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.