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Best Cell Phone Plans for Kids and Teens

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When it comes to using the latest tech, your children might know how to use it better than you do. If they’re ready for a cell phone of their own, you might want a plan that makes it easy to stay in touch, but doesn’t allow them to text their friends all day long. Or, maybe you’re worried about running into hefty overage fees if they go over their plan. Choosing the best phone plan for kids might be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. In this article, we’ll simplify the process so you can find the right plan for you and your family.

Limited or Unlimited?

There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of wireless plan. Unlimited data plans eliminate overage fees. On the other hand, they can be expensive – and you may not want to give your child unrestrained access to social media, streaming and gaming. Plus, you might not want to distract them from spending “real” face time with family and friends or studying, playing sports and learning new hobbies.

Limited data plans encourage kids to stop and think before they grab their phone. If your children mostly use their phone at home using a WiFi connection, they may not even need a lot of data. A data plan with 1 GB per month might be enough for moderate usage without being too restrictive. Some plans allow family members to share data, so unused data from one line can float over to another line that needs it. Whichever plan you choose, make sure your kids hook into a WiFi connection as often as possible.

Mix, Match and Save

When searching for the best cell phone plan for teenagers and children, a flexible solution might be your best bet. Spectrum MobileTM offers a convenient way to mix and match plans so everyone in your home gets the right amount of data for their needs.

Let’s look at how Spectrum Mobile plans work. Say you have two younger children just beginning their mobile journey, along with an older, more responsible teenager at home. Your two youngest could go on By the Gig plans at $19.99 per month for the first GB and just $5 per GB after the first GB, while your teen could enjoy an Unlimited Data plan at $29.99 per month.

All By the Gig lines on one account can share data. If one child uses 1.1 GB and another uses only .8 GB, together they only use 1.9 GB. Even though the first child went over their 1 GB limit, they won’t have to pay for an extra GB of data – he or she can make use of the second child’s unused data. To track monthly data, you (and your kids) can monitor data usage through your Spectrum Mobile account.

Change Your Mind, Change Your Plan

With Spectrum Mobile, you’re never locked into a plan. Change from a By the Gig plan to Unlimited (or the other way around) anytime. The best part? You’ll never have to worry about overage fees again.

Learn more about Spectrum Mobile’s flexible data plans today.

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