Kajeet & Telcordia Recognized for Service Innovation
Bethesda, Maryland - September 16, 2008 - kajeet, the cell phone service made for kids, and Telcordia, a global leader in the development of IP, fixed line and mobile telecommunications software and services, were presented with the top MVNO service innovation award at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards in London, England. These awards honor innovative projects involving telecoms operators and service providers around the world, in association with their vendors and suppliers.
kajeet was recognized for its ability to offer personalized, real-time services and content to the tween market, including WalletManager, which lets teens, tweens and their parents determine who pays for essential usage and who pays for additional services, and enables parents to ensure their calls get through even if their kids have reached their spending limits.
“We are very proud to be recognized as an innovation leader in the global market,” said Daniel Neal, CEO and Founder of kajeet. “Families with kids have unique service requirements, such as letting parents set limits for calls and texts, and allowing parents and kids to block calls and texts they don’t want to receive. Telcordia’s ability to power innovative, real-time services has enabled us to differentiate ourselves in the wireless market as the cell phone service made for kids.”
The kajeet service utilizes Telcordia Real-Time Charging, a flexible charging and policy control solution that enables competitive differentiation and rapid time-to-market for fixed-line, mobile and other service providers when deploying existing and new, converged services. Its Real-Time Charging solution has powered popular kajeet services including WalletManager, TimeManager, ContactManager and FeatureManager.
“The recognition of kajeet at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation awards is an excellent example of how innovative communication service providers are successfully differentiating themselves in their competitive markets,” said Pat McCarthy, Vice President, Service Delivery Solutions, Telcordia. “kajeet has made giant strides in their ability to anticipate the market and service their customers in a superior manner, and we are proud to be helping them on their way.”
Kajeet, the cell phone service made for kids, is based in Bethesda, MD, but kids are the center of our universe. Kajeet keeps parents talking with their children and teens with online parental controls and kid-friendly features. With kajeet, there are no pesky contracts or surprise bills. Parents can find kajeet phones online at kajeet.com.
Telcordia Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of telecommunications network software and services for IP, wireline, wireless, and cable. As the industry continuously evolves, Telcordia has the experience and reach to deliver the critical elements of success to help communication providers worldwide deploy innovative and profitable new services via any network or device while helping carriers aggressively reduce costs and grow revenues. Telcordia is headquartered in Piscataway, N.J., with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Central and Latin America. (www.telcordia.com)