Baby and Kids
Parenting in our modern, technology-filled world isn't always easy. (If you find it is, send us your contact info...we'd like to talk to you.) And one of the biggest challenges comes around your kids and cell phones. Specifically: to have or not to have?
Thankfully kajeet is here to provide you plenty of choices on the spectrum between "absolutely not" and "my 8-year-old CEO needs a BlackBerry." Kajeet bases everything they do on the belief that kids should learn to be familiar with the technology they'll need to use as the grow up, while respecting the responsibility that comes with using it. With kajeet you can choose the phone and plan that's best for you and your child (extensive coverage nationwide—use your zip code to confirm on kajeet.com.) You can decide together what the rules will be for when, where, and how much they can call and text, as well as deciding from whom they can accept incoming calls and texts. You can locate the phone at any time using GPS, and even set up automatic check-ins. And you can create separate allowances to determine who gets to pay for what.
We can't guarantee that this will eliminate all your parenting challenges. But it will help you find the right balance between being able to keep in touch with your child, allowing him/her some freedom, and helping them learn to manage the responsibility of having a phone. Get started down the road with $50 towards a phone with today's Plum Deal.
In a nutshell, kajeet believes kids are smart. They may be based in Bethesda, Maryland, but kids are the center of their universe. That's why they made the only cell phone service that puts kids first. Their story began with three dads figuring out how technology, kids and parents work best ("kajeet" is an anagram of the first letters of the names of the company's founders' children). Thinking of their own kids, they designed a service to provide them with everything they need to safely explore the exciting new world of mobile tech. They want kids to be agile with technology, have fun, and be empowered and safe; and they want to help kids respond with confidence to what's happening in their world.
Not incidentally, kajeet wants kids' parents and guardians to be involved too. Because having a cell phone is not just fun, it's a responsibility—a shared responsibility. So they've designed kajeet to incorporate a full suite of free online parental controls to help families customize and manage every aspect of their kajeet experience.