Since their launch in 2007, kajeet has offered cellular service with a focus on the pre-teen, or tween, demographic. Since they serve such a young crowd, they place great emphasis on their parental controls, most of which are unmatched in the industry.
Pros: Kajeet offers a number of handsets that are attractive to younger users. They feature QWERTY keyboards, which aid text-based messaging. Their parental controls are second to none.
Cons: They offer a number of add-ons to their core plans, making it somewhat difficult to determine the optimal plan for each individual.
Lowest Price Per Anytime Minute: $0.10
kajeet offers five main plans, plus two additional talk and text plans. All include kajeet's signature parental controls. The $4.99 plan includes 10 anytime minutes. The $14.00 plan includes unlimited text messages plus 60 anytime minutes. The $19.99 plan includes unlimited text and picture messages plus 150 anytime minutes. The $24.99 monhtly plan adds unlimited GPS phone locator and has 300 anytime minutes. The 50 dollar monthly plan adds unlimited anytime minutes. There is also a $19.99 monthly plan that includes 500 anytime minutes plus 100 text messages, and a $29.99 monhtly plan that includes 1,000 minutes and 100 text messages. Overage minutes are 10 cents each.
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Customer Service: They can be reached via a toll-free number between the hours of 8 a.m. and midnight eastern time Monday through Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. eastern time on Saturday and Sunday. They can also be reached via e-mail or snail mail.
Free Nights: Available
Credit Check: None
Free Weekends: Available
Daily Access Fee: Only on pay-as-you-go (32 cents)
Payment Options: Payment for kajeet prepaid minutes can be handled online, or via customer service. Automatic refills are an option. Cash payments (as well as credit card, debit card, and check) can be used to purchase refill cards at any retail outlet where kajeet is sold.
Text and Picture Messaging: The basic text messaging rate is 10 cents per messages. Picture messages are 25 cents each.
Data Plans: Mobile web is available a la carte for 1 dollar for 1MB. There are also four data plans: $4.99 for 50MB, $14.99 for 200MB, $9.99 for 500MB, and $24.99 for 1GB. Each use of GPS locator costs 99 cents.
Downloads: Wallpapers, ringtones, and games are availabne for varying prices.
International Calling: International calls cannot be made with the kajeet service. However, international calling cards can be used from a kajeet phone.
Text Messaging Available: The basic text messaging rate is 10 cents per messages. Picture messages are 25 cents each.
Roaming Charges: There are no roaming charges with kajeet. Calls can be made from anywhere on the Sprint nationwide network. All other calls will not go through.
Text Messaging Charge For Incoming: Yes
Calling Features: Voice mail and caller ID are standard with every plan.
Unlimited Text Messaging Plan Available: Yes
Activation Fee: None
Nationwide Long Distance: Kajeet's service includes nationwide long distance calls for the same price as regular calls.
Unlimited Plan Available: Yes
411 Calls: Directory assistance is available for a $1.50 connection fee.
Earliest Minute Expiration: All kajeet monthly plans reset at the beginning of each month.
911 Calls: Yes
Phones: kajeet offers a number of phones that fit the lifestyle of a tween. Many of them come in various colors to suit individual children. They're all relatively cheap, ranging from $30.00 to $169.99. They've recently started offering refurbished phonesMost of them have cameras, are Bluetooth-ready and they are all flip phones.
Standard Calling Features: caller ID, voicemail
Some Available Cell Models: LG Rumor (pictured)
LG Rumor 2
Cheapest Phone Model: $49.99