These days, everyone has a cell phone. My daughter is nine, and a bunch of her friends in the neighborhood run around with cell phones in their pockets. In my opinion, that is a little young to have their own cell phones. I am going to make Brandi wait until she is a teenager before she gets her own phone. Kasi, however, has been bugging me for a while now for a phone, and at 14, I think she is old enough for one.
I plan on getting her a Straight Talk phone like mine. I have had mine for months now, and I love it. It has everything you need to call a friend, send texts, and even get online. I pay $45 every month for unlimited talk, text, and web. I go to Walmart and buy a refill card, and it so easy to load it into my phone. The best thing is that I am not getting a phone bill every month with hidden charges and overages. II had to pay per text, my phone bill would probably be a few hundred dollars every month. Yes, I do text that much.
I believe in this instance. mom knows best about cell phones. I wouldn't change mine for anything.