"Hi I am 11 and a ton of kids in my class hav them but my mom and my dad
won't let me get 1 help me plz
"Thank you, This site is very informative. Keep up the good work. God bless
you all !!
"I think you should provide a cellphone to your child at the age of 15 +. But
you must install StealthGenie into your kidÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cellphone to track the
"My 11 year old daughter has been bugging me for several years for a cell
phone. She isn't very mature and her school has a policy of no cell
phones allowed unless they are left in a locker and turned off at all
times. I know she won't follow this and I will be called to the school
come get the phone. The only reason I want her to have a phone is in case
of emergency, and it won't help her much if it's stuck in her locker when
she needs it. We did get her a laptop this year for school work, but she
ends up using it to play games instead of homework.
"I personally think that they should ne old enought to pay for any
overages. My boyfriend just gave both his 8 & 9 year old girls phones.
After asking me what I thought, first off they are too young and second
the barley remember their chores and homework. I already told him not to
come to me to complain because I was against it in the first place.
"i have a cell phone i got mine when i was 10 now im 12 and i got an
"I think these children shouldn't even have a kiddie cellpone
"my mom won't give me a phone untill 16 and says its the right age
"If affordability is a problem, a BlackBerry Playbook could be a solution.
It isn't a cell phone so there are no monthly fees. It has a great app
that allows you to video conference - way better imagining than skype - if
your child can access wi-fi. Check and find out if his or her school has
it before you purchase. Also, you will need one yourself at home. But they
cost from $200 to $300 and... there will be no additional charges. Also,
it can do many other amazing things, many of them education related. eg.
record lectures, take notes, calculate.
"The main con is the relation between exposure to radiation and
susceptibility to brain tumors in later life. No child under 18 should
have a cell phone.
"Hii ii am a 14 year old girl and my problem iis dat my mom wnt let me hve
a phone jst becoz of texting she says alot can happen if im nt
careful....an at this moment ii thnk i am the only 1 in my hole school
sitting without a phne so i dnt no if it is dat my parents dont trust me
or is it becoz they jst dnt wnt me 2 hve a phne i jst wish sumone can gve
me some advice about this!!!...an 2 all those mothers that dnt wnt there
child 2 text they shuld allow them bcoz trust me your child will hve a bad
experiance tke it from sum1 who knows....texting is a small price 2 pay
for yor childs happiness....:) SO CAN ANY1 HELP ME WIT MY PROBLEM PLZ PLZ
alexion gone sad
"Okay, my main point here is that your child should definitely have a phone
before high school, preferably between 7th and 8th grade, you have to look
at it at another perspective, the younger society has evolved socially and
to hold back a phone from them actually is a big deal, it can cause
problems but it's also a big key in socially developing a child, no kid
wants to talk to their forst girlfriend on a home phone! Is that a joke?
And by the way you never directly answered the point of this
article...just saying "
"In my 10 years old daughter's school, she is the only one who does not
have a cell phone. Recently, many kids started having newest model of
iPhone. My child asked to have a iPhone all the time and I always had to
say no. I really don't want to gave my child uncontrolled web access. I
also hope that my child can resist the material pressure from her peers.
On the other hand, I worry if it hurts my child self esteem because she
often does not have a lot things other kids have (we actually can afford
all of them). All parents agree kids should not have iPhone, but they all
give them to their children. I am looking for opinions and advice.
"Is anyone noticing the horrific spelling, grammar, and punctuation of
these kids who are so proficient with their phones? If the purpose of cell
phones is communication, they are not improving those skills but
eliminating them. I am aghast that children are no longer behaving like
children, and instead are becoming imbecilic electronified automotons.
"I am 13 years old now, and this is usually around the time where it is
okay to get a smartphone for you children. In New York, many middle
schoolers (mostly 8th graders) have smartphones, and now everyone is
upgrading to an iPhone from a BlackBerry. Me? I'm commenting from a Droid
right now, but it is still not activated, since I still have an EnV 3
(greatest messaging phone from Verizon). I'd say that if your child really
wants a smartphone, then let him/her get one, but take the cost of the $30
data plan from their monthly allowance. If you can't get one for him/her,
then get them the Microsoft Kin Twom, a feature phone from Verizon
Wireless that you can get off of eBay for around $70.
