LG To Target Parents with Phone for Kids
Aug 10, 2005, 6:30 AM by (staff)
According to documents made public this week on the FCC's web site, LG is preparing an answer to the trend of mobile phones designed for increasingly young children. Following on the heels of the Firefly and the TicTalk from Enfora, LG is preparing a very similar device, tentatively called the VX-1000. The small CDMA device has a simplified interface consisting of a small monochrome display, talk/end keys, side volume keys, a 911 key, and four speed-dial keys which can be programmed by parents using a "PST tool". The draft user manual refers to Verizon Wireless mutliple times.
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Lets fry the kids head early...that away they will grow up to be stupid americans
People want this crap
I have actually had multiple people come in asking about the "Firefly", I think that kids dont need sell phones when they are infants. Lets wait till they get to be at least 14 before we get them one.
Finally... A great phone for the Elderly...
My Parents are in their 80's and have trouble understanding how to use their cell phones, and reading the displays (which really confuse them)...
This is going to be a great product for those of us that have to watch over and keep in touch with elderly parents...
Super simple for them to use and instant contact to 911... Could get them help quickly when they need it...
~ TMBS ~
That's another good point, wouldn't a device like this cause too many false 911 calls? it just looks to eas...
PST tool? Cool!