These days, everyone has a cell phone, eve little kids. My youngest daughter is nine, and most of her friends already have their own cell phones. Personally, I think that's a little young. I made my son wait until he was 14 before he got his own phone.
I ended up buying him a TracFone, and it has worked out pretty well. He's big on texting, so I was hesitant to sign a contract with someone for fear of outrageous phone bills every month. The phone he has has So many features and the best one is that there are no contracts or surprise bills. I pay one low price every month, and he's good to go. They even offer an option to pay for an entire year of service.
You can check out this video to see how Real TracFone customers feel about these phones, and all that they have to offer:
Trust me when I tell you that buying one of these phones for Ryan was a wise decision. When my girls are old enough, I will probably get them each one s well. Kasi is 14 now, so she is ready for a phone. Brandi still has quite a few years to go before she is ready.