Krew Mobile

Krew Mobile

December 09, 2015 06:00 ET

Krew Mobile Announces a Breakthrough Prepaid Wireless Service for Parents and Kids

Krew Mobile™ is a new cellular service designed for today's American family on a budget, including 2 free lines for kids with every parent line - all for $39 per month

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 9, 2015) - Today, Otono announced that its latest wireless service, Krew Mobile, will be launching in 2016.

Every Krew Mobile account (or "Krew") includes a parent line with unlimited nationwide talk, text, and data, plus two free kid lines each with nationwide talk and text. The kids' lines can be remotely enabled on-demand by parents who simply send a text message command from their own mobile phone.

Until parents activate their phone lines, kids won't be able to call or text anyone outside the Krew. Members of each Krew can message each other at any time using patent-pending Krew Messaging™ without needing to rely on free Wi-Fi hotspots. If kids want to make a call or text outside the Krew, they can use the Krew Messaging™ feature to ask mom or dad to remotely activate their phone line.

The American Academy of Pediatrics revealed last month that most kids in the U.S. will have their own personal mobile device by the time they are 4 years old. According to another survey conducted for the National Consumers League, 84% of parents say safety is the top reason for giving them one. But the costs involved in maintaining a cellular plan for their children is an issue.

"The introduction of family plans in the wireless industry demonstrates that always staying connected is critical for all American families," explains Emir Aboulhosn, CEO and Founder of Otono. "But for many families who rely on cellular services for everyday communication, those plans can be out of reach. Krew Mobile solves both problems by including free lines for kids while giving parents control over kids' phone usage."

At launch, every Krew Mobile account includes:

  • One parent line with unlimited nationwide talk and global text messaging, plus 2GB of data at 4G LTE speeds and unlimited additional data at speeds up to 2G per month
  • Two free kids' lines each with 30 one-hour blocks of unlimited talk and text per month
  • Free unlimited Krew Messaging anytime between members of the same Krew
  • Nationwide coverage across the U.S.
  • Hotspot tethering to share data from the parent line
  • Call waiting, call display, and voicemail available on all lines

More features will be added to the service at no extra charge to keep the family better connected and help provide parents with peace of mind.

Krew Mobile is a bring-your-own-device service. Parent lines require a smartphone for data and hotspot capabilities. Kids' lines are designed to work with either basic feature phones or smartphones. Krew Mobile will be available without contracts or credit checks.

Krew Mobile will be available in 2016. To be notified when it launches, sign up at krewmobile.com.

About Otono: Based in Vancouver, Canada, Otono is pioneering a new generation of automated, on- demand wireless services by combining provisioning expertise and patent-pending technologies. Otono brands include Roam Mobility for USA and Canada, Ready SIM, Krew Mobile, and more. For more information about Otono, visit otono.com.

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