February 16, 2012
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal revealed that kids today are getting less sleep than recommended – and suggests that advances in new technology may partially be at fault. No longer are books and radio considered the main culprits. Now television, the Internet and cell phone activity are what researchers believe are causing kids to get less sleep – and late night texts, calls or emails certainly don’t help (something our free parental controls can prevent!).
Do cell phones keep your kids up late? How do you manage this?
June 27, 2011
Shine, a website from Yahoo, recently showcased kajeet as favorite cell phone option for teens and tweens.
Among the features highlighted were kajeet’s kid-friendly phones (specifically our popular Samsung Seek), our GPS Phone Locator service, affordable plan prices and free, online parental controls. Check out what else the tech-savvy mom author had to say about kajeet here!
December 29, 2010
Look at how many text messages teenagers send out a day! It is hard to believe! Kids just really love to stay in touch with their friends at all times. While it is certainly an intimidating statistic when buying a cell phone service for your family, our unlimited text plans allows your kids to text to their heart’s content without the danger of out-of-control phone bills. Here is a quick look at our new family-friendly cell phone plans for kids:
- $14.99/month - Unlimited Texting & 60 Anytime Talk Minutes
- $19.99/month - Unlimited Texting, Picture Messages & 150 Anytime Talk Minutes
- $24.99/month - Unlimited Texting, Picture Messages, GPS Phone Locates & 300 Anytime Talk Minutes
- $50/month - Unlimited Texting, Picture Messages, GPS Phone Locates, and Talk minutes!
November 23, 2010
Now available – new and improved monthly rate plans!
We’ve listened to your feedback and have enhanced our service plans with the features you’ve told us would benefit you the most. And with a variety of price points to choose from, there’s surely a plan that meets the needs of every kid on kajeet.
Affordable and flexible, take a closer look at some of the enhancements we’ve made:
- $19.99 a month: Includes unlimited texting, unlimited picture messaging and 150 anytime minutes (don’t worry, parents – you can still manage picture messaging usage with FeatureManager, one of our free parental controls).
- $24.99 a month: Includes unlimited texting, unlimited picture messaging, unlimited GPS locates and 300 anytime minutes. Our best value! Your kids get the text and talk time they want; parents get the added assurance provided by our GPS Phone Locator.
- $50 a month: Includes unlimited texting, unlimited picture messaging, unlimited GPS locates and unlimited talk time. Perfect for the kid (or the parent!) who loves to talk and text.
Plus, all of our plans come with the free, unlimited parental controls that make kajeet the safest cell phone service for kids.
Check out our service plans page today to learn more. And let us know what you think!
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?
June 11, 2010
- An integrated sliding QWERTY keyboard
- A 1.3 megapixel camera/camcorder
- A 2” color LCD screen
- A built-in MP3 player
- A microSD card slot to hold thousands of songs and pictures
- Speakerphone and Bluetooth technology
- Free, unlimited parental controls
- And more!
And coming soon – the first kajeet touch screen phone, sure to set off fireworks this Fourth of July!
Which color is your favorite? Let us know!
June 7, 2010
With kajeet, you can now send a text to a landline, where the text is converted to speech and read out loud to the recipient. If the recipient chooses, they can respond by voice to the original sender of the text. Very cool.
This could be particularly handy for sending quick messages to someone who is not proficient with texting, or who may be hearing impaired.
If you’d like to learn more, you can do that here.
Let us know what you think!
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?
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 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!).