Kid-Oriented Kajeet Readies Android Phones

By Joseph Palenchar On Nov 21 2011 - 6:01am




BESTHESDA. MA. — Prepaid MVNO Kajeet, which has targeted the kids market since 2007, is rolling out its first Android smartphones, all featuring an online service that lets parents block inappropriate web content.

Kajeet, which sells its phones and service at Kajeet.com and Amazon.com, markets phones with online parental controls and “kid-friendly features,” the company said. Parental controls include the ability to manage what numbers each phone can call and text, the times of day that a phone can be used, and who pays for such specific services as game or ringtone downloads. Kajeet’s phones are also equipped with GPS Phone Locator service, enabling parents to track their child’s location on a map.

With the new Smart Blocker parental control, parents can prevent their kids’ Kajeetsupplied Android phones from accessing sites based on selections made by the parent, the company said. Kajeet said it is the only wireless provider offering web controls.

The company’s first Android smartphones became available on Nov. 11 at $299 to $439 and include the LG Optimus S, Kyocera Milano, Samsung Replenish, Samsung Conquer, and HTC Evo Shift. All phones use the Sprint 3G network.

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