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What are reasons for teenagers to have call phones?

I am 13 going on 14 and almost everybody my age has a cell phone, however my Dad doesn't think that I need a cell phone and well he is totally against it. I understand some people think teens don't need cell phones but really it's the only way to contact these days. Anyways I'm making a list of 100 reasons why i need a cell phone. Could you help me out by listing as many reasons that you can think of? thanks!

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The ONLY reasons a teen really needs a cell phone is if they need to be picked up from somewhere and need to call mom or dad. Payphones have been taken out of almost every area because of the cell phone, so they need to be able to call. Also, having a cell phone is a good way to track a child that has run away or has been kidnapped. GPS is a beautiful thing. Helps if the child knows to turn the ringer off though so that it doesnt ring when they are kidnapped. That would get the phone taken from the kidnappers now wouldnt it.

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Your welcome. Good luck.
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SAFETY is the number one reason..anything can happen and your cellphone could be used to contact someone in the event of an emergency

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thnks for the quick responce
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you're soo welcome
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TairKingdomHeart

In case of emergency
Should be a good enough reason...

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thanks, but he probably wont go for that he's really stubbern
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if something bad happens while oure out youd need a cellular so you can contact them or if soething comes up while your out and they need to tell you whats going on

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okay thank you
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To call your parents easily when at a friends house, when there is trouble you can call them

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msteck02

It is a teen's life these days

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very true, just wish my dad would understand!
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Okay, like you said, it's a good way to stay in contact with your friends, but also I use mine the majority of the time to remind my parents that they have, once again, forgotten me somewhere.

100 reasons is going to be really hard. Say that you'd be safer walking home from school or something, or at a friends house you wouldn't have to feel bad asking to use the phone. If there was ever an emergency it would come in handy. :)

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thanks and your right i may just do the 10 best awnsers
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You need it when you go into town so your parents can get a hold of you to know where you are and when you'll be home.
Also, if there's an emergency you'll be able to call 911 and/or your parents for help.
It's an awesome way to keep in touch with your friends. Say, you are going out of town for the week, and you need to know something from your friends right away, so with a cell phone you'll be able to call or text them to find out.
You also need to assure your parents that you're not going to be texting and calling all the time. You don't need to get a plan, and you can buy $25 pre-paid cards that give you minutes, and it'll be 15 cents per text and 10 cents a minute per call. That's what I had when I got my first phone and every month my parents bought me a new card, and I ended each month with a little extra money, so now I'm on an unlimited plan (mainly because my mom and sister are on the same plan.)

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thanks good idea
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no problem. but i'm going to warn you now that it's not easy, and if one of your friends just texts "hi :)" to you, don't reply, or just tell them to go on facebook or skype (if both of you have one) and chat on there. there's no need to just keep saying "hi" back and forth. only text when you need something or it's important (or it's your parents, which would count as important.)
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well i dont have sype of facebook which is also the reson of some type of comunication but thats for the help! :)
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skype is free, just so you know.
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my dad wont either!!!!!! itss so annnoying while everyone else in class is texting im reading or slaeeping

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They shouldnt have them to be texting though.... They should be for emergencies only. Go figure.
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im here to your rescue you kid. :)
( ignore myvbad spelling please) 1 in case of an emergency 2.to ask friends for help on home work 3.you can call for help in case you get lost someweare. ok hears one tell your parents to also put some internet their and tell them you will watch tutoring videos like math and stuff but you actualy dont do it .thats how i got my phone and im 14 ;)

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thank you :)
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Althogh i cant lie, but i could say contact for school info cuz i do that a lot
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Emergencies and for general social stuff.

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If kids would just keep them for emergencies and important calls it would be fine. But it gets way out of control. It's interfering with their school work part time jobs. Driving. Attitudes etc.... Ill bet there are more reasons for a young kid to not have one then to have one

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