Teracube Announces Retail Availability of Thrive: A Safe and Affordable Children’s Smartphone
Teracube’s Thrive offers the benefits of a modern smartphone while providing safety and peace of mind via a built-in parental monitoring system.
Redmond, Washington – December 6, 2022 – Teracube, a U.S.-based sustainable electronics company, today announced the availability of Thrive: a safe and affordable children’s smartphone. Developed with both parents and children in mind, Thrive offers the benefits of a fully-functioning smartphone while providing safety and peace of mind via a built-in parental monitoring system. Thrive is available to purchase starting today at myteracube.com/thrive.
A Family-Friendly Smartphone That Adapts to Every Stage of a Child’s Life Studies have shown that children spend an average of 4 to 6 hours a day on their phones, which may lead to anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic neck pain, poor self-image, body image issues, and more. With Thrive, Teracube’s goal is to provide parents with simple tools to limit their child’s screen time activities, thus encouraging them to spend more time focused on school, outdoor hobbies, and quality time with friends and family.
“As a parent of two, I’ve witnessed the negative impact that overexposure to screen time and online content can have on children,” said Teracube Founder Sharad Mittal. “At the same time, there are many practical and safety benefits to children having smartphones, which is why we developed Thrive. With Thrive, children can enjoy all the benefits of a fully-functioning smartphone but with the proper parental safeguards in place. Beyond that, Thrive allows parents to modify and create custom settings to meet their child’s evolving needs, making it the only phone their child will need.”
Built-in Parental Monitoring and Safety Features
Teracube Thrive runs Thrive OS, based on the popular Android ecosystem, and allows parents to manage their child’s phone, set time limits, and keep tabs on their daily usage without invading their privacy. All this is done via the accompanying Teracube Thrive Parent App that allows parents to view and adjust all settings remotely from their own iPhone or Android phone
With Thrive, every app needs parent approval before usage. Through the Teracube Thrive Parent App, parents can choose which apps their children can access when they can use them, and for how long. This allows children to enjoy all the benefits a fully-functioning smartphone has to offer but with the proper parental safeguards in place.
Thrive also offers built-in protection against spam calls and only allows text messages from pre-approved contacts. Additionally, Thrive arrives with a pre-installed safe internet browser that is tailor-made for children, offering safe search and filters for blocking inappropriate content. Like all apps on Thrive, the safe browser must first be approved for use through the Teracube Thrive Parent App.
Premium Care Protection Designed With Children in Mind
Each Thrive phone comes with a protective phone case and a pre-installed tempered glass screen protector to defend against drops and falls. Teracube’s unique Premium Care Warranty also offers coverage in all scenarios, including accidental damage, and provides hassle-free replacement options through the company’s partnership with 5,000+ UPS stores.
Introducing Teracube Wireless, Powered by T-Mobile
Today, Teracube also announced the launch of Teracube Wireless – a nationwide wireless network. Teracube Wireless is powered by T-Mobile and offers contract-free usage plans starting as low as $14.99/month for unlimited talk and text. Teracube Wireless is a reliable and cost-effective option for Parents purchasing a Thrive phone for their Kids. Thrive is also supported by all existing popular carriers, such as T-Mobile, Metro PCS, Mint Mobile, and more.
Thrive is a sustainably designed smartphone equipped with an octa-core processor, 6.1” HD+ IPS display, 64GB storage, SD card support, dual camera, and a headphone jack. Thrive is designed with recycled materials, comes with a fully biodegradable case, pre-installed screen protector and features a 4000mAh replaceable battery (two full days of usage).
- Operating System: Teracube Thrive OS (based on Android) with Google Play Store ● Processor: MediaTek Helio A25 Octa-core processor 1.8Ghz
- Memory: 4GB RAM with 64GB storage
- Screen: 6.1” HD+ IPS Display (720X1560)
- Rear Camera: 13+8MP
- Front Camera: 8MP
- Battery: 4000mAh replaceable lithium-ion polymer battery
- Security: PIN, pattern, fingerprint, face unlock
- Connectivity: WiFi A/B/G/N/AC, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC (Supports Google Pay) ● GPS: GPS (AGPS), GLONASS, Galileo
- Ports: Headphone Jack, USB-C port, Dedicated Dual SIM with separate Micro SD slot ● Size: 155.2mm x 73.3mm x 10.1mm
- Weight: 190g
- Color: Black
● Carriers: Teracube Wireless, TMobile, MetroPCS, Mint Mobile, Ting, Tello, Red Pocke
- LTE (4G): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20
- GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Pricing and Availability
Teracube Thrive is available today for a limited-time price of $149 when bundled with a Teracube Wireless plan or $199 when paired with other compatible wireless carriers.
For more information, visit myteracube.com/thrive.
ABOUT TERACUBE INC.
Teracube is an innovative sustainable electronics development company out of Redmond, Washington, founded by Sharad Mittal. Mittal is a passionate environmentalist with more than twenty years of experience in consumer electronics design, retail, and software development. Teracube’s mission is to design great consumer products that last longer and help save our environment. By pushing the envelope and building more environment-friendly products with modular designs, eco-friendly components, and fair-trade practices, Teracube believes that small changes can make a huge difference for our planet. For more information, visit myteracube.com.
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