Staying Connected with Monqi Kids Smartphone

Staying Connected with Monqi Kids Smartphone

On the first day of March, we will be very anxious to hear about the Secondary school our nearly 11-year-old Isabelle will be offered. After all the tuition, exams and stress, things have calmed down and now it has just been a waiting game for us for past few months.

This will also be the time marking another milestone in my little girl’s growing up and becoming a teenager. Recently she has been talking about starting Secondary school more and more and I only hope the transition is going to be smooth for her.

Being much more independent will be part of this, and this will also mean I will not be driving her everywhere. This is the time we have agreed she will need a smartphone so that we could stay connected.

When it comes to choosing the right smartphone for my children, I think the most important thing for me as a parent is to still be able to control them in some way. I do not mean to be reading their messages but to be able to control how much credit they can spend and how much data, and similar.

Monqi have kindly sent us their kids’ smartphone which does all that plus much more. It gives you all the parental tools you need to get your children started with mobile technology, safely and affordably. You have peace of mind and your child has independence.

Watch Isabelle’s reaction to receiving her Monqi smartphone!

Monqi features:

Isabelle loved the sleek design of her Monqi, which definitely does not look childish at all. This is very important as most children want a smartphone that resembles an adult one.

I love the fact you as a parent can manage your child’s apps in many ways – deny/approve when the app is downloaded, set a time limit for total app time, switch active apps on/off, set restrictions on individual apps.

Giving my child more independence is much easier with Monqi as I can always see her latest activity and the current location of the Monqi phone on my app dashboard.

Scheduling is another great feature any parent will appreciate as that way you can control how much time your child spends on their smartphone. You can set restrictions, and lock the phone for nighttime and school.

You as a parent can manage your child’s phone usage and cost. You can stay on top of SMS, mobile data, and call time to ensure it does not exceed your budget. Monqi have ensured that the child can always contact the parent so even if Isabelle has used up all her call time I or my husband can still be reached.

Geo-fencing notifies me when she enters or leaves a geographic zone of my choosing. This way I can be notified when she arrives at school or similar.

Contacts – Only contacts approved or added by me can contact or be contacted by my daughter. This means that when Isabelle adds a contact I will have to approve this person. I can also add contacts to her phone.

Monqi has its own chat functionality so there is no need to introduce social media chat like Messenger or WhatsApp.

 

Monqi Phone specifications
  • UP TO 7 HRS TALK TIME
  • 5” DISPLAY (720x1280px)
  • 13.0 MP / 5.0 MP CAMERA
  • ANDROID, MONQI OS
  • 8 GB CAPACITY + MicroSD
  • includes a clear, soft plastic case
  • MUSIC, GAMES, APPS
  • RRP Β£149.99
  • Available in black and white

The Jungle Store

The Jungle Store is Monqi’s own store and comes preloaded on the device. It offers over 550 apps specifically approved for kids, some of them are free.

You won’t find any inappropriate ads or in-app purchase options. The Jungle Store is free for 15 days, then you will be charged the monthly fee Β£4.49. You can cancel anytime.

Win a Monqi Smartphone

I am delighted to be offering you a chance to win one of these fantastic kids smartphones and see for yourself how great Monqi really is.

If you would like to enter, please follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.

UK & Ireland 18+ entries only!

Good luck!

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129 Comments

  • Emma February 28, 2018 12:11 pm

    My son for his independence but still being able to keep an eye on what he does

  • Annabel Greaves February 28, 2018 2:47 pm

    My daughter would love this

  • Philip Oneill February 28, 2018 5:58 pm

    I would love to win this for my Daughter πŸ™‚ thanks for the chance.

  • Tracey Peach February 28, 2018 7:04 pm

    My Cousins girl she would absolutely love this phone

  • Susan Smith February 28, 2018 7:15 pm

    Would be thrilled to win for my Granddaughter,

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    I would love to win it for my daughter Summer, she’s almost 8 so at that age where grown up things are becoming more appealing to her

  • Graham Ross March 1, 2018 2:15 am

    I would love to win this amazing Monqi smartphone for my niece

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    For my daughter thank you x

  • Nicola Marshall March 1, 2018 2:22 pm

    I would like to win this for my daughter.

  • rebecca Beesley March 1, 2018 4:05 pm

    it sounds perfect for my nearly teenage son!

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    it sounds perfect for my nearly teenage son!

