November 29, 2011
Missed out on our Cyber Monday cell phone specials?
It’s not too late to save! Starting today, you can take an additional 10% off your phone purchase when you use promo code FROSTY during checkout.
Check out these great deals, available now!
- LG Rumor 2 – Regularly priced at $199.99, on sale for HALF OFF, just $99.99. Use promo code FROSTY and this phone is only $89.99.
- Sanyo 2700 – Regularly priced at $149.99, on sale for just $89.99. Use promo code FROSTY and this phone is only $80.99.
- LG Rumor Touch – Regularly priced at $249.99, on sale for just $194.99. Use promo code FROSTY and this phone is only $175.49.
November 28, 2011
It’s a Cyber Monday spectacular!
Today is the last day you can save 15% on a cell phone for your kid when you use promo code TURKEY during checkout. Our Cyber Monday specials include discounts on the LG Optimus S™, the Samsung Replenish™, the LG Rumor 2, the Samsung Seek, the Sanyo 2700, the LG Rumor Touch and more! Check out our entire lineup of kids cell phones here.
Act fast to save 15% on your purchase – the TURKEY promo code expires at midnight on November 28, 2011 (and with deals so great, we can’t promise there will be any leftovers!).
August 12, 2011
What cooler way to kick off the school year than with a new kajeet LG Rumor 2!
Available in both black and orange, this popular phone comes with amazing features including a built-in MP3 player, a 1.3 megapixel camera and a sliding QWERTY keyboard. And, best of all, for a limited time, it’s also on sale. Regularly priced at $199.99, the kajeet LG Rumor 2 is on sale for just $99.99 (half off!) when you use promo code SCHOOL during checkout.
March 11, 2010
by Carol Politi
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.
February 2, 2010
by Carol Politi
Login to your kajeet account to see the all new Parent Dashboard!
We have revised the Account Details and Parental Controls pages to make it easier for you to manage your child’s account including monitoring Account Activity, purchasing and changing plans, and controlling the time, features, and spending for each phone on the account.
Please comment here to let us know what you think!
January 22, 2010
by Carol Politi
Wow. Even those of us focused on kids and media were surprised with the recent Kaiser Family Foundation Study on kids and media use. The study, called “Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds“, indicates that kids spend more than 53 hours a week consuming media (counting a blend of TV, computers, gaming devices, cell phones, etc.). And that count does not include multitasking – which brings the media use count up to 10 hours and 45 minutes per day.
Much of the increase is driven by the accessibility of media on mobile devices – ipods and cell phones (though the increase in social media use is also a factor). Note that text messaging is not considered media use in this study – and that “7th-12th graders report spending an average of 1:35 a day sending or receiving texts”!
Clearly, media consumption is a fact of life. So what’s wrong with this picture?
1. Kids that are heavy media users report getting lower grades.
2. Kids that are heavy media users report being less personally content.
What’s the upside here? One bit of upside is that parents can have an impact! The study indicates that “When parents set limits, children spend less time with media. Those young people who say their parents have some rules about their media use are exposed to an average of nearly three hours (2:52) less media content per day than those who say they don’t have rules.”
Most parents get cell phones for their kids for safety reasons. But doing so can put more media – and another device with which to multi-task – in the hands of kids. kajeet customers can set limits – on both the type of content/service used on the cell phone and the time spent using the cell phone. This includes limiting access at night, during school, and during home work time. To set these up simply login at kajeet.com or call kajeet customer care (1-866-452-5338).
Please comment here to let us know what you think of the Kaiser Family Foundation study and how you manage media access and use in your household. We could all benefit from some good ideas!
January 11, 2010
by Carol Politi
We have been keeping our eyes open for mobile web sites that are appropriate for kids and have made available additional sites in the “Other Great Mobile Sites” category on the handset. As our mobileweb users know, the service supports four categories of sites:
- Category 1: Free sites
- Category 2: Other “kid appropriate” mobile sites
- Category 3: Social Networking and IM Sites
- Category 4: Open Internet
We have opened access to number of new sites in Category 2 – including sports, style, several magazines, Thesaurus, etc.
Enjoy! Please let us know if there are other mobile sites we should include in this category.
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.
December 16, 2009
by Carol Politi
How much does it cost to get kajeet for an entire family? Combine the new Parent Plans we are testing with our kid-optimized rate plans and it’s the most affordable solution around.
1) Family with 3 communicators (e.g., family with a parent and two teens who are all social): ~$80/month
- Parent uses the kajeet unlimited Talk and Text plan – $49.99 per month
- Each teen uses our 60 anytime minute/unlimited text plan: $14.99 per month per line
Total? Only ~$80/month for 3 lines for heavy communicators! And the teens can use more minutes for only 10 cents per minute (or they can upgrade to our $19.99 plan and get an additional 90 anytime minutes for just $5 more).
2) Family with 3 light communicators (e.g., a mom with modest usage and two kids that each use 20 minutes and 20 texts per month): ~$36/month
- Parent uses the kajeet Parent 500 minutes and 100 texts plan: $19.99 per month
- Each kid uses the kajeet $4.99 Basic Plan (with 10 included minutes). They take advantage of the low 10 cent rate for additional minutes/texts to purchase 10 extra minutes and 20 texts. Each spends only $7.99/month
Total? Only ~$36 per month for 3 lines! Plus, you can change plans at any time – and there are no annual contracts.
Who wants to worry about what cell phone company their friends (or kids’ friends) have? And who wants to be concerned with exactly how many minutes everyone in the family is using at any point in time just to make sure you don’t get hit with expensive overages?
Those days are ending with affordable pay as you go plans. And kajeet allows you to manage them all from a single account. Simple.
What’s the catch? Well, for now this is a test of kajeet Parent Plans, so it is a limited time offer. You must sign up for a Parent Plan before 1/26/10 to take advantage of these plans. If you are a new customer, this means you need to purchase by 1/5/09 in order to get your phone, activate it, and select the plan.
If you want to take advantage of our parent plan options, call care at 1-866-452-5338 to purchase your phone or select your plan. (If you prefer to purchase online, select “this is a gift” during purchase and call care to activate and get put on these Parent Test plans.) As always, if things go well with the test we consider making these plans part of our standard rate plan options.
Thoughts? We appreciate your comments and feedback on all our plans.
December 12, 2009
by Carol Politi
Still looking for that perfect holiday gift? Looking for great savings?
Use promo code HOLIDAY10 and save 10% on any purchase on kajeet.com through Tuesday, 12/15/09. This includes the new, popular Rumor 2, as well any of our other hot handsets – even those that are already on sale! Plus, order now and also get free ground shipping!