How to Talk to Your Kids about Owning a Cell Phone


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Deciding to give your child a cell phone is a huge step. There’s plenty to consider before you hand them a device. Perhaps some of these questions have come to mind:
“How will they use their phone?”
“Will they be safe?”
“Will they be responsible?”
“What if they lose it, or break it?”

Eventually, though, parents take the leap. While there’s plenty of debate about what the right age is to give your kid a cell phone, it truly differs for every family. It’s a personal choice.

If you’re ready to buy your child a cell phone, we’re here to help. Having a conversation about cell phone ownership and responsibility can be tough. So, we’ve put together some guidelines to help ensure you hit all the points.

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Choosing a Phone that Fits Your Lifestyle



A cell phone is a personal device. You have conversations on it, store pictures in it, and even keep your most important dates saved in its calendar.

In some ways, a cell phone acts as an extension of you! Which is why when you choose a cell phone, it’s important to choose one that fits your lifestyle.

We know picking out a phone can be difficult. With so many options, it’s hard to choose! To help you out, we’ve nailed down four different lifestyles so you can find a phone that makes for a perfect fit.

Which lifestyle describes you?

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Why Do You Need Cell Phone Data?


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If you own a cell phone in today’s day and age, there’s no doubt you’ve heard about data – data plans, data caps, data charges. Usually, people like to talk about data whenever they run out of it!

All this chatter might have you wondering… why do I even need a data plan?

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DIY Cell Phone Repair: 3 Fixes You Can Do at Home


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Cell phones are wonderful devices… until they break. Not only is a banged up mobile phone inconvenient, but it can also be quite costly. Wouldn’t it be great if you could do the repairs on your own?

Sometimes, you can!

While a cracked cell phone or iPhone screen may be outside of your expertise, there are a few common phone disasters that have simple DIY repairs you can do at home. So the next time you need a quick phone fix, check out our list of tips and tricks before you run to the nearest repair shop.

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Tips & Tricks for Using Your Cell Phone in Emergencies


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There’s no doubt that we’re a wireless society now. As landlines become less and less prominent in our lives, our communication habits have changed… and that goes for emergency communications, too.

According to the FCC, approximately 70% of 911 calls are placed by wireless phones. This shift has created unique challenges and guidelines for using your cell phone in an emergency situation: like what to do if you don’t have service, how to make sure your location is known, and what to do if the call ends.

Despite these challenges, cell phones can be great tools in emergencies—whether it’s a car accident, robbery, or you’re just plain stranded. In fact, cell phones are often recommended in survival kits. So, here are some tips and tricks to remember for emergency cell phone use:

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