Tuesday, January 10, 2006

LG Migo Kids Cell Phone Free

What looks a little like a toy bug but can help your child reach you and the authorities instantly? It's the LG Migo kids cell phone. It's a cute little bug.

Here's more about the Migo. It's pronounced MEE-go, like you would say Amigo. Migo is indeed a friend for your child, aged 5 to 12. This is the age group that is really too young for a full featured cell phone, yet is more and more out of the direct supervision of parents. Perhaps they are out playing with friends or playing soccer, swimming or at dance class. When they need a ride, how do they get in touch with you? If they feel threatened, how do they call for help?

These are the situations that Migo addresses. It's built into a small brightly colored case that is durable enough to take some knocking around. It's just the right size to fit a child's hand. The two bumps on the top of the phone that look a little like ears are actually antennas, protected inside the case so they won't break off.

There are no traditional phone dialing buttons. Instead, there is are 4 dedicated calling buttons and an emergency call button. You can program buttons numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4 to whatever numbers you want your child to be able to call. Make them your cell, your spouse's cell, the home phone and maybe a grandparent, babysitter or friend. You decide. You program the fast dial numbers and lock them so they can't be changed. The dedicated emergency button will reach authorities only.

The LG Migo also has ON and OFF buttons, a speakerphone for hands free conversations, and a blue screen that shows signal strength, battery life and time. There are 10 ringtones that kids will like, plus the phone can ring or vibrate. There's no camera, no games, no complicated features to get confused by. This is basic communications for kids, but far more versatile than a walkie-talkie. It's a real cell phone.

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