Kajeet Cell Phone Made for Kids

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I am a huge worrywart about my kids location. But face it - do you always know where your kids are? Not just the little ones that you are watching like a hawk - but the school-ages ones. Many times parents give them a cell phone for "safety". But then what often happens? Ca-ching - lots of $$$$$! That's because these chatty, tech-savvy kids will be calling friends and texting, texting, texting! And you may still have no clue where they really are after school, between clubs and sports activities.

That's where Kajeet cell phones comes in. I received the LG LX160, which is an oh-so-awesome LG Phone that is compact with a blue, shiny, plastic casing. It's durable and sleek. It has a screen on the outside of the phone that will tell you the time, date, voicemail and battery charge. (That time and date is useful, so your kids will know at a glance where they should be. But you will know where they are no matter what - we'll get to that in a bit...)

When you flip open the phone, you get a similar screen that once again tells you the information above, plus your child can access their favorites and contacts.

Under favorites, you can make a list of oft-used options, such as: call history, messaging, my content, web, voice services, blue tooth, tools and services. Under Contacts you put the important phone numbers and e-mails - like MOM'S! I put my cell phone, home phone and e-mail in there. So that way if I need to be called or contacted in any way, it's all right there.

Checking the call history, using the speaker or sending a text is simple. There is a little button for each next to the menu. And you can check voicemail by pushing the number 1 - it has a picture of an envelope on it.

Phone Locator
Now let's talk the about the feature that really makes this phone and service unique. GPS! You can activate the GPS locator for $9.99 a month! This would also help with a lost phone, I think. And I am sure kids lose phones a lot. To use the GPS, you go online to your account. There you will see an option for phone locator. Choose it ...and even set it up to receive automotic updates!

What makes it really cool is that you can get automatic updates at certain times - like afterschool or after a sports practice. And it will even send your child texts letting them know that they've been located. I think it's peace of mind for everyone! And it is very exact too!

Separate Accounts & Wallets
When you log on, you will also see that there are separate accounts for children and parents. This will just make it easier for everyone to get along with the phone. You can set it up so that it can't be used at certain times, like when they are in school. And you can separate wallets. So if your child calls their BFF too much one month - there is no more money for THAT. But they can always call their parents, even if the child's wallet is empty. That is perfect for emergencies.

You can also block calls and texts from certain numbers.

Pay as you Go

You can pay as you go, so no annual contracts. You pay for calls (10 cents a minute) as they are made. And you can refill wallets with Kajeet Refill cards, logging in to your account at Kajeet.com or simply calling their customer care line with a credit card in hand. And your child can check their balance using the Navigator on their phone (under Favorites).

Texting is 10 cents a text. But you know kids can rack up texts like crazy - so you might want to get the Text Pak for $4.99 a month.

The LG LX160 comes with $5 airtime, is bluetooth compatible, has a speakerphone, a color external display (fancier than the LG I own!), a charger, earbud and battery. The only thing I would change is the way the charger plugs in the phone - its a little difficult for me for all the LG phones I have used.


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139 Friends Buzzing:

  1. The Hutson Family said...

    I love the GPS Tracking system...I'd love to be able to see where my kids were (without embarrassing them with a call) LOL!

  2. The Hutson Family said...

    I follow your blogspot

  3. The Hutson Family said...

    I follow you on twitter & tweeted: http://twitter.com/OneBoredMommy/status/2908464660

  4. The Hutson Family said...

    My favorite is the Sanyo Katana II (Black)

  5. Jennifer said...

    I love that is has a built in GPS locator! How cool is that! This would be great to keep tabs on a teen too!!

  6. Jennifer said...

    I follow on twitter (it is how I found out about this fab contest) and tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/eclairemom/status/2908433996

  7. Jennifer said...

    Your button is on my site!
    http://hamiltonfamilyof4.blogspot.com

  8. Jennifer said...

    You are on my blogroll!
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  9. Jennifer said...

    My favorite is the blue one being offered in the giveaway but, the Kantana II in pink is cute too!

  10. Dana said...

    I like the GPS feature.

    zippieee@msn.com

  11. Dana said...

    follow on twitter
    zebastyandylan

    tweet
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  12. Dana said...

    I have your button

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  13. Dana said...

