The Phone For Kids That Kids Won't Use

There have been a ton of stories lately about various attempts at making mobile phones for kids even as people are warning that kids shouldn’t be using mobile phones. The latest is an effort from SunCom and Firefly Mobile to offer a special mobile phone for kids that has no number pad, and can only be used to dial a few preset numbers. As you might imagine this is the type of thing that parents may like, but kids will hate (and “lose” or conveniently forget in places). Also, as noted in that last link, the lack of a keypad for text messaging is seriously going to make kids wonder why they should bother with it at all. For the younger crowd, text messaging is clearly becoming more central than voice.

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