Besthesda. Md. – Prepaid MVNO
(mobile virtual network operator)
which targets the kids market, is rolling out its first Android smartphones,
all featuring an online service that lets parents block inappropriate web
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’ Kajeet-supplied Android
phones from accessing sites with adult content, profanity, illegal activities,
online chat, games and/or social-networking websites, among other categories,
all based on selections made by the parent, the company said.
Kajeet said it is the only
wireless service provider offering web-browsing controls.
The company’s first Android smartphones
will be available on Nov. 11, including the $299 LG Optimus S, $329 Kyocera
Milano, $338 Samsung Replenish, $399 Samsung Conquer and $439 Evo Shift.
with parental controls in early 2007. It
resells Sprint 3G service.