Launched in 2007, Kajeet focuses on providing unparalleled parental controls for phones designed for kids, pre-teen, tweens. They sell a variety of phones, but also offer their controls on other devices. Through Kajeet, parents can control access to websites, appropriate times to use the phone, monitor who their child contacts via the phone and more.
Pros: Kajeet offers a number of handsets that are attractive to younger users and their parental controls are second to none.
Cons: The plans don't include many minutes or data, so it might not be suitable for older children.
Lowest Price Per Anytime Minute: $0.10
Kajeet offers three solid plans for kids, and frequently offers additional higher-usage plans for parents or teenagers that they occasionally swap out. The three kids plans all include unlimited parental controls. The $5 plan includes 10 anytime minutes and pay-per-use everything else. The $15 plan includes unlimited texting, and 60 anytime minutes. The $20 plan includes unlimited text and picture messages and 150 anytime minutes. Read more about Kajeet Plans
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Customer Service: Customer service representatives can be reached during normal business hours via toll-free number seven days a week. They can also be contacted via snail mail or through an email form on the website.
Free Nights: 1000 night and weekend minutes are available for $10/month
Credit Check: None
Free Weekends: 1000 night and weekend minutes are available for $10/month
Daily Access Fee: Only on pay-as-you-go (32 cents)
Payment Options: Prepaid minutes can be purchased via credit or debit card on Kajeet's website or over the phone. Automatic refills are an option, and many retail outlets sell refill cards, which can be purchased with a debit or credit card or with cash.
Text and Picture Messaging: Text messages are included in some plans. In plans that do not include them, they cost $0.10 for incoming and outgoing. Picture messages cost $0.25 per message until they are included in the plan.
Data Plans: Mobile web is available as a pay-per-use feature on all three kids plans at the rate of $1 per MB. Data can also be added to any plan. You can add 50 MB for $5, 500 MB for $15 or 1 GB for $25.
Downloads: Wallpapers, ringtones, and games are available 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: Kajeet does not allow roaming off of the Sprint network so there are no charges.
Text Messaging Charge For Incoming: Yes
Calling Features: Voice mail, caller ID, #900 call blocking and unlimited parental controls come 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: Motorola Photon Q, LG Optimus S, Samsung reclaim, iPhone 5
Cheapest Phone Model: $55