"I am in 7th grade and my parants have a bit of money -- meaning $50 a mth
wouldnt b a problrm but they didnt want to get me a cell phone for the
longest time. I finally asked themand they told me to present the idea and
look at the kind of phone i want and how much ex. They ended up agreeing
to me getting a "texter" phone ( a slide keybord) and a $40 plan -- with
the catch oh me paying for 2 moths then they pay. about 80% of my friends
have phones and out of them 40-50% have blackberrys so its been decided
when my contract runs out im gettin one but my friend doesnt have one and
hes always complaining and i tell him and its true I WISH I NEVER GOT MY
its cauzed problems that never would have happened other wise. think twice
before you think if you REALLY want a cell phone "
"I really, really, really hate the idea of kiddie phones. To me, they kill
the whole idea of having a phone. When I read this article, I was
horrified. If your kid wants to get a phone....don't get them a kiddie
"Great - the article never answered the question.
"okay, im a 14 year old guy. Am i the only one who notices that these
freaky stalker moms want to give there teenager a pre programmed phone
with only 3 contacts and no texting? common seriously? let us be 14. not
8. its ridiculous how protective these moms get! my first phone was in
fifth grade and it was the env 2, an understandable first phone. then i
upgraded to the droid 2 in 7th grade. I'm getting ready for an upgrade and
I'm considering the i phone 5 or the droid 4. Both phones which haven't
debuted yet. I'm hoping that in may, when my upgrade is, the iPhone 5 will
have a set debut date. or at least rumors. i honestly dont know if i want
another droid because my current droid shuts off and glitches out, and I'm
interested in the iPhone, because i have an itouch and a macbook pro, and
judging by the extremely great quality of those two devices i can infer
that the 5 will be great! but any opinions on a good next phone? should i
wait about 4-5 months for the iPhone 5 or!
go with the droid 4 that comes out in a couple weeks? or any other
phones that i might like??
"i am thirteen and just got a black iPhone 4s for Christmas i luv it
sooooooo much but my dad took it away cuz i had a few bad grades
"I am 13 and I have an HTC Evo and my mom and I have no problems with
upgrading my phone every couple years, but i can see where you are coing
"Hey great suggestions but the way we went was to buy cheap (and I mean $9
cheap!) Tracfones. We loaded them with a modest amount of minutes and gave
them to our kids. Three months later when they still had them we knew they
were ready to look after phones of their own. Had they lost them in the
meantime it would have been a minimal loss.
"I am 11 and I am in junior high school, and all my friends have cell
phones already. My mom is very reluctant on me getting one, but she says
she will probably get me one when I am in eight grade (I'm in 7th grade).
She says the reason why she is reluctant is because she thinks I'm going
to spend all my time texting and my grades will drop. I don't think money
is a problem for us, unless I get the newest iPhone or something. So how
do I convince my mom I won't become a cell phone addict?!
"my mother wont get a cell phone because "i'm too young" help
"this is an AWESOME website... it helped me sooo much on my essay!!1
"This was a nice artical but i personaly think kids should have all the
cellphone minits they want "
"this is a great website i read this to explain to my kids how and why kids
need a phone and what they need it for. keep up the good work!! :)
"thank you so much. im a tween convincing my parents to get me a cell for
my bday. you gave me some facts. im writing a report to show my parents
why they SHOULD get me a cell.
"My kids got their cell phones in high school. There are phones in every
room at the school that they can use if they are staying after school or
need something. If they were going to a friends house, I got their home
number. They never were dropped off at the mall without me or my husband
so I could give them one of ours. debt free living. dave ramsey..check it
"I think fifth and the beginning of middle school. The beginning of middle
school is a great idea and they will go to more places and
"We use kajeet for our kids. It's a great company that has been around for
a long time. They don't advertise much because their primary method of
sales is online. They offer free parental controls and you don't have to
sign a contract. It's prepaid but they have monthly plans that start at
$5. It's a great way to start your child on their 1st phone. You can
control everything from who they call and when they can use their phone.
They have low priced phone to expensive smart phones. They are always
having sales on their units. But if you shop from
http://www.kajeet.com/bigdeal you will always get 15% off your purchase.
That is a discount link provided by the company that will save you some
money. Check out their plans and phones. They have a 30 day guarantee so
it pretty much risk free. We love it and so does our son.
