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Kids smart watch phone plan

Does at&t have any plans on providing a smart phone watch option for kids in the foreseeable future?  There used to be the FiLIP 2 (no longer available).  

 

Is there a product that is compatible with at&t that I could purchase seperatly for my 9 yr old child?

 

Verizon offers the LG gizmo gadget.

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Okay, so we are among the first group of young families in our neighborhood of 1,500 new homes to have children reach the age where they are somewhat independent but not independent enough to have all the responsibilities that a real phone brings.  We are extremely disappointed that AT&T STILL does not offer a comparable device like the Gizmo Gadget currently being serviced by Verizon.  Perhaps the reason that the device they had a year ago didn't have much in sales is because this is a NEW market being developed.  There is so much research being done on the harmful effects of giving children phones at an early age, and social media is blowing up at the moment with the dangers of giving these devices to your kids.  Now that parents are becoming more and more aware of how harmful it is to give a child a "real" phone we would now like to find something safer for our kids.  How hard is this to understand? Markets change, and right now the Gizmo watch is a hot market.  We have been doing extensive research on other watches that we may or may not be able to "add" to AT&T, trying to figure out a way to stay, and so far, there's nothing we have found that is as reliable and affordable at Verizon's Gizmo.  We have been customers with AT&T for almost ten years.  We don't want to switch after all that time - we were quite happy, but at the moment, we have to do what's best for our family and that means making a switch.  Many other families will be following us and I imagine someday, hopefully soon, AT&T will finalize realize that there is a market for a watch like this!  Flip phones don't work for active kids and we need something to stay in touch with them when they are on their bikes without worrying if that flip phone is going to fall out of their pockets.

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It’s enough to make me consider switching providers...I’m not giving an 8 year old a cell phone so what option is att giving me 

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@ahuston wrote:

Okay, so we are among the first group of young families in our neighborhood of 1,500 new homes to have children reach the age where they are somewhat independent but not independent enough to have all the responsibilities that a real phone brings.  We are extremely disappointed that AT&T STILL does not offer a comparable device like the Gizmo Gadget currently being serviced by Verizon.  Perhaps the reason that the device they had a year ago didn't have much in sales is because this is a NEW market being developed.  There is so much research being done on the harmful effects of giving children phones at an early age, and social media is blowing up at the moment with the dangers of giving these devices to your kids.  Now that parents are becoming more and more aware of how harmful it is to give a child a "real" phone we would now like to find something safer for our kids.  How hard is this to understand? Markets change, and right now the Gizmo watch is a hot market.  We have been doing extensive research on other watches that we may or may not be able to "add" to AT&T, trying to figure out a way to stay, and so far, there's nothing we have found that is as reliable and affordable at Verizon's Gizmo.  We have been customers with AT&T for almost ten years.  We don't want to switch after all that time - we were quite happy, but at the moment, we have to do what's best for our family and that means making a switch.  Many other families will be following us and I imagine someday, hopefully soon, AT&T will finalize realize that there is a market for a watch like this!  Flip phones don't work for active kids and we need something to stay in touch with them when they are on their bikes without worrying if that flip phone is going to fall out of their pockets.


@ahuston

 

LG's report of these watches sold number in less than 200k that is not a market when you think about the R&D cost for a device and verizon has a exclusive deal with LG.

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Has anyone used Relay?? It looks like a little speaker. Single button in the middle. Used kinda like a walkie talkie, but using LTE and connects with phone app... I think it’s like $7 monthly and $100 for the device

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I just bought a Verizon gizmo off a buy sell trade page, I’m not going to be able to hook it up for my daughter under my AT&T plan?!?

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ACE - Expert

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Nope.  It's verizon only.

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-##And this is why I've just ported over to Verizon! BUH-BYE!
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I was told tonight by att rep that I could go to att store and they could order filip 2 and it would be $10 a month.  Is this correct?

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Professor

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AT&T no longer sells the Filip 2.

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Totally agree!! Ive been with AT&T since they were cingular wireless....so nearly 20 years. We are looking at switching for several reasons, but one is being not having a watch for my son so I can track him

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@GLIMMERMAN76

 

200K is alot when its only verizon!! 

 

Let me spell it out for you....AT&T customers WANT a device like the Gizmo as our kids arent ready for a phone, but walk home from school, go on field trips, go to friends houses, etc. Why is that so hard to understand.

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@Txmomof2 wrote:

@GLIMMERMAN76

 

200K is alot when its only verizon!! 

 

Let me spell it out for you....AT&T customers WANT a device like the Gizmo as our kids arent ready for a phone, but walk home from school, go on field trips, go to friends houses, etc. Why is that so hard to understand.


@Txmomof2

 

say what?  A lot?(apple sells that many iphones a day)  Verizon has 152 million subscribers..  ATT has 147 million subs...  200k is a drop in the bucket and is telling on the demand of the device.  If LG thought they could make money on the devices they would have brought it to all us carriers.  Wearables right now are dominated by apple and fitbit.

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I’m thinking the Relay might be the way to go at this point. I’m so over AT&T. When I asked a AT&T Customer Service Rep about a wearable or travkable device I was told to get my 6 year old a phone.  Because a phone is definitely a responsibility for a 6 year old <insert biggest eye roll>. If my 6 year old was responsible enough to have a phone we wouldn’t be asking about a wearable or tracking device.

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@Kellly0071 wrote:

I’m thinking the Relay might be the way to go at this point. I’m so over AT&T. When I asked a AT&T Customer Service Rep about a wearable or travkable device I was told to get my 6 year old a phone.  Because a phone is definitely a responsibility for a 6 year old <insert biggest eye roll>. If my 6 year old was responsible enough to have a phone we wouldn’t be asking about a wearable or tracking device.


@Kellly0071

 

you can say the samething about a watch...  They can take it off and lose it just as easy as a flip phone.

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Definitely not as easy.
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