2/19/13 8/27/09 Cellphones for Kids August 27, 2009 by Rebecca Gruber I Want More! Get our Moms newsletter by tapping the button below. Instant Subscribe Sanyo's SCP-2700 on Sprint Sanyo's SCP-2700, available on the Sprint network, uses a traditional QWERTY keyboard that can be used for text messaging and email. For parents who want the ability to limit their lil one's phone capabilities, the device has controls to limit incoming and outgoing calls to certain numbers, lock the camera and restrict service. LG enV®3 If you're looking for a good texting device for your kid that also works with Verizon's Chaperone GPS service, the enV3 is probably the best compromise at this time. It features a flip design with two keypads: a numeric one on the front, and a QWERTY keyboard inside, with screens for each. It's also a well-balanced performer with good call quality. flyPhone FireFly's flyPhone has all of the latest technology pre-teens want in a device that parents can control. With the ability to take photos, play games, record videos, listen to music and send text messages, it will be a kids' favorite toy. With the simple inputting of a password, parents can control incoming and outgoing calls to stored numbers, limit the ability to add numbers to the phone book, restrict texting and monitor usage. Sanyo Katana Kajeet's Sanyo Katana is specifically designed for young users. With parental controls that allow parents to set up use allowances (and change them from week to week), a GPS phone locator that helps parents find their kids at any time, a camera, speakerphone and picture messaging it may be everything a parent wants in their lil one's mobile phone. glowPhone Kajeet's glowPhone is expressly designed for young kids. For kids, it has built-in games, custom ringtones and wallpapers. For their parents, it holds up to 50 phone numbers, buttons dedicated to calls to mom and dad and password protection for calls. LG Rumor Kajeet's LG Rumor is a bit more than a basic cell phone, offering texting abilities too. The phone's parental controls can be used to limit ingoing and outgoing calls, the times that calls are made to certain numbers and the number of minutes used each week. The GPS-tracking system allows parents to track down their children at any time as well.