"A kiddie phone, nowadays, wouldn't even satisfy a three year old. Sure,
it's not about satisfaction, it's about getting a phone that you're
comfortable with and is easy to use. For me, a touchscreen phone would be
most suitable because I'm used to iPads and iPod Touches. I can't use a
keyboard because they're supremely slow. I'd say somewhere between nine
and twelve is when most kids nowadays get their phones. I'm 11, and still
don't have a phone. For a week-long vacation I took by myself, my parents
gave me a five year old Motorola flip phone. It took me about five minutes
to text five words. I'm trusted to be out-of-state for a week, but not to
at least have a phone? My dad is the only reason I don't have one, so my
age is when you should give your child a phone.
"We'll hold off as long as possible for our 5th grader -- certainly not for
another year or two. But we use every opportunity to talk to him about
how cell phones are useful and when they are just a distraction. We point
out all people we see, both adults and kids, doing stupid things with
their phones, like riding a bike one handed while trying to talk on their
phone (and no helmet.) The adult who's walking across the street staring
at their phone, oblivious to their surroundings. And he will get many
lectures about what will happen if we ever catch him "sexting!" Truth is,
we parent types don't set great examples when it comes to self-control
with our own phones, surfing the internet, checking emails, etc. How will
kids learn self-control and responsibility if we're perpetually attached
to our phones or computers?
"Thank you for the tip. i'll definitely check this before buying my kid a
"I am 11 Years old, I actually bought my own cellphone and I have an iPod
that I can text with too. I recently just got in trouble with some things
I said in a few text messages to friends, and got my iPod and phone taken
away. Well I have my iPod, but I had to delete any apps that can
communicate with my friends. So I recommend to any kid wishing for a
cellphone/any device that you can text with, to know that your parents can
easily see what you have been texting to people! And don't hide stuff from
your parents always tell the truth! Another thing you need to know.... Is
you don't have to text about everything, you can always pick up your house
phone and call a friend for help/and or just to talk.
"Right, parents should carefully choose the kind of cell phone to give to
their children. Giving them the wrong one can potentially expose them to
dangers. I disagree of giving children a cell phone with a built-in camera
and Internet connectivity. I believe that a cell phone with simple and
basic features is more appropriate for them. The cell phones that were
cited in the article are ideal great for children; although I would also
like to include in that list the Just5 Easyphone, which can be very
practical for kids as this is also equipped with an emergency response
"I got my daughter a cell phone for her 7th birthday. Partly it was
because adding a line to my account only costs me an extra $9.99/mo and I
get more than 600 more minutes on my plan, which would have cost me an
extra $40/mo if I just upped my plan.
Her phone, with Verizon, has lots of security features. She can only call
or text the people in her contact list (which I control) and she signed a
"contract" I made up with a list of rules and expectations and
consequences should those be violated.
I love being connected to my daughter during the day. She calls me in the
time between the end of school and the beginning of after care to tell me
about her day. When she was at camp, she sent me lots of pictures of what
she was doing.
She's learning responsibility and cell phone etiquette (and that having a
cell phone is really no big deal) and it costs me very little. I pay extra
for family locator, and I get texts every time she arrives or departs
school, gymnastics, her dad's, etc... It's great to be so connected and
have some security measures in place for a minimal monthly charge.
"i got my 1st phone when i was 12. i am now 13 and the main reason my
parents got me a phone was 2 stay in touch. but i also can talk 2 my
friends as soon as i get their numbers.
"im a kid and my parents have a great idea to get me a phone that operated
on wifi,not the phone networks. then when im old enough to have a phone,
they can just activate it and ill have a full working iphone 4 because
thats what im getting
"i think a good age for a kid to get a cellphone is when they get into
middle school or as a present for they're fifth grade graduation!"
"What an interesting discussion here! I just wanted to contribute by
saying that I too was torn over when to get my teen her first phone. My
husband and I decided to go with Tracfone, because it's pay as you go.
Once she uses up her minutes for the month, that's it. So it's teaching
her to budget time and not be on the phone too much. Plus it's easy for
us because there's no contract or anything, we just refill her minutes
once a month or when we think she's ready. Other moms who were torn like
me should look into prepaid options for their teens!"
"In my case the first thing I needed to consider whenI got my teen son a
cellphone was the bill. He was 14 at the time and all his friends had one,
so I didn't want him to fell left out, but I wanted him to learn something
about money and how to control expenses, so to that end I got him a
prepaid cellphone, after researching for the best options he ended up
getting a Samsung slide phone with Tracfone, and now he is pretty good at
controlling his usage."
