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Civil Rights Groups Wary of “Stingray” Phone Tracking Tool

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There is a device that exists called the Stingray, that, according to InfoWars, mimics a cell phone tower and in so doing, allows those that control it, to eavesdrop on conversations and to track down a user by their phone’s location. The device was developed by a company whose name has not been divulged with funds paid for by the US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. The purpose, Slate says, was to help the government nail terrorists. Unfortunately, as Mail Online adds, law enforcement officials have been using the device to catch regular criminals, and in the process, have been stepping all over non-guilty people’s rights to privacy.

Media around the world, along with civil rights groups upon hearing of how those whose job it is to uphold the law have been using the device, have been condemning such use and admonishing those who are using it for what they call unlawful purposes.

In practice, Slate notes, the device is rather simple and straightforward, though how it can and should be used is not. It’s basically a reconstruct of a normal cell phone tower with additional electronics added on. That electronics allows for any signal that reaches the tower to be routed to a real tower, while a duplicate copy is sent to a designated site. That allows those at the designated site to listen in on any conversations that occur via cell phone in a designated area-without obtaining a warrant. Perhaps, just as serious, is technology added to the tower that also allows for much more precise tracking of a cell phone’s signal. Instead of two or three square blocks as is typical for tracking regular cellular signals, the Stingray can pin its location down to a single building.

That such technology has been created and used to thwart terrorism is not the issue of course. What is, says Slate, is misuse of the technology by law enforcement officials in Los Angeles and other still unidentified locations to listen in and trace calls made by people in the country that are not suspected of terrorist activities-a clear violation of several civil rights laws and possibly the Constitution.

Thus far, InforWars says, local law enforcement officials have not commented on the use of the Stingray, nor has any official at the federal level, though Slate says, such announcements will almost certainly be coming forth over the next several weeks as media around the world begin to demand answers from officials at their local jurisdictions.


Top Five Cell Phone Games

It doesn’t matter where I go, or who I see, it seems like nearly everyone has a cell phone today. Lots of those people are playing games on their cell phones, too! If you have a cell phone and have a few extra minutes between appointments, classes, or while waiting at the doctor, cell phone games can help you pass the time. I love playing games on my cell phone!

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Here are my top picks for cell phone games:

#1 Cell Phone Game: Diner Dash
Diner Dash is my all time #1 favorite cell phone game! Poor Flo left her job and became a waitress. In Diner Dash, she must juggle sitting customers, getting their orders turned in, serving them food, and giving them their bill-all before they get mad and leave her restaurant! You can get bonus points, and every time one restaurant is successfully served, a new restaurant, and more work for Flo, is opened.

The restaurants in my version of Diner Dash are Diner, Tiki Palace, Seafood, and Chez Flo. Each restaurant has 10 levels.

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#2 Cell Phone Game: Bejeweled
Like it’s online cousin, this game is simply addictive! The goal? To move your “jewels” so that there are three of the same color in a row, either horizontally or vertically. Once there are three or more in a row, those “jewels” disappear, giving you points, and the more jewels are added. You can earn bonus points and the game continues until there are no more jewels that can be moved to form a line of three.

#3 Cell Phone Game: Tetris
This has been one of my favorite games! It’s still nearly as popular as it was when it was released in 1985. The concept behind it is simple, quick and sometimes not so easy. Different shapes of blocks fall from the tops of your phone screen, and you need to move them into place to form a solid line. Every time you form a solid line, the line disappears and you get points.

You loose the game if the blocks mount up and block any other shapes from falling into your playing arena.

#4 Cell Phone Game: Collapse
Woohoo! Another puzzle game! Different colored pieces rise from the bottom of your screen, moving towards the top. Your goal? To spot any grouping of three same-colored pieces and click on any of the boxes which will eliminate them from the game. As these pieces disappear, the pieces surrounding them are automatically rearranged, so you continue to look for the grouping of three format.

You loose when the series of blocks reaches the top of the screen, stopping any other blocks from coming up from the bottom.

#5 Cell Phone Game: PacMan
Who hasn’t played, or seen PacMan??? Ok, for the benefit of those of you who haven’t played PacMan, there’s a little person that can be manipulated to move around a track of sorts, trying to move over little dots that are then eliminated from the screen. When all of the dots have been eliminated you are moved to a higher, more difficult level. All the while, little monsters are chasing you, trying to eat you (and make you loose the game).



