My oldest just started middle school and having phones for kids is important as a parent. Being in sixth grade and having her own smartphone is ok with us as parents. I have been told by some “why does she need her own phone” or “isn’t she is too young to need her own phone?” I asked her yesterday after her first day of sixth grade if other kids had their own phone and she said many do.
For our community is does make sense because we do not use school buses to get our kids to school. We have to wake up and take our kids to school and this year they both go to separate schools meaning 2 drop-offs and 2 pick-ups, 5 days a week. With our new middle schooler, she can meet us up the road instead of us waiting in the long line to get her from the pickup area. Many kids do the same and also many kids walk home making phones for kids important.
Being at this age she is responsible and we want her to have experience with modern technology. With many jobs, business, and uses with the modern smartphone it doesn’t hurt they know how these mini computers work. When I was a kid I was all over my x386 based home PC learning and playing games. Just because they are girls doesn’t mean they don’t love computers. Plus what kids do not like to have fun with selfies!
Phones for kids is just an extra way for them to learn about technology. Plus it makes it super easy for us as parents to get in touch with our children when they are at activities or friends, during and after school. With the GPS tracking abilities available, we can also keep an eye on where our kid exactly is, make us as parents with daughters feel more secure.
Smart phones for kids is not as costly as it once used to be. No need to get locked into a yearly or even 2-year contract. Straight Talk Wireless is a super affordable smartphone provider without the contracts. These easy to activate phones come in all price ranges including free phones for kids. Just get your Straight Talk phone and SIM card and follow the directions to set it up. Super easy. At such low price points, if they lose it, not costly to replace it.
Plan pricing is simple. No fees for overages.
- $45 for 30-day plan includes unlimited talk and text and 5 GB of high speed data. Data is still available after 5 GB, but data speed is reduced to as low as 2G until next 30-day cycle. *At 2G speeds, the functionality of some data applications, such as streaming audio or video may be affected. Please refer always to the latest Terms and Conditions of Service at StraightTalk.com.
- Straight Talk’s $55/10GB Plan includes unlimited talk and text with 10GB of high speed data per 30-day cycle. After 10GB, data speed reduced to as low as 2G until next 30-day cycle. *At 2G speeds, the functionality of some data applications, such as streaming audio or video may be affected. Please refer always to the latest Terms and Conditions of Service at StraightTalk.com.
REDUCE SMARTPHONE DATA USE WITH WI-FI
5GB and 10GB of data is a lot of video streaming, online game playing, music and more. It is really easy to reduce data use by making sure your child is connected to Free or Home Wi-Fi. While our kids are home they phones connect to the home Wi-Fi avoiding their plan data use.
Maybe you are sick of overpriced contracts or poor service, Straight Talk is covered using America’s Largest and Most Dependable Networks. You can even Bring Your Own Phone to Straight Talk. Straight Talk’s Bring Your Own Phone plan requires a compatible, unlocked phone, activation kit and Straight Talk service plan. User may need to change the phone’s Access Point Name Settings.
Save money and take care of those Back to School needs with the Straight Talk LG Premier LTE smartphone at Walmart on rollback for $99. Having inexpensive phones for kids is important not only to keep in touch but there are a wide range of tracking options and abilities to know where your kid is at. Why not make it super easy to stay in touch during and after school?
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