One of the concerns I have been mulling over that involves my children growing up is their access to gadgets. I personally am not a fan of techie stuff. For starters, they’re usually expensive, and second, they’re usually trendy with models going obsolete practically overnight. Before I launch into my usual rant about consumerism, let me just say that while I did try to stay away from cell phones for as long as I could, I had to give in because they were really practical (if you make a habit of reading crime-suspense-detective novels set pre-‘90s, you’ll know what I mean) and I had no choice; my mom gave me one.
Anyway, the question now is, when is the right age for my kids to have their own cell phones. As it is, my daughter already knows more than I do when it comes to manipulating those newfangled touch screen models. However, I think it is more about need. A 5-year-old doesn’t need it. If you, however, have kids in big school who might need to contact you to say to pick them up earlier or later or not at all since they’ve been invited to hang out at a friend’s house, or if you could park and have a little chat with their teacher, then a cell phone will certainly be useful. Something like a Tracfone, which offers the most inexpensive way to have and use a cell phone in the US, is especially practical for a family of several kids. It’s a great way to stay in touch with the entire brood and keep track of them without getting exorbitant cell phone bills. It also offers great Senior Value being one of the cheapest options available to senior citizens. You don’t have to worry about contracts, credit checks, activation charges or cancellation fees. Coverage and connectivity are excellent (hence its slogan "Get into Everywhereness"), and you can choose phones from all the leading brands. Phone selections include simple phones for simple needs, calling and texting capabilities at less than $10.00, and great phones loaded with features like camera/video recorder, web access, app capabilities, mp3 player, and full QWERTY keyboard, priced at $29.99.
Tracfone has the following monthly plans:
• Pay online or using cards bought at a convenient retail store near you.
• For better value for money, go for 1 year service cards and receive double minutes for the life of your TracFone, and 800 minutes, all for only $119.00. Note: “Double minutes for the life of your phone” can be a separate purchase for only $19.99, but some phones include it automatically!
• You can opt for monthly plans with 200 minutes for less than $30.00, and as low as $9.99 for 50 minutes.
As for International Long Distance:
• Tracfone offers the only wireless service where your international calls cost the same price as any other call.
• You can make 60 international calls directly from your TracFone without paying extra!
• The International Neighbors program allows you to give your family and friends in Mexico or Canada a local phone number in those countries with which to reach you at your TracFone in the States.
For more information, watch the following video:
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