When is the right time for a child to have their own phone? The answer varies from parent to parent. Sure, there are a lot of benefits to letting your kid have their own phone...but there are a lot of negatives too. This new plan may help to curb some of the bad aspects...
Starting tomorrow, Verizon is offering what they call their “Just Kids” plan, which includes 5GB of 4G LTE data plus unlimited talk and text to 20 contacts pre-approved by the parents (which can be changed using an app). There will also be no overage fees for data, with speeds slowed down if a child goes beyond their data allotment.
The plans will also offer the company’s Smart Family protection, which will let parents track their kids’ location, control their online screen time and limit the content they see. There’s also a “pause Internet” function so parents could block Wi-Fi and cellular data.
In order to get the new kids plan, at least one of the parents must have a Verizon "Go," "Beyond" or "Above" unlimited plan, and as for the prices it will depend on how many lines a family has. For a family of three adding a "Just Kids" line it will set them back just $5 a month.