Verizon today introduced a new wireless plan that it says has been designed with kids in mind, particularly those who are getting their first smartphone. Just Kids aims to meet the needs of both the parents and their offspring as the provides the former with the Smart Family Premium suite of parental controls as standard. It’s a $9.99 per month option otherwise.
With Smart Family Premium, parents can keep track of where their kids are, how much time they spend online, and also set content filters. Their kids get 5G of 4G LTE data with this plan in addition to unlimited talk and text to 20 contacts defined by the parents. Safety Mode comes enabled automatically so the kids can’t accidentally run up a high data bill once their 5GB allowance is up.
“With Just Kids, we’re leading the way on growing up with tech, providing parents with plan options and features that give them the peace of mind they need for safe and responsible phone usage,” said Angie Klein, Verizon’s vice president of marketing.
Existing Verizon customers who have three of the carrier’s latest unlimited lines on their account can add one line on Just Kids for as low as $5 per month. For subscribers looking to get this plan, at least one line on their account has to be on Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited or Above Unlimited.