This post brought to you by Kajeet. All opinions are 100% mine.
My son is 8 and already begging for a phone. I don’t plan to give him one until he’s at least 10. At least that’s what I keep saying. I tell him “I got by without a cell phone until I was 30!” But then I remember, he’s growing up in a totally different time. He already has a tablet, laptop and a computer. He already chats with his cousin and friends on my cell phone, even when we are miles away from home!
Plus, he’s starting to get more active and go on outings without me (with his friends parents, not by himself!). I worry. What if the parents’ phone dies? What if he gets separated from his friends? What if, what if, what if? I am a worrier by nature. A “worst case scenario” type of person. When my son gets a phone, it will be so he can get in touch with me in case of an emergency. Of course, he’ll be allowed to use it to talk to his cousin, but mostly, it will be for my peace of mind.
Kajeet: The phones that give you peace of mind
was designed by parents, so they know exactly what other parents need to have peace of mind. Every Kajeet phone comes with a GPS locator right out of the box. You don’t have to download or activate any fancy apps to make it work. It’s included in all service plans starting at $24.99 per month. Rather run it on an as-needed basis? You can do that too, for $0.99 each time.
This means that as long as your child has his Kajeet phone, you can locate him if he gets lost. Of course, it also means that when your child inevitably forgets the phone at practice or a friends’ house, you can find it with ease! The GPS locator also tells you when your child has arrived safely at his destination. Too bad they didn’t have that when I was a latchkey kid back in the day. It would have made my mom feel better!
Kajeet has a wide variety of phones. Just want a basic handset? They have it! Want to surprise your child with a super cool Android smartphone? They have that too! Or, if you have an eligible Sprint branded phone, you don’t even need to purchase a different phone. Just use that!
Save 20% on Kajeet Phones
Right now through June 17, there is a special discount offer on the Kajeet website: Save 20% off all phones (except the Samsung Galaxy S4) with promo code PROUD. With plans starting at $4.99 per month, no activation fee and no contacts, Kajeet doesn’t just offer peace of mind…it offers AFFORDABLE peace of mind. It doesn’t get much better than that. If you’re going to give your child a cell phone, it should be one that helps you feel more confident when your child isn’t with you.