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Is it better to get a child a prepaid cell phone or add them to the family cell phone plan?


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    Kristin Trapp (ktrapp) 4 years ago

    It sounds like having some parental controls may be reason enough to choose the family plan over a prepaid cell phone, especially for younger children.


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    Kristin Trapp (ktrapp) 4 years ago

    That's a really good point. If it costs $10 or so to add the child's line to the family plan, it may not even be such a bad idea to have them pay for their portion, perhaps even by doing chores for the younger ones.

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  • oceansider 4 years ago

    Thank you!........I agree with you, children do not need them! Pretty soon kindergartners will have cell phones!

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    Kristin Trapp (ktrapp) 4 years ago

    I wasn't aware of a lot of this information and have never heard of MVNOs before or the fact that a major carrier may have a prepaid service that isn't readily known about. There really is so much to choose from that it makes it difficult.


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    Kristin Trapp (ktrapp) 4 years ago

    That is a really good point about always being able to reach your child. I guess putting the child's cell phone on the family plan eliminates the worries about them running out of minutes.

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    Kristin Trapp (ktrapp) 4 years ago

    If the prepaid limit is reached before the end of the month, kids will learn how to budget quickly and that's a valuable lesson to learn early. One drawback seems to be that then the parents can call their kid either.


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