Cingular and Verizon Wireless drop kiddie phones

Cingular and Verizon Wireless drop kiddie phones

LG Migo
LG Migo CNET Networks

Both Cingular and Verizon Wireless have pulled back from the kid-focused cell phone market as of this week. Verizon has completely halted production of the LG Migo VX1000, while Cingular will only sell its Firefly handsets through its online store (The Firefly will continue to be sold in big U.S. retailers like Wal-Mart and Target). Verizon says that it appears the LG VX3450L has taken the Migo's place -- the LG VX3450L is identical to the LG VX3450 but it has support for Chaperone, a Verizon service that lets parents keep close tabs on their kids. It appears that for now, simplified child-focused phones just aren't that popular. Even family-focused Disney Mobile offers normal full-fledged phones like the LG DM-L200 and the Pantech DM-P100 for kids and adults alike.

[Via Phonescoop]

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Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.

 

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