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The Online Mom CHOICE Award – Kajeet



Kajeet, the cell phone service for kids, recently published a set of guidelines to help parents and children manage their cell phone use. The guidelines are full of practical suggestions, like agreeing on appropriate cell phone etiquette, discussing picture messaging, and even agreeing a budget that can be divided up between parent and child.

It was a timely reminder that there is a cell phone service out there that is solely dedicated to providing a safe and affordable mobile communication platform for kids.

Kajeet was founded in 2003 by three dads. Thinking of their own children, they wanted a phone service that allowed kids to safely experiment with mobile tech before they graduated to the world of non-stop texting and always-connected smartphones.

The result is a service that has become the leader in safe and affordable cell phone plans for  kids, and one that is a worthy recipient of The Online Mom 2010 CHOICE Award.

Kajeet customers can currently choose from 12 different LG, Sanyo and Samsung phones. Prices range from $19.99 for a lightweight refurbished phone, all the way up to an LG Rumor, which includes a slide-out keyboard, an MP3 player, a 1.3 megapixel camera and built-in Bluetooth.

Service plans include Basic, which starts at $4.99 a month, and their Great Deal plan, which costs $29.99 a month for 300 voice minutes and unlimited texting. Best of all, there are no contracts, no activation fees, and no termination fees – and you can change your plan at any time!

Each plan comes with free parental controls, which allow parents to decide when the phone can be used, who the child can contact either by phone or text, and who can be blocked. There's even a tool for setting a budget and deciding who is responsible for certain calls or texts.

For an additional $9.99 a month, a Kajeet phone can become a GPS tracking device, providing the exact whereabouts of the phone at any given moment or at predetermined intervals.

Kajeet phones operate on the Sprint PCS network, providing national coverage if your child is away on school trips or at sleep-away camp.

If you think your child is ready for a cell phone but you are concerned about safety or don't want to commit to an expensive service plan, then Kajeet might be just what you're looking for!      



Comments:
Comment by logcabinmom, posted 6/7/2010, 11:13 AM:

Kajeet deserves many awards for their great idea for cell phones for kids. All of the Kajeet Mom Sales Team members agree because we all started out with Kajeet for our kids and love them! Use this link for a great discount on phones and learn why Kajeet is so wonderful! http://www.kajeet.com/logcabin127 .
Comment by Candy, posted 3/22/2010, 9:06 AM:

These are the awards that make Kajeet stand out from the other carriers. Kajeet's unique service make communication safe and fun for kids. If parents are looking to buy a phone for their kids, Kajeet should be on the top of the shopping list. To save 15% all purchase (including sale items) enter promo code: BARGAIN at checkout. Or shop from www.kajeet.com/bargain and click the 15% super bonus button to start browsing phones and services.
Comment by Carol Politi, posted 3/12/2010, 8:18 AM:

This is Carol with kajeet - Thanks for reviewing kajeet and providing us with this award. We are really pleased our service has met your standards for the Online Mom 2010 Choice Award!
Comment by MicheleKS, posted 3/7/2010, 11:10 AM:

Thanks for the great article! You can save 15% on any phone kajeet offers by going through my web page at http://www.kajeet.com/michele Plus when you find out what a great service it is you'll want to tell all your friends! Become one of the sales team members and get commission on every phone you sell! Ask me how at kajeetmst@gmail.com
Comment by Lorie, posted 3/7/2010, 10:19 AM:

Congrats to Kajeet! I purchased a kajeet phone for my son nearly 2 years ago before he went to basketball camp. I felt he wasn't quite old enough to have a phone but as a single parent , wanted him to have an opportunity to contact me if he needed to. Kajeet was perfect because of their parental controls. I am now a member of the moms sales team and love kajeet . You can even get 15% off when purchasing a headset by using this link http://www.kajeet.com/kajeetStore/landing.do?lp=Mom&c=B142&
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