August 4th, 2008
Category: Prepaid Phones
Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 (6 votes)
Sanyo 2700 Prepaid Phone, Pink (Kajeet) by Sanyo
The stylish pink Sanyo 2700 features a full QWERTY keyboard, a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth wireless technology, and a brilliant 2.2-inch QVGA display. It's perfectly paired with Kajeet's cell phone service, made for kids and parents alike. Choose a budget Kajeet plan or simply pay as you go. Kajeet plans are prepaid–this means no contracts, penalties or other annoyances. Kids will love the phone's features–talking, texting, taking pics, playing, and then some. Parents will love the suite of parental controls, budgeting tools, and the security of GPS location. Everybody wins.
Because having a cell phone is not just fun, it's a responsibility–a shared responsibility, Kajeet wants parents and guardians to be involved too. Thus, Kajeet is designed to incorporate a full suite of tools to help families customize and manage every aspect of their Kajeet experience. For more on Kajeet's pay-as-you-go charges and monthly voice and text plans, see the Kajeet Service section below.
The Sanyo 2700
The 2700's built-in phonebook stores up to 600 entries, e-mail and Internet addresses, and a search bar at the top of the contact list lets you scan through your database. It's a breeze to download unique ringers and assign them to numbers in your address book (phone includes 30 built-in ringers and vibration alert to start).
As hinted above, this is an ideal tool for the rampant texter. In addition to the speedy keyboard, the device boasts threaded texting, for easy message organization.
Kids will love the 1.3-megapixel camera, which captures great photos anywhere for sending via MMS or sharing on-screen in the easy-to-use gallery application. Camera features include geo-tagging, night mode, self-timer, contrast controls and more. Plenty to fiddle with.
As for entertainment, the 2700 lets you download and play interactive games, to make the bus/car ride a little more bearable. It also has an on-board MP3 player for taking a few choice tunes with you (limited by the 16MB on-board memory–those seeking a more music-oriented solution may want to look elsewhere).
Of course, it's not all about entertainment. Built-in productivity tools allow users to access a planner and scheduler, check a task list and more. Stay on top of things with a world clock, calculator, voice memo feature and alarm clock.
Finally, thanks to the 2700's GPS support, parents can take full advantage of Kajeet's phone locator security feature.
The exclusive Kajeet Configurator offers easy-to-use tools for both kids and parents, with such budget and usage management features like WalletManager, TimeManager, ContactManager and FeatureManager that enable tweens and their families to tailor the service to meet their specific needs. Wireless network coverage for Kajeet is provided by Sprint on its CDMA-based Nationwide Sprint PCS Network (check out the nationwide coverage map).
Kajeet's GPS Phone Locator service helps both kids and parents find the kajeet phone. It uses satellite technology to help find your child's phone and gives subscribing families easy-to-use information regarding the location of their kajeet phone via Web-based maps. Parents can schedule automatic location checks at specific times of the day, so they know where their kid's kajeet phone is at any given time–whether the phone is in their child's backpack on the school bus or in their sports bag at soccer practice. Kids can also use the service to help find their phone. The GPS Phone Locator service is $9.99 per month.
With Kajeet, the money in your Kajeet wallet–paid in either as pay-as-you-go or as part of a monthly plan–can be used for whatever you want: texting, talking, games, ringtones and more. Plus, at no extra cost you get voicemail, caller ID, and some of the lowest talking and texting rates around. You can choose pure pay-as-you-go flexibility, and refill your wallet either online or using Kajeet refill cards (available at select retailers). You might also want to consider the value of a Talk and Text Pak plan. Each is good for one month, and if your kid uses it up before that, you can just pick up a new Pak and start fresh.
* Kajeet charges a service fee of 32 cents per day, which amounts to about $10 per month. This fee applies to pay-as-you go plans only. Monthly plans and bundles do not charge a daily access charge. This access charge guarantees you low rates for voice and messaging, and gives you access to the Kajeet Navigator (which provides downloadable ringtones, wallpaper, games and apps) and to the Kajeet Configurator (which enables you to personalize your kajeet service to match your specific needs).
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