. Prefer that only specific phone numbers can call (or be called from) your kid’s phone? Use ContactManager to designate which ones these are and block all others. Want to know that your kid arrived at his or her destination as scheduled? Use GPS Phone Locator to confirm. These tools are just a few of the many that have helped establish kajeet as the safest cell phone service for kids. (Want another? Download our free parent-kid cell phone use contract here).
Did you take the pledge? What cell phone rules have you put in place for when your kid is driving?