Republic Wireless is finally launching Relay, its LTE and walkie-talkie equipped with Wi-Fi for children, which aims to offer a cell phone alternative for parents who want to have the ability to stay in touch with their children, without the dangers of a full bound smartphone
You can withdraw a single relay for $ 99, a pair for $ 149 or three for $ 199, but you will also have to pay $ 6.99 / month for the service for each relay. There is also a free relay application for iOS and Android that parents can use on their regular phones to communicate with a child's relay, so they will not have to carry a second device just to register with their children.
The device is somewhere between a smartphone and a walkie-talkie; You can only communicate with push-to-talk functionality with preset partners, but it works with both Wi-Fi and LTE for a much greater reach, just as the phone can. Is it not enough to have a customized device to be in constant communication with the children? Maybe. But for parents looking for a way to do it without committing to a full cell phone, it could be a good option.
The relay is now available on the Republic Wireless website.