Gabb Releases New Safe Smartphone for Teens

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Need to Know from SafeWise
  • The Gabb Phone Pro 3 launches November 1, 2023.
  • The phone expanded its safe app library to cater more to teen needs and interests. 
  • The Gabb Phone 3 Pro is available for $199.99.
  • Service plans for the Gabb Phone 3 Pro start at $24.99 per month.

Lehi, Utah - November 1, 2023 - Gabb, one of our favorite kid-safe technology brands, announced the launch of the Gabb Phone 3 Pro, a smartphone designed to cater to the evolving needs of teenagers while safeguarding them from the perils of excessive digital exposure. This unveiling follows the U.S. Surgeon General's advisory addressing concerns regarding children's tech usage, highlighting the pressing need for safer alternatives.

Colin Cole, VP of Product at Gabb, emphasized, "We've consistently heard from parents their desire to provide their teens with Gabb's safety features while granting them a degree of flexibility, especially when it comes to essential apps for education, work, or extracurricular activities. The solution is the Gabb Phone 3 Pro. It maintains the firm boundaries Gabb sets, such as excluding social media, yet it empowers parents to introduce Gabb-approved apps that align with their teenagers' readiness."

Gabb Phone Pro 3 screen image with text messages between mom and child.

Image: Gabb

Apart from Gabb's essential apps, the Gabb Phone 3 Pro now offers a category of apps that can be helpful at specific stages of a teenager's life. These apps have undergone Gabb's meticulous review, and parents can easily enable them through the Gabb parent portal. Crucially, the phone continues to prohibit access to social media and other high-risk applications, ensuring a safer online environment.

Parents and teens will also appreciate several notable features that come with the Gabb Phone 3 Pro:

Upgraded display and camera: The device boasts a 6.6-inch Infinity-V display and a Quad Core camera equipped with wide, ultrawide, macro, and depth lenses, ensuring impeccable 1080p@30fps video capture, all powered by a lightning-fast Octa-Core processor.

Gabb Guard™ and Gabb Messenger™: Standard on the Gabb Phone 3 Pro, these features use smart filtering to identify explicit content, alerting parents before it reaches the teen's device. Parents can also manage their teen's contacts, block spam calls, messages from strangers, and risky links.

Gabb Music®: An exclusive music streaming service featuring the largest kid-safe music library across genres and eras. Gabb Music is solely accessible on Gabb phones, including the Gabb Phone 3 Pro.

Reliable GPS tracking: Simplified through Gabb's free parent app (available on Apple or Android), parents can effortlessly monitor their teen's location, define safe zones for notifications when their teen enters or exits specific areas, and even trigger a locating noise to find a misplaced phone.

Gabb CEO, Nate Randle, stated, "Technology is an integral part of growing up today; it's inescapable. Kids evolve rapidly, their needs change, and parents require a solution that offers flexibility to introduce technology gradually, allowing teens to focus on their academics and interests without exposing them to hazards that even older teens may not be prepared for. They need a solution they can trust, not an adult device retrofitted with safety features as an afterthought."

With the Gabb Phone 3 Pro, Gabb continues to expand its range of devices and software, rooted in the belief that children and teenagers need a distinct relationship with technology compared to adults. Gabb envisions a future where technology and children coexist harmoniously—a vision termed "Tech in Steps.™"

The Gabb Phone 3 Pro is available for order at an affordable price of $199.99, with plans starting at $24.99 per month.

Rebecca Edwards
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Rebecca Edwards
Rebecca is the lead safety reporter and in-house expert for SafeWise.com. She has been a journalist and blogger for over 25 years, with a focus on home and community safety for the past decade. Rebecca spends dozens of hours every month poring over crime and safety reports and spotting trends. Her expertise is sought after by publications, broadcast journalists, non-profit organizations, podcasts, and more. You can find her expert advice and analysis in places like NPR, TechCrunch, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, HGTV, MSN, Reader's Digest, Real Simple, and an ever-growing library of podcast, radio and TV clips in the US and abroad.

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