Other kids turn 13 and need one.
Or you start driving and the world will just stop if you dont have a CELL PHONE. You cant even drive without one.
I am 17 and have never owned a cell phone.
A girl I know who is 13 ran her cell phone bill up to 800 bucks this past month. Lets just say she dont have one any more. Her parents did not have a text plan and she just texted all during classes and such and talked and talked until she ran all the minutes out and kept on going. She is working all summer to pay the bill too.
I saw it on tv but never knew it would happen like that. It was funny.
My grandparents didnt have one when they were young and didnt neither did my parents.
If there car broke down guess what they did?
They walked somewhere to find a phone. As if there car ever broke down that often. When it did a phone(even then with fewer stores) wasnt far off.
If you get a phone because your worried about what you would do if your car broke down your wasting your money. Think of what you could do with 50 or more bucks a month extra? Take a family of 4 to the movies 2 times is one thing.
My uncle had a family share plan. He let us on it with the one extra line he had as long as my dad paid for it. We use it for biz reasons.
We used to have a cell phone in case of break downs on the road but we never used it and the bills kept coming.
My mom got a pay as you go for those cases(she is diabetic and needs a phone more than most in case of trouble) and she doesnt have to pay nothing per month. Minutes are cheap enough and last forever as long as she used 1 or 2 min a month the account stays open.
Back on topic
Do you think teens need a cell phone? What do your teens have? I think if cell phones were cheaper lots more people would have one.
For instance verizons min single plan is 39.99 plus tax and a 25? buck activation fee plus a phone(free cheapy one) or pay extra for a good phone.
Well thats like 40 something a month. And you only get 450 mins. Thats just 7.5 hours of talk time for a whole MONTH. If you used it more than for just those hi's and bye's type calls you would run those mins out quite quickly.
Now for 20 bucks more a month you can DOUBLE your mins. 15 hours on the phone is a lot but some do it.
The average teen can sure burn those 15 hours up in a month.
Do you think anyone needs a cell phone?
I have made it without one. Even when we go out. If I need to make a call I do it on some of my friends phones.
I think many teens could do the same. But I want my own number! It comes with your own BILL too.
Do your kids have a phone and a VALID need for one? Just wondering and wanting to learn more about how others live there lives with cell phones.
Today its like everybody has one. Phone booths are almost gone but in like big stores.
Edited by cowsgonemadd3, 23 June 2006 - 11:27 PM.