Erin and Ben Napier, the entrepreneurs, artists and authors behind downtown Laurel's rebirth, have a new mission — raising their kids with the right tech at the right time.



Erin and Ben Napier, the entrepreneurs, artists and authors behind downtown Laurel's rebirth, have a new mission — raising their kids with the right tech at the right time.






kid friendly devices

FAMILY FRIENDLY DEALS


Find the best phones for kids, best smart watches for kids —
and the best deals for Mom and Dad, of course.


kid friendly devices

FAMILY FRIENDLY DEALS


Find the best phones for kids, best smart watches for kids —
and the best deals for Mom and Dad, of course.


kid friendly devices

FAMILY FRIENDLY DEALS



Find the best phones for kids, best smart watches for kids —
and the best deals for Mom and Dad, of course.



not ready for a phone yet?

TIME FOR A WATCH


Shop deals on the best smart watches for kids. A great first step into technology for them, with even more control for you.


not ready for a phone yet?

TIME FOR A WATCH



Shop deals on the best smart watches for kids. A great first step into technology for them, with even more control for you.







There’s no playbook for getting
your kid a phone.
So we made one.


Introducing Connect & Protect from C Spire. A kids phone plan and parental controls with easy, guided setup. Track their location, restrict content, limit screen time, set boundaries for social media, and help protect them online at any age. Only from C Spire. Customer Inspired.




There’s no playbook for getting
your kid a phone.
So we made one.


Introducing Connect & Protect from C Spire. A kids phone plan and parental controls with easy, guided setup. Track their location, restrict content, limit screen time, set boundaries for social media, and help protect them online at any age. Only from C Spire. Customer Inspired.




There’s no playbook for getting your kid a phone. So we made one.

Introducing Connect & Protect from C Spire. A kids phone plan and parental controls with easy, guided setup. To help protect them online at any age. Only from C Spire. Customer Inspired.

  • Track their location

  • Restrict content

  • Limit screen time

  • Set boundaries for
    social media





CONNECT & PROTECT

CONNECT & PROTECT


$30/mo

Per line with AutoPay & Paperless Billing

$30/mo

Per line with AutoPay
& Paperless Billing


Connect & Protect gives you the right tech at the right time. No internet. No social media. Plus, you get the freedom to adjust your kid’s plan features and parental controls as they grow.

Connect & Protect gives you the right tech at the right time. No internet. No social media. Plus, you get the freedom to adjust your kid’s plan features and parental controls as they grow.

  • No internet or social media on cellular data

  • Nationwide talk and text

  • GPS tracking to know where your kids are

  • Qualifies for select device deals

  • Free Apple and Bark Jr parental control setup to restrict content and limit screen time





want to compare options?

WE DID IT FOR YOU


When it comes to a first phone for kids or apps to monitor kids’ phones, Connect & Protect isn’t the only choice out there. But it is the best one. Here’s why.


want to compare options?

WE DID IT FOR YOU



When it comes to a first phone for kids or apps to monitor kids’ phones, Connect & Protect isn’t the only choice out there. But it is the best one. Here’s why.


want to compare options?

WE DID IT FOR YOU


When it comes to a first phone for kids or apps to monitor
kids’ phones, Connect & Protect isn’t the only choice out there.
But it is the best one. Here’s why.




parental controls

SETUP MADE SIMPLE


With Connect & Protect, you get powerful parental controls without the pain. Check out our easy-to-follow guides for features to help keep your kids safe online.




parental controls

SETUP MADE SIMPLE


With Connect & Protect, you get powerful parental controls without the pain. Check out our easy-to-follow guides for features to help keep your kids safe online.




parental controls

SETUP MADE SIMPLE


With Connect & Protect, you get powerful parental controls without the pain. Check out our easy-to-follow guides for features to help keep your kids safe online.




the right time

THE RIGHT TECH


See how Erin and Ben Napier are creating a supportive environment for parents through their Osprey initiative and C Spire Connect & Protect.


