I canceled both of my teens cell phones because our budget is tight right now. Its been a very rough year. I think it may be a good thing.....I want to encourgage them to be more independent and to start working part time. Then they can buy their own phone.
Also he is getting his learner's permit soon and driving my car for the 9 months with me and I thought a job would let him start saving for car insurance. He still isnt too quick about filling out applications though.