HTC Thunderbolt is the Best Smart Phone on the Market

There are tons of smart phones on the market now. In fact most phones for sale are smart phones. Very few regular cell phones are made anymore. So if you want to get the best smart phone it is hard to know which phone to choose. Thanks to this HTC Thunderbolt review you can know about one of the best smart phones for sale now. This review should let you know if the HTC Thunderbolt is the right smart phone for you.

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The HTC Thunderbolt is one of the latest smart phones to be realised. That means that you can expect the HTC Thunderbolt to be one of the best and to also be one of the most expensive. Unless you have a upgrade coming the HTC Thunderbolt is going to cost you around $500 depending on where you get it. That might seem pricey but it is not that bad for what you get as you will see as you read more from this HTC Thunderbolt review.

The HTC Thunderbolt has many features like you would expect from a smart phone. The phone comes with an impressive 32gb card which is much more memory then most phones come with. Most phone come with 8gb and then you might want to spend the money to get the upgrade coming with the 32gb saves you money by not having to get the upgrade and makes the phone more affordable.

Most smart phones come with at least one camera. Most of the newer smart phone models come with two cameras and the HTC Thunderbolt is no exception. The phone has a 1.3Mp camera for video calls. The other camera is a full 8MP. It also records in 720 HD which is not the best HD quality but it is the second best HD quality you can get. If you do not already have a camera or a video camera then the HTC Thunderbolt is good enough to be your only camera or video camera. By saving you money doubling as a camera the HTC Thunderbolt is even more affordable.

The HTC Thunderbolt also features GPS navigation. I just bought a new and car I was able to save money not getting the navigation because the phone has it already. Many smart phones try to be everything in one device and end up not giving you a good product. With the large 8gb internal memory, 32gb expansion memory, top of the line processor, and the latest Android OS the HTC Thunderbolt has all the software to handle the top of the line hardware that the phone has.

The HTC Thunderbolt has some features that set it apart from other smart phones. The HTC Thunderbolt offers an enhanced web experience with features like google search by voice which is really handy. The one thing I should tell you in this HTC Thunderbolt review is the best thing it offers is the Internet experience. It offers a great program for keeping up with social networking. The video camera offers some great video chatting. By far the best thing about the HTC Thunderbolt is that it is 4G. Nothing else is faster. You will have amazing speeds online and the best part is being new there are few people using 4G to slow you down.

About the only bad thing I can say in this HTC Thunderbolt review is that there are not as many Android apps as Apple apps. However Android is always adding more and getting closer to Apple. I also find the Android OS much easier to use then Apple and think you are getting a much better trade off for a few less apps for a much better experience the entire time I use the phone.

Normally I do not suggest people go out and buy the newest and latest thing but advise people to wait. Often the price will go down and better improved versions will also come out. However with the HTC Thunderbolt you get something that is priced comparably with other smart phones and is not way expensive like a top of the line product like it should be priced. The HTC Thunderbolt also does not have any problems like you expect from cutting edge new products. I highly recommend the HTC Thunderbolt as you probably have already figured out from this HTC Thunderbolt review.


Cell Phones in Mexico: Does T-Mobile Work All Over Mexico?

I have been traveling to Mexico for years, and I have always struggled to have a cellular phone that really works in Mexico. But, after some experiments I have finally found an American cell phone company that really works all throughout Mexico with no problems and nothing but good reception. In this article I will explain how good T-Mobile works in Mexico and how their coverage is respected.

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The T-Mobile phone I took into Mexico was under a Flex-Pay Contract and before I left I put like one-hundred dollars into my account to make sure I would not run out of air time and especially texts. As soon as I entered Mexico my phone was still under T-Mobile service, but ten miles into Mexico my service changed to Movistar, and I continued to receive texts and I was able to send texts also. Calls were also coming in very loud and clear without no problem.

At first I was shocked that my phone actually worked in Mexico, but I was even more shocked when I figured out my phone worked all throughout Mexico. As I was riding in my vehicle my signal was good even in remote locations. My trip took me all the way four hours before Mexico City, Mexico and my signal was good all the way there and all over Mexico. It was really great, because I was able to keep in touch with my family back in America and a lot of them thought I was not in Mexico because the signal was so good when I was in Mexico.