the right time

THE RIGHT TECH



See how Erin and Ben Napier are creating a supportive environment for parents through their Osprey initiative and C Spire Connect & Protect.




your fast track to

TECH-SAVVY PARENTING


Whether getting your kid’s first phone or looking for a safer way to keep them connected, get the resources you need to help you make the call.



your fast track to

TECH-SAVVY PARENTING


Whether getting your kid’s first phone or looking for a safer way to keep them connected, get the resources you need to help you make the call.



your fast track to

TECH-SAVVY PARENTING



Whether getting your kid’s first phone or looking for a safer way to keep them connected, get the resources you need to help you make the call.

Age 6-10

Age 6-10

Age 6-10

Why screen time limits are important and how to manage them


We consulted experts in childhood development to try to answer this important question.   READ MORE >>

  • Why screen time limits are important and how to manage them   >>

  • Download the Family Online Safety Pledge   >>

  • Why screen time limits are important and how to manage them   >>

  • Download the Family Online Safety Pledge    >>

  • What I wish I knew before my kids were online   >>

Age 11-13

Age 11-13

Age 11-13

At what age should your kid get their first phone?


If you’re thinking of upgrading their starter tablet to a smartphone, read on.   READ MORE >>


  • Download the Family Online Safety Pledge    >>

  • What I wish I knew before my kids were online   >>

  • How to have conversations offline about being online   >>

  • Why screen time limits are important and how to manage them   >>

  • Download the Family Online Safety Pledge   >>

  • Can you tell a BFF from a cyberbully? Here's what to know.   >>

  • How social media affects your kids and teens   >>

  • At what age should your kid get their first phone?   >>

  • Can you tell a BFF from a cyberbully? Here's what to know.   >>

  • How social media affects your kids and teens   >>





CONNECT & PROTECT

HOME INTERNET
WITH HOUSE RULES


Bring Connect & Protect to every device under your roof with
Fiber Fast internet, unbeatable bandwidth and built-in parental controls.



CONNECT & PROTECT

HOME INTERNET
WITH HOUSE RULES


Bring Connect & Protect to every device under your roof with
Fiber Fast internet, unbeatable bandwidth and built-in parental controls.




CONNECT & PROTECT

HOME INTERNET
WITH HOUSE RULES


Bring Connect & Protect to every device under your roof with Fiber Fast internet, unbeatable bandwidth and built-in parental controls.





FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS


What is the Connect & Protect Plan?

Connect & Protect is a kids phone plan with nationwide talk, text, and location services. And just as important, what it doesn’t come with: cellular data. That means your kid won’t have access to apps, browsers or streaming video over the C Spire network. You also get parental controls with easy, guided setup to help protect your child on non-cellular networks like WiFi.

What features are included with the Connect & Protect Plan?

The Connect & Protect Plan includes talk, text and the following features. For Apple devices: Apple and Google location services, iMessage, FaceTime, and Family Sharing data. For Android devices: Samsung and Google location services and Bark Jr. parental controls data. You’ll also have access to parental controls with easy, guided setup to restrict content, limit screen time, and help keep your kid safer on their device.

Can my kid get on the internet with the Connect & Protect Plan?

Connect & Protect Plan restricts access to apps, browsers and streaming video on C Spire’s cellular network, but those can still be accessed on WiFi and media-sharing services like AirDrop. The good news: Our parental control setup guides make it easy to block internet access there, too. See our easy setup guides for help fully protecting your kid on their device.

How can I be sure my kid is fully protected on the Connect & Protect Plan?

As a parent, you can never account for everything. But the Connect & Protect Plan is a huge help in making it safer for your kid to enjoy their device. This plan removes access to internet and social media over cellular data and offers parental control guides to help protect them on WiFi and other networks, too. Plus, you’ll be able to restrict content, limit screen time, track their location, and more, if you choose to set these features up. See our parental controls setup guides to get started.

What parental controls are included for Apple devices?

