Verizon’s new Just Kids plan has 5GB of LTE data and plenty of parental controls

Verizon has announced a new mobile data plan that is positioning itself as "the first smartphone plan designed for children." The Just Kids plan includes 5GB of monthly data and unlimited calls / text messages to 20 contacts approved by parents. It's also included in Verizon's Smart Family Premium parental controls package, which usually costs $ 9.99 extra per month. The plan has "security mode" enabled, which means that children can continue to use data (at reduced speeds) after reaching the 5GB LTE limit without any additional charge or penalty. And the video is restricted to 480p, as is Verizon's cheapest adult unlimited plan.

The Smart Family Premium tool allows parents to set time limits on the screen, track the location of their children and place content filters in place. Verizon notes that "to get Just Kids, at least one line in the account must be in Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited or Above Unlimited." Remember that the company's three unlimited plans (yes, there are three of them) can be mixed and matched in a family account.

Just Kids starts at $ 55 / month in a two line account and drops to $ 35 if there are four people in your family plan. You can take a look at the price grid below; just remember that the rates shown reflect automatic billing and paperless billing.

verizons new just kids plan has 5gb of lte data and plenty of parental controls

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Verizon is being vague about the age range for which their Just Kids plan is intended. The company told PC World that "the decision of when to have a child is your first phone, it depends on the parents and it varies from family to family. Our role is to make sure that we have products and services to meet their needs when parents feel they are ready. "

Is there really a benefit in this, let's say, just get a regular plan once you have decided on your child? Are you old enough for a smartphone and use the parental controls built into Android or iPhone? If you're really attracted to what Verizon is offering with its Smart Family features, there may be a list of frequently asked questions that can help you determine if it's worth Just Kids and its integrated parental controls.

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