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Smart, Samsung offer the perfect app and gadget bundle for kids

by SMART Public Affairs | Dec 04, 2014
[4 December 2014] With the popularity of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, children are slowly turning to their "digital playmates" for a constant source of entertainment. Parents, on the other hand, are faced with the task of striking the balance between letting their kids have fun and ensuring they are safe when they do so.

 


With the popularity of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, children are slowly turning to their "digital playmates" for a constant source of entertainment. Parents, on the other hand, are faced with the task of striking the balance between letting their kids have fun and ensuring they are safe when they do so.

This is why wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and global electronics giant Samsung have teamed up to offer the perfect gadget and app bundle: one that is suitable for kids and also doubles as a reliable companion for parents.

Moms and dads can now have peace of mind when they purchase the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite bundle from Smart Bro's Gadget Plus Plan 499, which comes with the Samsung KidsTime app pre-installed on the tablet, as well as a kids grip accessory with stylus which makes the device friendly for little hands.

"Kids today are very digital-savvy. But it's our job as parents to help ensure that they stay safe when they use these mobile devices and that they learn from every app or gadget they get their hands on," said Michele Curran, FVP for Data and International Services at Smart. "Smart is proud to power this 'digital generation' of kids with our innovative gadget and software offering that can help them stay safe and connected, and help parents ensure balanced play and learning time for their children."

The first 500 subscribers who avail of the bundle will instantly receive a voucher for free 1-month access to Samsung KidsTime on top of the free 1-month free trial being offered upon activation. These and the FREE Dora the Explorer plush doll make the bundle an ideal holiday present for kids!

Meaningful play

With the Samsung KidsTime app, kids can have all the fun they want and learn while playing with over 80 child-friendly games and e-Books easily accessible within the app.

But parents can rest assured that their kids know their limits with innovative features such as the ability to set the amount of time they are allowed to play and use the app; no apps and in-app purchases; and App Lock, which prevents them from straying into unsafe content and accessing certain apps, among others.

More than these "security" features, however, the Samsung KidsTime app fosters bonding and learning between children and parents. Parents will be able to see their child's usage report, which shows the games and e-Books their kids like to read, as well as which areas of learning they need improvement on.

“Samsung Electronics Philippines is proud to be part of this initiative to promote learning through meaningful play, as well as teach kids responsible use of devices through the unique KidsTime timer feature,” says Gerald Cai, the Head of Reading and Learning for Samsung Media Solution Center, Southeast Asia. “Parents can also be more involved even when they are not physically present, through the KidsTime app’s monitoring and reporting feature. The bundle is a complete, safe solution for parents looking to introduce their children to devices for learning.”

Aside from the app and the gadget, the bundle also comes with 50 surfing hours every month via a Pocket WiFi device that delivers high-speed mobile broadband connection anywhere in the Philippines. Subscribers only need to pay a P2,900 one-time fee upon subscription to avail of this amazing offer.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite bundle is part of the quickly expanding Smart Bro Gadget Plans lineup, which gives the users a wide range of choice for tablets, laptops, hybrid tablets, eBook readers and other Internet-powered mobile devices without the need for a credit card.

Interested subscribers may visit http://smrt.ph/gadgetplus, contact 888-1111 on their landline phones, or dial *888 for existing Smart subscribers.