Kajeet Prepaid Cell Phone Service Review

Overview
Launched in 2007, Kajeet focuses on providing unparalleled parental controls for phones designed for kids, pre-teen, tweens. They sell a variety of phones, but also offer their controls on other devices. Through Kajeet, parents can control access to websites, appropriate times to use the phone, monitor who their child contacts via the phone and more.
Pros: Kajeet offers a number of handsets that are attractive to younger users and their parental controls are second to none.
Cons: The plans don't include many minutes or data, so it might not be suitable for older children.
Cheapest Price Per Minute: $0.10
Unlimited Data Available: Yes
Unlimited Texting Available: Yes
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Lowest Price Per Anytime Minute: $0.10
Plans: Kajeet offers three solid plans for kids, and frequently offers additional higher-usage plans for parents or teenagers that they occasionally swap out. The three kids plans all include unlimited parental controls. The $5 plan includes 10 anytime minutes and pay-per-use everything else. The $15 plan includes unlimited texting, and 60 anytime minutes. The $20 plan includes unlimited text and picture messages and 150 anytime minutes. Read more about Kajeet Plans. Read more about Kajeet plans
Customer Service: Customer service representatives can be reached during normal business hours via toll-free number seven days a week. They can also be contacted via snail mail or through an email form on the website.
Free Nights: 1000 night and weekend minutes are available for $10/month
Credit Check: None
Free Weekends: 1000 night and weekend minutes are available for $10/month
Contract: None
Daily Access Fee: Only on pay-as-you-go (32 cents)
Payment Options: Prepaid minutes can be purchased via credit or debit card on Kajeet's website or over the phone. Automatic refills are an option, and many retail outlets sell refill cards, which can be purchased with a debit or credit card or with cash.
Text and Picture Messaging: Text messages are included in some plans. In plans that do not include them, they cost $0.10 for incoming and outgoing. Picture messages cost $0.25 per message until they are included in the plan.
Data Plans: Mobile web is available as a pay-per-use feature on all three kids plans at the rate of $1 per MB. Data can also be added to any plan. You can add 50 MB for $5, 500 MB for $15 or 1 GB for $25.
Downloads: Wallpapers, ringtones, and games are available for varying prices.
International Calling: International calls cannot be made with the kajeet service. However, international calling cards can be used from a kajeet phone.
Text Messaging Available: The basic text messaging rate is 10 cents per messages. Picture messages are 25 cents each.
Roaming Charges: Kajeet does not allow roaming off of the Sprint network so there are no charges.
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Text Messaging Charge For Incoming: Yes
Calling Features: Voice mail, caller ID, #900 call blocking and unlimited parental controls come standard with every plan.
Unlimited Text Messaging Plan Available: Yes
Activation Fee: None
Nationwide Long Distance: Kajeet's service includes nationwide long distance calls for the same price as regular calls.
Unlimited Plan Available: Yes
411 Calls: Directory assistance is available for a $1.50 connection fee.
Earliest Minute Expiration: All kajeet monthly plans reset at the beginning of each month.
911 Calls: Yes
Phones: kajeet offers a number of phones that fit the lifestyle of a tween. Many of them come in various colors to suit individual children. They're all relatively cheap, ranging from $30.00 to $169.99. They've recently started offering refurbished phonesMost of them have cameras, are Bluetooth-ready and they are all flip phones.
Standard Calling Features: caller ID, voicemail
Some Available Cell Models: Motorola Photon Q, LG Optimus S, Samsung reclaim, iPhone 5
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Cheapest Phone Model: $55
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Cheapest Price Per Minute: $0.10
Unlimited Data Available: Yes
Unlimited Texting Available: Yes
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Average Rating by Users:

3
Rated 3 out of 5
3 out of 5 stars (based on 172 reviews)
5 star34%
4 star10%
3 star13%
2 star7%
1 star36%

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Rated 1 out of 5
May 6, 2013

got a kajeet phone for my kid for Christmas 2012. though website navigation is a bit difficult, everything worked as it should after spending a few hours over a few days getting everything set up. Then after 4 months the phone stopped sending or receiving texts from anyone except the those on the approved list even though everyone was allowed to connect from 6am-11pm. When I checked the account my kid was being billed for every txt he sent or received even though we pay for an unlimited texting plan. I called customer service, they said while they received the payment they had not applied the payment to our phone's plan. they apologized, claimed they refunded the incorrectly billed texts and said all was well. now my kid cannot call, cannot text, I cannot call him, cannot text them, no calls or texts can be made in or out and no money has been refunded to our account. i wouldn't really care too much because I just won't pay the bill next month, but I'm out $150 for a phone I got 4 months use out of. someone out there must provide better service than kajeet.

imn2it

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Rated 5 out of 5
March 26, 2013

So cheap and works. There is a list of specific sprint phones that won't work with byod- so check that out if your phone didn't work!

Genea

Consumer Review

Rated 1 out of 5
February 23, 2013

Do NOT buy Kajeet phones or service. It does not work. My husband spent hours troubleshooting with them and no resolution to the issues, though always the promise that the solution would be delivered any minute. If I could give them zero stars I would. Again, do NOT buy.

Cindy

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Rated 2 out of 5
February 8, 2013

Data Plan doesn't work with bring your own Sprint device” ! After 5 looong phone calls they ‘resolved' the problem by saying their software doesn't support it. (phone calls and texts work fine).”

WJR

Consumer Review

Rated 1 out of 5
January 15, 2013

Don't use Kajeet. We have nothing but problems from the day we got it. Phone did not work, they tried charging me more money even though I had not began to use my service. Absolutely horrible customer service. I never complain about anything but I would not recommend Kajeet to my worst enemy.

Julie

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Rated 1 out of 5
January 5, 2013

I purchased a kajeet phone for my daughters Christmas present. I tried to activate on the 24th. I was told it would be activated withing 4 hours. It still isnt activated. I've emailed and called numerous times. Its supposedly being dealt with in corporate and they generously added a $10 credit to her line. But that is not much consolation to a child who has a shiny new phone that does not work. So far I do not recommend kajeet.

Chris

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Cheapest Price Per Minute: $0.10
Unlimited Data Available: Yes
Unlimited Texting Available: Yes
Shop For Deals on Kajeet Plans and Phones
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