    I like the Samsung m300 phone.

    zippieee@msn.com

  14. marjeannie said...

    pay-as-you-go service with no strings and no worries. GPS is call limits r nice too.

  15. Sarah D. said...

    I like that I can find my kids and allow them a communication device that is not my phone. My daughter is "dying" (as she says) because she does not have a phone. I would consider Kajeet.

  16. Over Thirty Mommy said...

    I like the GPS tracking feature. More for finding lost phone than finding the child but that will come in to play later when she is older! They have a good coverage network also

  17. abfantom said...

    The GPS tracking feature is the most important feature to me.

    abfantom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  18. KPort207 said...

    I love the GPS Tracking System. Thanks.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  19. MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

    gps tracking system

  20. MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

    subscriber

  21. 1agordon said...

    gps tracking is great

  22. JenOms said...

    I like the GPS tracking system.

  23. JenOms said...

    I have your button.

  24. JenOms said...

    Your on my blogroll.

  25. JenOms said...

    I like the Sanyo Katana II (Pink) phone.

  26. peg42 said...

    I really love how you can control how much time you kids spend on the phone. The GPS locator is also a wonderful feature!
    Thanks so much.

  27. peg42 said...

    My favorite is the LG LX160 phone. Thanks.

  28. vrtish55 said...

    The pay as you go feature would work the best for our family.

  29. vrtish55 said...

    LG Rumor is my son's favorite!

  30. blabla3269 said...

    need the gps the way I get lost

  31. compare cell phone providers said...

    Wow!This is a nice GPS Tracking system cell phone.Really it is innovative.Thanks......

  32. amywarren said...

    my favorite feature is that you can locate your kid's phone anytime and even set automatic check-ins with GPS Phone Locator.

  33. amywarren said...

    my kids are split between the lg rumor and the sanyo katana ii. both look great!

  34. judybrittle said...

    I love the idea of limiting their calls! No shocks when the bill comes. Thank you!

  35. judybrittle said...

    I follow on Twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/2932153366

  36. judybrittle said...

    I also really like the Samsung m300.

  37. moushka said...

    I like that you are able to locate your kid's phone anytime and even set automatic check-ins with GPS Phone Locator.

  38. moushka said...

    My daughter likes the Sanyo Katana II.

  39. Anonymous said...

    It has to be the GPS feature. Smart idea!

    brandon_ralston@hotmail.com

  40. mogrill said...

    I love that it has GPS! Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

  41. Purplepixiepop said...

    The GPS tracking system is important to have. I would love to be able to keep up with the kiddo! What an awesome phone!! :)

  42. Purplepixiepop said...

    I subscribe

  43. Purplepixiepop said...

    I follow

  44. Rajee said...

    I love the GPS Tracking system

  45. Rajee said...

    grab ur button

  46. Rajee said...

    subscriber

  47. Rajee said...

    follower

  48. Rajee said...

    tweeted @momsfocus

  49. Rajee said...

    My favorite is the Sanyo Katana II (Black)

  50. SRC1964 said...

    It is hard to choose from the ContactManager, the GPS Phone Locator and the TimeManager. Great phone for kids to learn on.

    src1964@gmail.com

  51. grammyrivard said...

    I think the GPS feature is the BEST! I can't tell you how many times my grandsons have 'lost' their phones and have spent hours locating them! Thanks for a useful giveaway. God's Blessings to all...
    grammyrivard@live.com

  52. rayreadb said...

    I like the gps.

  53. mmentor said...

    sign me up

  54. kandisprizza said...

    For certain the GPS feature would be the most important to me.

    Thank you,
    kandisprizza@gmail.com

  55. Anonymous said...

    One of my kids has the red Katana Kajeet phone. The other would love to win the blue one. It isn't emphasized on the website, but Kajeet's customer service has been great. We've had to contact them a few times and their reps were really friendly and quick to resolve all problems.

    Anne L.
    aurora777@att.net

  56. Anonymous said...

    i love the GPS location feature the best, personally. email: xombzomb@aol.com

  57. Anonymous said...

    And, my favorite Kajeet phone is the LG rumor, with it's full keyboard. niiiiice. email: xombzomb@aol.com

  58. jenbutterfly12 said...

