Deciding when to give your kids their own phone can be a fraught topic, but what if you had a cell phone plan made just for younger users? Verizon’s cell phone plan for kids gives parents control and peace of mind.

Verizon’s new Just Kids phone plan is a mix-and-match plan that includes Verizon Smart Family Premium, which allows parents to easily monitor where their kids are, limit how much time is spent online and set content filters in one easy app.

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The new plan also includes 5GB of 4G LTE data and unlimited talk and text to 20 parent-defined contacts—meaning your kids can only call the people you pre-approve. Data use is also automatically capped with the Safety Mode feature so you don’t have to worry about any surprisingly large phone bills at the end of the month because someone decided to download ALL the apps.

“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. “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.”

The plan is customizable depending on how many kids you have and how many lines you want to add, but you can add an additional line under the plan starting as little as $5, though you will need to already have at least one line under the Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited or Above Unlimited plans.

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—Shahrzad Warkentin

 

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