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What kind of cell phone would you get your 9 yr. old?

I know to some this might sound young but he really needs a phone now bc of my schedule and his dad's schedule what would be a good phone but not too expensive...just enough to make calls nothing fancy just something to communicate with. Thanks!

Has anyone heard of the "TRACFONE"???

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:49 PM on Sep. 18, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • I wouldn't
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 5:50 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I would suggest tracfone or another pre-paid one.
    countrygirl06

    Answer by countrygirl06 at 5:53 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • The only time I could see giving a kid a cell phone is if he is going to be left alone. Surely you are not leaving a 9 year old home alone.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 5:55 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I'm not a big fan of kids having cell phones. I can't imagine a child that young being in a situationw here there is not an adult handy with one.... That being said have you looked into the firefly Mobil? It is a pre paid Childrens cell phone. It only holds like 4 numbers.

    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:00 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I was thinking if it is only for emergencies, the Firefly Mobile. Good idea, But Mommie!
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 6:03 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I think 9 is just too young to be responsible for keeping up with a phone.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 6:10 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I had a tracphone. works OK. but honeslty 9 years old with a cell phone? not sure that is a very safe idea. if he doesnt lose it, another kid might steal it.
    BlacksheepSati

    Answer by BlacksheepSati at 6:17 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • An invisible one. My kids are 16 & 17 and don't even have phones....
    WoodWitch

    Answer by WoodWitch at 7:12 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Wouldn't get one. Too young
    msbrewton

    Answer by msbrewton at 9:08 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I think 9 is too young. He shouldn't be alone anyway at that age. But if you were to get one a prepaid would be the way to go. Tmobile I think has the best prepaid.
    stedim

    Answer by stedim at 9:32 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

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