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Introducing Zact Mobile – No contract wireless service with parental controls! #MC

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My six year old son has been asking me for a smartphone for months now. Are you kidding? A smartphone at six??!!  I didn’t get my first ‘dumb’ phone until I was eighteen and could go out and pay for it myself. I’m not sure if I’m ready to hand the reigns of a smartphone over to a six year old. I don’t know who the kid would even call, however, I do know he would rack up the data charges like a mad-man!

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On the other hand, there are days I worry that he will get off the bus and no one will be home because we got stuck in horrible Wisconsin winter weather, or a snow-day may send the kids home from school early. It is situations like this that I think a phone might not be a terrible idea.

So, while I want my kids to be able to contact me if something were to happen, I do have concerns about their mobile usage and the risks associated with smartphones. I recently learned about Zact, a no contract nationwide mobile service, that has parental controls where I can easily set amount of text and data usage as well as set curfews, such as at meal and bed times. Zact was recently awarded the seal of approval from The National Parenting Center and their average monthly bill is only $22! Are your kids asking for a smartphone this holiday season? If so, check out Zact Mobile and learn how their features help provide parents peace of mind!

About Zact Mobile

  • Zact is a no contract smart mobile service with nationwide coverage that allows you completely customize and save, right from your device. With Zact you save big because you pay only for what you use, and you get money back towards your next month’s bill if you don’t use all of your service.
    • The average Zact bill is $22 per month.
  • Any Zact plan is shareable. You can share the same pool of talk, text and date with your family without having to pay hefty line fees.
  • Zact helps give parents peace of mind by providing parent controls. You can set allowances on the amount of talk, text and data time. Plus set curfews (such as meal and bed times), set allowed or blocked contacts, and control which apps your child has access to.
  • Zact was recently awarded the seal of approval from The National Parenting Center and USA Today cites “New cellphone carrier Zact provides the most robust controls.”
  • Zact is available at zact.com and at retail in Best Buy Mobile.

 

 

So tell us…

Do you allow your kids a smartphone? Would you feel better if there were parental controls on the phone?

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8 Responses to Introducing Zact Mobile – No contract wireless service with parental controls! #MC

  1. Dawn December 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    I love any service without a contract. I can’t wait to get out of mine.
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  2. jenny at dapperhouse December 6, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    I agree 100 % about kids needing a way to stay in contact with parents. I have not heard of ZACT at all so thank you for the info – I will check it out.
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  3. Megan December 6, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    Hey, this might be just what we need for my ten year old! Thanks for the info.
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  4. Sharon December 6, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    Funny you should post this tonight. My son really wants a smartphone and I’m on the fence. I didn’t know much about this one.
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  5. Billie Wilson December 7, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    Wow, this is neat. My kids are to young for a phone right now, but I will share this with my sisters who have preteen kids. Thanks for the post.

  6. Elena December 7, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    this would be great for my son. I will check them out. Thanks!

  7. Janet W. December 8, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    I never had to deal with my daughters doing bad things on a cell phone because they didn’t have a cell phone until they were in college. Now, my grandsons will be a different story once they are ready for a cell phone. I’m so glad that you can set parental controls because some children NEED them!

  8. Anna Kaminsky December 13, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    It is very bad idea to allow your children use cellphones. Samsung, Apple, and other cellphone vendors bring antenna power right to the limit allowed by FCC, yet these limits are based on “safe level” for adult person (these standard were developed in 1989 using testing on US marine cadets). Skull thickness of 7 years old is 40-50% as compared to typical adult, so your child may receive at least double the “safe” amount of cellphone radiation. There are studies showing that excessive cellphone use is linked to ADHD, autism, etc.

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