  • Georgina Prince March 1, 2018 8:58 pm

    i would like to win this for my son x

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    Would love this for my daughter Morgan

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    My nephew thomas

  • Kayleigh Watkins March 2, 2018 9:38 pm

    I would like to win for my 5 year old daughter who asked for a mobile for Christmas, we had already got her presents as she asked last minute, but have been considering getting her one for her 6th birthday in august, we moved just before Christmas so don’t see our family as often as we did, this would be a great way of her feeling closer to them again as my mum in law lived in the next street from our previous home xXx

  • Adam Irwin March 3, 2018 10:14 am

    be nice to win this

  • T Brailey March 3, 2018 2:24 pm

    Would love to win this for my daughter who would feel so grown up.

  • Louise Fairweather March 3, 2018 7:37 pm

    I would love to win this for my son. He is in year 5 and they have just started getting phones

  • gemma hendry March 4, 2018 11:52 am

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  • Lorna Ledger March 4, 2018 8:28 pm

    For my lovely Niece Katie, 11, who is getting really independent – thanks for the chance

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    This would be perfect for my nephew

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    My 9 year old sister she would love this

  • Nicola Phipps March 5, 2018 10:56 pm

    I’d love to win for my nearly 10 year old!
    This looks amazing! Thank you xx

  • Sheila Reeves March 6, 2018 8:24 pm

    I’d love to win for one of my nieces or nephews

  • Marina Owen March 8, 2018 11:15 pm

    I’d love to win this for my 10 year old daughter. She’s been asking for a phone for months and I keep saying no. Last month she asked me again if she could have one on her 10th birthday and I said no, so in her frustration she asked me “well then, when did you get your first mobile phone”, her face dropped when I replied, “I was 21, and I’d just started my first job after finishing Uni”. She hasn’t asked for one since.

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    My granddaughter, she’s forever out and about with friends.

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    I’d love to win this for my partner’s daughter – she jut coming to the age where she’d like her own phone and we’d love to give her that freedom but offer some protection still

  • R Amison March 11, 2018 4:47 pm

    Perfect for my son who will start secondary school in Sept

  • Katherine Lucas March 11, 2018 11:19 pm

    I would love to win it for my granddaughter

  • Debbie Burfoot March 12, 2018 12:46 pm

    Perfect for my son who wants that independence but as parents we are a little wary

  • sarah March 17, 2018 5:22 pm

    I would love to win this for my step daughter x

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    would love to win this for my 8 year old daughter

  • Lesley Renshaw March 18, 2018 2:38 pm

    I would love to enter on behalf of my 9 year old daughter. Thanks for the chance x

  • Jessica Robinson March 18, 2018 9:15 pm

    Would love this for my nieve who’s driving her mum mad asking for a phone!

  • Karen Barrett March 18, 2018 10:40 pm

    I’d love to win for my eldest Grand-Daughter, Ellie.

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    Myself! (It looks better than mine) πŸ˜€

  • debbie smith March 21, 2018 4:51 pm

    id love to win for my son harry xx

  • Lucie Aiston March 21, 2018 5:26 pm

    I would love this for my 12 year old autistic son

  • Sara Straw March 22, 2018 11:33 am

    My son would love this prize. Thanks for the comp.

  • clair downham March 22, 2018 6:27 pm

    my son thankyou

  • Louise Reeks March 23, 2018 7:57 am

    i would love this for my nephew, hes just getting to age of wanting a mobile and going out with friends to skate park

  • Chris Andrews March 24, 2018 12:12 pm

    Leave a comment below letting me know who would you like to win this product for? Thanks

    for my grandson

  • Angela Treadway March 24, 2018 12:35 pm

    this would be perfect for my 10 year old x

  • Jodi Hill March 24, 2018 12:37 pm

    For my son πŸ™‚ such a clever idea!

  • Ren Taylor March 24, 2018 12:41 pm

    I would love to win this for my nephew as he would LOVE it x

  • Maria Hackett March 24, 2018 3:37 pm

    I’d LOVE this for my daughter. Thank you.

  • Sidrah Ahmed March 24, 2018 7:17 pm

    I would love this for my daughter as she wants a phone and this would be perfect for her

  • KEV C March 24, 2018 7:27 pm

    this would be a gift for my cousin’s daughter πŸ™‚

  • Yolanda Davis March 24, 2018 8:57 pm

    my son needs a first phone, so this would be great.

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    For a first phone my daughter would love this

  • Rachel Craig March 24, 2018 11:30 pm

    Great prize. Please consider allowing competition entry via e-mail, blog comment, etc.