"The whole point of the cell phone is so that kids and contact other kids
(paraents want them so they can contact) so the 'firliy' is the worst idea
and kids will not be happy with it at all!"
"Cell Phones are not needed, especially if all the other kids have them.
When you have a job and will pay for your phone at 16 then we will think
about it. There is no need for one until then. "
"This is a touhgt one, and I see there is quite a devate in here. I believe
the best age or age range to give your kids a cellphone is 10 to 12 years
old. Any younger than that and it's just plain silly. Why would a six yo
need a cellphone. now around 10 they have a bit more independance and it's
a good feeling to know they are conected, in case of emergency and also to
socialice with their friends. I got my son, he is 11 a cheap prepaid phone
with Tracfone, it's a great starter phone and the prepaid gives me a piece
of mind. "
"From our local school board policy on cell phones:
'Students may not use, display, or have in operational mode any
telecommunications device at school during school hours. While on a school
campus, all electronic devices must be in the OFF position during school
hours. Any electronic device that rings, beeps, vibrates, or otherwise
indicates the receiving of a signal during school hours shall be
So, if it's a safe assumption that many or most public schools have
similar regulations, what's the point in giving kids cell phones? Aren't
we just setting them up for problems?
Since the office has landlines which can be used in case of an emergency,
I'm not clear on why kids would need cell phones at school anyway.
Finally, there's the very valid question of need: Do children really need
an instantaneous, continuous communication device? Most adults I know can
barely justify the need for a cell phone, so how much can kids truly need
Cell phones steal the independence and rationale from children. They no
longer have to mentally map out what they'll be doing for the remainder of
the day or if they'll need something from someone else at some point in
the day. Instead, they just wander blindly off into the day, knowing that
they're never more than a button-press away from their parents who'll
swoop in and rescue them at the last minute.
Just because something has become socially-accepted doesn't mean you, as a
parent, should cater to it. Lady Gaga is socially-accepted too - gonna
let your child wear a meat suit to school?"
"i dont think people should wait until their kids are thirteen for them to
buy thier kids a cell phone. Kids are usually in tight situations and need
there parents help. Maybe they got kidnapped, or lost. Then they wouldnt
be able to call their parents or gaurdian"
"A cell phone is a luxury not a necessity! Kudo's to all the parents that
have not been persuaded to buy one for their kids. As a teacher it is
just another annoyance that contstantly disrupt my class. They are not
mature enough if they cannot remember to turn it off as my signs says
right on above my head each day."
"Wow. I remember a time when no one in my school had cell phones. Hell, I
didn't get one until I graduated from high school (about a year or two
before they because a HUGE deal to the public). Considering how much
dirty stuff goes around on the cell phones of teens these days (especially
from girls), I personally do not think it is appropriate for a child under
the age of 16 to own a phone. And they really do not need it. Plus it's
a waste of money when most teens use it to TEXT and not CALL (which is the
whole purpose of the phone...) people anyways.
Also, to all the little pre-teens/tweens claiming they're more mature than
everyone else because they good grades/etc.:
If you're going to fuss over the fact that you do not own a cell phone or
that your parents will not even consider it until high school, then
CLEARLY you're not mature enough to have one of you're own either..."
" i think the right age is 11 and older"
"i think that these phones are only good for little kids ages 6-10 around
there.this would not work on teens"
"There is no ACTUAL set time when you should get your kid a cell phone. I'm
14 and I got my first cell phone when I was 13. It all matters on
maturity. Not if 'All your friends have one' like some kids say. It just
matters if your kid is ready to handle it. I think it's good to get a kid
a cell phone because I'm at school from 6am to 4pm and I get out of school
at 3pm actually so I wait an hour for my driver. So instead of waiting
inside the school which I HATE doing, I sit down at a diner across the
street from the school. Sometimes I lose track of time and my driver CALLS
me and tells me she's there waiting for me. It's stupid to say that kids
should have a cell phone because sometimes it's really needed especially
when you go to school. How else are you going to know why your kid is late
or how is your kid going to know why you were late. The answer would be
just one call away and then you both would know where you guys were and
the driver/parent can just come and pick you!
"I'm 13 years old responsible enough to where I can do basiclly anything I
want but I still can't get a cell phone. it's irritating. I have good
grades, an all A student, I'm involved in sports and out of school
activities. I'm a dancer so I travel a lot, but I still can't convience
them! Any Ideas!"
