We will be getting dd a phone before she goes to secondary but are a bit confused.
My iPhone SE is now out of contract and is just rolling on. Dd could have that with a new SIM but what SIM?
But I really like my SE so I wondered whether to keep it and buy a new phone for dd. I have no intention of buying a brand new iPhone for dd or anything else costing that much so what are the cheaper options that won't leave dd open to bullying?
(Currently with O2 due to limited signal with other options)
Any advice where to look would be very gratefully received!
My ds is a bit younger. I have bought him a Huawei phone which seems great and he has a sky SIM card in it. I am finding the £5 a month is more than enough for him at the moment as he is not using it alot. He uses it with WiFi mostly and calls are free because we have sky TV so the £5 is only for data and he gets to keep what he has not used at the end of the month.
I don't know if Huawei is a phone other kids would laugh at. My ds doesn't care about that sort of thing but will read this thread with interest. I don't want other kids to make fun of him.
That's what I was originally thinking @Lilao but I have small hands and hate the 6 which is why I chose the SE. I'd probably end up with another SE so may as well keep this and get dd something cheaper
I’d give her your old one and upgrade to the new SE or SE equivalent next month. If you decide to keep it for yourself, don’t keep paying what you’ve been paying on your SE while it was on contract as it’s eligible for a downgrade to a sim only plan now!
I've worked in a school and remember having a phone at school (in 6th form). I'm amazed people are naive enough to think other dc won't take the p out of dc with "uncool" phones. Teens can be really bloody mean so of course parents want to try to avoid anything that stands out. Officially schools don't accept bullying but if you think it doesn't happen I'd love to know where you live!