The only downside is that the texts take like ten more seconds longer to send while in Mexico, compared to five seconds in America. I would suggest my readers to get T-Mobile for traveling into Mexico, because the service is good and perfect. But, before you leave America be sure to have your T-Mobile troubleshooted to work in Mexico,.which only takes a call to the T-Mobile operator for like five minutes. I have always wanted to know how T-Mobile worked in Mexico and I experienced it first hand and I am living proof I did it. If any of my readers out there have ever used T-Mobile in Mexico I would suggest you to leave me comments below this article on how your phone worked in Mexico. Thank you for reading and thanks for the wonderful support and emails worldwide.


Cell Phone Review – the Nokia 6126

As a long-time Nokia user, I was not surprised that I loved the 6126 as much as I do. What is surprising to me is how many Motorola/Sony/LG users have commented positively on this phone.

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The 6126 is a small, sleek flip phone. Nokia has only recently gotten back into the flip phone game after many years of selling lots of “candy-bar” style phones, especially cheap and easy to use entry level phones. Traditionally, it has been my experience has been that Nokia phones have unequalled reception and the 6126 bears that out. I find I have great reception virtually everywhere I go- inside or out. I was a little nervous to give up my previous Nokia, the 6170, which was a fantastic phone in terms of reception and durability, but the 6126 has not disappointed me in the least.

At first glance, the 6126 strongly resembles a Motorola in many respects, especially in the closed position. Where the difference becomes apparent is when you open it up. First of all it features a push-to-open button, which I initially thought was just a gimmick. After using this phone for a while I can’t imagine not having it. It’s nice to have the option of using one hand to answer by just pushing a button and having it pop open on it’s own. It’s functional and you can pretend it’s a switchblade if you’re an idiot like me who still thinks he’s 12.

Another great feature for me is the huge main display. This thing is very bright and large and really has some great contrast when scrolling through numbers and especially when playing games. It also has a very nice camera, although I have been reading lots of reviews that claim that it’s a weak one. Maybe my standards are too low? Anyway, I find that it takes very nice pictures for my purposes, which is all I really ask. I generally just snap pictures for fun here and there so high-resolution isn’t really that critical to me.

As for operation, this is a very user-friendly phone, as is typical with Nokia. There are plenty of bells and whistels on this little fella, such as Bluetooth,camera,downloadable ringtones,a calender/planner,translator,a measurement/currency convertor, a virtual “wallet”, calculator, and some cool games, but it is also very easy for anyone to pick this phone up and immediately navigate everything with ease.

As for negatives, there aren’t many. The biggest complaint I have is that I sometimes feel like the volume from the earpiece isn’t as loud as it should be. Also, when the hinge seems to allow the phone to shift back and forth more than it ought to, but I never get the feeling it is going to break, and maybe the movement is intentional- sort of for shock absorbtion. Either way, those are fairly minor concerns when weighed against the positives this phone has. Hopefully at some point, there will be more games available for download as well. The ones available are impressive, but there just aren’t many, at least through my carrier, which is a small regional one.

If you are in the market for a mid-price flip phone with Bluetooth, a camera and great reception, I would strongly recommend giving the Nokia 6126 a shot, especially if you haven’t tried Nokia’s phones in the past. This one is much more streamlined and feature-laden than past Nokias, while retaining the ease of use and quality of reception Nokia is known for.



Powercom Provides Affordable Phone Service with Hometown Values

I first became a Powercom customer 5 years ago when I moved back to the Beaver Dam, Wisconsin area. After years of dealing with phone giants like AT&T; and Verizon and being treated like I wasn’t important to them, I didn’t hesitate to try a family-owned business located right in my home town.

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Entering its 22nd year providing phone service throughout Wisconsin, Powercom has been locally owned and operated since it was first founded. And, despite competing against multi-billion dollar corporations manages to thrive because it still provides the one thing they can’t, reliable customer service.

The biggest thing that attracted me to Powercom when I signed up was, when I called them, I had a live person answer the phone and transfer me to the right department. I remember this because, prior to that, I had tried to call AT&T; and sat on hold for 45 minutes before getting someone on the line with me. When I lived out east and had Verizon, that hold time was as much as 90 minutes. I was put on hold with Powercom too, but it was only for about 30 seconds. In fact, the entire sign up process only took about 10 minutes. And, even though I was only a residential customer, I was treated just like I would expect them to treat a $1,000 business account.

