Affordable Prepaid Phones for Kids

Kid and Wallet Friendly Cell Phones

Cell phones are one of the most important safety devices you can equip your child, teen or pre-teen with. A cell phone provides your child with a safety line that can be used to quickly and easily reach you during an emergency. Of course it is not always practical or affordable to provide your child with a regular contract phone.

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Prepaid phones are the absolute best choice when it comes to cell phone service plans for kids. They provide excellent inexpensive plans for as little as $6 a month. Prepaid allows parents to closely control costs and offer a great deal of flexibility. Of course, there are no contracts or contract extensions to worry about and you still get all of the desired features like texting, picture messaging, caller ID , voicemail. Yet another consideration is the cost of the device. Prepaid phones can be had for as little as $10, so replacing a lost or damaged phone is simple.

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The Samsung T101g is an excellent entry level candy bar type phone perfect for younger kids where phone damage/loss is a concern. The T101 is small and light weight so it can be carried with ease. This model is perfect for those that want an emergency type phone for their child . Though it is an entry level phone it still has all the standard features your child will need such as texting, caller id, call waiting and voice mail. It has an excellent 19 day stand by battery life making this phone the perfect emergency device.
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Phone Cost: $9.99
Free Startup Minutes: 20
Setup Fee: $0.00
Total Start up costs: About $50.00
Contract: No
Ease of Use: Extremely Easy
Caller ID: Yes
Voice Mail: Yes, extra $3.00 a month
Text messaging: Yes
Features: Phone book with 100 contact capacity, Downloadable Ringtones and graphics, hands free speaker phone.

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Emergency Use: 60 Minute Card Every 90 Days- $19.99 or about $7.00 a month for 20 monthly minutes.

Prepay for 1 Year- $99.99 or about $8.00 a month for 400 total yearly minutes.

120 Minute Card Every 90 Days-$29.99 or about $10.00 a month for 40 minutes.

200 Minute Card Every 90 Days-$39.99 or about $13 a month for 66 minutes.

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The Samsung T301G is a compact lightweighht stylish mid level slider style phone for older kids or pre-teens. This model is not a bit more fragile than the T101 and it costs just a bit more so it is not recommended for younger kids. Regular features include text messaging, caller id , call waiting and voicemail, additional features include built in digital camera and bluetooth. Phone comes with free Double Units for the life of the phone plan so you can save 50% on all airtime purchases. This is an excellent little phone with enough features to keep older kids satisfied.
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Phone Cost: $19.99
Free Startup Minutes: 20
Setup Fee: $0.00
Total Start up costs:About $70.00
Contract: No
Caller ID: Yes, included
Voice Mail: Yes, included
Text Messaging: Yes, included
Features: Free double minutes for life upgrade, Digital Camera, Bluetooth, speaker phone.

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120 Minute Card Every 90 Days-$29.99 or about $10.00 a month for 80 minutes. Phone comes with double minutes so this would provide 220 minutes.

200 Minute Card Every 90 Days-$39.99 or about $13 a month for 134 minutes.Phone comes with double minutes so this would provide 220 minutes.

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The Motorola EM326 is a modern full featured slider style phone by Motorola. Phone has all the modern features older kids love. Features include 1.3 mp camera, full built in MP3 player, built in FM radio, MMS picture messaging and more. Of course it also has the standard features such as texting, caller id, call waiting and voicemail. Because the phone is serviced by Net10, you always get .10 per minute rates so your Teens can use this phone for more than just emergencies. Another feature is the fact that Net10 gives you 300 minutes free when you first activate the phone. All in all a great phone on the best Prepaid service around.
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Phone Cost: $49.99
Free Startup Minutes: 300
Setup Fee: $0.00
Total Start up costs:$49.99
Contract: No
Caller ID: Yes, included
Voice Mail: Yes, included
Text Messaging: Yes, included
Features: built in MP3 player, fm radio player, 1.3mp camera, free accessories kit with 2gb card.

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300 Minute Card Every 60 Days: $30 or $15 a month for 150 monthly minutes or 600 total texts.

450 Minute Card Every 60 Days: $45 for the card, averages to $22.50 a month for 220 monthly minutes or 900 total texts.

Text Messaging: Text messages are deducted at 1/2 the rate or regular calls, so each text message costs .05 cents.

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The T401G(for GSM areas) or R451C (for CDMA areas) are both slider type, modern feature rich texing phones any teen would enjoy having. These devices feature QWERTY keyboard, built in MP3 player, 1.3 MP camera and mobile web capabilities. In addition, the T401G and R451C both come with reduced texting rates so your texting teen can send messages at half the price! Truly an excellent prepaid phone that can be enjoyed by the most finicky of teens!
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Phone Cost: $79.99
Free Startup Minutes:300
Setup Fee: $0.00
Total Start up Cost: $79.99
Contract: No
Caller ID: Yes, included
Voice Mail: Yes, included
Text Messaging: Yes, included at reduced rates
Features:Full QWERTY keyboard, 1.3 mega pixel camera, built in mp3 player with expandable memory slot, reduced text messaging rates. Note that the 401g and the 451c are essentially the same phone. The 401 is for GSM areas and the 451 for CDMA. Net10 Decides this based on your zip.

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300 Minute Card Every 60 Days: $30 or $15 a month for 150 monthly minutes or 600 total texts.

450 Minute Card Every 60 Days: $45 for the card, averages to $22.50 a month for 220 monthly minutes or 900 total texts.

Text Messaging: Text messages are deducted at 1/3 the rate or regular calls, so each text message costs .03 cents.

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