OK, they have my attention with this phone. With all of the weirdos out there these days, perhaps making sure your kids have a mobile such as this would not be such a bad idea?

More electronic leash than cellphone, TicTalk ($100 plus $25 for 100 minutes) is a pay-as-you-go phone made for children 6 and older – handy for arranging a ride home or telling your child to come inside for dinner.

There is no service plan or activation fee, and your assigned number operates on the G.S.M./G.P.R.S. cellular network, which covers about half of the United States – not good if you’re in Wyoming. (More details, including a coverage map, are at mytictalk.com.) [Read the rest]