August 20, 2012

Back to School with MetroPCS {$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!}

I am the proud owner of a new Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G. This phone is pretty nifty I must say! I’ve been using in for a few days now, and I really like the features on this particular phone.

In fact the last 3 phones I’ve owned have been Samsung phones. They’ve all been great phones, and I’ve never had problems in the digital age we are living in it’s almost impossible to go a day without a cell phone. I’ve left mine at home before, and I feel so LOST all day without it. I didn’t realize how much I relied on my phone until I didn’t have it with me.

Now that school is right around the corner I’m sure all those teens and tweens must have their cell phones at all times. Your child having a cell phone can also benefit you as a parent. It can help you stay in touch with your kids while they are on the go, at school, and at and other activities. A cell phone can give you peace of mind to know that if an emergency were to occur your child would have a way to call for help.

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I remember the feeling I had as a teenager when I got my first cell phone. I was so excited that my parents trusted me with it, and I felt secure knowing I had a way to reach anyone at any time. Making the decision to buy a cell phone for yourself or your child can be a big leap. You will feel better knowing if you choose MetroPCS you aren’t tied down. You get the freedom you want and the cell phone you need.

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96 comments:

Amber Maddux said...

I was 16 and couldn't have been more excited!!!!

Tiffany Norris said...

Well, at seven months, she doesn't have one yet, but we've already started the conversation of when. I have a feeling it will be before she goes to college, which is when I got my first cell phone. :)

Maria said...

our baby is still cooking (due in february!) but we've already said they shouldn't need one until they are left alone somewhere (the mall with friends, etc.)

Erin said...

I was 15 and i haven't gone a day without one since!!

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Erin said...

I was 15 and i haven't gone a day without one since!!

esellards11@gmail.com

Jennifer Leigh said...

I don't have kids, but if I did they would get the phone at age 13. :-)

Mami2jcn said...

My oldest is 9 and has asked about having a cell phone, but I don't think he's old enough. I would say 12 years old.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/237617551524372481

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Elena said...

My child is 10 years old, and he will get his phone in one year when he goes to the middle school

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Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/237618861141270528

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Andrea said...

I was 16 when I got my first cell phone and I imagine that's what I'll do with my kiddos also!

EliB123 said...

https://twitter.com/bfooduf/status/237630390544785408

EliB123 said...

http://elisb1234.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-java-mama-back-to-school-with.html

Lacey_Renea said...

I was 15 when I got my first cell phone..My littles won't be getting their own for quite some time!

akronugurl said...

my daughter wont get on until she is 12

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akronugurl said...

https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/237634483615051776

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Sonya said...

My daughter was 11. The only reason she got one so early is because she is partially paralyzed and used it in case she needed help while at school. sonyadmorris@gmail.com

Sonya said...

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/catholicfanatic/status/237642023547568128
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Jamie said...

My step-daughter got her phone 6 months after she turned 12. Her schedule was getting busier and we all needed her to have one.

Jamie said...

I tweeted about the giveaway here:

https://twitter.com/jmroubinek/status/237645308178358272

Holly Marie said...

Mine is too young still, but I feel like early teens is a reasonable age.

Jessica To said...

My son is 9 and some of his classmates have phones. I think that is too young. I hope we can wait a couple more years.
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Tj And Amy said...

my kids are too young but I think I will give them a phone around 16. amypugmire@live.com

Tj And Amy said...

tweet. amypugmire@live.com
https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/237670375247446017

Kimmie said...

They are both to young to have one yet (8 & 4) but I am thinking a basic phone when the start jr high so I can find them at pick up time might be good :)

Kelsey said...

I was 17! And I plan to give my child one at 15 if needed.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I didn't get my first phone until I was 18 - it was part of my graduation present.

Amanda Haney said...

I was 15 and I was so excited to get my first cell phone! My number was 999-0999 and it was so easy to remember!

Kelly Massman said...

My son has one (but he is 18 now). He uses it for texting mostly! ha don’t they all; anyway, he got his when he was 16 after he got his first job and could pay for it himself. Thanks kmassman gmail

Sakyung Han said...

I think I was 14; and I held on to my phone every single minute calling and texting. Of course my parents were not happy about the phone bill. We didn't have any smartphones or none of that fancy stuff, but it was definitely good ol' times I want to go back to. :)

MANDY83 said...

i was 14 when I got my first phone because in middle school we all still had beepers/pagers lol

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MANDY83 said...

https://twitter.com/aes529/status/238162847362854912

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tristatecruisers said...

i think between the ages of 12-13 :)

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kileen said...

My baby is only 7 weeks but I think he'll be ready around 12-13.

Anonymous said...

hes in utero.. so no phone yet but i think teen years are when to start. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/238503301447045121 scg00387 at yahoo dto com

Alaine88 said...

