I know you don't want to hear this but... Its true, with most teens all it does is causes drama. Just wait till your older or ask them to buy you a trac phone but only like 30 minutes a month and if you run out then you have to wait but if you still have them you don't get anymore till there gone. Seems fair to me.
1 year ago
Last edited at 6:23AM on 3/1/2012
bring money to the store
a pre-paid phone awaits your purchase
* great way to learn the value of money
* learn responsibility first hand
* many parents who would not purchase a phone for kids would be thrilled by the initiative of pursuing a pre-paid phone
* while earning money to fund your phone habits simultaneously earn the trust of parents
* prior to mobile phones teens were not socially stunted by not having a phone.
* now that mobile phones are more common learning actual-social-skills is a huge plus especially before delving into sterile text or voyeurism/exhibitionism based "social" tools like facebook or TWITer.
* shouldn't you have a job before you have a phone? or a car?
* real life is a Pay As You Go experience
Contrary to algore "progressive" propaganda teens do not know better than their parents what is in their best interest.
It's up to your parents to decide how responsible you are. If you lose things a lot or if you break things a lot that may bring down his decision. I got a phone when I was 10, but that's because i wasn't home a lot and I was busy at dance or school or play practice.