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LG To Target Parents with Phone for Kids

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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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Aug 11, 2005, 12:56 PM

Lets fry the kids head early...that away they will grow up to be stupid americans

Radiation is good to kill brain cells. With Verizon Wireless Coverage area and the fact that CDMA technology outputs more electomagnatic radiation will have those kids so stupid they will vote for bush over and over.. 😳
Yeah, well at least the kids will have an excuse. Why are all the current adults so stupid then?
Seriously though !! And there must be a lot of stupid americans because Bush got relelected. Or maybe yur on the wrong side and yur really the stupid one? ever think about that?
ok now, everyone needs to keep their political viewpoint to themselves or this is going to get retarded like a yahoo message board. phones dont make americans stupid. too much money does, cell phones are just a symptom.
Rather be here then anywhere else

Aug 10, 2005, 8:00 AM

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.
I'm in sales in a VZW corporate store, and I too have had people coming in wanting something like this. They've seen the SunCom commercials for the Firefly, and want one for thier kids. However, I had one dude tell me the other day that he's not willi...
most kids don't need dumbed down phones,they usually have to show their parents how to use their cell phones, im not sure about all phones but a lot of them can be set to only call certain numbers and recieve calls from certain numbers, and is protect...
When people come in for a cell phone for a 9 year old because they canceled school and she is standing out at the road for 2 hours wondering where the bus is....yeah I think it can be a great idea.
wfine81 said:
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.


Aug 10, 2005, 11:00 PM

Finally... A great phone for the Elderly...

I will buy two of these the day they are released...

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 ~
SERIOUSLY, u make a very good point about the elderly. However, they may want to be able to call more than 2 people other than the police.

That's another good point, wouldn't a device like this cause too many false 911 calls? it just looks to eas...
bones boy

Aug 10, 2005, 1:28 PM

PST tool? Cool!

Perhaps the parents can unlock the subsidy lock or reflash the software version as well... 😉
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