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Sprint intros shatterproof WeGo phone for kids

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Sprint intros shatterproof WeGo phone for kids

Apart from launching Samsung’s high-end Galaxy S5, Sprint today also released a new phone made for kids. Called WeGo, the handset is a “value-friendly mobile phone that allows parents to give their child the safety and communication tools they need when they are away from home.”

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Sprint intros shatterproof WeGo phone for kids
Sprint WeGo is packed with safety features and extensive tracking functionality. Parents can limit the phone’s connections by programming which incoming and outgoing calls and messages can be made. Sprint provides a WeGo Portal that enables parents to control the handset, and track it via GPS.

The WeGo phone has only one button on the front, and a few buttons on the sides (two of these act as volume rockers, but also as menu controls). It also features a tether string that acts as a panic alarm when pulled, emitting a loud buzzer, and informing parents about the kid’s location via SMS. The device is water resistant and “shatterproof from a drop distance of 12 feet.”

Sprint is selling the WeGo starting today for “existing customers who add a line to their account.” The phone is offered for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $5. There’s a Sprint WeGo Service that costs $9.99 per month, and includes 1,000 text messages and 1,000 minutes of talk. 

You can find out more about the WeGo phone at the source links below.

sources: Sprint (1), (2), (3)

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posted on 11 Apr 2014, 11:03 3

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5149; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


What dafuq?? O__o

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 11:27 7

2. chunky1x (Posts: 200; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Your child will hate you for giving this excuse for a phone.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 11:45 4

3. ajac09 (Posts: 1358; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


and relying on sprints network for their safety.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 12:02 2

5. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1205; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


yup... I'll trust some random stranger than Sprint...

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 20:27

18. Doakie (Posts: 1154; Member since: 06 May 2009)


HAHAHA!

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 12:00 2

4. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


challenge accepted.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 12:03 5

6. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


the kids will make an emergency call into child services (if theyre in the service area for sprint) and tell them how their parents beat them and give them crappy phones on a crappy provider. then the children will be taken away from their horrible family and put into a new family where they have a better provider and theyll get better phones.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 13:59 1

11. na7noo7 (Posts: 141; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


You and I are friends now, I would give you $100 if I could.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 12:15 3

7. ihavenoname (Posts: 1307; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Rest of the specs:
Snapdragon 805 clocked at 3.0 GHz
1" 2560x 1440 Assertive display
Dual BoomSound speakers at back
Touch ID at front, integrated heart rate monitor on lock button
Hidden 50mp Pureview camera
Grenade functionality (with easy-to-use trigger)

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 14:27 1

15. vuyonc (Posts: 154; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Don't forget LTE Cat 6, runs full Windows 8.1 and is waterproof up to 20 metres.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 13:00 1

8. Miracles (Posts: 468; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Shows how desperate they are for more customers....can't let these fools buy T - Mobile.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 13:55 1

9. xondk (Posts: 50; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


interesting thing, since there's a reason that everytime I see people giving kids iphone/android phone, whatever, that I cringe, I don't care how good or sturdy that phone is, kids are going to break it, and then they are going to whine about it breaking and try to get another, seen it all too freaking often.

Maybe this is a good thing to give a child that you know hasn't quite learned to take care of things they own.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 20:35 1

19. Doakie (Posts: 1154; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I bought my two daughters Boost Mobile Kyocera Hydro's when they were $10 at Target. Plus Sprint is charging 24×$5=$120 for this phone. I think buying your kids cheap Android phones is fine. Or how bout on T-Mobile? I bought my father an Alcatel One Touch Evolve for $49. Put a $5 TPU case on that and it won't be breaking from a simple drop on concrete. I could buy two of those and still have spent less than this crap. The only redeemable feature this junk has is the SOS function.

No one should give their kids iPhones. That's just stupid.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 13:55

10. na7noo7 (Posts: 141; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


Seriously? Your 8 year old kid will hate you when you give him a phone with a small screen like this.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 14:01

12. xondk (Posts: 50; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


yeah and they are also going to hate you if you give them a 'real' phone and THEY break it and you don't replace it for them..

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 14:07

13. na7noo7 (Posts: 141; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


Even a Phone with a Snapdragon 9000 octa core 512-bit processor with 1YB of RAM that costs $100000? IMPOSSIBRU!

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 14:10

14. xondk (Posts: 50; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


haha :D

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 15:04 1

16. hurrycanger (Posts: 884; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Looks like a matagotchi I had back in the days...

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 16:50 1

17. lilg29 (Posts: 82; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


Why would they add 1,000 usable text messages if you can't text?

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 21:07 3

20. Planterz (Posts: 655; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Does it go Mooooo when you pull the string?

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