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In the information age it’s the one of the biggest questions we parents face. When is the right age for your child to have a cell phone? When I was younger I never had a cell phone but I did use the school pay phone or a phone to contact my family when I needed picked up from practice, etc. Fast forward to now and you cannot find pay phones, most homes don’t have a landline phone and it’s becoming quite apparent that at some point your child will need a cell phone.
It’s obviously different for each child based on their schedule and level of maturity as to when you decide to take the leap. That time has come for our family. Our daughter is in various sports now, has a crazy schedule and is very mature for her age. I feel safer knowing she has a way to get a hold of us if the need should arise.
If you are in the same boat as us take my advice and don’t spend a ton of money on a phone. We chose to take the prepaid route as it’s less expensive and best of all we are not tied to a contract. We purchased a great Samsung Phone at Walmart and got theT-Mobile Simply Prepaid™ plan.
Samsung Galaxy Avant
You can get great deals on these and they are on rollback right now! You can find the T-Mobile prepaid phones back in the electronics department.
I was a little leery at first going with a prepaid because I had heard that prepaid often has slow data, a spotty network, less of a selection of phones. However with I was quite surprised that with Simply Prepaid™ you get 4G LTE data on T-Mobile!
T-Mobile has so many great plans available as you can see! We didn’t need a big fancy plan so we got the introducing T-Mobile Simply Prepaid™ plan, it is the way to go for just $40 dollars a month get 4G LTE data with unlimited talk and text. Plus we get all the features of phones with a contract such as the:
- nationwide 4G LTE on a Data Strong network
- award winning customer service
- selection of latest smartphones
With T-Mobile you don’t have to sacrifice the options because of the way you choose to pay. You get it all so don’t settle for second-rate prepaid wireless.
My daughter was very happy, and her dad and I now feel a little safer.
I would love to hear from you all on what you think about kids and cell phones. When Is Your Child Ready to Have Their Own Cell Phone?
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