LEHI, Utah — New Orleans Saints quarterback and former BYU football star Taysom Hill announced his investment in a new cell phone made just for children, designed without internet, social media access or games.
The Lehi-based company, Gabb Wireles, said that Hill, along with Sandlot Partners in Orem, put up $14 million in funding to help boost production of their Z2 cell phone that’s already on the market.
“I’m not sure there has been a worse idea introduced into society than giving kids a smartphone. This is a horrible idea,” said Stephen Dalby who is the founder and CEO. “It’s essentially taking a young child, throwing him into the ocean, and saying this is a great place to learn how to swim.”
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