    My absolutely favorite feature is the GPS phone locator.

    jenbutterfly12 at yahoo dot com

  59. jenbutterfly12 said...

    Tweet, Tweet.

    http://twitter.com/jenbutterfly/status/3080334348

  60. jenbutterfly12 said...

    I like the Sanyo Katana best.

  61. Dani' said...

    I like the GPS and that the monthly rates are affordable!
    solta(at)hotmaildotcom

  62. Dani' said...

    tweeted http://twitter.com/solstar/status/3080960422
    solta(at)hotmaildotcom

  63. Dani' said...

    added button

  64. Dani' said...

    I like the LG Rumor because it has a slide out keyboard, or the Sanyo Katana in pink!
    solta(at)hotmaildotcom

  65. Kristy said...

    I LOVE the GPS phone locator! I wish my own phone had one!
    jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

  66. Kristy said...

    Have your button, www.iheartshoppingmomma.blogspot.com

    jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

  67. Kristy said...

    My favorite phone is the Samsung m300!
    jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

  68. Kristy said...

    Follow and tweeted-jellibeenz1978 (ID)

    jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

  69. jceko77 said...

    I love the GPS tracking system so I would know where my daughter is
    jceko77@yahoo.com

  70. jceko77 said...

    Sanyo Katana II is my fave kajeet phone
    jceko77@yahoo.com

  71. ddtavener said...

    I love the pay-as-you-go program. That way we can link usage to good grades/behavior!

  72. jlafount said...

    I like the Bluetooth function because my current phone doesn't have it

  73. Terra H. said...

    I particularly like the TimeManager so my child and I can decide together when the phone can and can't be used.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  74. Terra H. said...

    I blogged about the giveaway.
    http://heckofabunch.blogspot.com/2009/08/great-blog-giveaways-11.html

    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  75. Tara said...

    I think the GPS locator is the best feature.

  76. Alexis AKA MOM said...

    I love that you can easy add money they have 3 easy ways to add to your wallet

  77. Alexis AKA MOM said...

    Mom Button up :)

  78. Alexis AKA MOM said...

    LG Rumor (Black with Blue Keyboard) is very cool!

  79. Anonymous said...

    GPS tracking
    lagr@juno.com
    Aunt Laura

  80. Theresa C said...

    The great thing about they phone is its a pay as you go. I believe that when you give a kid or teen a phone with unlimited everything they just believe that's the way phones are..... that cost a lot of $$$. If they have to pay for those text and 30 minute calls they learn. Thanks for the contest.

  81. Melissa said...

    The GPS Tracking system is awesome!

    JanuaryWish at verizon dot net

  82. Melissa said...

    I have your button: http://lilahbean.blogspot.com/

    JanuaryWish at verizon dot net

  83. Melissa said...

    My favorite phone is the
    LG Rumor (Black with Blue Keyboard)

    JanuaryWish at verizon dot net

  84. Angie Marion said...

    I love that I can set who can and can't call my son.

  85. Angie Marion said...

    I follow you on Twitter (@pricousins) and I tweeted http://twitter.com/pricousins/status/3215773812

  86. Angie Marion said...

    I have your button on my blogroll at http://angiemarion.blogspot.com

  87. Angie Marion said...

    I love LG Rumor phone.

  88. karenmed409 said...

    GPS locator and speakerphone.
    karenmed409(at)comcast(dot)net

  89. karenmed409 said...

    Sanyo Katana, ultra slim is my pick of phones
    karenmed409(at)comcast(dot)net

  90. tatertot374 said...

    I like the GPS locater
    Thank you for the chance
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  91. Heather L said...

    I love the GPS on it, lets face it they sometimes stray where they know they ought not be.
    feather1126@hotmail.com

  92. Heather L said...

    I like the Sanyo Katana, i like its sleek look.
    feather1126@hotmail.com

  93. Andrew said...

    I like the location feature for children.
    rollnwheels16@yahoo.com

  94. Andrew said...

    Motorola c260, is a refurbish phone and at an excellent price for a child use.

  95. ky2here said...

    I love that it has GPS.

  96. shawn said...

    I like the built in gps locator

  97. shawn said...

    I have your button up at
    http://shawnssharings.blogspot.com/

  98. shawn said...

