CDMA Firefly In The Works
Jan 2, 2006, 12:11 AM by (staff)
The FCC has just approved a CDMA version of the Firefly phone for kids. The phone appears to have the same specifications as the GSM version including two one touch dial buttons, emergency call functions, and multi color LED lights. Phones for young children are gaining momentum in the US. Cingular has recently launched the GSM version of the Firefly, and Verizon has launched the LG Migo. There is no indication which CDMA carriers will pick up this model.
Dec 4, 2017
Facebook today rolled out a new messaging service for children under the age of 13. Messenger Kids is a mobile application that gives kids the power to communicate via text and video with approved family members and friends.
Apr 25, 2018
YouTube has updates in store for its YouTube Kids service that will provide parents with more granular control over what their children can find and watch. Beginning immediately, Google's partners will cull together "collections of trusted channels" that range across topics such as music, sports, and arts and crafts so parents can pick and choose which their children are allowed to watch.
Dec 7, 2017
Republic Wireless today announced the Relay, a simple, screenless device meant to help young children communicate with their parents and other family members. The Relay is small, puck-like speakerphone with a single large button.
May 14, 2018
Republic Wireless today made its Relay, a screen-less speakerphone meant to help young children communicate with family members, available for sale. The device was first announced in December 2017.
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I'd be willing to pay a $1 extra a month to have that feature - okay carriers - GO!
Close but not quite yet.