What’s cheaper than a cell phone, and lets you stay connected with your kids?
“We’re on a tight budget, and every dollar counts. But we need to buy two cell phones for our 10-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter. What if there’s an emergency and one of them needs to get a hold of us?”
Cell phones are expensive.
You’ve seen the upfront purchase price — an iPhone 6 with 64 GB is priced at $299.
You’ve noticed the monthly contracts — you’ll pay anywhere from $40 to $90+ per person per month, depending on the carrier, number of minutes, and contract term.
You’ve spotted the inevitable up-sells — cases, accessories, protection plans.
And at least once in your life, you’ve probably opened a bill containing pesky “overage charges” at 40 cents per minute. Gulp!
Many families already live on tight budgets. Adding yet another cell phone to your long list of bills is probably the last thing you want to do.
But at the same time, you don’t want one of your kids to be unable to reach you in case of emergency.
What should you do?
Don’t worry. There’s a solution that’s much cheaper than a cell phone and allows you and your family to stay connected — especially when there’s an emergency.
Read on to discover the device that could save you hundreds, or even thousands, while also keeping your family safe.
What’s Cheaper Than a Cell Phone — And Lets You Talk With One-Button Touch?
How often are you in this situation? You’re running late to pick up your kids from school, soccer practice, or their friend’s birthday party. You want to call your child and reassure them that they shouldn’t worry; you’re simply stuck in traffic, and you’ll be 20 minutes late — but your kids don’t have a cell phone. You can’t get in touch. Maybe they’re too young to have a cell phone because they’ll lose it, break it, or use it to text or call people that they shouldn’t or … maybe a cell phone — with its expensive minutes and data packages — is simply not in your family’s tight budget.
What can you do?
Before we answer that question, lets look at one more situation: Your child is playing at the park. As they’re climbing a tree, they fall off a branch and injure their leg. They can’t move. They call out for help, but nobody hears them. They desperately want to reach you. But they don’t have a phone.
Again, what can you do?
How can you connect with your child without giving them an expensive cell phone?
Enter: the AlertGPS safety wearable. It’s much cheaper than a cell phone and lets you and your kids talk to each other with one touch of a button.
The two-way voice feature will let you communicate in case of emergency — without costing an arm and a leg (no pun intended).
That’s not all:
- If your children exit a “safe zone” — such as school, the soccer field or the playground — you’ll get an instant alert, letting you know that they’ve wandered away from where they’re supposed to be.
- If your kids are in a speeding car, you’ll get an instant alert warning you about their situation.
- If they’re near a home occupied by a registered sex offender, you’ll instantly know.
- If either of you need to talk to one another, you can do so with the simple touch of a button. No dialing required.
That’s not all:
- If you’re in a meeting and can’t respond to the alert, don’t sweat — the AlertGPS device can send an instant alert to anyone in your Circle of Trust, such as your spouse, parents, uncles and aunts, or trusted babysitters.
- And if you have teenagers, you can download the “teen app” for free, and use it to stay connected with your teens — at no extra cost. You’ll instantly get alerted if they’re speeding, and you’ll know whether they’re at school, at work, at soccer practice, or elsewhere. No need to stay up late, wondering where they are, or calling them repeatedly while their phone goes straight to voicemail.
In short: The AlertGPS is far more kid-friendly (and safety-oriented) than a cell phone. And it provides all of this at a fraction of the price.
AAA For Your Kids
How many of you are AAA members? (We know Len is!)
If your car breaks down, you want the peace-of-mind of knowing that you can call AAA for fast and free towing.
The AlertGPS is like AAA for your family. If your child tumbles to the ground while climbing a tree and needs help, they can send you an SOS right away. If they’re in an uncomfortable situation and feel threatened, they can message you instantly. If their babysitter puts them in a speeding car, or takes them outside of your permitted boundaries, you’ll know instantly. And if you’re running late to pick them up, you can let them know with the push of a button.
How many other products, for 50 cents a day, will allow you to communicate with your kids, check in on their location, keep your babysitter honest, get notified ASAP if there’s an emergency, and send notices to everyone you trust?
How’s that for the deal of a lifetime?
Let Your Kids Buy Their Own Cell Phone
Your kids may want a cell phone because they’re hoping to download apps and games, chat incessantly with their friends, and run overage charges onto your bill. In other words: they want an expensive toy.
But there’s no reason for you to blow your family’s budget on a toy. The most common reason for giving kids a phone — to ensure their safety — can now be replaced at a small fraction of the cost.
When your kids are old enough, they can pay for their own cell phone with money from raking leaves and shoveling snow. Or perhaps they can “earn” a phone by coming home with straight A’s.
Photo Credit: Amber Alert GPS