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5 Tips For Buying Your Child Their First Phone


This post is sponsored by Trademore. I was paid for this post.

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We now have a teenager and our middle kiddo is nine. Our kids have grown up with a lot of technology so it’s only natural that they started asking for a phone a few years ago. It’s actually nice to be able to stay in contact with my child when she is away from me, and I like that her having a phone allows me to do just that. Having a teenager, all of her friends have phones and they all use social media at this point. There are some things we have learned from buying our daughters their first phones.

5 Tips For Buying Your Child Their First Phone

  1. Decide If they are Ready – Is your child responsible enough to have their own phone? Decide if they are ready by how responsible they are in their day to day tasks.
  2. Parental Control Apps – This is very important and having apps to control what your child can see and do helps keep them safe on their devices.
  3. Get a Good Family Plan – You don’t want to spend a lot so add your child’s phone to your family plan.
  4. Decide What Type of Phone To Use – For my kiddos it was all about ease of use when it came to picking what kind of phone to get them. Each person has their own preference so you need to decide what is right for your family.
  5. Be Cost Effective – Let’s face it teenagers are still learning to be responsible and accidents do happen. Buy a used phone at a great price with Trademore. It is a cost-effective way to test the waters, introduce your child to the device and teach them the responsibilities of owning their very own phone.

Trademore has a wide selection of phones at affordable prices. You can easily find a great phone for everyone in the family. All of their phones have been quality tested and have gone through a 30-point functional and cosmetic inspection (for quality, reliability and functionality) and receive a 100% inspection score). After you have placed your order shipping is incredibly fast and you’ll have your phone in just a few days! It’s the perfect last minute gift idea for a teenager and I know this year ours wanted a phone upgrade (like her friends… 🙂 ).

You can shop Trademore today to learn more. 

Have you bought your child their first phone?

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7 Comments

  1. Becca Wilson on July 26, 2018 at 6:07 am

    Getting everyone phones can definitely be costly. This looks like a great way to get all the kids hooked up!

  2. brianne on July 26, 2018 at 4:47 am

    My son is getting his first one next month and these are such great tips. I didn’t realize how nerve wracking it was to get a phone that works for your kiddies!

  3. Lynn on July 25, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Wow, I would so use this service as well. I think buying used can be scary, but when it is certified it surely helps ease the mind.

  4. Bill Sweeney on July 25, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Those are wonderful tips for parents who are entertaining the idea of getting their child(ren) a cell phone. Top on my list? Are they responsible enough, and $$$.

  5. Brandy on July 25, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    My firstborn had a text and talk only cell phone around age 8, but as she grew and was more responsible I had a hard time figuring out what was best for her and myself 😉 Love your tips on buying your child their first cell phone, they are right on!

  6. Stacie on July 25, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    WOOT! This is so awesome. It’s about time to get all THREE of my kids phones, and this is going to save me so much money. Fully awesome.

  7. robin rue on July 25, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    My oldest got my mom’s phone after she passed. He was 12 and I was not ready for him to have one that young, but I didn’t want to pass up the chance to keep the number in the family.

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