The Verizon Just Kids Plan FAQs

General Information

  1. What's the Verizon Just Kids plan?

    The Just Kids plan is a child-friendly smartphone plan that accounts for the needs of parents and kids and simplifies your child's first smartphone experience. Just Kids includes:

    • 4G LTE data (5 GB/month)
    • Verizon Smart Family Premium for parental control
    • Unlimited talk and text to up to 20 trusted contacts
    • Safety Mode to avoid overages
    • DVD-quality streaming (480p)

    It's easy to add a Just Kids line to your family account.

  2. How do I get the Just Kids plan?

    To get Just Kids, your account must have at least 1 mix and match unlimited plan line (i.e., Get More Unlimited, Do More Unlimited, Play More Unlimited, Start Unlimited, Above Unlimited*, Beyond Unlimited*, Go Unlimited*) to be the "parent" line for the Just Kids line.

    If you don't have one of these plans, it's easy to change your plan online in My Verizon or in the My Verizon app. Then just add a line to your account and choose the Just Kids plan.

    Learn more from our Understand and Change Your Plan FAQs and Add a New Device FAQs.

    *Above Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited and Go Unlimited can no longer be added to accounts. If you already have these plans you can mix and match with them.

  3. How does Smart Family help me protect my kids?

    Just Kids Smart Family Premium is an account-level service you can use to set smarter boundaries for the Just Kids line and other lines on your account, including:

    The Smart Family Premium location feature lets you monitor your child's whereabouts:

    • Set alerts to know when your child arrives at home or school.
    • Your child can view your device's location (when your device and Smart Family location are set to "on").
      • For location accuracy, you need to pair the Smart Family app on your phone with the Smart Family Companion app on your child's smartphone.

    Visit our Verizon Smart Family FAQs to learn more.

  4. Do I need a Just Kids plan for each kid or can they share the 5 GB?

    Just Kids is a single line plan and its data can't be shared. To get 5 GB/month for each child, you need a Just Kids plan for each child's smartphone line. The more Just Kids lines you add, the lower the cost per line.

Just Kids and Unlimited Mix and Match Plans

  1. Who's eligible to get the Just Kids plan? What plans and devices does my family need to have?

    Anyone with a Verizon mix and match unlimited plan (i.e., Get More Unlimited, Do More Unlimited, Play More Unlimited, Start Unlimited, Above Unlimited*, Beyond Unlimited*, Go Unlimited*) can add a Just Kids plan to his or her account:

    • The Just Kids line must be a smartphone.
    • The unlimited "parent" line can be a basic phone or smartphone. However, to use location services and content filters, the Smart Family parent app must be on a smartphone.

    *Above Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited and Go Unlimited can no longer be added to accounts. If you already have these plans you can mix and match with them.

  2. If I get a Just Kids plan for each of my kids, do those phone lines count toward the mix and match 10-phone limit on my account?

    Yes, all of the Just Kids smartphone lines count toward the limit of 10 lines you can have on your account when you mix and match. You can add as many Just Kids lines as you want up to the overall 10-line limit.

  3. What happens to my Just Kids plan if I switch my plan to a non-unlimited plan, or if I cancel or suspend my unlimited plan?

    You must have at least 1 unlimited plan on your account (i.e., Get More Unlimited, Do More Unlimited, Play More Unlimited, Start Unlimited, Above Unlimited*, Beyond Unlimited*, Go Unlimited*) to have a Just Kids plan on the account. If all unlimited plans are removed from your account:

    • The Just Kids line is suspended in 48 hours and is disconnected within the next billing cycle.
    • You'll get a message letting you know you can change the Smart Family Premium service to regular pricing.
    • You can choose to change the Just Kids line to a different plan.

    If you suspend your unlimited line, the Just Kids line stays active.

    *Above Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited and Go Unlimited can no longer be added to accounts. If you already have these plans you can mix and match with them.

  4. How do I change my child's Just Kids plan?

    You can change your plan any time in My Verizon. If you want to keep Smart Family, after changing the Just Kids line in My Verizon, you can add Smart Family as a separate service to your account.

    Note: After you remove Verizon Smart Family from your account, your restriction settings stay in place for up to 7 days.

Just Kids Cost and Discounts

  1. What does the Just Kids plan cost?

    The cost of the Just Kids plan depends on:

    • How many lines with unlimited plans (i.e., Get More Unlimited, Do More Unlimited, Play More Unlimited, Start Unlimited, Above Unlimited*, Beyond Unlimited*, Go Unlimited*, Just Kids) are on your account.
    • If you use Auto Pay and paper-free billing you get a $10/month discount per line (the discount changed from $5 to $10 on 8/5/19 for Just Kids lines).

    Just Kids plan cost with unlimited plans:

    Number of lines Monthly access charge** Monthly access charge with $10 Auto Pay discount***
    First line must be an unlimited plan to be the parent line for the Just Kids line
    Cost depends on which unlimited plan it is
    Cost depends on which unlimited plan it is
    2 $60 $50
    3
    $50 $40
    4 $45 $35
    5 - 10
    $35 $25

    For example, if you have 1 Go Unlimited plan, 1 Above Unlimited plan, 2 Play More Unlimited plans and 1 Get More Unlimited plan on your account and you get 2 Just Kids lines, that makes a total of 7 lines. The cost for each Just Kids line is then $25/month when you use Auto-pay and paper-free billing.