From time to time, despite the fact I do like the customer service, I will check out the competition to see if they offer anything better in terms of price. And, so far, Powercom has stayed very competitive. Usually, if AT&T; offers a new package, I can call Powercom up and they always seem to be able to match it and often will be able to undersell it. And, they are the only phone company I’ve found that doesn’t charge me a monthly fee on my long distance, even if I don’t use it for a while.

Out of curiosity, the last time this happened I took the time to ask how a small company can do that despite the obvious added cost of providing the live customer service and the answer amazed me. The rep on the line told me Powercom does very little advertising and relies almost entirely on word-of-mouth to gain new customers. What they save doing that is passed on to the consumer. I remember that every time I see yet another AT&T; ad on the television or get my mailbox stuffed full of their mailers.

For all the good things the company offers, there are some down sides too. Being a smaller company, they still don’t offer some things in this area I might normally be interested in, such as high speed Internet services or voice mail. But, as much as I would like those things, I’ve come to realize the sacrifice is more than worth it.

I’m glad that, in an industry that seems to be slowly turning back into an AT&T; monopoly, I still have the ability to choose a phone company that hasn’t forgotten what’s important.


5 Ways to Upcycle an Old Cell Phone

These days, cell phones are advancing on a monthly basis with new features, styles, and more. It isn’t uncommon for a person to own two or three phones in a single year because they want the most advanced cellular phone out there. So then, what do people do with all of their old phones? Many people choose to either sell their old cell phones or keep them in case their current one breaks. Obviously, some extra cash or an insurance phone work are both great ideas. There are plenty of other options for reusing an old cell phone though.

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All-in-one planner and alarm clock

Obviously, all phones now come with calendars, alarm clocks, and more. You can use all of these without service for the phone too. Most cell phone planners will allow you to place events each day at any time of day for any occasion. Basically, these planners are just like any other planner you’d find in a bookstore or on your computer – with a few less features than a computer-based planner. However, you can make an old cell phone with a planner your dedicated planner that can have audible reminders for events that you set. This works out a lot better than a written planner. Of course, the alarm clock function on cell phones are pretty useful for many things.

Fitness tracker

A lot of people use various tools to keep track of their exercise and fitness goals. Luckily, a cell phone that you aren’t using is the perfect tool to do just about everything. You can keep track of your calories burnt, fitness goals, daily activities, and more with a cell phone. Of course, you could purchase apps for the phones that do similar things before you cut service to the phone, which is a great idea. You can do without these applications on the cell phone though. Everything you need comes with a cell phone that has a planner, timer, stopwatch, and calendar. Obviously, you can use the stopwatch or timer on the phone while you actually work out or jog. The planner can be used to choose when you want to exercise. And then, a little note-keeping program on the phone can help you track goals and your progress toward them.

MP3 player

Most cell phones come with music players, so you can dedicate an old cell phone to exactly this purpose. Fortunately, this will allow you to have room for apps and other items on your current cell phone. Too many files on an everyday cell phone can cause the phone to slow down and glitch quite a lot. However, you won’t run into this problem if you’re using an old phone to store and listen to your music or videos. It doesn’t get much nicer than that. This is a great option for people who don’t want to go out and buy a Zune, iPod, or other MP3/video player.

A handheld Microsoft Office

Currently, there are Microsoft Office and other compatible word processors that can be downloaded to cell phones. You can turn your old cell phone into a Microsoft Office suite. Of course, you’ll only be getting Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. These programs will come with basic functionality, so you might need to do some touch-up work when you download the file to your computer. However, this is extremely useful to use these programs on a cell phone that is easier to carry around than a laptop computer. Files can quickly and easily be transferred to a computer and they will look as if you had created the files on that computer.

A camera and video recorder

Well, our last upcycling idea involves using an old cell phone as a camera and a video recorder. You can take pictures or film events with ease on any cell phone these days. Luckily, many phones are being made with powerful cameras that produce high quality videos and pictures. You won’t be taking professional photos with your old cell phone, but you can take ones that look good enough to post online or frame. The same goes for videos. Obviously, this is a great alternative for people who can’t afford a fancy camera. You could use your current phone’s camera, but hey, you could also dedicate an old cell phone to picture taking. There will be more room on the phone for pictures and it won’t slow down your everyday phone.

