I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Virgin Mobile. I received a sample device to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.
Now that the children are older and doing after school activities we are learning we cannot be everywhere with them all-all the time. Therefore we are going to have to trust our children’s safety to their coaches and leaders in football, gymnastics, girl scouts, and cheerleading-which is hard to do. Giving our kids their own cell phones is something we have been contemplating for a while because of this issue. While we love the peace of mind it can provide we are also aware of the negative effects of social media and cyber bullying. Also the responsibility of keeping within the limits of a cell phone plan and them not being able to handle that responsibility resulting in us paying outrageous bills is scary. Thankfully, there’s a great cell phone option that was designed specifically with families in mind.
Virgin Mobile Custom is a fully-customizable cell phone plan that allows you to create the perfect plan for your families budget. Plus is has the BEST parental controls-I am serious the BEST. This plan, offered by Virgin Mobile USA, allows us to activate up to five lines, for as little as $6.98 per line per month, all while controlling the exact amount of data and minutes provided. It get’s better if the kids go over and you need to control that real quick you can add more time and only allow them to use it to call who you say. You can add more talk, text, and data at anytime.
I received the ZTE Emblem and it is the perfect size for our preteen since her birthday is just around the corner we are giving this to her and we are buying one for her brother as well. It comes preloaded with all her favorite apps and she can also download ones we approve. The setup was super easy-I could do it without help. If you’re thinking about switching to Virgin Mobile you can keep your old phone number or select to get an new one in your zip code. There are no long term contracts, and you only pay for the services you use. You can select between various different usage options for talk, text, and data. It will also calculate for you how much your selection will cost you monthly. You can pay each month with a debit or credit card or select to buy a Top-Up card and enter the pin to apply the amount to your balance.
Virgin Mobile Custom is the perfect first phone for your preteen or teenager because they can’t go over the amount of talk, text, and data you have purchased, therefore it’s solely their responsibility to use it wisely. The parental controls you set up you can monitor from any phone! You can adjust the specific days and hours when your teen is able to use his or her phone. The service is also nationwide and I haven’t had a call dropped since I have been using it.
I fully recommend this service for all parents considering looking into a cell phone plan for their preteens or teens.
A big thanks goes out to Virgin Mobile for allowing us to try this amazing phone! Virgin Mobile Custom phones can be found at your local Walmart in fact we are heading their to pick up another one now. To learn more about Virgin Mobile you can find them on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
At what age did or will your kids get a cell phone? Have you heard of Virgin Mobile Custom?