"'Kiddie' cellphones are great, but there is no need for them when your child
is actually ready for a cellphone. I think you should buy your child's first
cellphone,not make them pay for it, but make sure they know how expensive it
is and how it requires a lot of responsibility. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m a teen, and in my
opinion, sixth grade the perfect time to get one for your child, because the
first year of middle school is when kids become very social and need to
communicate to there parents in emergency situations, or when they need to
get picked up from someoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s house. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m an intern for a parenting
website that gives advice from a teenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s perspective
(Radicalparenting.com). ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an article on the site about this exact
topic called Ã¢â‚¬Å“7 Steps For Parents: Should Your Child Have A Cell PhoneÃ¢â‚¬Â�.
You might want to look at a different perspective, feel free to check it
"I'm almost 13 and I received a phone several days after I turned 10. My
dad's company decided to give them all Blackberry's, so we had an extra
phone and we were still under contract. My mom always knows where I am, if
there as an emergency, I don't need to run around for a phone to call 911,
and it's great for long-distance family and friends. Personally, its all
determined on maturity level, for me. I'm younger than most of my
classmates but yet I'm extremely mature for my age, and I text this way or
just lowercase but with punctuation. "
"When should a kid get a phone? When they can pay for it themselves. Simple
enough. A cell phone never has been a necessity, anyone who thinks it is
just fell for clever marketing. A cell phone is a convenience, but not
necessary for survival, especially not for kids."
"I am 13 and i do not have a phone. I have been trying and trying. I get
straight A's and am very responsible. Anybody have any ideas on how to get
"don't give the a cell phone. ever!!"
"I think the best age is as soon as they get to middle schools (11), when
they are most vulnerable and exposed to a whole slew of new dangers and
troubles. I got my girl a NET10 LG300G prepaid cell phone as a 5th grade
graduation present. It's not a bid deal phone, but it's all she needs for
now. The cost is reasonable at $15 a month for about 150 minutes of use.
This is a really all she needs as well, since she mainly uses it to call
me or her sister. The plan is very affordable at .10 cents per minute or
.3 cents per text. She loves her new cell and takes very good care of it.
At almost one year, she still has it in good shape!"
"When would you say that kids should be able to text because their parents
know they are responsible enough to not say rude things???"
"Okay, I am reading alot of posts of this and this is getting ridiculous.
It doesen't matter if you can PAY for it, it's what happens once you GET
I've heard that havving a cell phone under the age of 13-14, you have
chances of getting brain cancer.
My daughter is assking for a cell phone but my husband says no beacause of
Now, it's alaso up to the parents; if they don't mind what can happen in
the futur, then they may go ahead.
But for the security of your children, I would wait untill they are 16(and
"You need to your kid a cellphone if they are responsible and turning 11 or
"Getting Good Grades just to get a phone isn't going to help you... I'm in
7th Grade, in Algebra, Taking the SATs And ACTs In January, Straight A's
all my life, i'm 13, and I don't have a phone... you have to prove to your
parents that your responsible enough. My parents think I can get 1 around
"I just want a phone that's all I ask. I'm 13, I make all A's(even excepted
into a program where I take an early version of the ACT) And I still don't
understand why I can't be rewarded for my tremendous effort. It's clear my
parents could afford it: Nice huge house, 2 computers, 2 flat screen HD
tvs, and my XBOX 360(I got 2 years ago) but they say they can't handle 1
cell phone(as my dad has the only other cell phone in my family) I asked
my friends in each class who had phones and who didn't
and it came out that 1 out of every 35 people don't have a cell phone,
that's sad... In a world where we're community is linked by phones, I
don't have one... This completley and utterly sucks..."
