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many people question young children having phones. are there any devices, which are just touch, for kids, sort of like a direct walkie-talkie, between parent and children?
exploring
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many people question young children having phones. are there any devices, which are just touch, for kids, sort of like a direct walkie-talkie, between parent and children?

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Re: many people question young children having phones. are there any devices, which are just touch, for kids, sort of like a direct walkie-talkie, between parent and children?
Weth
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Kid only phones were tried in the marketplace and they did not go over well. You should make your own decisions on what is needed for your children. Most people's advice on what to do or not do for your kids have no idea what they are talking about. Lifestyles and schedules are different for different families. Certainly kids pick things up fast, so being simple is more for the parent than the child. Most phones, including basic phones, can be set up to be restricted calling to only certain numbers. There are Verizon tools such as Family Base to restrict texting and data use. A phone like the LG Extravert is touchscreen, but is not a full smartphone.

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Re: many people question young children having phones. are there any devices, which are just touch, for kids, sort of like a direct walkie-talkie, between parent and children?
Weth
Sr. Leader

Kid only phones were tried in the marketplace and they did not go over well. You should make your own decisions on what is needed for your children. Most people's advice on what to do or not do for your kids have no idea what they are talking about. Lifestyles and schedules are different for different families. Certainly kids pick things up fast, so being simple is more for the parent than the child. Most phones, including basic phones, can be set up to be restricted calling to only certain numbers. There are Verizon tools such as Family Base to restrict texting and data use. A phone like the LG Extravert is touchscreen, but is not a full smartphone.

Re: many people question young children having phones. are there any devices, which are just touch, for kids, sort of like a direct walkie-talkie, between parent and children?
elliew
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Check out the LG Gizmopal - designed for kids GizmoPal by LG | Verizon Wireless

Re: many people question young children having phones. are there any devices, which are just touch, for kids, sort of like a direct walkie-talkie, between parent and children?
exploring
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what I am thinking is, something like a simple medical alert device which connects directly to parents phone, being able to talk to each other.

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Re: many people question young children having phones. are there any devices, which are just touch, for kids, sort of like a direct walkie-talkie, between parent and children?
Weth
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exploring
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thanks for the site weth, pretty cool. my wonder was if Verizon  was looking into this sort of devise to be purchased from them, as part of a plan.

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Re: many people question young children having phones. are there any devices, which are just touch, for kids, sort of like a direct walkie-talkie, between parent and children?
elliew
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It seems my post regarding the Verizon Gizmopal is invisible. This is a device designed for kids, with direct contact to parent. It is only $5 per month on the MoreEverything plan

Re: many people question young children having phones. are there any devices, which are just touch, for kids, sort of like a direct walkie-talkie, between parent and children?
Snn5
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I see your post 5 replies up.

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Re: many people question young children having phones. are there any devices, which are just touch, for kids, sort of like a direct walkie-talkie, between parent and children?
exploring
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thanks. I wonder if this works with an older lg flipphone, or if I have to update to an iPhone. kind of expensive to start with,  if you have a couple kids.

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Re: many people question young children having phones. are there any devices, which are just touch, for kids, sort of like a direct walkie-talkie, between parent and children?
Weth
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Reading the requirements, it looks like you need a smartphone - either android or iPhone.

Here is a review of it by PC Magazine

LG GizmoPal (Verizon Wireless) Review & Rating | PCMag.com

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