Wrapping it up

Many of these ideas can be used on your current cell phone, but it’s a better idea to have a dedicated device to these various tasks. Honestly, you don’t want to mix your fitness planner with a phone that can go on Facebook and video chat because you’ll completely forget about the fitness planner. Anyways, dedicating an old cell phone to a task is a smart idea because phones are so high-tech these days that they can do plenty of things even after you get a brand new phone.


Review of Sanyo 2700 Cell Phone

After 2 years of having the best and newest touchscreen phone on the Sprint network, I recently upgraded to the best phone that I have ever had. I was very unhappy with the touchscreen keyboard on my old phone, the Samsung Instinct. So I vowed to never purchase a phone that did not include a slide out QWERTY keyboard or a Blackberry type phone. Well in June of 2009, I had finally found the perfect phone.

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All of the Blackberry models, whether is be on the AT&T;, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile network, all require a data plan in order to purchase the phone. That means another $15-30 a month! I found out a way to get a blackberry type phone, and not have to pay that extra monthly charge. That’s when I found the Sanyo 2700. It has a 1.3 megapixel camera, speakerphone, QWERTY keyboard and web capabilities. It’s the newest Sanyo phone on the market and it is totally worth the upgrade. The great thing about the Sanyo 2700 is that the keys stick up off of the phone, which makes it very easy for texting, web browsing and even dialing.

You can get the Sanyo 2700 in 2 cool colors, Blue or Pink. If you choose the pink one, you also get a cute floral design on the phone as well. The battery is packed with juice, as you can talk on the phone for 8-10 hours. I have even left the phone off the charger for 3 days, texted the letters off of the poor thing, and still had half a battery on it. One of the cool features is that it has a button on the phone that says “TEXT”. When you press that button, it takes you to your contacts, which you can proceed to choose the person you want to text, or multiple people, and send them a quick text. Inside the box, you only get the phone, battery, and AC charger. But there is no need for a case, because it is very durable. This phone has taken many drops on a concrete floor, and has NO scratches or marks on it at all!

The Sanyo 2700 is the perfect phone for a text-a-holic, and for those who want a blackberry, but without the extra monthly charge. It is currently FREE on a two year contract, or a new two year upgrade, and is available only on the Sprint network.


Internet Phone Service: Cut Your Home Phone Bill by 80% with Internet Phone Service

My how things have changed since the Ma and Pop Bells; the telephone mega monopolies of the 90s and back. As technology has emerged, telephone service has taken giant steps into affordability, diversity and variety. It started with cellular phones and with the advent of the Internet and has progressed to Internet Phone Service.

In layman's terms, Internet Phone Service is used to describe an event that involves making and receiving telephone calls through your computer and Internet connection. You mean I can do that? Definitely, "YES!" You may see or hear any of the below terms used to identify this service:

Broadband Phone
Broadband Telephony
Internet Telephony
Online Phone
PC to PC Calls
Voice over broadband
Voice Over IP
 IP Telephony

Whichever term is used, it boils down to this; it's the wave of the future!

What Type of Equipment Does Internet Phone Service Require? 
 You're going to need, a computer, a high-speed Internet connection and normally some type of a VOIP adapter, specialized VOIP phone or PC to PC software. The high speed Internet Connection will need to be either a broadband or DSL connection. However, you'll receive better service with the cable modem versus using a DSL modem. It has to do with the bandwidth.

Generally speaking, most consumers with DSL opt for the least expensive priced offer, which is slower than the least expensive cable modem speed. If you have a dial up connection, you can pretty much forget using Internet phone service; there simply isn't enough bandwidth with the modems rated at 56k. Once you have the high speed Internet, depending on the Internet Phone Service provider you choose, you'll either need their proprietary equipment or software.

If you use the PC to PC service, all you'll need are the provider's software and an inexpensive headset with a microphone. If you use a service that provides a VOIP adapter, you'll connect that adapter to your modem or router and it will provide dial tone. You can even back feed that dial tone to the rest of your house which affords you the capability to operate like a traditional telephone.

