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Sprint Announces WeGo Phone for Kids

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Apr 11, 2014, 8:27 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Sprint today revealed a new handset meant for children called WeGo, which is paired with location tracking and parental controls for Mom and Dad's peace of mind. The WeGo has a simple LCD screen, a single button on the front, and volume buttons on the side that double as scrolling tools for the user interface. The device is rugged and water resistant. Using the online portal, parents have full control over the device and its use. The service plan for WeGo costs $10 per month and it includes 1,000 voice minutes and 1,000 text messages. The WeGo can store up to 20 contacts and parents can determine when those contacts can call or message the WeGo, as well as when the child can make outgoing calls or send one of several pre-determined text messages to those contacts. The WeGo service offers notifications that can be sent to parents if the phone has low battery, is powered down, if the panic button is activated, or if the device exceeds a certain speed. Parents are able to pinpoint the WeGo on a map and track its location at scheduled intervals or continuously. The phone offers easy access to 911 emergency services and a loud alarm that sounds when the ripcord is pulled. WeGo costs $120 with a contract or $5 per month via installment plan. It cannot be added to Framily plans and must be paired with at least one regular line/account. It is available starting today.

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Andras888

Apr 11, 2014, 10:28 AM

Kids can manage with grown-up phones, seniors need help

Even a 4-year-old can manage an Android device, often better than a grown-up. I think this phone should be marketed to seniors instead. Impaired vision and hearing, arthritis, etc., seniors need easy to use phones. Not to mention, today's seniors did not grow up with computers.
I don't think this phone was designed with the ease of use in mind, but more for parents to be able to control their kids. We all know kids nowadays know how to use a cell phone, even my 2 year old calls his mother from my nexus 5. I think the idea of...
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KoalaK

Apr 11, 2014, 6:21 PM
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Delete

Disregard this thread. Mistook it for another one. Mods, if you could delete this that'd be great.
You could always report yourself and probably get your own posts deleted that way.
ajac09

Apr 11, 2014, 9:17 AM

wow

I would be scared to rely on sprints network to protect my children
Better than Trash-Mobile.
People around here really need to stop it. I've had Sprint for over 12 years and have had barely any issues with reception. My phone works pretty much anywhere I travel. I have also used the other big three carriers, and haven't seen much of a differe...
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