DS (y6) is pressuring us for a mobile phone and while I can see its merits I feel it is just something else to distract him and/or lose/be stolen!
I am looking for recommendations for a phone that can be used as a phone - and that is it - no internet, camera, music, nothing - just a phone (maybe I'll be a bit flexible and allow a texting function). Obviously it has to be cheap and "bottom of the school bag" sturdy, but not something he would be embarrassed to use when he has to. Any ideas?
DD ( year 6) got a Sony ericsson T303.I think it was Â£40 which included 10 pounds credit.Hers is pink but also came in black.It was a birthday present in anticipation of secondary school, so it happens to be blue tooth and pretty.However there were phones that would have done that were 15 - cheaper. Go to one of the shops that isn't tied to one supplier and tell them exactly what you want.
We signed up for low rate texts as mostly older DD texts to say " bus late" or "going to gym club". It costs 3 p a text so talk about deals on offer re packages.We went for Pay as you go and it costs just under a tenner a month.( top up every 5 - 6 weeks)
When the dark nights come again and they miss their bus you will be glad they have one.