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Cell phones for kids
« on: May 12, 2006, 08:14:32 PM »
Hey guys.  I was at Target the other day and came across this cool cell phone for kids.   The makers are marketing this cell phone for kids ages 8 - 12 years of age.   I know some of us have or will have kids in that age group pretty soon..   Check out this pic.  It's the neatest thing!

It has 2 speed dial buttons, one for dad and one for mom.   I think that the parents can program more numbers into it with use of a PIN code.   I think this is a really neat idea and concept.. 




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Re: Cell phones for kids
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2006, 11:16:03 PM »
There are more and more advantages for giving phones to kids.  Imagine have a GPS receiver built in so you always know where they are!  And, the kid phones can be programmed for the numbers that the parents have cleared.  Face it, we're a society attatched to communications, but there are some great ideas built in that can help keep the kids safe.
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Re: Cell phones for kids
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2006, 01:55:53 AM »
I've seen these and they are really cool. I'm still going to wait to get Jeremy one. He is still pretty supervised with very little independence, so there is really no need for it. However he will have one when he starts going to friends houses more regularly or going places on his own.
 




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Re: Cell phones for kids
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2006, 01:56:54 AM »
I've heard about these phones...I think that they are good ideas

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Re: Cell phones for kids
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2006, 09:08:42 AM »
cool idea

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Re: Cell phones for kids
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2007, 11:27:47 AM »
I posted this back about a year or so ago..    I'm sure they have more phones out now..   anyone know of any new phones for kids or does anyone have kids and they have a cell phone?

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Re: Cell phones for kids
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2008, 03:57:33 AM »
All right I resurrected this thread because we got Jeremy a cell phone for his birthday this weekend. His actual B-day was Thanksgiving Day, but his party was this weekend.

We didn't get him a firefly or any of the kids phones that were so popular. AT&T, which we have our service through does not sell them, though they will activate them. We got him a generic Nokia that I programmed and subscribed to the parental controls that AT&T has. They are not as tight as I would like, but that just means I have to be more attentive. You can control outgoing calls, but not incoming, yet.

He only gets it out of school. Mom takes it away in the AM before school and gives it back when she picks him up. Mostly it is for when he goes to friends houses or is outside playing so we can track him down. It also works great to get him back to the table in a crazy wild kids zone pizza joint.  :biggrin: 

His school policy is don't see or hear it, don't ask. If a cell is seen or heard it is confiscated and mom or dad has to retrieve it. This happens the first time, the second time is the same with a suspension, third time the phone is not returned and the suspension is longer. I figure when the newness wears off and he learns and shows he can be responsible with it we'll let him take it to school, with the idea it stays in his bag and silent till after school. This will not happen this year and perhaps not next. I want him to have it if he goes to a friends house after school but for now I think this is how wew ill handle it. This is all new to me.
 




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Re: Cell phones for kids
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2008, 05:39:19 PM »
That's great John.    I have been thinking about getting Tyler one..  But I just don't think he is ready yet..  But I'm sure it won't be long.

Keep us informed on how Jeremy is doing with it.

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Re: Cell phones for kids
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2008, 05:41:02 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2008, 06:53:22 PM »
Josh791 is looking for his 300 dollar LG VU that he lost last night right now :banghead:

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« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2008, 08:03:32 PM »
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Re: Cell phones for kids
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2008, 04:13:45 AM »
So far I have been the recipient of most of his calls. I had to go into work night shift after his party. He must have called me four times that night. He calls grandma a lot too. Then there are his three, yes three, girl friends that he talks to. If you think calling, saying hi and then hanging up calling.

He doesn't know what to do with them, but they sure do smell good and are HOT (his words). LOL It's funny because he thinks kissing is gross and lovey dove stuff is for the birds. Poor confused kid. I hope he stays this confused for a few more years. I will say he has good taste in the looks department. Ask him though and he'll say girls are gross in one breath and then in the next that so and so is HOT. :laugh2:
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Re: Cell phones for kids
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2014, 11:39:54 AM »
Hi all,

I'm going to revive this as I was actually eyeing the firefly and "filip" which is a watch and has gps and "perimeter" settings.

My son is 5 but he will be going on a field trip soon and for the foreseeable future and the Mrs. is insisting on something.  We may just activate an old phone but the "basic" phones have a much better battery life than smartphones.

Here's a link to the filip serviced by at&t
http://bit.ly/MQQOew

I haven't checked out the price plans yet.


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Re: Cell phones for kids
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2014, 02:07:21 PM »
That's a really cool device.  I had not seen that before.  If you get it, let me know how it works and how it works out.


 

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Re: Cell phones for kids
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2014, 09:47:14 AM »
That is cool!  A little bit expensive for what it is, but its cool.   Just like Fro said, if you get it please tell us if you like it or not.

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