Today marks 55 days until Christmas and 50 days until Hanukkah. So holiday shopping is starting to be on the mind of most, and one popular item every year is the cell phone. Kids younger and younger get cell phones each year. Yet no one seems to know what is a good option to get. So most go with a cheap phone from their plan and get racked up with bills. However, their are 2 options that you to pick from that is a whole lot cheaper and puts you in control.
Verizon has the LG Migo, which is cute green phone for kids. It allows up to 4 numbers to be programmed into it. It also features a speaker phone and a emergency button on the keypad. The phone does not support voice mail, texting or web. It is strictly a phone. It is perfect for young kids who need one, but you want to control what it is used for. It sells for $59.99 via fine retailers like Amazon.
Kajeet is marketed as a smartphone for kids. It is ideal for teens since they have 5 levels of plans. They also have a large selection of phones to pick from and support parental controls. They even have a couple of Android based phones, which is a great option for those seeking cheap options. It does not require any contracts or termination fee. You only pay for it when you want to use it.
While some may say that regular pre-paid phones can do the same as Kajeet, most of them do have not have features that can protect your kid. It puts you in control of your kid’s phone use and that is key here.
So tell me, what kind of phones do you think kids should have? Leave your opinion in the comments below.