Kids are clamoring to get smartphones earlier and earlier, and parents are leery about giving their kids a phone that could expose them to things they’re not ready for.
Starting Thursday, Verizon is making it easier for families to call a technology truce with the introduction of Just Kids, a plan designed to meet the needs of both parents and kids.
Just Kids is a new mix and match plan that includes Verizon’s suite of parental controls – Verizon Smart Family Premium (a $9.99 per month value). That means parents can keep track of where their kids are, limit how much time is spent online and set content filters in one easy app. The plan also includes 5GB of 4G LTE data and unlimited talk and text to 20 parent-defined contacts.
If you have three of our latest unlimited lines on the account, adding one line on Just Kids can be $5 more per month, when enrolled in Auto Pay, plus taxes and fees. To get Just Kids, at least one line on the account needs to be on Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited or Above Unlimited. You can manage your account and change plans anytime through the My Verizon app.
Verizon offers a selection of smartphones for the new plan, including the Samsung J3 V free. Want to give your child one of your old phones to use? Verizon will give you $250 as part of our Bring Your Own Device program when you switch or activate a new line.