DISCOVER THE BARK PHONE
Bark Phone vs Metro Phones for Kids & Teens: Which Is the Best Option?
Created in collaboration with parents, the new Bark Phone combines Bark’s industry-leading parental control software with the sleek, stylish design of a Samsung A13. Metro offers low-price and prepaid phone options, but parental controls are not included.
Why the Bark Phone is Better than MetroPCS Kids Phones & Plans
Out-of-the-box parental controls
Completely customize phone activity with no extra apps required. Parents have peace of mind that the controls cannot be removed or changed.
Get alerts for concerning content
Bark’s advanced monitoring technology alerts parents to digital dangers in their child’s texts, emails, and social media accounts. This is not offered with most parental control apps or out-of-the-box kids phone options.
No contract required
The Bark Phone plan is available on a month-to-month basis with no contract required. Metro offers prepaid phones that are 1 to 2 years in length.
Approve apps & contacts
Choose what apps are off-limits to your kids and approve new phone contacts. Bark lets you manage everything your child can access on their phone. For most phone carriers, a third party app is required and may not include these features.
Rest assured your kid can’t delete texts
With the Bark Phone, there’s no way that kids can erase messages they send or receive. Metro phones do not currently offer text message monitoring.
Remotely lock the phone & set time limits
Bark Phone’s built-in parental controls allow parents to set time limits for the internet, individual apps, and even remotely lock the phone. Parents can easily configure the phone to text and call only with no internet access. Metro phones require additional phone settings or a third-party app to set time limits depending on the phone model.
Pricing & Details
No upfront cost. No contract required. Cancel anytime.
- Bark Phone with USB-C charging cord
- Comes with a subscription to Bark Premium for the entire family
- Includes exclusive Bark Phone features like undeletable texts, location tracking, remote phone lock, and more
- Protective case
- Unlimited talk and text with data plans that fit your family’s needs
- Free shipping
Features You’ll Love
What Parents Are Saying
The Bark Phone for kids is a Samsung A13. We purposely designed it so that it wouldn’t be recognizable as a “kiddie” phone. No one will know it’s a Bark Phone unless you tell them. Bark’s powerful parental controls are all internal — there’s no Bark branding, logos, or other tell-tales that would broadcast it as a kid’s phone.
It comes with all the standard features of a Samsung A13 phone.
Regardless of whether a parent has an iPhone or an Android, they will be able to manage the Bark Phone with no issues, so don’t worry about compatibility problems.
Bark Phone plans start at $49/month with no contract required. We have three monthly data options to fit your family’s needs:
- $49/month for unlimited talk, text, and Wi-Fi only (no data)
- $59/month for unlimited talk, text, and 4GB data
- $69/month for unlimited talk, text, and 8GB data
Each phone plan comes with a Bark Premium subscription and will cover any other kids, devices, and accounts a user’s family has. You won’t pay for an extra Bark subscription if you already have Bark Premium — we will adjust your plan and prorate the remaining amount left and apply it to the subscription.
The Bark Phone for kids is the result of years of experience in the online safety industry and real-life conversations with the people whose opinion counts the most: families raising kids with phones in the digital age.
We’ve created a device that integrates Bark’s software seamlessly, resulting in a comprehensive and robust parental control experience.
It also comes with exclusive features that weren’t possible with just a downloadable app. The Bark Phone gives parents unprecedented oversight of their child’s online experience, including GPS-powered location tracking, call blocking, contact management, and automatic monitoring for texts and many apps and social media platforms.
Its native controls are tamper-proof, providing parents with peace of mind that the rules they set stay in place. Bark can’t be deleted, even if you factory reset it.
The best part of the Bark Phone? It grows with your child as they mature. For younger kids, you can keep the phone locked down with as little functionality as a flip phone. As they get older, you can add in additional freedoms, functionality, and apps — or scale back anytime boundaries are needed.
- USB-C charging cord
- Unlimited talk and text
- Protective case
- A data plan that fits your family’s needs
- Bark Premium subscription for the Bark Phone as well as for all of the other devices and accounts in your family
If you already have a Bark Premium subscription, that’s okay! We will adjust your plan and prorate the remaining amount left and apply it to your Bark Phone subscription.
Right now, the Bark Phone for kids is only available for families located in the U.S.
You know your child best, which is why the Bark Phone gives you full control over the apps they can access. You can block every app that a Samsung A13 could download, or you can allow them all — or somewhere in between, which is where most families will fall.
The Bark Phone is powered by the award-winning technology that made the Bark app a trusted name for families across the world. It’s the result of years of experience understanding what families need and want when it comes to kids’ devices.
Secondly, we made it completely customizable, because every family — and kid — is different. For younger kids, you can make the Bark Phone work essentially like a non-smartphone. As they get older and become ready for more responsibility, you can add in functionality and access to web browsing, apps, social media, and more.
- What's Included
Quick start guide
- Product Name
- Galaxy A13 32GB
- Phone Style
- Operating System
- Android 12
- Internal Memory
- 32 GB
- Screen Size
- 6.6 inches
- Water Resistant
- Phone Memory (RAM)
- 3 GB
- Front-Facing Camera
- 8 MP
- Rear-Facing Camera
- 50 MP
- Processor Model
- Exynos 850
- Internet Connectable
- Voice Assistant Built-in
- Google Assistant
- Wireless Technology
- 2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE, LTE
- Model Number
- Bluetooth Enabled
- Charging Interface
- USB Type C
- Data and coverage provided by Bark
- Email Capable
- Built-In GPS
- Accelerometer, barometer, fingerprint sensor, geomagnetic sensor, proximity sensor
- Voice Activated
- Wireless Charging
- Headphone Jack
- Display Type
- Screen Resolution
- 2400 x 1080
- Touch Screen
- Integrated Camera
- Yes, Front and Back
- Battery Capacity
- 5000 milliampere hours
- Camera Resolution (Front)
- 8.0 MP
- Camera Resolution (Rear)
- 50.0 MP + 5.0 MP + 2.0 MP + 2.0 MP
- Video Recording Resolution
- FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps
- Main Camera - Flash
- Main Camera - Auto Focus
- Front Camera - F Number
- Front Camera - Auto Focus
- Main Camera - F Number (Multiple)
- F1.8, F2.2, F2.4, F2.4
Ready to Get Started?
Bark Phone plans start at just $49/month, and you can cancel at any time.