why wont my parents let me have a cell phone that's all i wanna know gosh
I am 13 turning 14 this year, and my mum says I’m not allowed to have a phone until I’m 21. I know right?! I go out with my friends a lot on the weekends and my mum (she has her own iPhone) gives me a Nokia phone where you have to go 777 999 222 to type a letter or she says to use my friend’s phone. We usually go to trips to the city and we all go our own ways at my own risk - I choose to stay in the car but even that’s scary!! Do you think I’m the right age to get a phone?
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I had a job at 14. I tried to convince my parents to let me pay for my own phone. They didn't budge. I didn't get one till I started driving (17... talk about protective parents!), and then very similar to the one that mpilchfamily describes, it had no texting, could make and receive calls with no problem, but it still had tracking on it so they could tell where I was. (Although I don't think my Mom knew how to use that feature, and my Dad didn't really ever use it either)I thought my parents were the most unreasonable parents in the world. Even after I started paying my own cell bill (with the full blown texting, MMS, no GPS, and this new fanged thing called 3G), I found I didn't use it as much as I thought I would. I now use my phone for about 90% business, and 5% talking to friends and the other 5% talking to friends about business.Which brings us back to: Ask your parents because we don't know you and therefore can't answer that for you, and why in the world do you need a phone?
You are iresponsive to people who expect you to select one of them as the best answer !But then you ARE trying to convince your parents that you would be responsible using a phone.I wonder................................
I think you should ask your parents.
how old are you?
Because they can't afford it and you won't pay towards it, and you will just run up the bill without being responsible enough to care.
We can't read minds therefore we have no way to know why your parents don't want you to have a cell phone. As a parent I can say that phones are expensive and any calling plan in a year cost few hundred dollars and maybe they think that you are not mature enough to have a phone with you.
It's just a guess on my part, but your choice of a nom de plume (your handle) would suggest an opening line of speculation.
Could it be because you don't have a steady income to pay for it? Or maybe because you have not demonstrated to them (by actions, not by words) that you are sufficiently responsible to manage your usage of it, and the personal information you release to the world through it?