Bark Phone vs Troomi A14 5G

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Bark Phone vs Troomi A14 5G
Bark built in
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Bark’s software is included in the phone’s price and comes built in to the Bark Phone and can’t be deleted.
Troomi A14 5G
Troomi’s parental controls are called KidSmart OS and include things like text message monitoring and the option to add a safe web browser.
Child can't delete texts without permission
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The Bark Phone doesn’t allow kids to delete texts without permission.
Troomi A14 5G
Child can delete messages on the device but parents can still view deleted messages through their parent portal.
Automatic monitoring of many apps and social media platforms
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Bark automatically monitors texts, Chrome, TikTok, Snapchat, Discord, WhatsApp, KIK, and more — if you choose to allow these apps. You can also block them whenever you choose.
Troomi A14 5G
Troomi has its own curated list of apps, but does not monitor activity on them.
Tamper-proof parental controls
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Kids can’t delete the settings you set.
Troomi A14 5G
Kids can’t delete the settings you set.
Sleek and modern design
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The Bark Phone is a Samsung A series.
Troomi A14 5G
The Troomi phone is a Samsung A14.
Access to app store when needed
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You can allow access to — or block — the app store at any time.
Troomi A14 5G
Troomi has a list of curated apps that can be downloaded on the phone. Apps outside of this list cannot be downloaded.
Web browsers allowed
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You can allow access to a web browser at any time — or block it. It’s up to you. Safe search browsing and YouTube restricted mode are automatically enabled.
Troomi A14 5G
Parents can add Troomi’s KidSmart Safe Browser, which allows you to add acceptable sites one at a time.
Grows with child and allows you to add functionality and apps
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Nearly every setting on the Bark Phone is customizable, making it work for kids of any age. You can start off with text and talk only and gradually add in apps and other features.
Troomi A14 5G
There are some customizable settings on the Troomi phone but other things — like social media apps — are never allowed.
Cell service included
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Unlimited talk and text is included with every Bark Phone plan.
Troomi A14 5G
Unlimited talk and text with tiered data plans.
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Pricing & Details

Choose between $0 down and a 2-year contract or $199 down with no contract.

  • 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
  • Free transfer of your kid's current phone number to the Bark Phone
  • Unlimited talk and text with data plans that fit your family’s needs
  • Free shipping
Starting at
$ 49 USD /mo

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Bark Phone FAQs

What type of phone is the Bark Phone?

The Bark Phone for kids is a Samsung A series. We purposely designed it so that it wouldn’t be recognizable as a “kiddie” phone. No one will know it’s a kid 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 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.

How much does the Bark Phone cost?

Bark offers families two convenient purchase options for your child’s Bark Phone — choose between $0 down and a 2-year contract or $199 down with no contract. We have 4 monthly service options to fit your 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
  • $89/month for unlimited talk, text, and data1

Each phone plan comes with a Bark Premium subscription and will cover any other kids, devices, and accounts your 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.

1 After exceeding 35GB/month of data use, data speeds will be reduced for the remainder of the monthly billing cycle. After exceeding 50GB/month of data usage, data speeds may be reduced further and/or data connection may be turned off for the remainder of the monthly billing cycle.

How is a Bark Phone different from a phone with the Bark app?

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 safe phone for kids 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.

What does the Bark Phone come with?
  • USB-C charging cord
  • Unlimited talk and text
  • 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
What if I want to buy the Bark Phone but already have a Bark subscription?

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.

Is the Bark Phone available outside the U.S.?

Right now, the Bark Phone for kids is only available for families located in the U.S.

What apps are available for the Bark Phone?

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 A series could download, or you can allow them all — or somewhere in between, which is where most families will fall.

How is the Bark Phone different from other kids’ phones?

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 having a safe phone for kids.

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 is the Bark Phone return and refund policy?

After contacting Bark to cancel, you’ll receive instructions on how to send the Bark Phone back, along with free shipping.

Please package your Bark Phone and charging cord into a box or mailer, and use the shipping label to return the package at no cost. The package can be dropped off at any participating FedEx shipping facility.

If you have further questions you can contact us for help.

Get the only phone with Bark built in

Designed from the ground up with safety in mind, the Bark Phone will change the way you think about a kid’s phone.