Verizon, Cingular Pull Kid Phones
Apr 12, 2007, 1:17 PM by (staff)
Verizon and Cingular are each cutting back sales of kid-specific models. Cingular is pulling the Firefly from its stores and will only sell the limited-function handset on its website. Verizon has pulled the LG Migo from its lineup altogether, instead directing parents to the LG VX3450L, which looks and acts like basic cell phone but lacks access to Get It Now download services. Manufacturers have not announced any new limited-functionality handsets for kids to replace these models. Kid friendly MVNOs like Disney Mobile only offer traditionally styled phones to their young customers, indicating these kid-specific handsets may have been a short-lived trend.
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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 .
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Verizon today announced the long expected location services for the Migo kids phone. Child Locator allows parents to get the current location of their child's Migo by logging into a website.
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Just give parents control over minutes, texts, and internet and I think everyone will be happy.
Junior Ketai are a hit in Japan!
Check it out:
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It seems like those phones are there to stay compared to the "fad" that they once were here.
just following in sprints footsteps
man... sprint doesn't even need to follow suit... we've had a phone like that for months now. 😛
What? I'm confused the article says they are pulling these phones. What you said was that verizon ...
T-Mob wins again!
They don't want crappy kid phones...they want what they see their brothers and sisters with.