Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Fathers trying to help out

Posted by on Jan. 23, 2016 at 1:04 PM
  • 11 Replies

So, my dad just got me a new cell. We already have one. It works fine even though it is not the newest samsung out there. We pay 50$ a month on a pay as you go basis. Well we can't afford a new cell, obviously if we could we would have got a new cell, or a second. My dad got me this as a second phone since i am a stay at home mom. and when one of us (me or my hubby) goes out, we have too pick and choose who gets the phone. How do I tell my dad thanks, but i can't afford to pay another 50$ amonth, or even a cheaper cell plan, we still can't afford it. (the cell is super nice tho) advice?

by on Jan. 23, 2016 at 1:04 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
amonkeymom
by Platinum Member on Jan. 23, 2016 at 2:40 PM
3 moms liked this

Just be honest. Tell him that you appreciate the thought, but can't/don't want to add another bill to your budget at the moment. 

hugss
Report
Take some *Time Out* for You, Join our Friendly/Supportive group :)
Yesterday at 11:30 PM
Time Out For You Group - CafeMom

Need some Time for You? Feeling stressed? Kick back, relax & take a break. If you're a woman who just wants to have fun, here's the place :)

by Sapphire Member on Jan. 23, 2016 at 4:55 PM

I agree with this :)

Quoting amonkeymom:

Just be honest. Tell him that you appreciate the thought, but can't/don't want to add another bill to your budget at the moment. 


squeekers
by Silver Member on Jan. 23, 2016 at 8:05 PM

simply say "no thank you. I have a phone plan on our phone that we can afford."

Reina13
by on Jan. 24, 2016 at 10:54 AM

I'm sure he is just concerned with your safety and well being since you only have one phone and have to choose who gets/keeps it when one of you is not home.
Just calmly explain to him that while you very much appreciate it, you simply cannot afford another plan in your budget.

Aquarius_RN
by Member on Jan. 24, 2016 at 10:56 AM
Just tell him.
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
bluebunnybabe
by Bronze Member on Jan. 24, 2016 at 11:08 AM
Just say no thank you. And do it fast so he can return it before he's stuck with it.
themrs007
by Member on Jan. 25, 2016 at 6:45 AM
Do you have a home phone?
Marie207
by Member on Jan. 25, 2016 at 6:49 AM

Get rid of the one you have the "pay as you go", lame phone, and step up to the super nice one.  That isthought you guys would do.  It's called upgrade. 

Rhodin
by Member on Jan. 25, 2016 at 7:10 AM
Do you have the internet at home? Magic Jack is cheap.
Hoos456
by Member on Jan. 25, 2016 at 7:39 AM
Get a home phone. We have one for the kids and it costs $15/month...prepaid.
Just be honest and tell him you can't afford another phone payment.
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)