New kajeet® Safety Plan for Kids a Cell Phone “First”
Affordable Bundle Offers Holiday Shoppers Unlimited Texting, Picture Messaging and GPS Phone Locator Services, Plus 300 Anytime Minutes
Bethesda, MD December 7, 2010: Kajeet® (www.kajeet.com), the safest cell phone for kids ™ and the only cell phone service provider in the U.S. to have won four parenting awards for excellence and safety, has announced the launch of an affordable, all-inclusive monthly safety service plan. The kajeet Safety Plan offers unlimited texting, picture messaging and GPS locates along with 300 minutes of anytime talk. The $24.99 Safety Plan – the first of its kind to affordably bundle the services kids and teenagers want with the safety features parents rely on – is expected to be among kajeet’s most popular offerings this holiday season. Kajeet offers the only contract-free cell phone service with GPS Phone Locator and free parental controls.
A recent study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project revealed that 75% of teens between the ages of 12 and 17 own a cell phone – and the majority are subscribed to service plans that provide unlimited text, a means of communication that has far exceeded the use of email, instant messaging or even making voice calls. The Pew Research Study also showed that following texting, picture messaging is the second most utilized cell phone feature among teens. And as the use of these services continues to rise, so has the use of parental controls to manage cell phone use. According to Pew, 48% of parents use a cell phone to monitor their kid’s whereabouts and 52% set specific limits on when a cell phone can actually be used. Recognizing the need for affordable safety features and controls for parents based on the most current mobile usage trends among teens and tweens, kajeet designed its unique Safety Plan.
“Kajeet is committed to providing the hottest mobile phone features at a competitive price while ensuring safety,” said Daniel Neal, CEO & Founder of kajeet, a Maryland-based company. “As families deal with the pressures of current economic conditions, especially around the holiday shopping season, they are taking features, pricing and safety into consideration. Kajeet lets parents offer their children the safest cell phone service on the market, along with very affordable plans designed to keep costs low, while kids get all the phone features they want.”
Kajeet makes communicating with a cell phone safe for kids and reassuring for parents because all kajeet phones come equipped with a variety of free, easy-to-use parental controls that can be set to block or limit calls, text messages, and manage picture messaging and Mobile Web use. The free kajeet parental controls, accessible online through any web browser, also allow parents to determine when, how and how much the phone can be used by their children, which features and content are allowed, and even who pays for what calls and texts. By bundling unlimited use of the acclaimed kajeet GPS Phone Locator service in its unique new safety service plan, parents can keep track of their kids as desired, set regularly scheduled locates and receive email confirmations of their child’s whereabouts in one high-value, affordable monthly plan. The kajeet GPS Phone Locator service is also available as a separate monthly add-on subscription or for one-time use by kajeet subscribers.
Like all other kajeet service plans, the $24.99 plan requires no long-term contract, no activation fee, and no termination fee. Customers love kajeet because it is a safe and affordable cell phone service that keeps parents and their children connected. For more information about kajeet phones, plans and additional safety features, please visit www.kajeet.com.
Founded in 2003, kajeet, the cell phone service made for kids, is based in Bethesda, Maryland, but kids are the center of our universe. Kajeet keeps parents talking with their children and teens with free online parental controls and kid-friendly features. With kajeet, there are no pesky contracts or surprise bills. Parents can find kajeet phones online at www.kajeet.com.