"Well here is my thought on the kid cell phone thing I persanly think that
kids should not have cell phones until they are like 15 or 16 years old I
mean I got my first phone when I was 14 but now I am 16 but whatevar I
mean if like if u really think that your kid is responsible enofe to have
say am iPhone get them something like an iPod touch first then see how
good the treat it (FYI that's what my dad did with me and now I have an
iPhone 3GS) but yea the only reasen I would not get a tween or early teen
(13-14) a phone is that with this generation of teens they act very Braty
and arageny all because they have phones another reasen y I don't think
that you g teens should have phones is that if they have a boy or girl
friend they might just send them some inapropreit (like jailbait) things
if the phone has a camera I'm just sayen but yea
"I want one too, gettin' one this Christmas & I'm 12:)"
"so at what age should children get cell phones
it doesnt say"
"I'm turning 12 yrs old in 3 weeks and I get all A+s and I've NEVER had
anything lower. It's so irritating when All of your friends have phones
and you don't... I once met a girl who would soon get to be my bestie that
asked if she could text me after school... you don't know how embarresing
it is to have to say 'I don't have a phone :('! People actually make fun
of me after school cuz I don't have one :( My dad says he would consider
it in HIGH SCHOOL! HIGH SCHOOL!!! Is he nuts? I really hate the harrasment
I endure and think I deserve a phone. PS- I am more mature than 90% of my
grade... My parents even say so... But whatever good things I do and no
matter how hard I try, I'm never rewarded. It stinks! Anyone else have the
"On the subject of COST, there really is no reason to break the piggy bank
for kids, by that i mean teenagers, to have a phone. Yes, they should have
one, but they don't need the bells and whistles. At Walmart I got my 13
yr. old a pre-paid StraighTalk which costs me $45 a month for UNLIMITED
text and talk. Her model can be web enabled, but that's up to every parent
to decide. In our case, she can have her gab fests, which mainly consists
of texting, at a price I can afford. Better yet, the StraighTalk is
carried on the Verizon network, which according to Consumer Report
Magazine ranks top for least dropped calls coast to coast, so I know I can
reach her, for my own sanity, any time I need to."
"Personally, I think you should skip out on the Firefly and those kinds of
phones, and wait until the parent is ready to give their child a real cell
phone. I don't have one yet, but once again, it is going up on my
Christmas list. A parent knows when a child is ready for a phone. I think
if a kid complains that all the other kids of cell phones and they don't,
then they aren't mature enough for a phone. A lot of my friends have, or
are getting cell phones in the near future. And from what I've learned,
the more I complain, the more immature I sound. So, don't complain. If
your parents are in a good mood, maybe casually bring up the subject, but
CALMLY. Just remember, the parents are the ones who decide when a kid is
mature enough for a phone. So, make sure to act mature, and act like phone
or no phone, you're happy."
"It depends on how much time your child spends away from you. In elementary
school they are still dependant on you, but in middle school they are
going to the mall, or over to a friends house. Maybe even to stay after
school for a project or game. That is when you need to weigh your options.
If they are not good at responsibility please get them a pre-paid phone
($20-$100). Take baby steps. The pre-paid will give them the opportunity
to show you they will not lose or damage the phone. The pre-paid will also
teach them how to manage their minutes. I suggest the AT&T pre-paid
because for $25 you can get unlimited texting for a month, then you can
add more money for them to call you. This phone also works great for
punish and reward systems. Please do not get your young children a phone
with a camera. It is becoming a norm for peers to push each other into
taking pics of private parts (which can be done in a bathroom stall), and
forwarding them. Discuss this stuff with your chil!
dren on what is appropriate behavior. Your children definitely need one
when they start driving, but again discuss appropriate behavior regarding
driving and talking (or texting and driving- YES they do it). A phone that
has a GPS is a really great idea, you can always know where they are at,
it is a big safety factor. Kids do not need phones with internet
capabilities. They can check their facebook, or email from a computer.
Facebook has an option that will allow them to update their status and see
everyone elses status without internet hookup, but you will need unlimited
texting for this. Bluetooth allows them to share ringtones and pics for
free. It is a great application. AT&T also has minimal charges for
downloading ringtones which is great for rewarding a clean bedroom or
great report card. If any of you parents need any guidance or have
questions regarding cell phones and your kids, please feel free to email
me. I have raised 2 into adulthood, and have 3 more teens a!
nd an elementary age one to go. I have learned alot through tr!
ail and error. I will freely share my experiences.
P.S. Do not tell your children their phone has insurance. Let them know
that you are only buying one phone for the year. (My daughter found out
that when she wanted a new phone, she only had to 'accidently' damage her
phone to get a newer model that she liked. She knew that I needed her to
have one to communicate with her, so she would just drop it in the toilet
at school to get a different model. (I fixed this problem, though. Her 3rd
phone was a cheap prepaid phone with no camera or bluetooth capabilities.
She then had to wait until her birthday for a better one)).
"i think its really important for a younger child to have a phone
especially in today's day and age. I heard Virgin has a new low income
10$ for 120min plan that i am heavily considering for my younger son. I
need to know more about it though does anyone know the details?"