I think it's pretty funny to see really little kids with their own cell phones. I mean, does a 5 year old really need his or her own phone? In my opinion, no.
But, when kids grow into teenagers, I think cell phones are an excellent idea. It not only gives parents a way to get in touch with their teens where ever they are, but it also opens a line of communication between parent and child. My son Ryan would rather text me than speak to me, and he has opened up so much more since getting his phone.
He has a TracFone, and it's perfect for him. They offer So many features, though the one he uses the most is texting. I like that I didn't have to sign a contract, and I like it even more that I don't get surprise bills in the mail every month. They have plans that fit every budget, and you get even make international calls for the same price. You can even buy an entire year of service at once. This might be something I look into come tax time when I get my refund check.
But don't just take my word for it. Real TracFone customers share their thoughts on these phones features in the video below. Check it out:
If you are thinking about getting a phone for your child, check out TracFone. I don't think you'll be disappointed.