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Kids tend to break things. They have a hard time remembering to be careful all the time so my first recommendation is buy used. There is no need to buy a child a phone that costs hundreds of dollars. I’m sure at first when the phone is shiny and new they will be careful, but once the newness wears off, so might the carefulness.
Buying used means you’ll get a better price. Trademore is a website that has a huge selection of phones and is a great place to begin your browsing. You can browse by brand, cell carrier or model. It’s a really easy to use site. Trademore provides a multipoint inspection so you can be confident in your purchase.
Some phones have very little space, if you take a few pictures and a video or two the phone is full. Others have a ton of space. Some might not have much space but they do have an SD card slot so you can have as much space as the card you put in the phone. Depending on what your child will use the phone for will help you determine how much space they need their phone to have. Since my daughter only needs a phone for emergency calls and texting family and friends she doesn’t need a ton of space. Trademore makes it really easy to see the details for each phone.
If you want to keep tabs on what your kids are doing, do some research on the parental controls offered by the phones you are interested in. I know Apple products make parental controls really easy. Parental controls are a little harder on Android phones, but still possible. Some online research will help you figure it all out.
Get the Case
After you buy the phone, definitely put a case on it. As previously mentioned, kids are only so careful, so protect the phone. You don’t want to have to keep replacing it, or have it break and then they are out of luck because you aren’t replacing it.
I’m really excited to shop Trademore in the future. It’s great not only for first phones, but all phones, simply because of the price and the inspection certification. Shop Trademore now.
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