Choosing the right cell phone to get your kids can be a big enough challenge on its own. But, many parents often find it even harder to decide what kind of plan from what company is the best option for their young ones looking to stay connected. There are certainly a lot of companies and plan options to choose from, but many plans can be confusing or downright expensive, often stuffed with much more than your kid needs – especially on a first cell phone – or full of activation fees and line access fees, etc… Since we like to welcome every value-seeking shopper, young and old, we’ve decided to put together a selection of our best cell phone plans for kids, offered exclusively here at Twigby, that can help you get started on selecting the right plan for your child.
1. Basic Phone. Unlimited Text with 200 minutes. No Data. $9 per month.
We are parents too, and many of us do not let our kids have access to data right out of the gate. If you’d prefer your kid not to have access to the internet, apps and all the other features that come with a smartphone, Twigby offers basic phone plans that can certainly meet you and their needs. To get the most bang-for-your-buck, we offer an unlimited text plan with 200 minutes at just $9 a month! This plan allows your kid to stay connected on their basic flip or slider phone using two of the largest nationwide networks, helping insure that you can always keep in touch with them.
You can also pick out a high-quality basic phone by heading to our Twigby shop. We have a great selection of basic phones at low prices, every day. All without annual contracts or activation fees.
2. Smartphone. Unlimited Text with 200 minutes. 1GB of Data. $19 per month.
If you’re OK with your kid having access to the internet through mobile data, then our $19 a month plan is the perfect plan to start. Give them unlimited text and 200 minutes to always make sure they have enough to be contacted, while also giving them 1GB of data to browse the internet on-the-go. Plus with Twigby overage protection, you can be assured that they do not use more than you allow. This helps you not only monitor their use, but keep your budget in check. Another great benefit of giving your kid a plan that features data is the ability to install a GPS tracker app on their phone, allowing you to track their device from yours to always know exactly where they are. We talk more about this further down the post.
3. Smartphone. 500 Minutes and Unlimited Text. 500MB of Data. $17 per month.
Considering kids are almost always popping back and forth between school and home, they are usually always around areas that offer WiFi connection. Because of this, even 1GB of data is not always necessary for a kid’s phone. At Twigby, we offer 500MB of data for only $6 a month. Pair this with our 500 Minutes/Unlimited Text option for $11 a month and you have a great, kid-friendly plan with a total cost of $17 a month. And, you can keep complete control of just how much data your kid uses through your online account by either keeping Overage Protection On (after the 500MB is used, data is turned off), and will reset at the start of the next bill cycle.
4. Build your kid’s plan!
We know not everyone has the same needs. That’s why we really try to make it as easy as possible for you to design the perfect plan for you and your kids in just a few seconds.
Get started by heading to our plans page here, then select whether you want to build a plan for a basic phone or smartphone. Once you click the icon of your choice, you’ll find all the options laid out in the format below:
Unlimited texting is included with every plan. All you have to do is select which minutes option and which data option fits your needs. It’s easy and takes only seconds to complete.
Once you’ve found the option that’s best for you – and your kid – simply hit the “Continue” button and begin the checkout process.
Need an affordable and reliable phone?
No worries! We’ve got you covered with a wide selection of affordable basic phones and smartphones that are the perfect starter phones for kids.
Head to our phone shop page and begin browsing for the right phone for your kid. Currently, we have five phones available for under $50!
How can I keep my kid safe on their phone?
We’ve put together a selection of safe browsing apps for kids, as well as GPS tracking apps on our updated apps page that can help you ensure your kid remains safe and responsible on their phone at all times. Safe browsing apps are designed to block your kid from viewing or accessing inappropriate or adult-oriented websites/content and GPS tracking apps are designed to give parents peace of mind knowing where their kids are at all times.
We recommend this page as a great place to start finding the apps that can help protect your kid while using their phone. But, you can also find a great selection of apps for both Android and iPhone that are safe for kids to use with their smartphone on www.commonsensemedia.org. There is a plethora of app reviews created by the Common Sense Media team scoring apps based on their safety, adult-concepts and more. This is another great place to start when searching for the right apps to install on your kid’s phone, if any.
Twigby service plans suit many walks of life, especially the ones that understand that getting the most value for their money is a pretty good thing. Even more, everything about our wireless service has been created to meet the needs and concerns of a value-seeking shopper. Because of our low plan prices, nationwide networks and wide selection of affordable phone offerings, we believe that Twigby is a great choice for your kid’s first phone.