Can you hear me now?

How old were you when you received your first cell phone?
I got mine soon after I entered high school for my 14th birthday.

The LG C1300 flip phone I received after entering high school.

The first flip phone I received after entering high school (LG C1300)

A kid friendly mobile phone designed to offer parental control in limiting and restricting contacts, calls, and texts.

A kid friendly mobile phone designed to offer parental control in limiting and restricting contacts, calls, and texts.

With little functional use other than to briefly connect with friends and family, it was one of the more basic phones available.  It was no different than the security phones offered at the time, i.e. Firefly, a pre-paid phone for children with parental control access.

However, for a generation now so mainstreamed to stay connected, waiting until high school seems a torturous endeavor for both parent and child akin. Technology is advancing and for the parent that needs to constantly be alert as to the whereabouts of their child, these basic flip phones have been redesigned thanks to the makers of FiLIP, a GPS tracker and voice watch for kids.

FiLIP: The World First Locator and Voice Watch for Kids by Evado FiLIP

FiLIP: The World First Locator and Voice Watch for Kids by Evado FiLIP

Though cool, I wonder how long they will last until kids start to want and ask for smartphones.

Story captioned by Thomas on Swiss-Miss

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: