Sprint Introduces WeGo, a Starter Phone for Kids

Many parents want their child to have a cell phone in order to stay connected, and Sprint wants those parents to buy their new WeGo phone.

The WeGo represents Sprint’s entry into the kids phone market.

With WeGo, kids can choose to call or text up to 20 contacts loaded onto their phone. Parents can track where their children are though a GPS locator on the device. The phone is equipped with speed detection, and it will alert you when the device is “going too fast,” like when your child drops or throws the phone.

WeGo was built to be extremely durable, capable of dropping from up to 12 feet without shattering. The phone itself is rather small, so kids can fit the phone in their backpacks or lunchboxes.

Perhaps the best feature in WeGo is the panic alarm. If your child pulls the string on the phone, a loud alarm goes off and you receive a text message. If you call the phone back, it will automatically convert your speech to speaker phone. Then you can communicate with your child when he or she is in trouble.

The WeGo phone costs $5 per month for 24 months, plus $9.99 per month for a package of 1,000 minutes and 1,000 messages. This is less expensive than just about any phone you could add to a Sprint account, and it does most things a young user could need.

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Lynn Oldshue is a PR professional who has worked with the Birmingham Zoo, Coca – Cola , the Alabama Theatre, and the Saenger Theatre. She has covered personal finance issues for 10 years. Lynn can be contacted at [email protected]