  • Jacqui Graham March 25, 2018 10:25 am

    I love the geo-fencing app for this phone, I am just letting my son play out with his friends, with this can know where he is, I can make sure he is safe from downloading apps which are not suitable, and that although he will feel grown-up the screen time is controlled so there will be no browsing ‘under the covers’, it’s a great looking phone and ideal for a first smart-phone ‘with boundaries’.

  • elvisfan March 25, 2018 3:41 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway

  • Claire Glace March 25, 2018 3:58 pm

    Wonderful many thanks…

  • Elvine March 25, 2018 7:54 pm

    My cheeky monqui would go bananas for this!

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    I would like this for my daughter, Melody – it is a great idea!

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    I would like to win this for my niece

  • Laura Jeffs March 26, 2018 4:00 pm

    Would love to win this for my daughter, she’d love it

  • Jo March 27, 2018 8:13 pm

    This is genius. I would give it to my son who would like a mobile phone, but I worry about how he would use it as he is still very young.

  • Jo March 27, 2018 8:13 pm

    This is genius. I would give it to my son who would like a mobile phone, but I worry about how he would use it as he is still very young.

  • Sandra Bald March 28, 2018 11:16 am

    I would love to win this for our 13 year old daughter.
    She is keen to have a mobile phone of her own & this smartphone is great.

  • melissasanmia March 28, 2018 7:17 pm

    hopefully get one of my own!

  • Rich Tyler March 29, 2018 11:50 pm

    For my son

  • Claire March 30, 2018 6:33 am

    My son

  • William Gould March 30, 2018 8:29 am

    I would love to win this for my lovely nephew, as I know my brother and SIL are going through a sticky patch financially at the moment…

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    Would love to win for my niece x x

  • Kim Styles March 31, 2018 11:42 am

    this would be for my niece- she too is just starting secondary school and keeping her safe is the most important thing ever, as she is now starting to want more independence.- having to give a little more freedom but keeping her safe too is hard for her mum.

  • Rachael Sexey April 1, 2018 5:56 pm

    I would love this for my son Noah

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    This would be perfect for my daughter Lyla

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    I’d love for my son

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    I would love to win for my niece Freya who is pestering her mum for a phone

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    for my son

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    My 10 year old son would be delighted with this!

  • Melissa Lee April 4, 2018 7:18 am

    I would love to win this for my niece who’s getting old enough to have a phone now and really wants one

  • Lisa King April 5, 2018 10:33 am

    I would love to win this for my daughter Tiana who is 10, it would be her first mobile phone

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    i would love to win this for my daughter who is nearly 11

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    I would love to win this for my son

  • Rachael Pilkington April 9, 2018 10:35 am

    I would love to win this for my daughter who, like yours, is starting to think about going off the school on her own. it would be great peace of mind.

  • Danielle Graves April 10, 2018 9:01 pm

    I’d love it for my son Jacob I think he would really like it

  • Cherry Newby April 11, 2018 10:10 pm

    I’d like to win this for my 8 year old daughter to help her have more independence.

  • Stevie April 12, 2018 1:51 pm

    I would like to win for my niece who has a second hand one at the moment.

  • Elizabeth chew April 12, 2018 9:24 pm

    Some really great features, I would also like to be able to see pictures sent from and to the phone

  • Simone Griffin April 14, 2018 7:20 pm

    This would be great for my son – thank you for the chance x

  • Nicola Phipps April 14, 2018 11:10 pm

    I’d love to win for my son!. He’s 9 and will be going to high school next year and he has been asking to play out – but this would be great for us as parents and also give our son a little more responsibility.
    Thank you for such a great giveaway x

  • Mandy Betts April 15, 2018 6:37 pm

    My partner’s daughter

  • kimberley ryan April 17, 2018 12:31 pm

    this is fabulous, would love to win for my daughter Belle

  • Christine Taylor April 18, 2018 11:11 am

    I would love to win it for my 11 year old daughter x

  • EMMA WALTERS April 18, 2018 7:50 pm

    looks perfect for a first phone for my son πŸ™‚

  • Michelle Cheeseman April 18, 2018 11:24 pm

    My Son. He is always telling me all his friends have a phone!

  • Caroline Cordery April 19, 2018 11:54 am

    My daughter Mariella aged 9.

  • MM April 19, 2018 1:28 pm

    This would be for my eldest son. I believe he would really enjoy it.

  • Paula Phillips April 19, 2018 7:08 pm

    I’d love to win this for my son.

