Verizon wants to get the whole family in on the smartphone plan and has launched a ‘Just Kids’ offering that it says will give parents peace of mind while meeting kids’ tech desires.
The plan, available Thursday, costs an additional $5 per month when added to an account with at least three Verizon unlimited lines, and includes 5GB of 4G LTE data and unlimited talk and text to 20 parent-defined contacts.
Verizon says the mix and match plan also features its suite of parental controls that include tracking kids’ location, limiting screen time, and setting content filters within one app. These features, except for location tracking services, are also available as part of the Verizon Smart Family parental control offering, which costs $5 per month (the Smart Family Premium with location tracking costs $10 per month).
“At Verizon, we take pride in being a true partner to parents by providing them with products and services designed to meet their needs in an ever-evolving and often confusing technology landscape,” said Angie Klein, vice president of marketing at Verizon, in a statement. “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.”