Help a Mom: Best cell phone for middle schooler
Posted June 11, 2013
A mom is interested in getting her rising middle schooler a cell phone, but she's not sure what to get.
Here's what she wrote: We want to get our son a cell phone for his fifth grade graduation present, but are not ready for him to have a fancy smartphone yet. Maybe one that just calls or texts? Maybe a prepaid phone?
Anyone have experience with this? Looking for advice on any helpful features (tracking device, safety, other?) that we should look for as well as recommendations on a good (affordable) phone for middle school kids?
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