Few months ago I ranted about the need of a mobile phone designed specifically for kids, and how I wish we got some here in Europe. Well, my wish did come true, apparently.
The phone itself, made by Guidetek is not big news – I’ve first heard about it in 2005. But now I don’t have to go to China anymore to get one. It’s officially available through one of the wireless carriers -Tele2 (subsidiary of Tele2 AB) – here in Lithuania.
The phone is made in a shape of a toy bear and is (of course…) called a ‘”Bearphone”. It weights 80 gr. has 100 hrs of standby and 90 min of talk time.
What it does not have – is a numeric keypad, keyboard or display. The Bearphone comes equipped only with 4 buttons that can be preprogrammed with dedicated numbers via custom SMS. This way you can set 4 numbers – e.g. “Dad”, “Mom”, “Grandpa” and “Grandma”, that your kid can call by pressing a single button.
Tele2 Bearphone also has a dedicated SOS button that a child can press in an emergency and “listening in” mode, that parents can turn onÂ to remotely check (spy…) on their offspring.
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