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Deciding when a child is ready for a cell phone can be difficult and expensive. Finding the best wireless plan for a child can be tricky for a parent as there are so many factors to consider when a child is using the wireless plan including the cost. This year my daughter, Ella, started 1st grade at our local public school. We live less than a mile from the school, which means that we are “walkers.” Despite our 100 degree temperatures, Ella has been insistent on walking to school. We agreed to follow her in the car while she walked to ensure her safety.
One afternoon my husband went to school to pick up Ella and let her walk home, following her in the car. As Ella was about half way home, a car pulled up beside her. My husband quickly pulled up alongside the car and swooped Ella in to our car. Ella told us that a man and a woman in the car asked her where her parents were. When she pointed out my husband following her, they drove away.
I have no idea if that couple meant harm or good towards my little girl and even though we have no intention of allowing her to walk alone, we wanted an extra layer of security. S0 my husband and I started discussing the idea of getting Ella a cell phone.
Now, if you had asked me two months ago what I thought of kids having cell phones, and then taking them to school, I would have been vehemently opposed to that idea. Kids don’t need cell phones especially at school. If a parent needed to get a hold of their kid, they could just call the school and leave a message. Wrong! My daughter’s school won’t take or give messages to students over the phone. The parent has to go in to the school. Suddenly the idea of my 7 year old having a cell phone didn’t seem quite so crazy.
We decided to go ahead and add a line to our Walmart Family Mobile plan for Ella. We’ve been very pleased with the Walmart Family Mobile service so far with my husband’s phone so it was an easy decision to add her to that plan. We purchased an inexpensive phone so we wouldn’t be worried if it gets damaged. To add a line to our current Walmart Family Mobile plan with unlimited talk, text, and web is only $35/month. Adding just talk and text costs even less. We figured this is a great, budget friendly way to give Ella a chance to try out a cell phone so we can see if she can handle the responsibility.
So far, so good. Ella loves have a phone and we’re working out the rules with her. Make sure to check back next month to see how Walmart Family Mobile is working for our family. #FamilyMobileSaves #cbias