Troomi's KidSmart OS Now Lets Parents Monitor Kids' Texting
Troomi — a phone and phone service designed specifically for kids as a safe introduction to phones — has introduced Remote Text Monitoring. Troomi phones are Samsung smartphones with Troomi's unique KidSmart OS. Parents can monitor and manage their kids' phones via the cloud-based Troomi Parent Portal, where parents can now view all texts and images sent and received by their children. KidSmart OS and the Parent Portal provide a number of expected features for this type of service, including real-time location tracking, remote activation of specific phone features, and the ability to control access to specific apps and contacts. A special web browser only allows access to white-listed web sites that are known to be safe for kids. A Troomi phone works with a Troomi service plan, which starts at $20/month for unlimited talk+text and 1 GB of data. Access to (curated) apps and the safe web browser requires a $30/month plan.
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