Kajeet® Awarded Three Patents

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Kajeet is issued three patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its proprietary mobile policy control and walleting technology

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We’re excited that the many years kajeet has spent on the cutting edge of mobile policy controls and walleting have resulted in these new patents.

Kajeet® (http://www.kajeet.com), the smart phone for kids™ and the only cell phone service provider in the U.S. to have won four parenting awards for excellence and safety, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued Patent Number 7,881,697, Patent Number 7,945,238 and Patent Number 7,899,438 to the company and that additional patents are expected to be issued soon. These patents address ways in which a communications device can be managed, as well as what features or functions may be accessed.

“We’re excited that the many years kajeet has spent on the cutting edge of mobile policy controls and walleting have resulted in these new patents. Kajeet is committed to delivering high value-added services to consumer, business and carrier customers that are founded upon our unique intellectual property,” said Daniel Neal, CEO & Founder of kajeet.

The following three patents have so far been awarded to kajeet:

U.S. Patent Numbers 7,881,697 and 7,945,238, both titled “Systems and Methods for Managing the Utilization of a Communications Device.” A system and method for the real-time management of a device, and more particularly to the allocation of electronic wallets that are associated with one or more devices and various controls that enable at least two entities to manage how the device is utilized for various activities and to pay for goods and services. Each device is associated with at least two electronic wallets, a user wallet and an administrator wallet. The administrator can establish rules that designate how and when the device can be used and which wallet will be used to pay for goods and services desired by the user, but in the event the user wallet is depleted or low on funds, the administrator wallet can serve as a backup funding source for specified types of goods and/or services. Additional wallets can also be associated with the device to authorize and pay for goods and services, under the control of the administrator wallet, such as a promotional wallet that could be designated for use with the device before a primary or administrative wallet was used, or a dynamic wallet that could be associated for use with multiple different devices as well as other wallets, but acts in conjunction with the user and administrator wallets. Additional rules can be established to perform many other functions, such as manage the movement of value between wallets and from other sources to the wallets.

U.S. Patent Number 7,899,438, titled “Feature Management of a Communication Device.” A system and method for the real-time management of a device, and more particularly to the establishment and enforcement of policies or rules associated with the feature or functions that may be performed with the device. Modern communication devices are capable of many things, including making and receiving calls, exchanging data, playing games and music, sending and receiving email, accessing web sites, and paying for goods and services. Depending on who is using the communication device, such as a child or an employee, there may be a need or desire to regulate how that communication device can be used and to determine who will pay for what goods or services. In addition to providing all of the features associated with a device, service providers need to be able to establish and enforce rules (policies) regulating how and when that device can be used and who will pay for a good or service requested by the user of the device.

In addition to these awarded patents, kajeet has other patents pending.

Kajeet makes communicating with a cell phone safe for kids and reassuring for parents because all kajeet phones come equipped with a variety of free, easy-to-use parental controls that can be set to block or limit calls, text messages, and manage picture messaging and Mobile Web use. For more information about kajeet, its technology and functionality, please visit http://www.kajeet.com.

About kajeet
Founded in 2003, kajeet, the smart phone for kids, is based in Bethesda, Maryland, but kids are the center of our universe. Kajeet keeps parents talking with their children and teens with free online parental controls, family budgeting and kid-friendly features. With kajeet, there are no pesky contracts or surprise bills. Parents can find kajeet phones online at http://www.kajeet.com.

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