Still looking for a way to recycle your old smartphone? Activate it on Kajeet through our Bring Your Own Sprint® Device Program*!

iPhone 4S BlackAn affordable way to give your kid a phone without needing to purchase a new one, our Bring Your Own Sprint Device Program makes it easy for parents to put their older smartphones or cell phones to use. And now, you can bring your iPhone 4, 4S or 5 to Kajeet!

Check to see if your device is eligible here today!

Kajeet, smart phones for kids™

*Must be a model that is supported by the Bring Your Own Sprint Device Program, only certain Sprint handset models are currently eligible to be activated on Kajeet. Some applications and/or features may not work on your device. Click here to view the complete terms and conditions of the Bring Your Own Sprint Device Program and to learn more about device eligibility. Sprint is a trademark of Sprint.

Check out the kajeet Certified Refurbished Samsung m320!

We’re excited to add another reliable phone from Samsung to our line up (and just in time for back to school season!). This stylish red flip phone comes stocked with great features including:

• A digital zoom camera
• Bluetooth™ wireless technology
• Voice dialing capability
• A speakerphone for hands-free talking
• Free, unlimited kajeet parental controls

All this for just $44.99!

What do you think of our newest phone?

kajeet – the cell phone service made for kids

by Carol Politi

A number of our customers are taking advantage of our new phone selection (and the holiday gifting season) to upgrade their child’s phone (or their own!).   We made this process much easier recently by launching the ability to switch your phone from our website.    This post describes how this is done.

If you are an existing customer and you purchase a new kajeet phone, you can move your number to it (i.e., “switch your phone”) online as follows:

1.  Login to kajeet.com (www.kajeet.com)

2.  Select “switch a phone” from your logged in home page as shown below.

You will then be asked to select the phone you would like to upgrade (in the event you have multiple phones on the account) and for the ESN or MEID of your new phone (this is a unique number that physically identifies a phone – we show you how to find this!).

We know each kajeet customer that purchases a new kajeet phone is making a decision to keep kajeet as their service provider.  We appreciate your business.  I hope our new online phone upgrade feature makes the process of upgrading your phone easier.

Please comment here to let us know if this is easy to use, and how it might be improved.

Thanks!

Green Tip of the Week

September 11, 2009

The Green Teenby Carol Politi

Recycle Your Shirts

Got a shirt you just don’t wear?  Before you toss it in the trash, pass it on to a friend or a local thrift store.  If it is worn out, cut it up and use it as rags around the house.”

Tips by Jenn Savedge, Author of The Green Teen

As we post these tips on the handset, I’m finding myself thinking that my mom did these things naturally when I was growing up.   Reusing clothes, bags, etc. and donating lightly used items were all a second nature to her.

I also noted in a recent trip to Toronto that everyone was carrying grocery bags to the store – and that I was not even offered a bag when I checked out.  People that had only a few items simply carried the items.  There are great trends here that if replicated could vastly reduce the waste we generate!

Please comment & let us know what your family does to reuse or otherwise prevent things from ending up in landfills.

Green Tip of the Week

July 28, 2009

Green TeenBy Carol Politi

This week’s Green Tip on the kajeet phone is:

On the Go?

On the go? Try to limit the paper napkins, plastic silverware and cups. If you are taking a drink like juice or water on the road, carry a reusable mug to minimize the waste.”

Tips by Jenn Savedge, Author of The Green Teen

We are working at eliminating disposable containers of any form at my house.  For the longest time it was just so easy to grab a plastic bag to cover food or to carry a kid’s snack.  And those small applesauce containers seemed indispensable.

But now we are focused on making use of reusable containers and we are working to eliminate plastic bags entirely.  My son’s school pushed us in this direction with its No Waste Wednesday program.  The kids are asked to eliminate any and all waste on that day – and once we started in this direction we simply expanded it to every day of the week.  The applesauce turned out to be a snap  – we now buy it in larger containers and send it to school in smaller reusable containers.  We are saving money while saving the environment – not bad.

What techniques have you found useful in working to eliminate disposables?

Summer Saleby Carol Politi

Yes, it is mid-July.  Just after graduation and just before the big back to school selling season.

This means it is an opportunity for those that like deals!  We have two handsets on sale right now:

  • kajeet Samsung m300 (certified refurbished) is now available for $19.99.  This is $20 off the regular price of $39.99!
  • kajeet Motorola C290 is now available for $16.99.  This is $8 off the regular price of $24.99!

Tell your friends and colleagues that might be thinking about a phone for their kids for back to school that this is a great time to buy kajeet.  The sale will be ongoing through the end of this weekend (i.e., through Sunday the 19th!).

Weekend Sale!

July 10, 2009

Moto_C290by Carol Politi

The kajeet Motorola C290 is on sale this weekend.  The phone will be $19.99 until Monday (regular price is $24.99).  Please tell your friends that might be thinking about kajeet for back to school that this is a good time to buy!

The C290 is a black flip phone with a speaker & kajeet parental controls.  It is part of the kajeet certified refurbished program.  Every time we sell a refurbished phone it means we don’t have to produce a new one – much better on both your pocketbook and the environment!

tgtcoverby Carol Politi

kajeet customers know that we have launched a “Green Tips” channel on the phone that provides a new tip each week to kids to get them thinking about how they affect the environment.  In addition to publishing the tips on our handset, I’m publishing them on the blog each week.

Here is this week’s Green Tip:

“Save money and the planet by purchasing items in bulk whenever possible. Buying in bulk is cheaper than purchasing several smaller items and it will minimize the amount of packaging that you need to toss.”

Tips by Jenn Savedge, Author of The Green Teen

tgtcoverby Carol Politi

kajeet is collaborating with environmentalist and author Jenn Savedge to get the word out to kids that they can positively affect our environment through their actions.  We have launched a “Green Tips” channel on the phone that provides a new tip each week to kids to get them thinking about how they affect the environment and what they can do to minimize their environmental impact.  The tips are easy to find – they are linked to from our Navigator web home page on the handset – and they free and available to all kajeet subscribers.

Jenn has provided the tips to us from her new book – “The Green Teen, the Eco-Friendly Teen’s Guide to Saving the Planet“.    In addition to publishing these tips on the kajeet phones, I’ll be publishing them on the blog each week.  Our tip this week is:

Rent, Borrow, or Swap – Use the 24 hour rule when shopping and ask yourself if you really need to buy it.  Could you rent, borrow, or swap with a friend instead?  If not, give yourself 24 hours to think it over.  If you still want it, go back and get it.    Tip byJenn Savedge, author of “The Green Teen“.

Jenn is also the author “The Green Parent” blog which is  a wealth of information about how to inspire earth-friendly living.

Please let us know how you work with your kids to help inspire them toward earth-friendly living.  We would love to hear your tips!

by Carol Politi

The EPA has launched national cell phone recycling week – starting April 6th – as part of its efforts to celebrate Earth Day.  “If Americans recycled the 100 million cell phones that are no longer being used, enough energy would be saved to power more than 18,500 homes for a year.”  Wow.

kajeet offers free recycling.  Just go to kajeet recycles and download a mailing label.  We will cover the shipping!

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