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Sprint MVNO Kajeet to Close on Aug. 23rd

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On Aug. 23, 2017, Kajeet will no longer be operating as a cell phone service provider. And as early as today, they have started to do the necessary steps in notifying its customers of the fate of the company. The Sprint MVNO has posted an important message on its website to let its customers know of its decision. In addition to this status message, the MVNO has already stopped activating new lines in preparation of the upcoming closure of the company. So what are the options of its existing customers?

Just like every other MVNO that has terminated its business, Kajeet has partnered with another company that will cater to its customers. In line with this partnership, the MVNO has announced that former Kajeet customers who switch to TPO Mobile can enjoy one month of service for only 1¢.

According to its announcement, the 1¢ offer is available across the different plans offered by TPO Mobile. If you are porting from Kajeet, you can simply pick out a suitable plan offered by TPO Mobile and you can already get it for 1¢ for the first month of service. If you have paid a visit to TPO Mobile's special promotional page, you can actually find the offer on their website.

Since 2006, Kajeet had been in the business by offering plans ideal for children. Their main focus was not really to offer the cheapest plans in the market but to give parents a way to monitor and control the usage of their children. And perhaps this was the very problem the MVNO had. With all the newer Sprint MVNOs operating in the US, Kajeet found itself unable to compete against what other companies offered. Compared with other MVNOs, Kajeet offered higher monthly rate plans with low data allotment. And this wasn't something many smartphone users were interested in anymore.

So yes, Kajeet is closing and it has announced that its existing customers can only get service until Aug. 23, 2017. If you currently have a plan with Kajeet, you can shift to TPO Mobile and enjoy the 1¢ promotional offer or even take on Ting's $35 credit offer. Unfortunately, these MVNOs do not offer parental controls.


Source: BestMVNO

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  1. Sprint to close on Aug. 2018

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    1. LOL...it's only a matter of time at this rate.

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  2. A huge pat on the back to Kajeet for giving a fair ADVANCED NOTICE before shutting down. A lot of companies don't have the decency to do so. I'm looking at scams like PTel and Defense Mobile and pointing an accusing finger.

    But yet again this is one of those companies I never heard of until they went out of business. Seems they had their publicity model backwards.

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  3. Damn, one more bites the dust. In this day and age, I wonder how many MVNO customers don't use the MVNO website at all, so would have missed the announcement? Emails and/or text messages (linking to this webpage) would be nice.

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  4. They are doing like flies now.

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  5. I'm surprised they stayed in business so long.

    They didn't offer a good value, nor did they have access to the broader BYOD market thanks to Sprint's draconian activation restrictions.

    I'd honestly be amazed if they still had any customers to begin with.

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    1. "They didn't offer good value" applies to Sprint and Boost, providing a network only a third as good but for two-thirds of the price (or more), but they are still around...

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  6. That's why most ppl I know won't sign up for these 3rd world plans. They make you afraid to do so, one minute you have service and the next minute you wake up in the morning your service is gone.

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    1. Are you still with Rok Mobile?

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  7. @Dennis or whoever
    The master list on the right side of this site needs a little updating. In addition to Kajeet now being a (). Charge should also be a () and AT&T GoPhone should now read AT&T Prepaid and Sprint Prepaid is now Sprint Forward, probably doesn't need the (s) since, like the other carrier prepaid brands, the carrier name is already in the brand. Mango has a different (t) than every other T-Mobile MVNO, not sure if that indicates something.

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  8. "Unfortunately, these MVNOs do not offer parental controls."
    You don't know Ting. They have always offered parental controls via their Dashboard, and now the mobile app.

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    1. Ting's being on the native-footprint Spring network, which doesn't allow data usage in most places in the US, is a pretty strong parental control right there.

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    2. Ting offers service on T-mo native network also.

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    3. Setting up parental controls is simple.

      1. Don't give your kid electronics.

      2. Teach them a trade, skill or sport to occupy their time.

      3. Send them on a path to character building and success.

      Otherwise, they're just gonna wind up like those dolts who walk off a cliff while Snapchatting.

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    4. One comment about Sprint's coverage, one comment about Ting also offering T-Mobile service, and one comment judging people's parenting choices. None of these respond to the parent comment...

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    5. He should get the T-Mobile top secret plan.

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    6. "None of these respond to the parent comment..."

      The point is that parental controls are no substitute for actual parenting, which is why the gimmick is (as proven by Kajeet shutting down) effectively worthless.

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    7. "He should get the T-Mobile top secret plan."

      If you're referring to the $30 plan with 100 minutes, unlimited text and 5 GB high speed data, it was discontinued.

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  9. Sprint Forward doesn't need a () tag in the master list just yet, probably soon though lol. That brand doesn't need any tag because Sprint is already in the name.

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