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Sanyo Katana II Prepaid Phone, Pink (Kajeet)

by Sanyo
3.3 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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  • VGA camera, 2-inch TFT LCD display handsfree communication via speakerphone and Bluetooth, voice dialing capabilities, personal organizer tools
  • Kid-friendly clamshell phone in shiny pink for use with Kajeet pay-as-you-go service
  • Pay for just the minutes you use or choose monthly talk/text plans; optional GPS locator service
  • Up to 3.5 hours of talk time
  • Daily Access Charge applies only to pay as you go plans
  • VGA camera, handsfree communication via speakerphone and Bluetooth, voice dialing capabilities, personal organizer tools
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Product Features

  • Size (LWH): 3.7 inches, 1.9 inches, 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 3.04 ounces
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Product Description

Product Description

The Sanyo Katana II mobile phone enhances the spirit of the original Katana with a sleeker shape, a radiant new pink fascination finish, and a host of kid-friendly features.

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The Sanyo Katana II mobile phone enhances the spirit of the original Katana with a sleeker shape, a radiant new pink fascination finish, and a host of kid-friendly features. This flip phone also features a 21 MB memory for storing downloadable ringtones and games, a VGA camera, Bluetooth connectivity for handsfree devices, voice dialing capabilities, and up to 3.5 hours of talk time. It works perfectly with Kajeet's kid-friendly pay-as-you-go service and it's GPS-capable, which provides compatibility with Kajeet's GPS Phone Locator Service as well as enable it to provide location information to a capable emergency service provider.



The Katana II offers Bluetooth connectivity for handsfree devices, a VGA camera, and a lustrously shiny pink color.
About Kajeet
Kajeet was founded by three three dads figuring out how technology, kids and parents work best ("Kajeet" is an anagram of the first letters of the names of the company's founders' children). Kajeet's entire philosophy springs from a simple core idea: kids are smart. And they should be agile with technology, empowered and safe, and be able to respond with confidence to what's happening in their world.

Because having a cell phone is not just fun, it's a responsibility--a shared responsibility, Kajeet wants parents and guardians to be involved too. Thus, Kajeet is designed to incorporate a full suite of tools to help families customize and manage every aspect of their Kajeet experience. For more on Kajeet's pay-as-you-go charges and monthly voice and text plans, see the Kajeet Service section below.

Phone Features
Measuring just 0.6 inches thin, the Katana II sports a bright 2-inch internal LCD that offers a 240 x 320-pixel resolution and 262K colors, which also features IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology for wide-angle viewing with superior brightness and contrast. It's supplemented by an exterior TFT LCD (80 x 80 pixels, 65K colors), which enables quick viewing of the time, caller ID, and more.

This phone enables you to store up to 300 contact entries with 500 total phone numbers, 600 email and 300 Web addresses. It has a call history of 20 outgoing calls, 20 incoming calls, 20 missed calls, 60 recent calls. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear, and advanced voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family, and associates easy (up to 30 entries). Simply say the name or number of the person you want to call and the number is dialed automatically without using the keypad. It also offers PIM organization applications (calendar, to-do list, world clock, calculator, and stopwatch), 4 distinct vibrating alerts, 72-chord polyphonic ringtones, and a 2.5 mm stereo headset jack.

The VGA resolution digital camera can capture still at 640 x 480 pixels (sized for sending via email or uploading to the Internet), and it includes self timer, night mode, brightness, and white balance control features. Thanks to the built-in Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 2.0), you can enjoy hands-free communication via optional headsets. Enjoy easy, hands free communication with a speakerphone that lets you hear callers loud and clear.

This phone has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging and Internet connectivity. Use the phone's built-in picture messaging capability to send text, graphics, and pictures to your friends. The phone features support for instant messaging applications, and there's a built-in WAP 2.0 Web browser for downloads and mobile Web browsing. T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit--a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

Other features include:

  • Voice dialing for 30 entries lets you call a friend without even having to dial a number
  • Identify callers instantly by downloading ringers and assigning them to each number in your phone book.
  • Picture Caller ID: Identify callers at a glance by linking downloaded photos and other images to your phone book.
  • Call screening feature lets you listen to a caller while a message is being left on your phone
  • Voice memos up to 3 minutes each for up to 300 notes for yourself
  • Personal organizer tools include a calendar, ToDo list, a calculator, scheduler, stop watch and world clock

Vital Statistics
The Katana II weighs 3.1 ounces and measures 3.7 x 1.9 x 0.6 inches. Its 1000 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.5 hours of talk time. It runs on the CDMA 850/CDMA 1900 frequencies for voice.

Kajeet Service
The Kajeet pay-as-you-go service delivers a full range of customizable voice, text, instant messaging and data services that enable kids to stay connected with family and friends. While kids will love the phones offered by Kajeet, parents will love the affordability of the Kajeet pay-as-you-go service with no long-term contracts, no activation or termination fees, and no roaming or extra long distance fees.

Kajeet Best Values

Choose pay-as-you-go flexibility, or select a Talk or Text Pak monthly plan.

Kajeet's GPS Phone Locator service helps both kids and parents find the kajeet phone.

Kajeet's nationwide coverage is provided on the Nationwide Sprint PCS Network. Check out a coverage map.

The exclusive Kajeet Configurator offers easy-to-use tools for both kids and parents, with such budget and usage management features like WalletManager, TimeManager, ContactManager and FeatureManager that enable tweens and their families to tailor the service to meet their specific needs. Wireless network coverage for Kajeet is provided by Sprint on its CDMA-based Nationwide Sprint PCS Network (check out the nationwide coverage map).