Still a baby, but I am guessing 14-15.
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Harmony Burmeister said...

My kids are still to young for a phone. Im thinking 10 would be a good age

Harmony Burmeister said...

tweet https://twitter.com/hburmeister/status/239191646619697152

Rebecca Shockley said...

I think my son was 13
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Rebecca Shockley said...

tweet
rjwashington2000@yahoo.com
https://twitter.com/mngirlinssp/status/239239851373912065

Tiffany Winner said...

my kids wont be getting phones until they're old enough to get a job and help pay for it
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Tiffany Winner said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/thismomwins/status/239422757413208064
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Thomas Murphy said...

My daughter is too young for a phone but I would say either 12 or 13 is a good age.

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Thomas Murphy said...

https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/239866506295513090

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Lisa Brown said...

Mine were 16.
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Lisa Brown said...

tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/239872516779286528

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sy said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/syytta/status/240694762972258304
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Rhea said...

My older son received his first phone at age 12. The younger son received his first phone at age 9. I can't imagine them NOT having cell phones!

Karina said...

my child is only 1.5, but i didn't get a cell phone until i was 16

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Karina said...

https://twitter.com/karinaroselee/status/240933714966740992

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DeniseL said...

My daughter was 16. I'm a mean mom, I know :)
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DeniseL said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/240949418415751169
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JC said...

My kids will have their shares when they are at least 12 years old.

JC said...

https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/241035395335344129

Amy said...

My kids don't have their own cell phones yet. But I think when they are 11 or 12, then I'll give them a cell phone for emergency purposes. :)

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Amy said...

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Delicious Dishes by Debbie said...

My kids got a cell phone at the age of 13. It was something they looksed forward to.

Michelle Hudak said...

On her 14th birthday...we felt she was finally mature enough to have one without losing it.

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Michelle Hudak said...

https://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/242024951501180929

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cw said...

My child hasn't yet, but I'm sure when she is 10-12, we will see the need for one.

carmen @ life blessons said...

no kids for me yet, but i probably will wait until they show themselves responsible for a phone. maybe make them wait until they're old enough to pay for it for themselves. we'll see when the time comes!

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The Sunshyn said...

I tweeted this
https://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/244689662545907712
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Janice Cooper said...

No kids. It would be age 13 that I allow them to get a phone.
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Janice Cooper said...

Tweet
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Gina M (crave to save) said...

tweet-https://twitter.com/CrazyItalian0/status/245163346893082624


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Gina M (crave to save) said...

my son is just a toddler, but I think it is a good idea for some kids to have one in their teen years in case of an emergency.

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B. Wilson said...

No cell phones yet!

ms-texas said...

tweeted:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/246217632250990592

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ms-texas said...

my daughter didn't get one until she was in high school -

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Betty C said...

My children are all adults and cell phones weren't even around for the public when they were teens. Now they all have one and most of their children do too.
I guess we were part of the dark ages lol

Rebecca Graham said...

My son was 16 when he got his cell phone.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/246879994406662144

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Kerry said...

My son is 12 and he doesn't have his "own" phone, but he does have one that is our "home cell phone" that he takes places when needed.
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Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/246950046304706561
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Ashley T. said...

I don't have kids yet, but they probably won't get one until highschool
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Ashley T. said...

https://twitter.com/ajoy1332/status/246977922404069376
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Tina said...

15
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Tina said...

https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/247714739222884352
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Tracy R said...

I don't have a child. I got my first cell phone in my 20's.

Tabathia said...

They were in middle school so around age 12
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Tabathia said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/247916869514846208
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amramazon280 said...

my child is too young, just 19 months
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amramazon280 said...

https://twitter.com/pinoysugarplum/status/247917860645646336

Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/247939483616571392

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akronugurl said...

my daughter is to young yet!!!

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akronugurl said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/248096001724932096 .

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Melinda said...

they haven't yet . . . I used to say it was appropriate only when they began to drive, but now I'm thinking middle school is appropriate. They start to have lives then and need to keep contact with their parents.

Melinda said...

tweeted

https://twitter.com/MelindaJoy926/status/248138007058722818

sean said...

I agree with many of the commentors - they don't need one until they go places on their own (middle/high school)

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♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

They're not old enough. I think 14 is a good age. I think a kid under 10 having one is ridiculous, but to each their own.
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Christina said...

My child received a phone when he was 17 years old.

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Christina said...

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angie lilly said...

I don't have kids, so can't really answer this question. When I was a kids in the 1970s/80s, we didn't have cell phones! LOL I can say that if I had kids, I would not allow them to have a phone of their own until middle school at the earliest.
Angie
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angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/248805586022584320
Angie
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