The OwnFone Lets Kids Dial Names Instead of Numbers

 - Aug 28, 2012
References: myownfone & technabob
Parents looking for a way to keep in constant contact with their younglings are going to want to check out the OwnFone. The OwnFone is a kid-friendly phone from the UK that is purposefully incapable of dialing numbers, taking pictures and sending text messages. What the OwnFone can do is dial up to 12 pre-programmed numbers. Should your child not know 12 people worth calling, the phone can be programmed to hold two, four, six and eight phone numbers.

The keypad of the OwnFone consists of name labels as opposed to numbers. The name labels correspond to the pre-programmed numbers loaded into the phone at the time of purchase. For added style, the phone can be customized with different colors and prints online. The OwnFone is currently available only in the UK for $87.