With Connect & Protect, you get access to easy, guided setup for Family Sharing and Screen Time on your kid’s iPhone or Apple Watch. If you opt to set them up, these features let you manage parental controls to restrict content, turn off downloads, block apps, limit screen time, track locations, and more. See our iPhone and Apple Watch parental controls setup guides.

What parental controls are included for Android devices?

With Connect & Protect, you can get free Bark Jr. parental controls for Android devices on request. If you opt to set it up, the Bark app offers parental controls to limit screen time, block websites and apps, and get location alerts. See our easy Bark parental controls setup guide.

What makes Connect & Protect different from other kids phone plans?

Connect & Protect makes it easy to get the phone your kids want and the parental controls you need. You can keep your family on one wireless account, get great deals on devices for your kids, and easily change their plan as they grow up. Plus, if you choose to buy a new device, your kids get a premium device to keep, not one you have to return later like with many other kids phone plans. 

Already have a device for your kid? That’s great, too. With Connect & Protect, they can use any C Spire-compatible device. Check to make sure it will work on the C Spire network.

How do I get help setting up parental controls?

If you want to set up parental controls to restrict content, limit screen time, track their location and more, you can choose to do that at any time. If you need help setting up parental controls, check out our easy setup guides. You can also chat with us or visit your local C Spire store for additional help.

Can I change my kid’s plan when they’re ready?

While the Connect & Protect plan will still have the same restrictions on C Spire’s cellular network, you can adjust your kid’s parental controls for WiFi and other usage any time or help them change to another C Spire plan whenever your family decides. Check out our other plan options

Which phones can my kid use on the Connect & Protect Plan?

With the Connect & Protect plan, you can use any C Spire-compatible device for their first phone. Check out our latest phone deals. Want to bring your own device for them to use? See if it’s compatible with the C Spire network.

Can I get my kid Apple Watch for their first device?

Yep. With C Spire, you can get Apple Watch for your kid as a standalone device. Note that a parent or guardian will need an iPhone to activate their Watch, though. Check out our Apple Watch deals or get started with our parental controls setup guide. Watches not available on Prepaid service plans.

Can I give my kid a phone I already own?

Of course. You can bring your own device to the C Spire network for your kid to use, or upgrade to a new device and give them your current one. See if your device is compatible to get started.

Do Connect & Protect restrictions work internationally?

You’re using another carrier’s cellular network when traveling abroad, so we can’t lock down their network the same way we do our own. Bark Jr. also won’t work abroad, but the protections you enabled with Apple Family Share will continue to work on Wi-Fi internationally.


Disclaimer

Connect and Protect Kids Plan is a plan that restricts certain online access on the C Spire cellular network. Plan pricing: $35/mo. Advertised price of $30/mo. Includes $5 AutoPay enrollment discount. AutoPay credit requires a debit card or bank account to be used as form of payment to receive the full $5/mo credit. If a credit card is used as form of payment the credit received will be $2.50/mo. Plan includes: 25 GB of high speed data and unlimited talk, text & basic data at 300 mbps, certain voice, messaging, location and map features and free guided setup of parental control features available from third parties. For specific plan restrictions and exclusions available on cellular data and included location, map and parental control features by device type see cspire.com/ConnectandProtect. C Spire cannot operate restrictions or parental controls outside its cellular network; parental restrictions and/or controls for other usage, including Wi-Fi, must be controlled by customer. Restrictions not available for international roaming; other restrictions may apply. For more information see cspire.com/ConnectandProtect.

Network Management: Service and/or service plans may be changed, slowed, suspended, terminated, and/or restricted based upon usage, location, roaming, interference with our network or ability to provide quality service to other users, or for any reason in C Spire's sole discretion. Data usage and service quality varies by device, apps, available network speeds, roaming, file sizes and/or as a result of update settings. For full terms governing service see cspire.com/customerserviceagreement. Other restrictions, fees, and taxes may apply. 

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