Kajeet's GPS Phone Locator service helps both kids and parents find the kajeet phone. It uses satellite technology to help find your child's phone and gives subscribing families easy-to-use information regarding the location of their kajeet phone via Web-based maps. Parents can schedule automatic location checks at specific times of the day, so they know where their kid's kajeet phone is at any given time--whether the phone is in their child's backpack on the school bus or in their sports bag at soccer practice. Kids can also use the service to help find their phone. The GPS Phone Locator service is $9.99 per month.

With Kajeet, the money in your Kajeet wallet--paid in either as pay-as-you-go or as part of a monthly plan--can be used for whatever you want: texting, talking, games, ringtones and more. Plus, at no extra cost you get voicemail, caller ID, and some of the lowest talking and texting rates around. You can choose pure pay-as-you-go flexibility, and refill your wallet either online or using Kajeet refill cards (available at select retailers). You might also want to consider the value of a Talk and Text Pak plan. Each is good for one month, and if your kid uses it up before that, you can just pick up a new Pak and start fresh.


Voice Calls
(local, domestic, long distance,      
and toll-free numbers)
10¢ per minute

Talk Pak plans (includes 1 month of Daily Access Charges)

  • $4.99 for 10 minutes
  • $14.99 for 60 minutes
  • $19.99 for 150 minutes
  • $29.99 for 300 minutes
  • $19.99 for 1000 night/weekend minutes

Text Messages 10¢ per message (send or receive)

Text Pak plans

  • $4.99 for 200 messages
  • $9.99 for 1000 messages
  • $19.99 for unlimited messages

Picture Messages 25¢ per picture/per person (send or receive)

Unlimited Mobile AIM
(AOL Instant Messenger)
$6.99 per month (first month free)

Directory Assistance $1.50 connect fee plus 10¢ per minute

Daily Access Charge* 32¢ every day

* Kajeet charges a service fee of 32 cents per day, which amounts to about $10 per month. This fee applies to pay-as-you go plans only. Monthly plans and bundles do not charge a daily access charge. This access charge guarantees you low rates for voice and messaging, and gives you access to the Kajeet Navigator (which provides downloadable ringtones, wallpaper, games and apps) and to the Kajeet Configurator (which enables you to personalize your kajeet service to match your specific needs).


Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.7 x 1.9 x 0.6 inches
Item Weight 3 ounces
Shipping Weight 14.4 ounces
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
ASIN B001AO4N5I
Item model number Katana II
Customer Reviews
3.3 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #999,250 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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The phone itself is small, lightweight and stylish, if you like the cute pink color. It is made by Sanyo and is VERY easy to use and is nice overall.

*HOWEVER* the Kajeet phone service plan is WROUGHT with hidden charges. Here is a small sampling of what they will charge you: $.32 cents per day access fee (adding up to almost $10/per month) and this fee is always charged everyday, even if you don't use your phone all that day. Next, when you buy time, they charge you 5% EXTRA in fees, simply for adding time to your account! The 5% for adding time was NEVER mentioned before I purchased this phone and is only revealed when you actually set up your account and are trying to buy some time. These are just the fees that I know of SO FAR.

Also, I have experienced nothing but trouble and wasted time when trying to activate the phone online. After spending a half hour typing in various personal information and creating two separate logins and giving my credit card information, in the end, after all that time (and right when I thought I was done and ready to get my phone number and have my activation take place), I got an error message. Trying to go back and see what is wrong erases ALL of your information so that you essentially have to start over. After finally giving up on the online method, I called Kajeet customer service and was on the phone for another 20+ minutes, basically REPEATING all the info. I had just tried to complete twice online. After all of this, the agent says that the DEC id number of the phone is causing trouble and he has to create a "Trouble Ticket" for an engineer to look at the phone. He tells me that will take 24-48 hours to figure out. Note: This phone was purchased BRAND NEW from Amazon.com So, the bottom line is that if you do not mind paying lots of fees (and even hidden fees) to this company, as well as putting up with wasting an enormous amount of time trying to activate it, then this can be your phone! Buyer beware!
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My son has this fon and really likes it. It has all the things he wanted: camera, web, txting. But I like it because kajeet is the ONLY cell provider that really offers parental controls. The kajeet website makes it a snap to give him funds for his usage but I know that when he wants to call me, it can come from my wallet. This makes owning a fon so easy for him and me. The schedule blocking I can do that works for txts and data as well as calls, the phone number blocking (txts and calls), the record of transactions (all calls and txts), and the GPS locator service are all great for keeping this a controlled device to eliminate surprises and to allow him to learn responsibility. THANK YOU KAJEET! Jane.
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My daughter is 13 and has had Kajeet service for over a year now.
I am writing this in regards to the post about hidden fees.

The contract and reading material on Kajeet's website does mention the .32 a day charge IF you aren't signed up with a PAK. I am signed up with a PAK and have no extra fees (21.95 a month) My daughter LOVES her Rumor phone & I can monitor or shut the phone down whenever I see fit. Just wonderful.

I have had a few customer service issues. But, nothing major that wasn't worked out. I also wish Kajeet would get a better selection of phones. Kids want the latest & greatest....no touch screen. Come on Kajeet.
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My daughter is 9 years old and just loves her pink Katana. It goes with her everywhere she goes so I can stay in contact with her and vice versa. The parental controls are superb. No more suprise bills, and the safety features are fantastic. The GPS is a great added benefit for both of us.
She was so upset when she couldn't find it one day, but the GPS took care of that! It was at her dance studio! Thanks kajeet!
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