Low Cost, Safe Cell Phone Solution for Kids

Are your kids asking for a cell phone yet? The average age is around 12 but 1 out of 10 kids get their own cell phone by the age of 5!


My son is 8 and already asking for a cell phone because his friends have them. He convinced me to let him have my old phone to play games on. I conceded with the thought that he can make emergency calls even when not phone is not activated. It didn’t take long to find non-age appropriate games downloaded on his phone that he said all the kids play. We had to delete the zombie killing games and come up with a plan.

I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Zact. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

My biggest concern is protecting my children. I don’t want them accessing inappropriate information or games online, or chatting or talking to unknown people on their cell phone. Plus, I don’t want to pay a fortune for yet another cell phone plan. Until now, I had no idea how I could restrict anything on a cellphone – it is not like a computer with parental controls…or is it?

I have just been introduced to Zact, a no contract smart phone service with national coverage with parental controls. Parents are able to totally customize the phone’s usage and applications. You only pay for what you use, the average Zact bill is just $22 per month.

Parental Controls with Zact from Zact Mobile on Vimeo.

I’m sold on this idea! Now, I can talk to my son or text him without the fear of him talking with unknown people. I can limit his data and text use to as little as I’d like too. It sounds like an affordable plan that is worth the peace of mind it provides as well. Zact runs on Sprint, a carrier that I am already confident in and use.

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