SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) – In order to give parents with small children the peace of mind, SK Telecom has introduced a new wearable phone “T Kids Phone JooN” with accompanying rate plans. The largest mobile telecom operator in Korea said on July 7 that it would hold a promotional event on the 8th for housewife bloggers by launching the “JooN” service on the 10th.
The event will invite mothers with kids of five to eight years of age who have posted the new phone’s strengths and weaknesses on their blogs. SK Telecom will listen to the mothers’ voices and actively reflect their opinions in the upgrade of the kids phone.
Developed jointly with start-up partner Infomark, the T Kids Phone JooN can be worn like a wristwatch or a necklace. The child wearer can make calls through the phone to up to 30 contacts preset by the parent with a simple touch of the phone’s button. The phone is designed to make calls with the caller’s photo on the screen so that even a child who doesn’t read can easily do so. The child can also receive incoming calls from pre-designated phone numbers only.
In an emergency, the child can press the “SOS” button on the phone so that the alert can be sent right away to the parent’s smartphone. The parent can also know exactly where the child is by looking up the T Kids JooN map application.
The “Peace of Mind Zone” feature in the app sends out an alarm if the child walks away from the parent for more than 2 kilometers, which comes handy when the family goes out in a large theme park or shopping mall.
The service is available at 8,000 won a month, with 30 minutes of voice calls, 250 text messages, and 100-megabyte data included. Given children get more incoming calls than outgoing ones, the plan is more than adequate for any child younger than eight years of age.
Written by Sean Chung (firstname.lastname@example.org)