Verizon Introduces New "Just Kids" Plan Starting at $55

Sheri Evans
April 5, 2019

"With Just Kids, we're leading the way on growing up with tech, providing parents with plan options and features that give them the peace of mind they need for safe and responsible phone usage" said Angie Klein, vice president of marketing at Verizon.

Verizon has unveiled just that in the form of its new "Just Kids" plan, which will be available starting Thursday and includes unlimited texting and talking to 20 contacts the child's parents have pre-approved. With Just Kids, parents will from one app be able to keep track of where their kids are, limit how much time is spent online, and set content filters. In order to qualify for Just Kids, you'll need to have at least one line on Verizon's Above, Beyond, or Go Unlimited plans. By adding a fourth line, the cost of Go Unlimited drops to $40 a line, so that $150 becomes $120, provided you add a Just Kids line for $35, which brings the bill back to $155. Rather than tie up your own phone in times of needs, Verizon wants you to consider calling a " technology truce" by letting your tween text, call, and tweet at their leisure with their own phone plan. But we have used the phone as a way to calm our nearly three year old son.

Though Just Kids is being offered alongside Verizon's trio of unlimited plans, it doesn't actually provide unlimited data itself.

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Verizon is expected to roll out the new mobile data plan on April 4.

So while it's called Just Kids, Verizon claims the plan isn't specifically targeted at little ones.

Meanwhile, the plan's streaming functionality is limited to "DVD quality" (480p tops) right off the bat, with no premium perks like mobile hotspot support, worldwide calls and texts, or free Apple Music access included. "Our role is to make sure we've got products and services to meet their needs when parents feel they are ready". Telia's "Rajaton ("unlimited") 2 M" priced at 19.90€ (16.90€ in the first 12 months) will give the child unlimited 4G data inside Finland and the other Nordic and Baltic countries, with the speed capped at 2Mbps.

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