    *Above Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited and Go Unlimited can no longer be added to accounts. If you already have these plans you can mix and match with them.
    **Plus taxes and fees.
    ***Auto Pay (using checks, home banking or debit card only) and paper-free billing required.

  2. Can I get an employee or military discount with the Just Kids plan?

    As part of our commitment to support the men and women who serve our country and our communities, Verizon wireless offers discounts on wireless products and services to military personnel, veterans and active duty, retired and volunteer state and local first responders.

    Military, veterans and first responder account-level discount with Just Kids

    This discount depends on how many unlimited data plans you have:

    • 1 phone - $10 discount per account
    • 2 - 3 phones - $25 discount per account
    • 4+ phones - $20 discount per account

    Visit our Military and Veterans FAQs or First Responders Discount FAQs to learn how to register for your military discount.

    Note: This discount changed on 8/5/19. If you had the discount before 8/5/19 you keep the previous discount amount.

    Other discounts

    Just Kids isn't eligible for an employer or corporate plan discount. But Just Kids customers can get a $10 discount per phone line each month for using Auto Pay and paper-free billing.

  3. Is the Just Kids plan line eligible to get Apple Music® free or the 6 months free promotion?

    No. Just Kids doesn't come with Apple Music included and isn't eligible for the 6-month free Apple Music promotion. You can add Apple Music directly from Apple as a paid subscription.

Just Kids and Data Use

  1. What if my child uses more than 5 GB per month on the Just Kids plan?

    Just Kids comes with Safety Mode automatically enabled. When the 5 GB/month data limit is reached:

    • Your phone and the child's phone gets an alert.
    • Your child's smartphone connection speed automatically slows to up to 128 Kbps.
    • No overages are charged.

    Safety mode can't be disabled on the Just Kids line. If your child is near or reaches the 5 GB data limit, the account owner can add a $15 Data Boost to return the line's use to 4G LTE speed for a 1 GB duration for the rest of the billing cycle.

  2. With Just Kids, does unused data carryover to use the following month?

    No, if your child doesn't use 5 GB in a month, the unused data doesn't carry over to the next month.

Just Kids and Verizon Smart Family

  1. Where can I learn more about Smart Family?

    You can learn more about Verizon Smart Family services by visiting our Verizon Smart Family overview page.

  2. How do I get the Just Kids plan if I already have Verizon Smart Family premium?

    If you already have Smart Family basic or premium service and you add a Just Kids plan:

    • The cost of Smart Family is removed from your account and you get the Smart Family Premium service at no charge.
    • The Smart Family restrictions you had in place are kept and you can add new restrictions for the new Just Kids line.
    • Everyone on your account is automatically included as a trusted contact (overriding the trusted contacts that were in place). Trusted contacts can be edited as needed.
  3. What's the difference between having Smart Family on my account and Just Kids Smart Family?

    The table below shows how Just Kids Smart Family Premium differs from adding Smart Family Premium as a standalone service on your Verizon account. Visit our Verizon Smart Family FAQs to learn more.

    Feature

    Just Kids Smart Family Premium

    Standalone Smart Family Premium

    Cost

    Included at no charge

    $9.99/month

    Trusted Contacts

    Everyone on your account is automatically included as a trusted contact (up to 20 contacts)

    Set up trusted contacts manually

    Calling & Texting

    Child lines can send calls and texts to and receive calls and texts only from trusted contacts*

    Child lines can send or receive calls and text to or from any number unless you set the number as a Blocked Contact, or during a Time Restriction 

    Time Restrictions

    Restrict only  data usage, since calling and texting is already restricted

    Restricts calling, texting and data use to  certain services and apps, like trusted contacts, websites and 911

    911 Reset

    If a child line is used to call 911, Smart Family restrictions that were in place reset after 4 hours or can be reset by the parent line right away

    If a child line is used to call 911, all Smart Family restrictions that were in place must be reset by the parent line

    Unsubscribe

    You can't unsubscribe or downgrade from Smart Family Premium without removing the Just Kids line

    You can unsubscribe from Smart Family Premium or change from Premium to regular Smart Family

    *Learn about setting controls for third party apps and features which use data from outside the Verizon network.

  4. Can I change which line on my account is the parent line for the Just Kids plan?

    Yes. You can set a different unlimited line to be the "parent" line for the Just Kids plan.

    Before setting a line as a parent, first set the line as an account manager in My Verizon online or the My Verizon app. Go to Profile Settings, then Assign Account Managers.

    Visit our Verizon Smart Family FAQs for steps to set up another Parent device on your Smart Family account.

  5. How do I set up Smart Family when I have the Just Kids plan?

    When Just Kids is added, you'll get an email with a link to Verizon Smart Family to set it up on your phone and or desktop. You can also:

Just Kids and International Service

  1. Can my kids use their phones in other countries with the Just Kids plan?

    Yes, your child can use the Just Kids line and smartphone outside of the US by adding an international calling plan.

    • The Just Kids line will incur roaming charges if used outside the US (including Canada and Mexico) without an international calling plan.
    • The trusted contacts restriction doesn't work when the Just Kids line has service outside the US.
    • Some Smart Family features may not be available outside of the Verizon coverage area.
  2. Can my children use their Just Kids phone lines to call other countries from the US?

    The Just Kids plan, through Verizon Smart Family, includes unlimited international text messaging from the US to trusted contacts. Additional charges apply for International long distance calling.

    If your child often needs to make calls to another country, you can add one of our international calling plans for the Just Kids line.

  3. Apple Music and Apple App Store are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

isTealiumFlag=true