If you have young kids and you’re deciding whether or not to get them a cell phone, Kajeet sounds like it’s the cell phone service for you. Kajeet is a prepaid service that was created especially for kids and for the parents who are concerned about giving their child a cell phone.
Kajeet is a no contract, no cancellation fee no credit checks, cell phone service. On top of that, the founders of the Kajeet cell phone service are parents who faced the same dilemma. They had the same fears and concerns as all parents have when giving a child a cell phone. The usual concerns of who are they calling, who are they texting, where are they, etc., etc.
With those concerns in mind, Kajeet created online tools parents can use to not only track your child’s usage, and block certain phone numbers (to or from) but you can use the GPS feature to check your child’s whereabouts. Before we discuss the parental features at Kajeet, check to see if they offer service in your area.
Kajeet Service Coverage Map and Phone Number Portability
Kajeet runs on the Sprint network. Therefore, if Sprint is available in your area there’s a good chance you’ll be able to use the Kajeeet service. If you’re not sure, check out their coverage look up.
If your child already has a cell phone and you would like to maintain the same phone number, there is the possibility that you can keep it. All you have to do is call the Kajeet customer service number (1-866-452-5338) and they’ll help you.
Kajeet Cell Phone Selection
There are a host of cell phones you can choose from. Kajeet phones range in price from $29.99 for the LG 225 certified refurbished phone (which is great for those kids who forget to take the cell phone out of the pocket prior to throwing the clothes in the hamper for washing) to $249.99 for the pink or black Samsung Seek. The Samsung Seek comes with a color touch screen and 1.3 megapixel digital zoom camera among other features.
Because texting and kids go hand in hand, most likely your child will want a phone with the full QWERTY keyboard. Kajeet offers several varieties of full QWERTY keyboard phones starting at $119.
Inexpensive Kajeet Cell Phone Plans
While we’re talking about the cost of phones, we might as well get the cost of service out of the way before discussing the parental features.
As mentioned earlier, these are no contract, no activation fee, no credit check phones. The monthly service plans range from $4.99 per month to $50 per month. As the parent of a cell-phone carrying child, you can bet that the texting feature is what will cost you the most if you don’t select the right plan.
The $4.99 plan will cost you .10 per text (sending and receiving), while the $14.99, $19.99 and the $50 per month plan all come with unlimited texting. After pinpointing the appropriate texting plan, decide on your talk minutes. The talk minutes range from 10 minutes ($4.99) to unlimited ($50).
Here’s an overview of the current plan options:
|$29.99||100 messages||1,000 minutes|
Each of the talk minutes can be used at any time of the day or night, but they cannot be carried over to the next month if they’re not used.