Choosing the Right Phone for Kids this School Year (Back To School Guide)

When it comes to sending the kids back to school, we all want to make sure that they are equipped with what they need. Sure, when we were kids, there was not a need for internet access or a need for a cell phone, but times have changed and as a parent I see the need for these items as my own kids go to school. My Robert may be too little for these things but when it comes to his big sister Estrella, the needs for the tech devices is a reality. She is in sports and involved in after school activities, and with her having two sets of parents, having a cell phone is something that we have realized to be a necessity for her. Now, I dont see the purpose of going out and adding her to our plan right away, I find that giving her the responsibility of getting a phone to be one that she has to earn. So for now, getting her a prepaid phone is the ideal route to go with her. That way, I can choose how much I will spend each month, and I dont have to worry about if she losses the phone, me being out a whole lot of money. Also, if she abuses the privilege of having a phone, I can take it away, and not have to worry about wasting money on a plan when it is not in use. I love being able to have a prepaid phone for Estrella, not only does it give me a piece of mind knowing that when she needs to get a hold of one of her parents she can, but also she feels big by having that phone and she is learning the responsibility of having a phone as well! So, then there is the choice of finding that phone, which carrier should I go with? I found that choice to be a easy one when I was sent a Boost Mobile phone for review. Not only do they have those must have, smart phones that the kids have to have at a very parent friendly price, but the plan that I can get is one that is also parent friendly and the fact that there is no contract to worry about just makes shopping for that phone through Boost Mobile that much more easier!!!

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This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.


  1. Janet W.
    September 25, 2012 / 11:08 am

    It would have been nice when my daughters were young for them to have had a cell phone. They both played tennis and it was hard to keep in touch with them at times.

  2. Laura Lane
    October 30, 2012 / 8:54 pm

    Even as an adult I use a pre-paid phone.

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