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What cell phone should my 10 year old get? I am stuck !

I have no idea.! (:

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Asked by BlackMomma88 at 11:09 AM on Feb. 5, 2011 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • The least expensive one.

    Answer by older at 11:10 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • I just got one for my DD through Sprint (free with a 2-year contract). Its a Samsung, and has a slider for texting. The cheaper phones don't have the battery longevity or the antenna strength of the better phones. IMO, better to give her a decent phone up front than have problems with it.

    Answer by Scuba at 11:19 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Don't waste money on top up phones. Seriously! Like tracfone! Oh hell no!

    You could do Boostmobile, $50/mo unlimited EVERYTHING
    Virgin Mobile: 300 minutes/Free unlimited text--web for $25/mo

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:20 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Okay thanks.!

    Comment by BlackMomma88 (original poster) at 11:22 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • I totally hate Tracfone.!

    Comment by BlackMomma88 (original poster) at 11:28 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Get a free one from your cell provider. A 10 yr old doesn't need anything fancy. Skip a Tracfone or anything on those lines. Just see if your provider has a free phone and free line. Sprint does, that is the only reason mine got his when he was 10.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:37 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • METRO PCS... unlike my Verizon, or other contract plans... Metro PCS is unlimited everything!!! And we pay over $100 a month for our 2 phones through Verizon... We'd do Metro but once you are in the perpetual 2 year hell these places get you stuck in with cheap phones that continually brake (most of mine the batter goes, meaning it has to be plugged in and I feel like I am on a landline)!!!! Metro does a plan $40 a month or $50 a month and unlimited everything... my Verizon SUX... 15cent per text, data usage is outragous, and the list goes on... STAY AWAY FROM CONTRACTS... they screw you in the end like we still are???

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 11:38 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • 10 years old is toooo young for a cell phone.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • My kids will probably hate me cause there is no way Im getting them a cell phone at 10 years old!! lol I think thats a bit silly...why does a 10 year old need to text? I'd rather them learn to spell properly, and talk face to face....

    Answer by minimo77 at 1:05 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

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