We first heard of Kajeet at CTIA last year--it's a mobile virtual network operator targeted toward families, especially those with tweens. In the wake of family-focused MVNOs getting the boot (Disney Mobile was shut down late last year, for example), it's interesting to see Kajeet still going strong. Today, Kajeet just introduced a new GPS Phone Locator service, which lets you use satellite technology to track down your child's location via Web-based maps. Parents can even schedule automatic location checks at certain times of the day. This also makes Kajeet the only prepaid carrier in the country to offer a GPS phone locator.
We reviewed the service last year, and one of the only drawbacks was that it didn't have this GPS phone location technology, which Disney Mobile had. Now it seems the carrier has corrected the problem, though we'll have to see how well the GPS feature works. The GPS Phone Locator is the latest in its Web-based management tools like TimeManager and WalletManager, which lets parents control how their kids use their phones.
Kajeet will start offering the GPS Phone Locator starting April 13 with a free three-month trial and a $9.99 a month charge per phone after that.