    I have you in my blogroll
    http://shawnssharings.blogspot.com/

  99. Anonymous said...

    love the gps locator

  100. Rebecca N. said...

    I love the gps! Nifty feature for sure!
    imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

  101. Rebecca N. said...

    I follow on twitter and tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/Sparkleglow/status/3338672194
    imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

  102. Rebecca N. said...

    I have your button!
    http://easygoinday.blogspot.com/
    imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

  103. Rebecca N. said...

    I like the red one they show with the back to school bundle.
    imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

  104. Anonymous said...

    We're a pay-as-you-go service with no strings and no worries.

    love that with my teenage daughter!

    lilmadguy@yahoo.com

  105. jewell330 said...

    My favorite feature is the GPS locator.

    jewell330 at aim dot com

  106. iplaytrack1224 said...

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!..... =D

  107. Mel4Him said...

    Love the ContactManager feature.

  108. Mel4Him said...

    I have your button on my blog.

  109. Mel4Him said...

    You are listed in my blogroll.

  110. Hotsnotty2 said...

    My favorite function is the GPS Tracking system! Thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

  111. tasardina said...

    I like the GPS and phone locate option.

  112. tasardina said...

    Motorola C290 - Kajeet Certified Refurbished Features: Great price for kids phone.

  113. tasardina said...

    follower.

  114. Jayfr said...

    I like the ability to view on the web where the phone is. Would be good at least to find a lost or "borrowed" phone.

  115. erma said...

    I love the GPS Tracking system.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

  116. checkers said...

    ContactManager

  117. checkers said...

    I got your button http://checkkers.blogspot.com/
    skyskyaa11(at)gmail.com

  118. checkers said...

    Sanyo Katana II - Black

  119. idahomom said...

    The GPS

  120. camper223 said...

    They have many good reasons but list only 10 I really like this feature

    Our feel-good security features let you decide who can and can't call their phone.
    Bullying can be a big problem, so we let you block calls/text from any phone number you want. Or, maybe you just want the phone to be used when it's needed - in that case, you can block ALL numbers except for specific ones. Did we mention these features are FREE
    Thank you so very very much

    camper223[at]live[dot]com

  121. camper223 said...

    My kids would love the LG Rumor

    Thank you so very very much

    camper223[at]live[dot]com

  122. plmeek said...

    The GPS locator could really be a lifesaver. Also love that the Kajeet is a pay as you go with plans to fit every budget.

  123. sjharnden said...

    The LG 225 is a low price refurbished phone. This would be good choice for my child's 1st phone.

  124. sjharnden said...

    There are many wonderful features. One I am fond of is the feature to make the phone unusable at times.

  125. MELANIE said...

    Its has GPS Phone locater on it!



    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

  126. Bernie said...

    ME: GPS & cost
    KID: A real phone for kids not a baby phone and Cartoon Network!

  127. Anonymous said...

    ME: GPS and cost
    Kid: Cool adult phone with all the buttons and Cartoon Network!
    bernie.murray(at)gmail.com

  128. Anonymous said...

    Tweeted this:
    @themombuzz I'm loving the Kajeet. The GPS is my fav + the Cartoon Network stuff.
    via @bchnyc

  129. chromiumman said...

    love the gps locator

  130. pitaharmon said...

    Timemanager, I can control when the phone can and can't be used! That's what I like about it.
    harmonden[at]wowway[dot]com

  131. jewell330 said...

    My favorite Kajeet phone is the Sanyo Katana ... it looks durable and would fit my son's personality.

    jewell330 at aim dot com

  132. FDP 4 Life said...

    i love how i can set limits

  133. Mishia said...

    I love the GPS tracking!

  134. Sarah Z said...

    Love the GPS locator!
    Thanks
    Sarah
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

  135. purango said...

    I love the Pay as You Go feature-no contracts. You only pay for what you use. garrettsambo@aol.com

  136. Kathy said...

    Oh how I need a nice phone like this! I like the feature of the "Text Pack" at the reasonable price of only $4.99 monthly!

  137. bridget3496 said...

    I like the GPS feature

  138. kathy pease said...

    i love the pay as you go

  139. Gianna said...

    The parental controls :)

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