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What's the best cell phone plan for a 9 year old?

Should I add him to mine and DH's plan (we both have an iPhone) or do we add him to his mother's plan? (she has an iPhone) or do we get him a prepaid phone? There are so many options!

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Asked by Averylee85 at 11:51 PM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • None... that would be the best... what business does the child have with a phone

    Answer by bjojola at 11:54 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I agree with PP - none!

    Answer by LostTheSlipper at 11:58 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Does a 9 year old really need a phone? Most don't...but if for some odd reason he really truly does, make sure he first knows not to abuse it, then get a prepaid, that way if he abuses the privilege it's easier to take away with less money down the drain.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Maybe start him off with a pre-paid plan and see how it goes from there? That's what I plan on doing with my daughter when she gets her first cell.

    Answer by Nanixh at 11:58 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • @bjojola I completely agree but I am the stepmom...need I say more? LOL

    Comment by Averylee85 (original poster) at 11:59 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Well that makes sense seeing as you're a step mom to him

    Answer by sweetpea1217 at 12:01 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Since he is back and 4th between you and his Mom's I do think he should have a phone. Add him on to whomever has him the least amount of time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:02 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Hmmm. Maybe mom should pay for it, she is the one that is not letting him call ??? I would fight this one.

    Answer by bjojola at 12:08 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • i would do a prepaid phone..theyre the cheapest

    Answer by alexis_06 at 12:23 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • I don't agreed with the one who has him least to pay. What if they already pay enough. I would do a prepaid phone. Thats what we're getting dd.We want her to have a phone so she always has a way to call home. Theres been a couple times when her having a phone would have been good. when the bus had an accident and there was noone at the bus garage to tell us why she was late. or when she was getting sexually harrassed on the school bus. So yes a 9 now 10 year old should have a phone.

    Answer by preciouschild at 2:15 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

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