If your teen is costing you a fortune in broken phones, a Blackview BV9700 Pro or AGM A9 is the complete solution...
AGM A9 – 4GB RAM/32GB ROM, First200 Warranty*, Snapdragon 450 1.8GHz, Dual sim, Android 8.1, Quad JBL speakers, 12MP Sony camera$549.00 – $699.00 Select options
AGM A9 – 4GB RAM/64GB ROM, Snapdragon 450 1.8GHz, First 200 Warranty*, Dual sim, Android 8.1, Quad JBL speakers, 12MP Sony camera$739.00 – $849.00 Select options
Blackview BV9500 Plus with 2yr screen warranty* – Android 9, IP69K, 4GB RAM/64GB ROM, Helio P70 AI, 2.1GHz, 5.7 inch FHD screen, wireless Qi charging, 10,000mAh battery, fingerprint, face unlock, global roaming$599.00 – $779.00 Select options
Blackview BV9500 Plus with 2yr screen warranty* – Android 9, IP69K, 4GB RAM/64GB ROM, Helio P70AI, 2.1GHz, 5.7 inch FHD screen, wireless Qi charging option, 10,000mAh battery, fingerprint, face unlock, global roaming, Yellow$629.00 – $829.00 Select options
Blackview BV9700 Pro rugged phone with 2yr Screen Warranty*, 6GB/128GB, Android 9.0, VOC detection, Helio p70 AI, Samsung cameras, dual 4G sims, WITHOUT Night Vision camera module$779.00 – $899.00 Select options
Kidsafe children’s tracking smartwatch: 3G/4G, GPS, SOS button, IP67 waterproof, remote camera monitoring, Wifi$249.00 Add to cart
The Best Rugged Phones for teens
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We all know how how rough kids and teens can be on phones. An ordinary smartphone from the big telcos with enough features to avoid embarrassment in the schoolyard will set you back $599-$999, but teens break them easily - one who shall remain nameless went through a phone every four months!
For less than $799, choose one of these endurance phones. Both the AGM and Blackview models are ideal for school students, for different reasons. Kids spend huge amounts of time 'on screen', with the potential for causing excessive eye damage by the time they are 30. Both models offer "night mode" to reduce harsh glare. The Blackview has the extra protection of a Blue Light filter that reduces dangerous blue light emissions. You are protecting your child's eyesight.
In the unlikely event that your child succeeds in smashing a Blackview it is easy and much cheaper to repair than a big brand telco phone.
The AGM appeals to teens because it looks like a slim phone not a rugged phone, but it is tough. It is ideal for city kids as an urban rugged phone.
If you only want a basic dumbphone for your child, the Kidsafe Watch works on 2Degrees and Vodafone for calls and texts to parentally approved numbers and is trackable using an app.
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