I’m at YouTube watching another installment of Fred the episode where he is swimming lol. Anyway at the end of the video he is texting on this device called the ZipIt Wireless. There was a link at the end of the video which goes right to ROFL w/Fred but you can click ZipIt Home and it takes you to the websites homepage (or just click here).
I like this device. It’s only $50 for the device and of course you have to pay a monthly fee of $9.99 a month or $109.89 for a full year and you get 1 month for free. Go ahead, get your calculators… I’ll wait.
Ok now that you have verified that you get 1 month free you’ll want to know what it is. This is a device that you can buy either for yourself or for your kids. It has unlimited texting and IMing to any cell phone or any device. Basically you can chat on AOL/AIM, Yahoo Messenger or MSN Messenger or cell phones. There are no other fees.
But it’s not just a messenger, you can view your photos on there and listen to mp3’s that are on a miniSD card which is very nice. It also streams radio stations too.
Personally, I don’t have enough friends that I chat with online to require needing to carry this with me everywhere I go. If I had a job that I went to everyday that I couldn’t chat with on my work computer, or if I didn’t work in front of a computer then maybe but I don’t.
I am a huge fan of IMing with friends/family and I think the amount of money the cell phone companies rip you off for is terrible and $10 a month is great for kids because it gets them off the family computer and it helps out with the cell phone bill in this economy.
But this thing has parental controls too so you can feel safe knowing your kids aren’t talking to creeps from Dateline NBC. You can make it so they can only talk to certain people and you can also set a time limit so you know they aren’t wasting their life IMing everyone around the universe all freakin day and night. Obviously you don’t want them going to school with it so when they get home you can set it for maybe 2 or 3 hours or so AFTER they do their homework of course lol. Sorry kids, I know you are calling me names right now. Stay in school and just say NO to drugs, cigarettes and alcohol!
So, it would be smart to buy one of these if not for your kid then for yourself. Don’t drive and text PLEASE!