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Is your kid bugging you for a smartphone? Verizon wants to hook them up. The carrier on Tuesday introduced a new smartphone specifically designed for kids.
Dubbed “Just Kids,” the new plan, which will be available Thursday, includes 5GB of 4G LTE data, plus unlimited talk and text to 20 “parent-defined contacts.” It also comes with Verizon’s Smart Family Premium suite of parental controls, which is normally priced at $9.99 a month. Smart Family Premium lets you track your kid’s location, set content filters to block certain apps and websites, and pause the internet.
Verizon Just Kids lines also have Safety Mode automatically enabled. This feature throttles you to 128kbps once you use up all your data for the month, so you won’t have to worry about overages.
“Kids are clamoring to get smartphones earlier and earlier, and parents are leery about giving their kids a phone that could expose them to things they’re not ready for,” Verizon wrote in a news release. With this new plan, the company hopes to help families “call a technology truce.”
Pricing for Just Kids varies depending on how many lines you have on the account; check out the pricing chart below. You’ll need at least one Verizon unlimited plan on the account to even get a Just Kids plan. You can manage your account and change plans via the My Verizon app.
“If you have three of our latest unlimited lines on the account, adding one line on Just Kids can be as low as $5 more per month, when enrolled in Auto Pay, plus taxes and fees,” Verizon said.
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