How Does a Person Choose an Internet Telephone Service? 
 It's just a matter of answering a few questions to determine which Internet phone service best suits your specific needs.

(1). Do You Require 911 Emergency Telephone Services? 
 It is important to note that certain Internet phone service providers do not have the capability to properly access the emergency call system. In other words if you dialed 911 through that software or equipment, your call wouldn't be routed to the appropriate public safety jurisdiction. If this will be your primary line, make sure you confirm that your service provider whether you can dial emergency calls or not. Services such as Skype can't be used for emergency calling.

(2). Do You Have a Home Alarm System? 
 If you have a home alarm system, you'll better off with one of the Internet phone service providers that generate dial tone, which can be back feed to your alarm system. The question you want to ask the provider is, "Is your service compatible with my alarm system?" Normally, if the dial tone is coming off the adapter or other VOIP equipment, the answer is going to be, "Yes!"

Once the equipment is installed and the phone line is properly back fed, you will want to contact your alarm company and inform them that you'll be performing an alarm test. If the mock alarm test passes, of course you're good to go. If not, you probably didn't back feed the line properly.

(3). Will This Be Your Primary Home Phone? 
 If this is going to be your primary home phone, then you'll want to choose a proven Internet service provider. The easiest way to do that is perform a review check. Find out what other users are saying about the providers they use and the ones they tried ans were disappointed with. Then check the Better Business Bureau, the and the to see if the company has any unresolved complaints.

As with any product or industry there is always a group of people who produce inferior products and services and outright scams; the Internet phone service industry is no different. By doing your homework before making a commitment, you avoid any potential issues with low grade and/or unscrupulous providers.

How Much Can I Save With Internet Phone Service? 
 Compared to regular POTS Plain Old Telephone Service, you will save a bundle! If you go with the PC to PC phone service, the average pricing for unlimited phone calls to the United States, Canada and some European countries, is around $40 per year. That comes to a measly $3.50 per month! There are even some services that allow you to download the software for free and make PC to PC calls for free.

If you go with one of the VOIP providers that provides dial tone, you'll end up with all of the major features for around $19.00 to $25.00 per month. Features such as: Voice mail, caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding and 3-way calling. If you requested all of those features with a regular telephone service provider, they would cost you extra. You would easily end up adding an additional $30 to $50 per month to your already high bill.

In summation, if you make a lot of long distance calls and require most or all of the extra features, you'll easily save around 80% by going with Internet Phone Service.


Mobile Phones and Services for Children

The rapidly reducing cost of calling, the increasing number of competitors and the ever innovative cell phone industry has resulted in a new market segment becoming available for exploitation. Both service carriers and mobile phone manufacturers have been quick to take advantage of this new market. Some phones have been design for use by children as young as 5 years old.

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Children love to use equipment like their parents’. The ability to communicate on a mobile for a child can be a wonderful experience.

One of the biggest selling features of the cell phones in this market is the ability of the parent to have some control over who can call their offspring and who the offspring can call.

Another valuable option is GPS tracking, where the parent can find out where their precious one is day or night.

Some of the services or phones available and the service providers or phone makers on the market today are given below.

A Florida concern, Firefly Mobile has a very interesting package targeting kids. The service has many additional features that are pleasing to the parent as well. The service appeals more to parents I daresay than the children, but their like it all the same.

– Children get a very nice looking phone

– Parents are able to keep track of their children’s whereabouts

– Parents can control the cost of calls by taking a pre-paid service.

– Parents can restrict the numbers called or the ones that can be received up to a maximum of 20.

Verizon has also entered the market using the Migo from LG. This phone has a very simple interface which children can easily master. There is also a special button for use in emergencies. Even 5-year old children can use this phone with ease.

Outgoing and incoming call restrictions can also be applied by the parent.

TicTalk is another concern offering a service to children below 10 through the AT&T; network.

Disney tried to enter the market with their own mobile service for kids, but folded towards 2007 year-end. They do still participate in the kid’s mobile market, though, through other service providers.

Through Kajeet, you can now track your child over the Internet, via their website. This makes it easy for parents to keep abreast of their child’s whereabouts even from the office.

While there are many objections to kids having cell phones, to some parents, the features and facilities available to them far outweigh any problem the using mobile phones may cause.