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New T-Mobile Calling Plan Limits Kids' Activities

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Jun 13, 2006, 1:34 PM   by (staff)

T-Mobile today announced a new calling plan for parents wishing to exert a little more control over kids' behavior and protect themselves for overage fees. kidConnect costs $20 per month and includes unlimited in-network and weekend calling. It also includes a limited number of whenever minutes or text messages. The plan is capped at 50 minutes, which cannot be exceeded in order to prevent overage charges. However any text messages sent are deducted from those minutes at a charge of 4 texts per minute. In addition to limiting talk and text, the plan also prevents children from signing up for service with a recurring charge such as ringtone or messaging subscriptions.

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Jul 11, 2006, 11:23 AM

Why dont other carriers offer txt plan like this??

i dont want this stupid dumbed down kids plan with like No minutes but i would like other carriers (specifically Verizon because thats what i have) to offer plans that let you text and it comes out of your minutes. I always have a lot of left over minutes every month and it would nice if i could use them for text as opposed to being charged 10 cents per text. Wink

Jun 13, 2006, 5:07 PM

what about the cheerleader commercial?

didn't she, like, have the most unlimited wknd/nights minutes on T-Mo? Now she's on lockdown?

"i love chewing gum!"

"i was like whatever, and he was like whatever, and i'm all..."

whatever, indeed...
Ever heard of two simultanious adds at once? McDonalds runs like 5 at once. You must have had a bad expierience with T-Mob, don't take it out on the commercials.
steven xD

Jun 13, 2006, 2:19 PM

so smart

that's a very good idea, definitely would hate it if my child kept signing up for those reoccurring charges.
yeah, but at the same time how profitable will that $20/month come in? This is a good idea however carriers do offer phones and features which can restrict calls, text messaging, downloads, etc. and with add-a-lines being $9.99/month I see this as a b...

Jun 17, 2006, 7:29 PM

Correction to the news article.

The article is quoting a .25 charge for text messages, which isn't quite correct. The way it works is the KC line costs 20.00/month no matter what. How it's used is up to the user--the 20.00 covers 50 whenever minutes, or 200 text messages, or 80 picture messages, whatever the user prefers--as soon as the charges hit 20.00 it's all over. To a savvy kid, this could be a tremendous amount of freedom and phone use without costing Mom & Dad an arm and a leg... Wink
Also after the $20 is spent, they can come into any t-mobile retail store Wink and put pre-paid minutes on the KC phone. They will roll over to the next billing cycle if not used that particular month as well.

...After $20, child can still rece...

Jun 14, 2006, 7:51 AM

Here is a better idea.

Here is a better idea.

Save your money and do not give your sub 17 year old a cell phone.
WHAT!!?? are you crazy? Then i wouldn't make any any money....

"Sir, I'm sure your six yr. old needs a phone..." Twisted Evil

If parents have the money let them spend it heh heh.
ibeetle said:
Here is a better idea.

Save your money and do not give your sub 17 year old a cell phone.

Well, that's a pretty short sighted view of things... My now ten year old grandchild has had a prepaid c...

Jun 14, 2006, 12:12 PM


While the Kid Connect plan is a nation wide roll out, in San Diego, ca and Portland, Oregon markets a new calling plan has been released called my 5. it's like the alltel plan with unlimited calling to any 5 numbers on any network, period. pretty savvy for the t-mobile customers in San Diego and Portland Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool
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