  • Sheri Darby April 19, 2018 10:47 pm

    I’d love to win this for my daughter

  • Emma Smith April 20, 2018 12:57 pm

    I’d love this for my 10 year old daughter. She’s desperate for a phone like her big brother

  • Michelle Ferguson April 20, 2018 1:28 pm

    I would love to win this for my nephew

  • Ashley Phillips April 20, 2018 8:21 pm

    My 8 year old daughter, she has been asking more frequently lately for a phone and I really want to wait a bit longer but this seems like a fantastic compromise

  • kate Giovine April 20, 2018 8:59 pm

    Fantastic idea

  • Lynne OConnor April 20, 2018 9:57 pm

    I’d love to win this for my son

  • DENISE WILDEN April 20, 2018 10:49 pm

    I’d love this for my grandson he wants a phone desperately this would be great

  • Cathryn Crawshaw April 21, 2018 7:51 am

    perfect for my daughter Ava

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    id love this for my nephew

  • Karen Hughes April 21, 2018 8:07 am

    I would love to win this for my youngest daughter. The spec of this phone would be perfect for her. She would love to go around the shop choosing her own phonecase

  • joanne casey April 21, 2018 8:12 am

    My niece, this would be the perfect first phone for her

  • Laura Avery April 21, 2018 11:07 am

    Perfect for my 12 year old , I think he would love an upgrade!

  • Laura Pritchard April 21, 2018 11:41 am

    For my son, when he’s a little older.

  • Nancy Bradford April 21, 2018 6:16 pm

    I’d give it to my daughter who’s just getting to the age where we are thinking of getting her a phone for limited purposes x

  • Carla Carthy April 21, 2018 6:38 pm

    My daughter as she wants to start playing out and this would be good for her if she needs us πŸ™‚

  • Sylvia Paul April 21, 2018 8:39 pm

    I would love to win this fabulous prize for my Daughter xx

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    I’d love to win for my nephew Drake – he just turned 8 and is nagging for a phone

  • paula cheadle April 22, 2018 7:40 am

    I would love to give it to my 9 year old granddaughter

  • Jacqueline Roberts April 22, 2018 9:38 am

    For my youngest who starts secondary school next year

  • Jeanette Leighton April 22, 2018 10:14 am

    Love to win this for my daughter Sheriah

  • Hayley Todd April 22, 2018 11:30 am

    This would be fabulous for my daughter who is going into high school in September.

  • Liv Lee April 22, 2018 11:34 am

    I’d love to win it for my niece

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    I’d love to win for my neice x

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    i would like to win this for my teenage daughter

  • A S,Edinburgh April 22, 2018 2:53 pm

    My niece; I think it would really suit. Great giveaway, thanks for running it!

  • Tracy B April 22, 2018 3:30 pm

    I’d like to win this for my daughter, it sounds ideal from her!

  • Dean T April 22, 2018 4:07 pm

    I would love to win this for my niece Isabelle who is a right lil bundle of energy

  • sharon martin April 22, 2018 4:08 pm

    i’d love to win this for my daughter

  • Melanie April 22, 2018 5:02 pm

    I would love to win 5his for my niece! She is at that age where she wants her own mobile and this would be perfect!

  • Helen Swales April 22, 2018 6:11 pm

    I would love to win this for my granddaughter; she’s coming up 10 and has been wanting a smartphone for a while; this sounds like the perfect combination of a “cool” phone and the parental controls, the time restrictions and the ability to manage the usage/cost; sounds like a wonderful idea and something that is going to be much needed in the future to keep our loved ones safe but still allowing them to feel they have some element of freedom.

  • Angie McDonald April 22, 2018 9:04 pm

    I’d love to win this for my nephew!

  • Pia S April 22, 2018 9:28 pm

    I’d love to win for my eldest as him and his two younger siblings are starting to use the school bus come Autumn and it would be great to have the reassuration that they got to school and on to the bus come after in x

  • Adrian Bold April 22, 2018 10:21 pm

    I would love to win this for my son.

  • Lia Burns April 22, 2018 10:46 pm

    I’d like to win this for my eldest, Lewis. It would be really handy as he wants to keep up with his friends x

  • Jane Gorton April 22, 2018 10:49 pm

    I would love to win this for my Son. Fantastic prize, thank you x

  • Natalie Crossan April 22, 2018 11:20 pm

    For my daughter when she gets a tad bit older than she is now (almost 7)

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